Located in the south-east of Spain, Murcia has long been popular with British holidaymakers attracted by the region's sandy beaches, mountainous scenery and excellent range of visitor attractions and facilities.
The region basks in sunshine for over 300 days a year and holidaymakers visiting La Manga Club will find plenty to see and do during their stay. Murcia has something to offer everyone, from water parks promising family fun to museums and art galleries for those keen to soak up some culture on their break.
When it comes to beaches, holidaymakers will be spoilt for choice and as well as making use of La Manga's own La Cala beach, they can enjoy some of the region's other popular coastal haunts, which include Las Delicias, Levante and the Playa del Paseo Parra.
La Manga's famous Mar Menor is also a must-visit attraction, particularly for those keen to take part in water sports activities such as wind surfing and scuba diving. A natural wonder, the Mar Menor is a saltwater lagoon which enjoys average temperatures of 17 degrees C.
Murcia has a rich cultural heritage and is home to dozens of museums, historical buildings and monuments. Popular museums include the Museo Salzillo, which is dedicated to the famous sculptor Francisco Salzillo and the Murcia Cathedral Museum, which reopened in 2007 following an extensive refurbishment programme.
History lovers can also visit the ruins of Cartagena's Roman amphitheatre, which was discovered beneath another building, along with the nearby 13th century cathedral. Another popular attraction is the Museum Ramon Gaya, located in the Casa Palarea in the Catalina Square.
Murcia is home to several national parks and some of the most stunning scenery Spain has to offer. Located to the south of La Manga Club, the Calblanque Nature Reserve is a protected area dotted with natural rock formations, sandy beaches and walking trails. Other places of ecological interest include the San Pedro del Pinatar salt lagoons, which border Alicante and the Sierra de la Pila.
Those looking to indulge in a little retail therapy while on holiday in Spain will find everything from large shopping malls to specialist boutiques. Some of the shopping centres and department stores in Murcia include El Corte Ingles, Mandarache and Carrefour. Several weekly markets also take place.
Holidaymakers looking to soak up some Spanish culture and mix with the locals can attend one of the many festivals which take place throughout the year. The Spanish certainly know how to throw a party and the colourful carnivals that take place every February are sure to delight holidaymakers of all ages.
Spain is well known for the quality of its golf courses and for golf enthusiasts there is no finer place to stay than La Manga Club. The range of facilities on offer here are second to none and as well as playing for enjoyment, holidaymakers can put their time to good use by taking lessons from the professionals and brushing up on their skills at La Manga's prestigious Golf Academy. Players of all abilities are catered for and the resort is home to three championship golf courses.
Other activities on offer at La Manga include tennis, football, water sports, swimming and cricket.
One thing is for sure, holidaymakers will have no trouble filling their time in Murcia and with such a diverse range of attractions and facilities on offer, the region looks set to remain a family favourite for the foreseeable future.
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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..