Spain is famous for their fiestas, each town doing something spectacular, and Murcia and the La Manga Region is no exception. There are always plenty of events throughout the year, some larger than others.
Easter in Murcia is a huge celebration, down to Spain being a mainly Catholic country. All towns throughout the country will hold celebrations, and it is likely that at least 3 working days will be lost due to the festivities. Murcia is known to be where some of the best Easter festivities are found.
A well know festival that takes place in Murcia is the Entierro De La Sardina, or Burial of the Sardine. This is a spring festivity that is always held on a Saturday between the 23rd - 27th of April. It involves groups of locals to dress up and escort a group of floats through the city streets. The locals dress up in weird and wonderful costumes such as giants (on stilts), demons and Brazilian samba dancers, amongst many other things. In the space of a few hours, hundreds of thousands of euros worth of toys are handed out to the crowds who have flocked in from all over the region. Music is played throughout the evening late in to the night and there is a fantastic firework display to round of a fantastic night as the paper maché effigy of a sardine goes up in smoke. This festival has been declared a International Tourist Interest
The Bando de la Huerta is the name given to the big day of festivities in the city of Murcia , taking place on Easter Tuesday. It is part of the Spring Festivities, held the week after Easter . The vast majority of Murcia will take to the streets in the morning and stay there all day. In the afternoon, the Parade Bando de la Huerta will take place, which consists of marching bands, locals dressing up in costumes, groups of dancers and floats, which are shown at work and typical elements of Murcia
During September, there is a Moors and Christians festival which are renowned for being one of the most colourful and spectacular Festivals in the entire Festivals calendar. In all Moors & Christians Festivals the towns will come alive with the sound of traditional music and colourful grandeur. Towns next to the coast with castles and a long history of invasion also hold elaborate naval battles. As with most Spanish Festivals, the party would not be complete without the blowing up of some gunpowder and the final act when the Christians win the battle around the simulated paper maché castle in the town square. This is topped off with loud music and an impressive fireworks display.
For three days during the International Festival of Mediterranean Folklore you can experience the songs, traditions, dances, dresses and general folklore of many Mediterranean cultures. Visited by many locals and visitors, the Mediterranean Folklore Festival is bursting with song and dance, with local folkdance groups recreating the orchard nooks with their taverns, in which you can sample some traditional recipes.
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No better time than to travel to La Manga Club
The continual rise of the Euro against the Pound is making a holiday to Spains La Manga Club more affordable every day. Your spending money is going to go much further when you arrive at La Manga Club on Spains Costa Calida than you will have experienced over the past few years..
Supermarkets at La Manga Club
Self-catering at La Manga Club is not an issue with two well stocked supermarkets actually on site La Manga Club is the size of a small town with its own petrol station and many restaurants, shops and banks etc.
The first of the two supermarkets is based in the Las Sabinas commercial centre and is called El Arbol and is part of a large supermarket chain in Spain..
Activities at La Manga Club
The range of activities at La Manga Club is enormous with something for everyone, of course you can chill around the pool but if you get little bored there is plenty to do.
If you are a keen golfer or a novice who wishes to improve your game then the golf facilities at La Manga Club are second to none..
Canellas Restaurant La Manga
Canellas restaurant in La Manga This restaurant is the jewel in the crown at La Manga Club It is hidden away in the lemon groves between the village if Los Belones and La Manga Club The road runs from Los Belones to Portman and there is a small sign in the middle of the lemon groves that can easily be missed. canellas is worth the effort to find this restaurant and the setting close to the private riding stables is beautiful and the selection of food and dishes served make it a meal to remember..
La Manga Club brings you the best of Spain
Often associated with hustle and bustle and full English breakfasts, in some parts of Spain you could be forgiven for thinking your in the UK but with a bit of sunshine. This certainly is not the case at La Manga Club..
Watersports at La Manga Club
As you would expect, with its proximity to the sea and emphasis on sport and well-being, theres a whole host of watersports waiting to be enjoyed at La Manga Club, what is more, thanks to the wonderfully warm climate, you should not need to worry too much about wet suits, dry suits or wrapping up in any shape or form. At La Manga Club resort, you can pretty much book your watersports in the knowledge that the Mediterranean sun will wind up shining on you..
Off Season at La Manga Club
No matter what time of year you fancy a break, you can be sure it will be a good one at La Manga Club, that said, for anyone seeking an out of season break with plenty to do and great accommodation thats perfectly equipped to deal with the slight drop in temperatures that you may experience out of season then this really is the place.
The perfect spot for anyone who is a sports fanatic, La Manga Club is the place to head for an out of season golf, tennis or cycling trip..
La Manga Club beach
It comes as little surprise that one of the many things that draw people to La Manga Club is the weather, with this part of the globe attracting a reputed 3000 plus hours of sunshine a year, the attraction becomes clear for all to see. Acting as a great backdrop to this truly stunning resort, the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean Seas are the perfect spot to either take up, or perfect a water sport, swim or simply enjoy a few days relaxing on the beach..
Best childrens paddling pools in La Manga Club
La Manga Club is a great place to holiday with kids, no matter their age, and if its water that floats your boat, you will have a real range of options on offer. If you have decided to opt for the resorts official accommodation options, you may well have chosen 5-star luxury for your stay or four-star self-catering..
La Manga Club for your next holiday
If you are in the process of planning your next holiday, you would do well to add La Manga Club to your short list, with something for everyone, this resort truly is worthy of further investigation if you are serious about putting together a holiday package that will get you more bang for your buck. A truly luxurious sport and leisure resort, La Manga has won its fair share of awards, and it is easy to see why..