Day Out Mar Menor Mud Baths

The villages of San Pedro del Pinatar and Lo Pagan are situated on the north shore of the Mar Menor and have gradually merged together to become one big town. It is easy to spend an action packed day out here.

San Pedro has a really informative visitors centre where you can learn all about the regional park that is made up of the sand dunes and salt marshes. A stop at the marina is a must before visiting the mud baths at nearby Lo Pagan.

The mud baths are free to use, which is great news if you have a large family to keep occupied. Everyone can try the mud baths, but only the truly hardy indulge during the winter months. Simply walk down the steps, cover yourself with the therapeutic mud, said to be good for all types of skin complaints, aches and pain, dry off in the sun, then re-enter the water to wash it all off!

The salt marshes and mud baths form a fantastic circular 12 kilometre cycling or walking route. Start at the visitors centre and walk to the mud baths, then follow the path out into the Mar Menor towards the buildings on the La Manga Strip. Keep to the raised path or the beach as it curves around to the marina at San Pedro and finally past the salt lakes back to the visitors centre.