With Summer here and Spanish sunshine beckoning, the five-star holiday resort of La Manga is a tempting prospect for a luxury break on the Med.
Families, sports-enthusiasts and sun-seekers are faced with a 1,400 acre holiday-maker's paradise, offering world-class sports and spa facilities, exquisite restaurants, children's holiday clubs and a host of bars, pools and beautiful views.
An array of luxury hotel accommodation and comfortable Spanish villas provide the ideal base from which to enjoy a truly five-star holiday.
And now that more than one in three people are looking for "active holidays," according to the Lonely Planet Guide's 'Travellers' Pulse' survey, the range of activities on offer at La Manga looks better than ever.
The resort complex offers three magnificent golf courses and one of Spain's best open air tennis centres, which has hosted several prestigious events, including the Davis Cup, the Fed Cup and a number of ATP tournaments.
Opportunities to go horse-riding are also available and visitors can explore the la Manga peninsula (literally "the sleeve") from the resort it takes its name. This small spur of land divides the azure blue of the Mediterranean from Mar Menor sea inlet and is a natural playground for divers, swimmers and other water-sports enthusiasts.
La Manga has also been voted "Europe's Leading Golf Resort" three times in the past five years and is "arguably the best club in not only Murcia but in Europe generally", according to Carly Barnes, of LLB International.
"It is also located in what is considered to be one of the healthiest spots in Europe," she added. The nearby Mar Menor, Europe's largest salt-water lagoon is famous for the health benefits of its clear blue waters. These are rich in iodine and salt and are believed to offer a number of beneficial health properties.
Those looking for a little therapeutic pampering and relaxation can also revitalise their mind and body with the range of deluxe spa treatments including saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzis on offer at La Manga.
The resort is also ideal for families who are looking to get away from it all and keep the children amused at the same time. Mark Hodson of the Times describes La Manga as "the ne plus ultra of family sporting holiday destinations."
"It's a place where you can bond with your teenagers over golf or tennis; or, if they're really keen to hone their ball skills, they can sign up for an academy course."
Courses available include five-day football, tennis, rugby and golf tutorials, run by English-speaking coaches.
Other activities that may appeal both to children and teenagers include mountain-biking, snorkelling, water-skiing and scuba-diving.
After dinner, the club offers discos and karaoke, as well as a Games Zone, open until after midnight. Here, kids can play Xbox games, table football, pinball and table tennis. Plenty to keep every member of the family occupied!
In the unlikely event that visitors should ever tire of the sheer variety of things to do at the La Manga Club, then the lush, fertile countryside of the huerta, or 'garden' of Murcia is close by. This is the verdant and well-watered region that cradles the nearby city of Murcia, and visitors interested in the history and culture of the region can explore the provincial capital, and wander around the beautiful cathedral and nineteenth century architecture.
La Manga Club is not far from Alicante and Murcia airports, and is just a short flight from the UK.
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Excellent new Spa promotion
To start the Spring season off there are some new products and special promotions at the wonderful spa facilities at La Manga Club.
The fabulous spa La Manga Club has new treatments such as Body C+, Luminous C+ and Spa foot care..
Some more retail therapy available in new modern golf shop
There is a new shop to be found on the West golf course at La Manga Club, close to La Princesa Restaurant, which has been opened with a new modern and fresh style to tempt you into spending your Euros. With the fabulous current rate of exchange there is no excuse but to treat yourself..
Spring is here at La Manga Club
Spring is here at La Manga Club and with it comes all kinds of exciting events going on in preparation for the coming season.
We welcome the return this month of some of the most popular seasonal restaurants at La Manga Club, including La Cala and Sol y Sombra poolside bar and cafe..
We are pleased to offer some tips on enjoying the perfect Easter eggscape. It is not too late to book a break under the blue skies and enjoy the warm sunny days at La Manga Club and escape the cold, blustery UK..
Some famous faces returning to La Manga Club
It is not unusual to see a famous face on one of La Manga Clubs three golf courses or on one of the twenty eight tennis courts throughout the year. Some celebrities and well known sports stars own homes at La Manga Club and many just return and rent a beautiful holiday home..
Netball is coming to La Manga Club
As if there is not enough to do, watch and enjoy at La Manga Club we are pleased to announce that netball is also coming to La Manga Club this for a tournament in June.
La Manga Club has held many football tournaments over the years but this year under the newly formed La Manga Sports Festival we are delighted to say that the 2 sports will be available to spectate at the same tournament..
Cabo de Palos Market
Cabo de Palos is a village just a 10 minute drive from La Manga Club and when you take the exit from the motorway on route you will find the large Spar supermarket, formally Upper.
A visit from La Manga Club to Cabo de Palos is well worth a visit as it is known for its fabulous Sunday market, which is a must visit during your stay at La Manga Club..
A great new addition to the restaurant family at La Manga Club
The Last Drop has been one of La Manga Clubs best known watering holes for many years now and now they have expanded by introducing their new establishment at La Manga Club, The First Drop.
The Last Drop, opposite the petrol station at La Manga Club, continues to offer a large selection of wines, beers and spirits, something for everyone and you are waited on whilst either watching your favourite sporting event or listening to the live entertainment throughout the summer..
Luigis Italian Restaurant at La Manga Club
Food has always been taken very seriously at the prestigious 5 star resort of La Manga Club in southern Spain, with over 25 restaurants, cafes and bars on site you have a huge range of eateries with menus to tempt everyones palate and a variety of menus priced to suit everyones pockets. From 5 star restaurants for a special occasion or treat to small privately owned cafes, delis and tapas bars..
Packing for your La Manga Club holiday
If you are at the stage of making your list of what to pack to go on holiday to La Manga Club, you are sure to be excited. The thought of your holiday being so close is the ideal way to get through those last few days at work, when everyone seems to find something extra for you to get done before you go..