Really enjoyed our recent holiday and would like to thank you for all your help in arranging our holiday.
Having stayed at La Manga many times, this time we opted for an El Pinar apartment that was perfect for our needs. El Pinar is in a central but quiet location within 2 or 3 minutes walk to the tennis centre and childrens club.
The apartment had great views from the terrace and we really enjoyed the tranquillity of the pool area, it was just so relaxing.
We had two teenagers in tow and the central location meant they could wander off on their own and had their own freedom and without the need to drive them around which we have experienced in the past when staying in some of the outlining villas and apartments on La Manga Club.
The El Pinar property was very nicely furnished and worked well for our family of 4. It had two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a good size lounge and dining area leading to a private terrace, which caught the sun every day.
I did check out the new cafe Barra, which is where the German bakery used to be and really enjoyed some tapas and snacks here. The people were particularly friendly. Just nice to be able to sit out in the sun enjoying a cold beer and the local food.
We hired bikes from the activity centre this time and spent a couple of days riding and enjoyed cycling to Los Belones, through Calblanque Natural Park avoiding both the roads and traffic. We also rode down to the horse riding stables of Rancho de la Fuente through the park, along the walking and riding trails that can be reached from the far side of La Manga Club.
The bikes that we hired were regular road bikes, but the activity centre does offer a very wide choice of bikes, for both mountain biking and road racing. The selection seemed to cater for all cyclists needs.
I would stay in El Pinar again and would recommend this to people who are looking for a comfortable apartment in a central location.
The El Pinar was great, very comfortably furnished and well appointed. The El Pinar complex is in a good position on La Manga Club, within walking distance of some very nice restaurants but a good enough distance away to avoid any noise or any disturbances. Many of the El Pinar apartments are owned privately and are second homes and weekend getaways. We found La Manga Club was a very safe and relaxed environment. We found the people in the other apartments very friendly. We have two young boys 8 and 6 years, and we all had a great time on this holiday. We were able to take things easy as the boys played in the pool, which was enclosed so they could go wandering off.