We had a great week here in July. The apartment is situated in a relatively quiet location right on the beach front in Playa Honda, with lovely uninterrupted views over the Mar Menor. It was so relaxing to sit out on the balcony and enjoy the views, watching people walking, jogging or cycling along the broad paved walkway which is all that separates the apartment complex from the beach. It's a gated complex, with keys needed to enter and leave the grounds.
The apartment is well equipped, with effective air-conditioning and (unusually we find for holiday lets) very comfortable beds. The drying area in the little back balcony area was very handy for drying swim stuff overnight. As we arrived much later than planned (thanks to Thompson airlines), it would have been useful to have had some basic food supplies (bread, milk, butter). Wifi was a bit temperamental.
The swimming pool was cleaned daily and it was lovely to have a swim in there (warm during July) and then go straight through the gate, and across into the even warmer sea. The pool did get quite busy, with a limited number of chairs around, but we just waited until it was quieter. It could also be noisy around the pool at night (even after the pool had closed) with children shouting and playing, but the balcony's glass doors were very effective at shutting out the noise.
There's plenty to see and do in the area, although we found it really challenging trying to get a decent-sized and up-to-date map of the area (be aware that road numbers have changed, they were only correct on our 2017 map). Try a train trip from Los Nietos to Carthagena, and the evening Hippy Market at El Parador is also worth a visit. We had a hire car - you need one to be able to collect the keys from the management offices in Mar de Crystal and return them there. We found them responsive to any queries or issues.
In all, a good holiday and would like to return.
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