The Area

Craft Holiday Spain

Our two studios are set in luscious gardens, in the village of Venta De Los Pinos, Canadas de San Pedro, just 18 kilometres from the ancient city Murcia. The city sits to the southeast of the Iberian peninsular in the valley of the Segura River, sheltered by the foothills of the Carrascoy, Cresto del Gallo and Pila mountain ranges. Murcia has Moorish ancestry, with a magnificent Cathedral, beautiful squares and narrow twisting lanes, perfect for sitting and watching the world go by in year-round sunshine.

Our accommodation is at the Best Western Hotel Neptuno located in front of Puntica beach and close to Mar Menor.  It offers wireless internet access and a mini bar.

Along with beautiful beaches, the Mar Menor is renowned for its wonderful saltwater lagoons and the therapeutic properties of its mud and clays, making it a popular spa resort. There are many hotels and speciality centres that offer treatments in the town.

For more details of things to do around the area visit the following sites

Murcia Today

Ideal Spain

The regional park of San Pedro salt marshes is situated to the north side of the Mar Menor. With many protected fauna species, it is a haven for bird life, and a brilliant chance to see flamingos in their natural habitat.

The average yearly temperature is 17ºC, above 21ºC in the summer and rarely falling below 10ºC in the winter. Rain is also rare here. With over 3000 hours of sunshine a year and the mild climate, the water here can reach 30º in August.

The Mar Menor is also an ideal safe place to practise all water sports in calm and shallow waters; it is an excellent place to learn sailing, canoeing, kayaking and diving, while the Mediterranean Sea offers deeper waters for the more experienced.