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Attend the Cante De Las Minas Flamenco Festival

Holidaymakers staying at La Manga Club this year will find no shortage of exciting events taking place over the course of the summer.

Kicking off on August 3rd 2010, the Cante De Las Minas Flamenco Festival promises to be an event that the whole family can enjoy and is a must for people keen to soak up some culture during their stay.

The event is sponsored by La Manga Club and is held in the nearby town of La Union, which is around ten minutes away from the resort.

One of Spain's most popular and authentic flamenco festivals, it features some of the country's best dancers and musicians.

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Cut costs 'by shopping around for currency'

People taking holidays in Spain can save money by shopping around for currency deals before leaving the UK, it has been claimed.

According to, travellers can make significant savings with a little preparation.

Kevin Mountford, head of banking at the organisation, said it is worth remembering that the best deals are rarely available at the airport.

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Start your little one on the path to athletics success

Parents holidaying at La Manga Club this summer can start their little ones on the path to sporting success by enrolling them in one of the resort's junior academies.

Double Olympic champion Daley Thompson has created a special course aimed at helping seven to 12-year-olds develop their athletics skills.

The programme runs for six consecutive days, with lessons taking place between 10am and 11:30am every day.

A number of special guest trainers are also taking part in the course, including former Gladiator Kate Staples and Olympic pole vaulter Nick Buckfield.

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Buy golf clothing and accessories at La Manga Club

Guests planning to take a golf holiday at La Manga Club will find a well-stocked golf pro shop located within the clubhouse building.

The store sells a wide range of high-quality clothing and equipment from a number of top brands.

In fact, the recently extended shop boasts one of the largest selections of golf wear in Spain.

Players will find clubs from manufacturers including Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, as well as footwear from Footjoy, Hi-Tec and Nike.

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Dine out in style at Amapola

Guests hoping to enjoy a delicious Mediterranean-inspired meal during their stay at La Manga Club may wish to consider booking a table at the resort's flagship Amapola Restaurant.

Located within Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe, the venue serves up food cooked with fresh, "designated origin products".

Holidaymakers dining here will have the opportunity to enjoy fish and seafood from the Mar Menor, ox meat from the Sierra de Guardarrama, rice from Calasparra, tomatoes from Mazarron and cured cheese from Zamora, among other things.

Executive chef Nicholas Cedro said the food is prepared in a way that respects the ingredients.

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'Save money' on holiday in Spain

There are a number of ways to save money on your next holiday to Spain.

This is according to Nick Trend, editorial director at, who said that if possible travellers should avoid the school holiday period when hotels tend to be busier and prices higher.

He noted that most state schools break up on July 23rd this year, going back at the start of September.

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Ryanair launches summer holiday seat sale

Budget airline Ryanair has launched a sale on flights to Spain and other destinations.

The carrier is releasing 500,000 tickets priced from £5 for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in June 2010.

Fares include taxes and travellers looking to bag a cheap flight to Spain or elsewhere must book before May 20th.

Stephen McNamara, a spokesman for the airline, commented: "Only Ryanair sells Europe's lowest fares with a no fuel surcharge guarantee.

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Visit the Thai Room Spa at La Torre

One of the best things about taking a holiday in Spain is having the opportunity to relax and unwind, leaving the stresses and strains of every day life behind.

As well as enjoying activities such as golf, tennis and swimming, guests holidaying at La Torre Resort in Murcia can indulge in luxurious treatments by visiting the Thai Room Spa.

There are a wide range of therapies on offer here, including massages, body scrubs and facials.

After a long day on the golf course, why not relieve muscle tension with a Thai Yoga Massage, which is a medium-pressure treatment with an emphasis on stretching.

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'Buy insurance' before taking a holiday in Spain

Travel insurance is a must-have for people taking holidays in Spain and elsewhere, it has been suggested.

Scott Gorman, Sainsbury's travel insurance manager, said it is vital that people buy cover before taking a break abroad.

He noted that regardless of where people are travelling to or how long for, they should ensure they have a policy before leaving the UK.

Furthermore, Mr Gorman pointed out that insurance is relatively inexpensive to buy.

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Flybe unveils winter schedule

Budget airline Flybe has unveiled its winter schedule for 2010/11.

Brits planning to book flights to Spain later this year may be interested to learn that the carrier is set to operate 3,214 flights a week on 143 key routes.

Mike Rutter, chief commercial officer at Flybe, said despite industry challenges over the last year, Flybe has been able to continue building its capacity.

"The diversity of our winter destinations is ideal for those wanting to book affordable business travel as well as those looking for short breaks over the autumn half-term and Christmas periods.

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