La Manga Club might be the setting for many a golf holiday in Spain, but for six youngsters in Yorkshire, relaxation will be far from their minds when they take to the famous fairways next month.
The junior members at Willow Valley Golf will be taking part in the Junior Team Home Nations Championship at La Manga Club between December 17th and 22nd and are preparing themselves for a battle, Today's Golfer reports.
"We might be underdogs due to our higher handicaps, but we have already defied the odds by beating some established clubs in the nationals," said Chris Nuttall, junior organiser at Willow Valley.
The tournament at La Manga Club is one of the most prestigious for the under-18 age group, with Sky Sports cameras set to be beaming the action into the homes of UK viewers.
Those renting a car in Murcia this winter may be interested to learn that local authorities will be particularly vigilant in keeping dangerous drivers off the road.
Christmas is traditionally a time when many people will be attending parties and perhaps enjoying an alcoholic drink - and so the DGT traffic authority is aiming to increase its efforts to keep drunk drivers away from their vehicles.
According to TypicallySpanish.com, more than 710 officers will be deployed in the region, conducting 400 breathalyser tests a day until January 7th.
With its fantastic array of facilities, top-class restaurants, luxury health spa and enviable location, La Manga Club in Murcia is the ideal place for a honeymoon.
Couples will be spoilt for choice when it comes to sports and leisure activities, with everything from golf to relaxing facials on offer.
Furthermore, the club is an excellent base from which to explore the Andalucia region and newlyweds can make the most of their holiday by hiring a car via the La Manga Club website.
Couples can enjoy a candlelit dinner at the La Cala beach restaurant, or savour Mediterranean dishes cooked with the finest fresh ingredients at the renowned Amapola Restaurant.
With the gloomy British weather to contend with, it is little wonder that millions of people are planning to travel abroad over the festive season.
In a recent survey by travel firm Kayak, 43 per cent of Britons said they are planning to take holidays in Spain and other good-value destinations this winter.
Despite the economic downturn, it seems that people can't wait to escape, with 63 per cent of respondents planning to set off on their festive travels on December 22nd.
Almost half of people are travelling by car, with around a quarter of holidaymakers planning to journey by plane.
Holidaymakers staying at La Manga Club in January may notice some famous faces from the world of sport.
The resort is preparing to host the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School this January, from the 5th to the 16th.
Covered by Sky Sports, the event will see 160 top female golfers compete for the 30 places available in the 2009 Ladies European Tour.
Furthermore, amateurs who want to try their hand against the professionals can sign up for the Pro-Am competition, which kicks off on January 12th.
If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in luxurious surroundings, then look no further than La Manga Club.
Spa La Manga Club offers a number of relaxing body treatments, using water therapies to help guests unwind.
Guests can make use of the spa's energising herbal baths and even enjoy a relaxing massage under the Vichy shower.
Those with dry and dull skin can improve their circulation and be left with soft, radiant ski by indulging in one of the sumptuous body scrubs on offer.
Officials in Alicante have announced plans to construct four new car parks in the area.
The new car parks will be introduced as part of the PGOU Urban Plan for Alicante and will no doubt be welcomed by guests hiring a car at La Manga.
Two of the car parks will be located underground, at the Avenida Costa Blanca and in El Postiguet, with the others to be situated in Cabo de Huertas and Serra Grossa, Typically Spanish reports.
Authorities are also planning to create a new boulevard to the south of the city, along with a new seafront link between Playa San Juan to San Gabriel.
Britons taking holidays at La Manga Club will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of sports activities on offer.
One way to make the most of the glorious Spanish weather is to engage in some of the water-based activities available at La Manga.
With access to both the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor Europe's largest saltwater lagoon La Manga is the ideal base for those hoping to take to the water.
Activities on offer include sailing and windsurfing, as well as regular boat excursions and jet skiing.
British consumers are spending less on luxury items and food in order to save for their holidays in Spain and other foreign destinations, it has been revealed.
A recent survey by VisitBritain and Visit London found that 90 per cent of people are planning to spend less money this year. Of those surveyed, 80 per cent said they plan to spend less on food and 67 per cent said they aim to cut down on new clothes.
However, just 45 per cent of people said they are prepared to reduce the amount they spend on holidays.
Taking children away on holiday can often be a stressful exercise. However, selecting the right resort can mean that children are kept happy and entertained, and parents can have time to relax.
Families visiting La Manga Club will find that the resort caters for children of all ages and that boredom simply isn't an option.
Under-12s will have a whale of a time making friends and taking part in activities at the Junior Club, which is open all year round and offers a wide range of activities.