Mar de Cristal is a seaside village of holiday and residential houses and apartments.
Mar de Cristal has a beautiful beach with a wide promenade. There are 3 cafes and 2 restaurants along the promenade and 2 further bars & a restaurant within the village itself. There are two small supermarkets in the village plus a pharmacy. There is also a tennis club with standard tennis courts and paddle tennis, a gym and pool plus a cafe-bar and children's play area. Mar de Cristal is the closest beach to La Manga Club.
Los Belones and Cabo de Palos are both a short drive and have a large number of restaurnts and also shops and banks.