When visiting Murcia, there are many different attractions throughout the region to keep you busy. A main attraction in Murcia to start with is the La Manga Club Resort which is undoubtedly one of the worlds top leisure and sporting resorts. La Manga Club is located on the lower slopes of the Murcian hills to the south of the Mar Menor amongst 1400 acres of beautiful countryside. The La Manga Club is a sporting paradise in an excellent location with views out to the crystal clear waters of the Mar Menor.
La Manga golf club offers three championship golf courses, which have hosted a number of Spanish opens and is also a very popular venue for many charity events. Within La Manga Club, there are golf and tennis academies that help golfers and tennis players alike to improve their game at whatever level. These Academies are run all year round and are very popular. Whether you are a beginner or semi-pro, there will be courses that will accommodate for your needs. Murcia is also very popular for being the perfect city for strolling around (and a terrible one to drive in, with very complicated one-way systems and crowded carparks). Everything worth seeing is within walking distance. The River Segura is also a pleasant walk out of the city and then back again.
Murcia is very well known for some of its historic architecture, including Murcia cathedral, which proudly presides the Cardenal Belluga Square. It is a masterpiece from the Spanish Baroque period. The Episcopal Palace (18th century) is also located in the square. The Real Casino of Murcia is definitely worth a visit. Traditionally, casino's in Spain are socialising places for the elites and it is mostly for members only. However, Real Casino of Murcia is open to public during certain hours, so this is a wonderful chance to have a look. All the rooms have different styles and all of them has been carefully renovated. There is also a restaurant inside the Casino, where you can enjoy a drink in the inner court.
Shopping is a great attraction in Murcia with the most typical things to buy to eat in Murcia are meat pies (including deer pie). Shops in the Trapería and Platería are also worth a look. The Verónicas market is good for famous Murcian market-garden products, fish and seafood. When in Murcia, it is advised to try the local foods such as fish and seafood from the Mar Menor such as lobster as these are unique and an absolutely essential gastronomic experience. There are many other Murcian dishes that have become popular throughout Spain. For desserts try the excellent paparajotes - lemon leaves fried in crispy batter and dusted in sugar and cinnamon.
The Mar Menor is a very popular tourist attraction, bringing people from all over to take part in all water sports, such as sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and more. This area of Murcia is unique and is also famous for its mud baths which are supposedly good for the skin.
Another attraction in Murcia is at Terra Natura Murcia, where you can see more than 300 animals from 50 different species, three of which are in serious danger of extinction, plus over 500 examples of more than 50 species of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants from these regions. As well as the hugely varied collection of wildlife, our educational information and the range of shows, entertainment and adventure activities make Terra Natura Murcia the number one choice for families looking to spend an interesting and entertaining day in a natural setting.
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Winter Holidays at La Manga Club
Winter in the UK can be long and tough and escaping for a bit of sunshine during the dark and cold winter months is a real tonic. When it comes to seeking winter sunshine, there are few places better for tennis fans to head than La Manga Club..
La Manga Club Airport Transfers
If you are arriving into Alicante or Murcia and need will need an airport transfer to La Manga Club you have many options to choose from in respect of type of transfer you need and this mainly depends on the size of your party and your specific requirements.If you are travelling in a small group to and from La Manga Club and are happy to share your transfer journeys with others then a shuttle bus may be the best option for you and this can be arranged to and from both Alicante or Murcia airport..
Looking great at La Manga Club
No matter where you are in the world, looking great could not come much easier than it does at La Manga Club. With everything perfectly positioned to make you look and feel great, La Manga truly is the place to go if you are determined to look your best, both during your stay and when you get home..
Travelling to La Manga with teenagers in tow
Travelling as a family with teenagers can be a real challenge, but not at La Manga, every parent of a teenager or two is (unfortunately) only too familiar with how difficult it can be finding a holiday that ticks all the boxes for teenagers and the rest of the family. At La Manga Club there is a huge variety of activities as well as a diversity of age groups, which will reassure you that teenage tantrums here are highly unlikely..
La Manga Club on two wheels
If you are mad keen on biking, or even just fancy giving it a go, there must be few places on the globe that will give you a biking experience like La Manga Club. A real luxury resort, La Manga is set in the Murcia countryside in Spain and benefits from being only a short flight from the UK, having great year round weather as well as being close to the coast and the hills, making it a real cornucopia of different landscapes..
What to do and See in Murcia
Located in the south eastern corner of mainland Spain, Murcia has been attracting visitors for many years, and is one of the countrys most popular destinations. There is plenty to see and do for tourists of all ages, including walking tours, shopping, water sports and golf, just to name a few, the resort of La Manga Club offers a few different water activities alongside the golf and tennis club..
Southend Airport to Alicante Airport
If you are looking for cheap flights to Alicante Airport without the stress and hassle of having to queue for hours, then the newly refurbished Southend Airport is definitely the right way to go, with over 70 flights running a week from Southend Airport to nine destinations across Europe, including daily flights to Alicante airport it will not be hard to find the flight you are looking for.
With only a short walk from the railway station to the entrance of Southend Airport terminal and the car park a mere five minute walk away, you will not need to mess about waiting for a shuttle bus, unlike the passengers at Gatwick..
Protect your Spanish Holiday Money with Travelex
Whilst on holiday in Spain you do not want the worry of carrying cash if you do not need to. Having a Travelex Cash Passport enables you to carry all your money on a card..
Introduction to Murcia in Spain
Murcia is in the southeast of Spain, in the region of the same name Murcia is one of Spains least known regions, even among the Spaniards themselves, and first-time visitors are often surprised by the variety in this small region. The region of Murcia is in a privileged position right at the centre of the Mediterranean Peninsular..
Best things to do in Murcia
When visiting Murcia, there are many different attractions throughout the region to keep you busy. A main attraction in Murcia to start with is the La Manga Club Resort which is undoubtedly one of the worlds top leisure and sporting resorts..