Mar Menor is a gated community with 24 hour security and many amenities, including a Spar grocery store within walking distance of the villa.
The resort has a great 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course with its own driving range, buggy hire, pro shop and spike bar. There are also a variety of lovely alternative golf courses in the area.
There is a community swimming pool with a life guard, baby pool, toilets and a licensed restaurant and bar. Guests also have use of several other very nice pools at the apartment blocks within walking distance of the villa. The hotel on the resort also has a spa.
Mar Menor has jogging trails with workout equipment, as well as paddleball courts for rent just around the corner from the villa.
For eating out, there are several good restaurants on the resort and some just outside within walking distance. There are also many restaurants to choose from in the nearby towns of of Los Alcazares and Cabo De Palos.
There is a larger grocery store and amenities such as a pharmacy and banks in Los Alcazares, which is 15 minutes drive away.
The beaches at Los Alcazeres and Los Narejos on the Mar Menor lagoon are very safe for children and can be reached by car in 15 minutes. There are also Mediterranean beaches to the north towards Alicante and to the south towards Cartagena. The restored Roman Ampitheatre at Cartagena is a must visit, and is only 25 minutes away.
Taxis are available from the hotel on the resort.