After the winter months at La Manga Club two of the firm favourite restaurants are preparing to open their doors again for the coming season on Good Friday.
Sol y Sombre is a great place for a light lunch, cool drink or ice-cream and La Cala, down on beautiful private beach cove at La Manga Club, famous for its fabulous fresh fish dishes they are preparing to tempt you again. There is nowhere more special than La Cala, dining in the moonlight whilst the waves lap below, it is quite special.
Remember that La Cala and the private beach is not accessible by foot so if you have hired a car then you can drive or alternatively you can take a taxi or La Manga Club has a courtesy bus available for those who have made restaurant reservations.
As one of Europes most prestigious sporting resorts La Manga Club, set on the Costa Calida coast of Spain, La Manga Club is always playing host to a variety of golf, tennis and football tournaments. With 3 superb golf courses and state of the art golf and tennis academies there is nowhere better to host such events.
This month La Manga Club will play host to the International Womens Senior Golf Tournament. This will be held on the South championship golf course over a period of 3 days and it is anticipated that over 100 women will participate from all over Europe including the United Kingdom, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, France, Sweden and Finland.
La Manga Club is one of Spains most popular resorts and can be found on Spains Costa Calida. It is perfect for golfers, tennis players and family holidays in the sun. Like all things these days its is best to research who flies into the nearest airports to La Manga Club and below is some information about each company that offers flights to Murcia airport and in most cases Alicante airport too. Murcia is only 20 minutes away from La Manga Club and it is a very simple journey, Alicante just over an hour away and there are mainly 2 roads to follow with a couple of tolls along the way.
When you arrange your flights to the 5 star Resort of La Manga Club with its excellent sporting facilities, restaurants and rental properties, you will ideally need to book to arrive into either the newly enlarged Alicante airport or Murcias smaller airport of San Javier.
There is a huge selection of accommodation to choose from at La Manga Club from 1 bedroom apartments to 7 bedroom villas, and something to suit everyone's budget so choose location carefully as this will also influence your choice of car hire or airports transfers for your stay.
Murcia or Alicante airports are the closest to La Manga Club and are only twenty minutes or just over one hour away respectively. The cost of flights will vary of course depending on the time of year but the price you pay for your flights may help you to decide whether you require a car or taxi transfer from the airport 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.
The increases seen in the past few months are unprecedented and at the end of last month the rate of the Euro against the Pound topped the highest it has been for 7 years. This increase has a really meaningful impact on your holiday costs whilst you are at La Manga Club and in turn on your travel and accommodation costs.
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. Cabo de Palos market is always busy with locals and holidaymakers mingling every Sunday morning. You can find for sale all sorts of seasonal clothing, leather goods, fruit and vegetables so fresh you will not go to the supermarket again plus food stalls selling all the typical Spanish goodies we love so much, olives, fish, hams and a breakfast favourite churros and chocolate.
Alicante–Elche Airport, originally named El Altet, is the sixth busiest airport in Spain based on passenger numbers, and the main airport for the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia.
If you have travelled to La Manga Club via Alicante airport in the past be prepared for some changes as the airport has grown in size considerably and may be unrecognisable from what you remember from previous visits. This is now an ultra modern airport with state of the art facilities that can still be found in the same location within Alicante but has been enlarged to enable more passenger capacity. The design of the building is impressive from a far and with a large check in area and a larger baggage claim travel in the forthcoming busy summer months should result in a smooth journey and experience for everyone.
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.
The First Drop is in Bellaluz Square so just a 5 minute walk from The Last Drop and is open for breakfast from 9 am. You can choose from a full English breakfast to lighter bites.
The fabulous bodega in Los Belones close to La Manga Club is no more, a little sad as it always a great place to shop for wine however it has been transformed and the exterior of the buildings character has been retained with some barrels and stools placed outside so you can stop for a coffee or beer during the day with a drop by window. The biggest transformation is the inside which has been turned into a beautiful restaurant which is now called Pablo Guardiolas.
You will find Guardiolas on your left as you enter Los Belones, just before Via Romana, so parking is not a problem.
Pablo Guardiola, who can be seen regularly greeting his customers and friends, and Juani in the kitchen are the fourth generation of the same family who have been running their very successful restaurant in Los Nietos since 1934.
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. The second one is in the Bellaluz community square and is the smaller one of the two and is privately owned.
El Arbol has a large stock of everything you would need for your self-catering holiday including a fresh fish and fresh meat counter.