Whether it is Spanish villas, luxury resorts in Spain or even Spain travel as a concept - there is something undeniably alluring about holidays in Spain.
"If we look at the sheer number of people going, Spain is still the number one top seller," a spokesperson for the Association of British Travel Agents told the Edinburgh Evening News.
And this really says it all. Holidays in Spain have always been and will always be, it seems, popular with British holidaymakers.
Currently, the UK is in the grip of a much publicised credit crisis, but the opinion of commentators throughout the travel industry remains much the same - that Britons will not be put off taking their summer holidays.
In fact, the credit crunch may be encouraging Brits to holiday closer to home this summer and, with ever increasing numbers of flights to Spain available, the choice might not be whether to go to Spain so much as where to go in Spain.
A new study by isango! suggested that there are seven crucial components to a successful holiday abroad, with western Europe and Spain highlighted as the "ideal" locations.
"Forget travelling to the far corners of the world... Brits would much prefer to holiday closer to home," isango! notes.
The study also showed that travellers are no longer content with simply lying on a beach and want to combine relaxation with shopping, "adventure", visiting cultural attractions and eating while abroad.
In terms of culture, BAA's Kevin Lang told the Edinburgh Evening News that Spain remains a popular holiday choice with Brits looking to experience "the rich city culture of Barcelona, Valencia or Madrid".
"I think the fact that people are travelling more than they've ever done before has meant that people are more open-minded and more curious about visiting countries and cities that probably wouldn't have been high on a list some years ago," Mr Lang noted.
Food indeed could be a driving factor behind the popularity of holidays in Spain after the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) noted in June 2008 that travellers looking for a "gourmet experience" choose Spain as their base when travelling to the Mediterranean.
Frances Tuke, a spokesperson for Abta, noted that Spain was famed for its cuisine and that people were "very interested" to find out for themselves what the food is truly like.
The recent Taste of Spain festival in London was "incredibly successful" and "really captured people's imaginations" for holidays in Spain, she added.
At La Manga Club, food is a key element of any holiday experience. There are more than 25 restaurants situated around the resort, featuring food from a dozen distinct regions and cultures, with exquisite Mediterranean cuisine offered at the Amapola Restauarant and Mexican dishes at the Andale Restaurant.
South-east Asian cuisine is served at Asia Restaurant and pizzas and pastas are available at Luigi's.
Activities are a crucial point in the perfect holiday, according to the isango! study, and a Spain vacation certainly offers plenty of opportunities for adventure.
Andalucia in southern Spain offers holidaymakers a wealth of activities from hot air balloon rides across the mountains to horse riding on the beaches.
Indeed, the Guardian named the Andalucian coast as number one in a list of top ten pony trekking holidays around the world.
"With North Africa in your sights, you'll gallop through the waves towards the sand dunes at the windsurfer's paradise of Tarifa, canter through tranquil pinewoods on secluded nature reserves, and explore hidden villages where you can enjoy an ice cold fino against dramatic views sweeping out over the ocean," the publication enthuses.
Horseriding is one of the many activities available on holidays in Spain at La Manga Club as the resort is famously home to professional sporting facilities including golf courses, tennis courts, football pitches and a state-of-the-art gym.
And while Abta spokesperson Sean Tipton remains confident that "people are much more likely to cut back on other aspects of their life rather than forego a summer holiday", consumers may be contemplating ways to save money once at their resort in Spain.
Another Abta spokesman told the Edinburgh Evening News that while holidays in Spain are still popular, "people are no longer necessarily going to Spain for a package holiday".
In such times of economic crisis, Spanish villas could be a viable alternative to all inclusive holidays as travellers can control their own finances in terms of food and activities.
La Manga Club has a selection of villas with shared pools and private pools, many of which come with private terraces and barbeque facilities.
What seems certain is that tight budgets won't stop the determined travellers from taking holidays this summer.
"Can you imagine if you had to explain to your young children that they weren't going away on holiday this year? That's how important holiday's have become - foreign holidays in particular," Mr Tipton noted.
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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..