17 January 2023

What to do in La Manga in winter or bad weather

We cannot deny that for the vast majority of people, talking about La Manga means talking about good weather, summer or swimming in the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor. But the reality is that La Manga is more than that.

Despite being one of the summer holiday destinations par excellence, it is also possible to find things to do in La Manga in winter. And the fact is that it is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for winter getaways.

It is true that the beaches and the temperature of La Manga in summer have made it a reference point for summer over the years. But nowadays more and more people are choosing La Manga in winter. An opportunity to escape the cold temperatures and coats for a few days.

But, what to do in La Manga in winter? We suggest some plans to make the most of your stay.

Visit Cartagena and its museums

Visiting Cartagena is always a good plan if you spend a few days in La Manga. Cartagena is one of the oldest cities in Spain and was founded by the Carthaginians in 227 BC, but it has also seen the Romans, Iberians and Visigoths. You can learn about this past first-hand by visiting the Cartagena Roman Theatre Museum, the Roman Forum Museum, the Casa de la Fortuna or the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The Roman remains of Cartagena are an essential stop to get to know the importance of Cartagena in the development of the Mediterranean.

Disconnection and wellness

If what you are looking for when you visit La Manga in winter is to disconnect from everyday life, a perfect plan is to take time to take care of yourself with a thalassotherapy treatment or a spa circuit in the hotels in the area. You can also take advantage of the benefits of the medicinal muds of San Pedro del Pinatar, with a high mineral concentration and recommended for treating all types of skin pathologies and improving healing.

Guided tour of the Cabo de Palos lighthouse

To have a good plan for the winter season in La Manga you don't have to go far. You can take advantage of your stay in the area to take a guided tour of the lighthouse, learn about the history of this emblematic coastal construction and enjoy the spectacular views offered by one of the highest lighthouses in Spain. From there you can see the town of Cabo de Palos, the coast of La Manga and the Islas Hormigas marine reserve, home to hundreds of sunken ships.

Enjoy the gastronomy

We know that the bad weather invites you to stay at home, but it can also be the ideal time to try the best of Murcian food. If you are looking for plans in La Manga in the rain, maybe try the traditional caldero, rice with rabbit or the pastel de cierva, a delicious and comforting option. Don't forget to finish your meal with a dessert such as paparajotes or pan de calatrava.

Visiting the villages and wineries of the Jumilla DO is another great idea for an excursion during your winter visit to La Manga. Find out the opening times and whether you need to make a reservation at one of the region's most traditional wineries. A great plan for anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine.

Are you up for it?