15 - 17 May, 2003
The workshop will begin on thursday 15th around 17:00 and end on saturday 17th around 18:00. To match the arrival/departure times of the largest possible number of participants, we will therefore organize one shuttle from Alicante airport to the hotel on thursday, 15th, around 14:00 and another one from the hotel to the airport on sunday, 18th, around 8:00. (Note that the trip from the airport to the hotel takes about two hours). See below for information about the airports.
From the airport, take the A7-E15 highway heading to MURCIA. After about 20 kms, take the A37 highway direction CARTAGENA. After 50km, take the road MU 312 to LA MANGA (20km). The highway finishes in LA MANGA and transforms into the main street. After the entrance to LA MANGA, you have to drive straight about 3.5km, and will find the PLAZA BOHEMIA and the hotel SOL ELITE GAL┌A on your right: "SALIDA 30" after the traffic light.
From MURCIA take the N301 to CARTAGENA. After 50km, just before CARTAGENA, take the N332 heading to LA MANGA. After about 5km, take the MU 312 to LA MANGA (20km). The highway finishes in LA MANGA and transforms into the main street. After the entrance to LA MANGA, you have to drive straight about 3.5km, and will find the PLAZA BOHEMIA and the hotel SOL ELITE GAL┌A on your right: "SALIDA 30" after the traffic light.
La Manga is a beach resort located near Cartagena in the Murcia region, south-east of Spain.
Cartagena is about 50 km from Murcia, 400km from Madrid, 300km from Valencia, 600km from Barcelona, 280km from Granada. See the tourist information section, to explore the possibilities to visit the region.
There are two airports that you may choose in order to go to La Manga:
Murcia- San Javier airport, which is a small airport about 30 minutes by car from La Manga, with regular flights from Madrid and Barcelona, and also from several cities across Europe: Birmingham, Manchester, London, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. You can visit the Murcia San Javier airport web page to consult the flights schedule.
Alicante airport, which is a bigger airport, about 1h15 by car from la Manga , with regular flights from Madrid and Barcelona, and also from several cities across Europe.
To go from the airports to La Manga:
Please see the organized transportation above.
On the other hand, it is possible to take a taxi from the airports: from Murcia San Javier airport, it would cost about 30 euros, while from Alicante airport it would cost about 80 euros.
Finally there are several rent a car companies both in Murcia San Javier airport as in Alicante airport. Presently, the price to rent a small car (Opel corsa e.g) for 5 or 6 days range from 180 euros to 300 euros, depending on the company. In case you choose this solution, please contact us, we can arrange the details for you.
If you want to come by
train, you have to arrive to Cartagena Railway Station. Then you
can take a bus to La Manga. The Bus Station is close to the
You can check the train schedules in the following web site: RENFE Trains.
To come to La Manga by Bus from the centre of Spain (Madrid or intermediate Cities) or NorthEast Spain (Barcelona or intermediate Cities) click, please, on the next Alsa link and click again on "Routes and timetables" (fill up "departure, origin" only and "destination" -list of possible destinations- will come up shortly).
From Madrid (or intermediate City) select it as "Departure, Origin" and select La Manga del Mar Menor as "Destination".
From Barcelona (or intermediate City) select it as "Departure, Origin" and select Cartagena as "Destination". You can take a Bus to La Manga in the same Cartagena Bus Station.
In case you have any question about your travel to La Manga, please do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org