Sailors on the Mar Menor lagoon near the five-star resort of La Manga are being warned by police not to mix drinking with sailing, the Times reports.
Murcia's civil protection agency has proposed breath checks for excessive levels of alcohol for yachtsmen tying up their craft at harbours on the lagoon, which has seen a growing number of boating accidents over the summer.
Holidaymakers living the high life at the world-class holiday complex of La Manga sometimes choose to continue the party by visiting bars and nightclubs on the opposite side of 45-mile long lagoon.
But with more police making breath checks on the roads around the resort, growing numbers are taking to their yachts to reach the opposite coast, according to Nicola Coleman (25), a British holidaymaker at La Manga.
"The entrance to La Manga is blocked by police at weekends to try to crack down on the drink-driving," she told the Times.
"The trouble is that means more people are taking the boats out."
This summer has already seen ten serious night-time accidents on the lagoon and one death.
While the Mar Menor offers visitors to La Manga a range of pleasures and diversions, those taking boats out on to the water should be warned that drinking while sailing is just as dangerous driving under the influence.
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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..