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La Manga Club 'might be perfect for Fabio Capello'

If Fabio Capello is looking for a place to visit this year, the luxury holiday resort of La Manga Club might have everything he needs.

The destination has proven popular with England managers down the years, with Glenn Hoddle using it as the training camp for his squad ahead of the 1998 Fifa World Cup.

And now it has been suggested that soccer is not the only sport attracting Capello's attention, with Mirror Football reporting this week that he is a huge fan of golf.

La Manga has a strong reputation as a golfing holiday destination, being voted the best resort in Europe several times and having hosted numerous major competitions, such as the Spanish PGA Championships and the Spanish Open.

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La Manga Club gives England women "perfect boost"

The England under-19 women's football team's stay at La Manga Club last week has been described as giving them the "perfect boost" ahead of the elite qualifying round for this year's European Championship.

According to the Football Association's official website, their performance in the La Manga Ten Nation Tournament has left them in good stead for the competition, in which they are the reigning title holders.

England won all three of their matches in Murcia, defeating Denmark and Finland before rounding off the week with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Germany.

And they will next head off to Sweden to take on the losing finalists from the last European Championship in the second qualifying round of the 2009-10 tournament.

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Funlandia in the spotlight at La Manga Club

La Manga Club in Murcia has drawn attention to its upcoming Funlandia programme, which could provide an excellent option for those looking for family holidays in Spain next month.

The resort's official blog featured a post on the Easter holiday initiative that will see it add a host of child-targeted activities to its usual offerings between April 1st and 9th - many of which are free to residents of Las Lomas Village and Hotel La Manga Principe Felipe.

It included an excerpt from an article on

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La Manga Club attracts top U-19 women's footballers

La Manga Club played host to some of the best teams in under-19 women's football last week, with a number of the sport's European giants training at the famous venue.

Germany took on old rivals England on the resort's practice pitches, while Holland, Italy, France, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark also travelled to the Murcia destination to play some matches.

Between them, the teams represent all eight of the countries to reach the quarter-finals of the 2009 Uefa Women's Championship at senior level and together with the USA - who were also in attendance - three of the semi-finalists at the 2007 Fifa Women's World Cup.

La Manga Club is world-renowned for its football training facilities and has attracted some of the biggest domestic and international sides to its pitches over the years.

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Relax in style at Spa La Manga Club

Holidaymakers looking for a way to unwind during their stay may wish to consider booking a relaxing treatment at Spa La Manga Club.

There are a range of therapies on offer, with something to suit everyone, including energising Hawaiian massages and soothing hot stone treatments.

Guests can give their skin a pick-me-up by booking in for a revitalising facial.

The Deep Cleansing Facial helps to recover radiance and includes a gentle exfoliating peel and hydrating mask.

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Learn to scuba dive at La Manga Club

As well as exploring the stunning countryside that surrounds La Manga Club, guests can also discover the underwater world, by learning to scuba dive.

The resort is located beside the Mar Menor - Europe's largest saltwater lagoon - and holidaymakers will find a range of courses and excursions available.

Adventure Divers are based at Las Lomas Village from Easter until November. The team offers everything from scuba taster sessions to open water courses and children's lessons, with something to suit people of all ages and abilities.

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Millions of Brits 'planning holidays in Spain'

Millions of Britons are planning to take holidays in Spain and other sun-soaked destinations this year, according to new research.

A poll carried out by Lloyds TSB revealed that an estimated 35.6 million people will be jetting overseas for their main break in 2010, with many encouraged by the recent bout of cold weather in the UK.

Of those surveyed, 60 per cent intend to stay within Europe, while 12 per cent will be travelling to the US.

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Majority of holidaymakers 'prepared to use airport scanners'

British travellers are prepared to reveal all in the name of security, new research has revealed.

A poll carried out by Holiday Extras found that the majority of people taking flights to Spain and other destinations are in favour of airport body scanners.

Around 43 per cent of respondents claimed they would be happy to use one of the machines if selected by a security official.

Furthermore, 35 per cent of people said they find it hard to understand why people would be opposed to them.

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Enjoy water-based activities in Spain

If the idea of lounging by the pool or trying new activities appeals to you, then it could be time to book a flight to Spain and visit La Manga Club.

Located in Murcia, it is bordered by the Mar Manor - Europe's largest saltwater lagoon - and is the perfect place to enjoy water sports.

Some of the activities guests can try their hand at include snorkelling, jet-skiing and kayaking.

Holidaymakers can also hire their own boats and enjoy a day of sea fishing or sailing at their own pace.

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'Pack early' for holidays in Spain

People preparing to take a holiday in Spain have been advised not to leave all of their packing until the last minute.

Travel expert Jasmine Harman said the secret to clever packing is to do it in advance and to spend time thinking out outfit combinations so that the same thing can be worn more than once.

"A pretty summer frock can be dressed down with flip-flops and a bandana, or dressed up with big jewellery and heels," she explained.

Ms Harman said she once travelled to Thailand for three weeks and managed to cram all of her clothing into a cabin-sized case.

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