La Manga del Mar Menor (or simply La Manga) is essentially a very long, narrow stretch of land forming a natural border between two seas - the Mediterranean and Mar Menor (or "small sea"), Europe's largest lagoon whose waters' temperatures almost never drop far below 18 °C. Much like other resort destinations, La Manga really comes to life in summer, when sun-kissed vacationers bring a pleasant buzz to the narrow strip. Averaging about 300 meters in width, La Manga is a land spit where one is never too far from the beach, and being a destination popular with visitors it also boasts quite some tourist infrastructure. Apart from golfing, active pursuits in the area - unsurprisingly - revolve around water. Sporting equipment is available for hire, and popular sports range from canoeing to jet skiing and kite-surfing. The spit's two most popular areas are Zoco and Plaza Bohemia, while Cape Palos to the south is the closest field trip destination on the mainland. The sleek Tomas Maestre Marina is another unmissable spot, a departure point for boat tours and simply a pleasant location for an afternoon stroll.