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Avoiding sunburn on Spanish holidays

This summer, Brits taking flights to Murcia and Alicante have been offered some advice on how to get the best from their break and avoid having their fun spoiled by tummy troubles and sunburn on a Spanish holiday.

According to research by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, of the thousands of people who take an annual two-week break in the sun, 81 per cent will fall ill, the Western Mail reports.

However, holidaymakers can avoid ruining their breaks by making preparations such as taking a first aid kit with basic medicines abroad.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain notes that those who rely on overseas medications can put their health at risk by failing to understand instructions on side-effects and dosage.

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Insurer offers tips for driving on Spanish holidays

An insurance company has offered tips to anyone planning to drive while enjoying a holiday in Spain this year.

Cooperative Insurance has aimed to highlight the importance of securing appropriate motor insurance for driving outside the UK and establishing how local rules and regulations vary.

Anyone who fails to take out a proper insurance deal while taking advantage of car rental in La Manga or driving their own vehicle on holiday in Spain could live to regret the resulting financial implications, the insurance firm has warned.

David Neave, director of general insurance at Co-operative Insurance, said: "Driving abroad might seem like a great way to save money and will add something a little more adventurous to their holiday.

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What to check before heading abroad

A large part of enjoying a great holiday is in the preparation - and it is perhaps even more important for those planning on driving while away.

Typical preparations that can go wrong for a family heading out of the country can range from leaving a passport at home to forgetting to pack swimming trunks. But if car hire in La Manga is on the agenda, then there are a few more items to add to the checklist.

One crucial aspect is the driving licence.

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Spanish holidays 'cheapest for road-trippers'

Tourists who are interested in taking a road trip can find the lowest costs for this kind of holiday in Spain it has been revealed.

The European country has the cheapest costs for driving on the continent according to findings in the Motoring on the Continent report, those considering car hire in La Manga might like to know.

Prices of both petrol and diesel are at the lowest in the eurozone. Petrol currently costs around £1 for a litre while diesel is priced at 94p, according to thisisbristol.

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Top five fears for driving abroad revealed

The most prominent fears that plague motorists when they dive abroad have been revealed in new research by the insurance firm Sheila's Wheels.

The most common concern that worries the UK driver overseas is the thought of having an accident, with 67 per cent of motorists being worried about this occurring.

Around 49 per cent of people who drive abroad are frightened at the prospect of driving on the other side of the road, while 46 per cent of Britons were faced with the fear of ending up lost because they are not able to enquire about directions in a foreign language.

The other two concerns in the top five are simply losing their way and variations on the rules of the road which are not familiar.

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Sainsbury's offers warnings for those driving abroad

Motorists who are planning on driving when they visit foreign shores should make sure that they have the correct insurance, Sainsbury's has advised.

It has been revealed that 17 per cent of people in the UK are planning to take their cars abroad during the forthcoming year.

Sainsbury’s car insurance manager, Joanne Mallon, commented: "When going on holiday, most people will remember to take travel insurance but we are concerned that some motorists are overlooking the need to ensure that their car journey is fully covered."

Ms Mallon also described how in Spain it is compulsory for drivers to carry a spare wheel and fan belt, which might be good advice for motorists planning Spanish holidays.

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Survey reveals British eating habits on holiday

With food from overseas growing ever more popular with British diners, one might think that holidaymakers would not be able to wait to sample these exotic cuisines at first hand.

Not so, according to a new study, which found that 69 per cent of Brits abroad still prefer to stick to dishes they would eat at home while abroad. discovered that 29 per cent of people regard the menu as a barrier, with 61 per cent having accidentally ordered the wrong meal.

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Water sports at La Manga Club

Holidays are all about enjoying the weather and then cooling off and on a La Manga Club Spanish holiday, you are perfectly position to do the latter.

La Manga Club is sandwiched between two seas: The Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor so there are ample opportunities to enjoy water sports on your break.

On the Mar Menor, try your hand to the skilful water sports of sailing and windsurfing, the gentle water and soft winds make the Mar Menor a safe environment for beginners.

Dinghy sailing courses are also available at nearby sailing schools, where holidaymakers can hire dinghies and wetsuits.

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Spanish holiday weather revealed

Britons contemplating a holiday in Spain this summer may be interested in a summer weather forecast for the region that has been released.

Costa Blanca News reveals that a long-term forecast released this week by the Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterraneo states that summer 2008 will be slightly cooler than usual in the months of July and August.

According to experts, high summer season will be humid and cool interspersed with short periods of "intense sunshine".

Also, those planning early summer holidays in Spain may be in luck with the weather if they travel during the coming weeks, as temperatures are expected to "soar".

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How to enjoy honeymoons in La Manga

Romantic couples looking to do a Wayne and Coleen and wed abroad can combine their honeymoon and wedding venue by marrying at La Manga Club.

At La Manga Club, romance is literally in the air, courtesy of the pine woods, scented jasmine and lemon trees.

According to

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