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Discover the great outdoors in Spain

People taking holidays in Spain this year will find dozens of activities to enjoy during their stay.

One of the best things about taking a break in the country is having the opportunity to spend time outdoors and make the most of the stunning Spanish countryside.

Writing for, Nellie Huang noted that although Spain is renowned for its sun-soaked golden beaches, visitors will also find plenty of hills to walk and natural attractions to visit.

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Majority of people 'would consider volcanic ash insurance'

The majority of holidaymakers would consider taking out insurance against a natural disaster following the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Research carried out by Holiday Extras revealed that 73 per cent of people would think about purchasing protection.

The survey found that almost three-quarters of travellers usually buy insurance at least a month before their trip.

A further six per cent purchase cover between two and six days before their break, while one per cent leave it until the day before their departure.

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Explore Murcia by bike

Located in Murcia, La Manga Club is bordered on two sides by a national park and is within easy reach of Spain's Mar Menor lagoon, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

One way to explore the countryside surrounding the resort is to hire a mountain bike.

Biking La Manga provides a wide range of bicycles, as well as children's seats, trailers, helmets and locks, meaning the whole family can enjoy a day out together.

There are plenty of places to visit nearby, including Calblanque National Park, which is home to dozens of well-marked trails.

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Confusion 'leaves young holidaymakers short on cash'

Confusion over bank charges and transaction fees leaves many young holidaymakers short on cash, new research has revealed.

A recent study carried out by Opinion Matters on behalf of EZ Pay revealed that 13 million people have been stuck with no money during holidays to Spain and other destinations.

This problem has affected 50 per cent of people between the ages of 25 and 34.

Furthermore, a quarter of 35 to 44-year-olds admitted that they have called their parents to ask for an emergency money transfer in the past.

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Sample the local cuisine on holiday in Spain

People planning to take holidays in Spain this year will no doubt be keen to sample some of the delicious cuisine on offer in the country.

Writing for, Nellie Huang suggested that it is a great destination for culinary enthusiasts.

"Gastronomic travel is one of the best ways to uncover a country, especially so in Spain.

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Shape up at La Manga Club

If you're planning to get in shape this summer, then why not do it with the help of the experts by taking a break at La Manga Club?

A number of celebrity fitness camps will be running throughout the summer months, with expert trainers on hand to put you through your paces.

World-class coaches, including former pole vault champion and Gladiator Kate Staples, will be running courses from July 19th.

She will be joined by pole-vaulter Nick Buckfield and sessions will from run between 8.30am and 9.

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Take the kids to La Manga Club

Parents looking for a resort that will keep the kids entertained this summer may wish to consider taking a break at La Manga Club.

Located in Murcia, the complex is easily accessible for people travelling from the UK and boasts an extensive range of facilities that the whole family can enjoy.

A number of children's clubs and junior sports academies run through the summer months, as well as the resort's Funlandia family programme.

Some of the activities youngsters can enjoy while holidaying at La Manga Club include golf, tennis, swimming, sailing, snorkelling, canoeing and climbing.

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'Purchase insurance separately' when taking holidays in Spain

People planning to take holidays in Spain this summer have been advised that they can save money by purchasing their insurance separately.

Bob Atkinson, a travel expert at, said many airlines and tour operators try to lure travellers into taking out cover with one of their preferred insurance providers, but this is not always the cheapest option.

In reality, many of these policies are uncompetitive and do not suit individual circumstances, he noted.

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Paddy Power offers 'volcano ash betting'

Holidaymakers planning to take flights to Spain in the near future may be interested to learn that bookmaker Paddy Power is giving passengers the chance to place bets on whether or not they will be disrupted by the volcanic ash cloud that is currently hovering over Europe.

According to the Telegraph, the company has started taking bets on the closure of specific airports around the UK and in Ireland.

"Travellers can bet at odds of up to 20-1 to hedge against flight delays or cancellations, with Paddy allowing up to £2,000 of cover per customer per day – and £5,000 for wagers covering several days," the publication noted.

Bets are also open to those who are not taking flights to Spain in the near future, with a Paddy Power spokesman confirming that speculators can also try their luck.

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Dine out in style at La Manga Club

Guests holidaying at La Manga Club will find more than 20 bars and restaurants to visit around the complex.

There is a wide range of choice, with something to suit most tastes and budgets.

For a light bite to eat during the day diners can head to the Deli Cafe, which serves a delicious selection of salads, sandwiches and wraps throughout the day maybe remove this one.

Guests who want to sample some local cuisine can book a table at La Manga's flagship Amapola Restaurant.

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