Murcia is an idyllic destination and the ideal option for those looking to soak up some winter sunshine.
That is the opinion of travel writer Adam Steel of the Sunday Sun, who described Murcia as "the place for lazy days in the sun".
According to Mr Steel, a trip to Murica is not complete without a dip in the famous Mar Menor at La Manga.
As Europe's largest saltwater lagoon, the Mar Menor is a divers' paradise and is around six degrees C warmer than the surrounding waters of the Mediterranean.
The eliminatory round of the Davis Cup tennis tournament is to be held in the Spanish resort of Benidorm, it has been revealed.
According to news source Typically Spanish, Benidorm will be the location for matches between Spain and Siberia, between March 6th and 8th.
Spanish captain Albert Costa has reportedly expressed his approval at the match being played at sea-level.
Meanwhile, those looking to brush up on their own tennis skills can head to the nearby La Manga Club, which is home to 28 multi-surface tennis courts.
Britons looking to escape the chilly winter weather and enjoy a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day may wish to consider a break at La Manga Club in Spain.
Couples can enjoy a gourmet meal in one of the resort's fine restaurants or perhaps indulge in some relaxing spa treatments.
A number of great-value deals are currently on offer and couples can also make the most of the resort's exceptional sports and leisure facilities, which include three championship golf courses and 28 multi-surface tennis courts.
In related news, a number of airlines slashed their fares on flights to Spain, with Ryanair, bmibaby and easyJet announcing price cuts last week.
Jo Pritchard is currently enjoying her time on the fairways of La Manga's championship courses, but it is far from a golf holiday in Spain for Pontypool's finest.
The professional is currently in fifth spot after the final pre-qualifying round for the Qualifying School at La Manga Club, having finished on 72 in two consecutive rounds.
Five of her compatriots are also in the top 50, which bodes well for Welsh women's golf going into the final qualifiers.
The Q-School represents the final chance for women to get on to the European tour.
A relaxing holiday to La Manga Club could be even more attractive to British holidaymakers, as the results of a new survey reveal how stressed people in the UK really feel.
More than 1,300 adults were polled by Keycamp in a study which revealed that one in ten Britons feel they are constantly "in work mode".
A quarter of respondents revealed that they are only able to escape the pressures of daily life when they head off on holiday, but even then one in five admit they can struggle to adjust to the break in routine.
Keycamp's head of sales and marketing Dave McKenna said that the 'work hard, play hard' ethos is particularly resonant at present.
Holidaymakers hiring a car in Spain may be happy to hear that Spanish roads are becoming even safer.
Statistics released by the country's government revealed a 20 per cent drop in motoring-related fatalities in 2008 compared to the year before.
This figure was made even more remarkable given that the number of cars on Spanish roads shows no sign of dwindling, with 20 per cent more vehicles in use than in 2003.
Typically Spanish reports that the toll is the lowest since 1964, though it noted that the figures do not account for those who die more than a month after accidents nor those who died in urban areas.
Families on holidays in La Manga Club will be able to see the latest member of the family at Fuengirola Zoo if they head to the attraction.
Renting a car in La Manga might be one of the best ways to get the facility, which has just welcomed a new chimpanzee.
Called Noelia, the new arrival took everybody at the zoo by surprise - not least her mother, who is of an advanced age, the Euro Weekly News reports.
Noelia is the latest addition to the zoo following a pair of baby gibbons, a Sumatran tiger and a pygmy hippopotamus.
Britons looking for some post-Christmas pampering may wish to visit La Manga Club in Spain, which is home to its own luxury health spa.
A stylish and spacious facility, Spa La Manga Club prides itself on offering an exceptional level of service and paying attention to detail.
The spa offers a range of sumptuous signature treatments, which include natura bisse facials, diamond facials and Hawaiian massage.
A full range of nail services are also available, using exclusive Jessica Nail System products.
With the festive season over it's time to get back in shape and prepare for the year ahead.
Those looking to burn off the excess calories they consumed over Christmas may wish to consider a trip to La Manga Club in Spain.
Situated in the sunny Murcia region, La Manga is the ideal place to get in shape and with 28 multi-surface tennis courts, three championship golf courses and a state-of-the-art health and fitness centre, guests will be spoilt for choice.
La Manga is bordered on two sides by a national park and guests can also keep fit by exploring the surrounding countryside.
Hiring a car in La Manga offers a great way of seeing more of the Murcia region at a pace that suits oneself.
However, it could also provide the opportunity for one of the less celebrated by-products of travel - carsickness - to take hold, unless sensible steps are taken when heading out on to the road.
Car insurance provider esure has therefore issued a number of tips that could help reduce the risk of feeling queasy while behind the wheel, including avoiding heavy meals and ensuring air conditioning is set to a comfortable level.
The firm recently commissioned research which found that ways of keeping children entertained, such as providing them with portable consoles or DVD players, can actually increase the chances of feeling ill when on the move.