Directions to Los Miradores del Puerto, La Manga from Alicante (1hr 30mins)
Urbanización Los Miradores del Puerto, Bloque G, Escalera 2, Apartment 1H, La Manga del Mar Menor, 30380, San Javier, Murcia
For Sat Nav use Decimal Latitude and Longitude 37.633162, -0.703759 to find the Spanish Connection office to collect the keys.
Use 37.748, -0.73929 to reach the apartment.
The Spanish Connection contact number is +34 968 143 450 or +34 628 478 765 (Mobile). Remember that they are only open 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00.
Leave the airport and follow signs for Murcia to join the AP7 motorway. Once on the motorway (this is a toll motorway), follow signs for Cartagena. You are on the Autopista del Mediterráneo (AP7) heading south. Follow the motorway for about 99 km. Eventually, at Junction 800 you will then see the signs for La Manga (MU312 – which is the road number).
Instructions from the AP7 heading south.
At Junction 800 exit the motorway signposted for La Manga (MU312/RM12 – which is the road number). If you want to see this road junction, take a look at Google maps. Once on this slip road there are several exits to the right. Take the third exit for La Manga. The road turns to the right and curves round under itself. Beware at the bottom as there is not a feeder lane so stop and check for traffic from the left. After passing back under the motorway you have just exited from, the road climbs up and over, and then joins a dual-carriageway. You are now on the MU312/RM12.
Instructions from the MU312/RM12.
Stay on this road for about 10km. You now need to telephone John again as soon as possible on the number above so he will be ready to meet you outside the Tourist Information Office.
Eventually you will reach a roundabout. Drive straight ahead at the roundabout, continuing on the dual-carriageway as it makes a long curve left, just after the Go-Kart Track and BP Petrol Station on your left. You will also see lots of advertising hoardings on your right
At the first set of traffic lights there is an obelisk/structure and you enter the La Manga strip. Turn right here.
You are now entering Cabo de Palos. Drive along this road until you reach traffic lights where you will turn left. After turning, this road goes down towards the harbour. The Spanish Connection office is on the right in the row of shops.
After collecting the keys, you need to travel back up the road towards the traffic lights and turn right. Follow the road and you drive past the obelisk and travel up the La Manga strip. Keep driving straight ahead and your road merges with the main road– this is Kilometre 0. The apartment in Los Miradores del Puerto is just after the Kilometre 14 marker.
As you drive up the strip you head North. After 12.5 km, you will see a small roundabout. Continue straight ahead, and cross over a large bridge with a futuristic control booth on the left. This bridge opens every two hours (between 0800 and 2200) for about 10 minutes to let yachts and large boats through.
From the bridge travel about 500m before turning left into the road approaching the apartment area (just before the ‘Spar’ supermarket). This road leads to the apartment area. Park as near as you can to the far end. The apartment block is the last on the right painted with blue balconies.
Go up the steps and through the gates at the far end marked Private Access For Residents Only. The gates are not locked. At the top of the steps, turn right and walk under the apartment block (Bloque G) and the entrance is on your left. This is Escalera 2. Take the lift to the 1st floor and our apartment is 1H.