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'Shop around' for currency when taking holidays in Spain

Brits booking flights to Spain and taking a break at La Manga Club this year have been advised to do their homework and shop around for a good deal on foreign exchange.

According to, a person buying €1000 from Travelex at Heathrow Airport can expect to pay an average of £68 more than someone withdrawing euros on their debit or credit card.

Travel money expert Peter Harrison commented: "Using an appropriate product can save holidaymakers a packet and there are several different options available to savvy travellers.

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Rent a villa with a pool at the Mar Menor Resort

If the idea of waking up every morning and taking a dip in your own private pool appeals to you, then you may wish to consider renting a villa at the Mar Menor Resort in Murcia.

With more than 924 properties dotted around the complex, there is something available to suit everyone.

Villas are available with two, three and four bedrooms and are furnished to an exceptionally high standard.

Air conditioning units are provided, as well as televisions, DVD players, dishwashers, washing machines and microwaves.

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Stock up on golf wear at La Manga Club

As well as three championship courses, a clubhouse and a driving range, La Manga Club in Murcia is also home to its own golf store.

Players will find a wide range of goods on offer, including clubs by Callaway, Titleist and TaylorMade.

A selection of golf wear is also available, with brands such as Ashworth, Cutter and Buck, Burberry Golf and Lacoste on offer.

In addition, guests can stock up on accessories, gloves, tees, balls and shoes.

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Have a light bite at La Manga

As well as several restaurants, guests holidaying at La Manga Club will find a number of cafes and poolside bars offering snacks during the day.

For a light bite to eat at lunch, the Deli Cafe is the perfect option, with its spacious terrace and pleasant views. It also sells a selection of essential groceries and meats, which means self-catering guests can stock up and prepare their own snacks.

Elsewhere, the Tie Break is a great place to enjoy a refreshing drink after a hard game of tennis, while Bar 37 offers light lunches and golf course views.

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Dine somewhere new every night at La Manga Club

With more than 20 bars and restaurants to choose from, guests holidaying at La Manga Club can eat somewhere new every day if they wish.

There is something to suit all tastes and budgets, with each venue offering its own unique style of food.

For tasty Mediterranean cuisine, guests can head to La Manga's flagship Amapola Restaurant, which is home to a stunning terrace and serves up a selection of meat and fresh fish.

Elsewhere, Uncle Sam's American Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a family meal in casual surroundings, while La Bodega offers fine wine and tapas dishes.

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Average holiday handbag contents 'worth £1,100'

Brits have been urged to take out an adequate travel insurance policy before taking a holiday in Spain or elsewhere this year.

The warning comes after a recent survey by Sheilas' Wheels revealed that the average holidaymaker carries a handbag with contents worth £1,100.

Of those polled, eight per cent said they have credit cards with an available limit of at least £10,000 in their purse.

Furthermore, it was found that the average makeup kit is worth more than £100.

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Travel insurance 'is a must when holidaying in Spain'

Travel insurance is essential when taking a holiday in Spain or elsewhere.

This is according to Paul Thilo, vice-president of Direct Travel Insurance, who said people should view it as an vital purchase.

He noted that the cost of a good policy is very small compared to the expense involved in replacing lost luggage or paying for medical bills.

"I would advise those who are planning a holiday to consider carefully what they wish to be covered for, even if they are travelling on a shoe string," Mr Thilo commented.

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Explore the local restaurants while holidaying at La Torre

As well as the restaurants within the resort, guests holidaying at La Torre Resort will find several eateries to explore within the locality.

There is something to suit all tastes and budgets nearby, including La Tropical Restaurant in Los Alcazares, which serves up a range of rice dishes, as well as tapas and fresh seafood.

For an alternative to Mediterranean cuisine, guests can head to the Otomatua Restaurant in Los Narejos. Diners will find Chilean and Indian food on offer here.

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Dine in style at La Torre Resort

When it comes to dining, those holidaying at La Torre will find no shortage of places to choose from.

There are numerous venues, meaning holidaymakers can try somewhere new every day.

For a buffet-style dining experience, guests can head to La Encina, which boasts a terrace overlooking the golf course and serves up everything from salads to sushi and smoked salmon.

Elsewhere, the Acacia Italian Restaurant offers a selection of pizzas, pasta dishes and risotto, while the Gingko Club specialises in Japanese cuisine.

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Soak up the sunshine at La Torre Resort

As well as lounging around by the pool, holidaymakers staying at La Torre Resort in Murcia can also explore some of the nearby beaches.

There are dozens of places to choose from, including the Mar Menor, which is Spain's largest saltwater lagoon and is the perfect place to take a dip or enjoy water sports activities.

Holidaymakers will also find plenty of beaches to explore along the sun-soaked Costa Calida, including the two sandy stretches of coastline at Lo Pagan and the beach at Santiago de la Ribera.

For a family day out, why not head to the resort of Los Alcazares, which has a large promenade and dozens of shops, bars and restaurants.

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