Playa Honda is located close to La Manga, just off the Cartagena Road, and some 35 minutes drive from Murcia San Javier Airport. It is one of the small villages that have grown up along the shores of the Mar Menor. There is a lovely fine sandy beach, a promenade that links it to Mar de Cristal and a small village centre with a selection of bars, cafes and shops. There are stunning views from the beach across to the La Manga Strip.
There is a supermarket close to the seafront, within the resort. Nearby, on the main La Manga strip, there are many further shops, and there are also banks. There is a pharmacy close to the shop in the resort.
The La Manga market takes place every Thursday, offering a huge range of goods to a busy crowd.
Playa Honda enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. The average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.