Lo Pagan is a coastal town located in the municipality of San Pedro del Pinatar, in the Region of Murcia, Spain.

Murcia region is situated at the south-est of the Iberian Peninsula. Mar Menor (Minor Sea) is at the south-est of the Murcia region, where Lo Pagan is located at the north, into the coast of Mar Menor, very close to the Mediterranean Sea. So it is a very privileged place.

Lo Pagan is known for its natural saltwater lagoons, known as “Las Salinas”, which are a popular spot for visitors to bathe in the therapeutic mud and saltwater. The town also boasts a long beach, with fine golden sand and crystal-clear waters. Lo Pagan is also a good spot for water sports like windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle surfing. The town has a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars and also offers a variety of recreational activities such as hiking, bird watching, and cycling. It’s a popular destination for tourists looking for a relaxing holiday and to enjoy the Mediterranean weather.

Sunset in Lo Pagan
Sunset in Lo Pagan

How to come to Lo Pagan

Plain: Murcia airport is at 40 km from Lo Pagan (RMU, Murcia Region airport), or El Altet, Alicante, airport (ALC) , at 65 km from Lo Pagan (National and International flights, tel. (+34) 96.6919400).

Train: Madrid-Cartagena, leaving in Balsicas, at 10 km from Lo Pagan, or in Cartagena (at the end of the line) at 30 km from Lo Pagan. From the Mediterranean coast: Barcelona-Alicante, at 70 km from Lo Pagan.

Bus: Regular lines with Madrid, Alicante, Murcia and Cartagena, all of them has a stop in Lo Pagan. From Madrid: Madrid-Cartagena-Mar Menor (leaving in Lo Pagan). From Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona, Vitoria and Valencia, with the company Bilman Bus, stopping in San Pedro del Pinatar at 1 km from Lo Pagan.

Car: From Madrid, by A-3 Madrid-Valencia motorway, deviating to Alicante, after, the last 70 km, in the Alicante-Cartagena national road in the coast until reaching Lo Pagan. Other alternative is to leave the motorway in Albacete and go to Murcia (capital) by national road, from there to Lo Pagan by the Murcia-Mar Menor motorway.
From Barcelona by A-7/AP-7 Mediterranean Motorway (Autopista or Autovia del Mediterraneo).
From Basque Country go to Madrid (A-1 Motorway), and after continue the route from Madrid (described before). From San Sebastian and Pamplona, there is an alternative: Zaragoza-Teruel-Valencia, this been a shorter alternative, but with the inconvenience of the road.

Mar Menor

Few regions have the fortune to have a salt water lake close to the Mediterranean Sea. This intimate sea, historically know, visited, receive the name of Mar Menor (translating into English, Minor Sea). In its litoral perimeter it has a 73 km coast in what there are transparent water beaches and with little deep waters (the maximum depth is not superior to 7 meters) and with an area of 170 km2, that it place the Mar Menor in the European greatest salt water lake.

Mar Menor is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a strip of land called La Manga. The Mar Menor is the largest saltwater lagoon in Europe and the second largest in the world. It is known for its warm and shallow waters, which make it a popular spot for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. The high salt content of the water also makes it a popular spot for people to bathe in the therapeutic mud and saltwater.

Lo Pagán – San Pedro del Pinatar

The touristic and coastal area of the San Pedro del Pinatar municipality receives the name of Lo Pagan, in where are famous the mud baths that are taken in the area of Las Charcas de las Salinas, because their curative-beneficial effects for rheumatic type affections. This zone has innumerable services and touristic installations, so it is a comfortable and animated place for the Summer Season, also to reside during all the year.

The San Pedro del Pinatar municipality consist of 21.7 km2 and nowadays its census is 14,650 inhabitants. During summer it does three times its amount.

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