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Tennis at La Manga Club

La Manga Club was recently named as the "best" choice of Spanish holidays for "sporty types".

According to the Telegraph, the resort is only 30 minutes drive away from Murcia airport and caters to adults as well as children wishing to improve their skills in tennis at its "excellent" tennis centre.

As well as attracting famous footballers and golfers, La Manga Club is frequented by many tennis stars and is the winter training base for the Lawn Tennis Association.

The Lawn Tennis Association is the governing body of tennis in the UK.

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History of La Manga Club

La Manga Club has functioned as a top quality holiday resort since its initiation more than thirty years ago.

The resort was born out of the hard work and vision of US entrepreneur Gregory Peters in the 1960s.

La Manga had already begun development as a resort during this time when Mr Peters saw its potential and began to make a number of property purchases on the Mar Menor coastline.

His initial project concerned developing a high-level tourist attraction golf course in the region and before long, 450 hectares of land became the La Manga Golf Course.

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Football at La Manga Club

Spain is well known for its attraction as a beach holiday destination. In fact, it was recently reported by Property-Abroad's Les Calvert that Spain is one of the top holiday destinations for Britons.

However, aside from the endless sunbathing that can be enjoyed on the country's miles of golden coastline, there is more to be experienced on a luxury holiday in Spain than simply tanning, sangria and paella.

Sport is another reason Britons take Spanish holidays.

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Murcia - tranquil shorelines and more

As one of Spain's 17 autonomous communities, Murcia is different to other self-governing districts in the country.

Unlike the majority of autonomous Spanish communities which have several provinces located in the same region, Murcia is wholly contained - however it is the region's magnificent mountain ranges and spectacular coastlines that make it really stand out.

Bordered by Andalucia, Almeria, Granada and Alicante, Murcia is a producer of olive oil, wine, fruits and vegetables and other crops.

Murcia is also recognised to be a major tourist destinations for visitors from the UK, Europe and around the globe.

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The beaches of Murcia

Spain's La Manga Club is a popular choice among holidaymakers with an active and adventurous constitution.

Sports such as scuba diving, tennis, cricket, football and golf are but a few of the activities that Britons on Spanish holidays can engage in while staying at the La Manga Club.

However, for individuals who prefer a more relaxed holiday, the Murcia region boasts hundreds of beaches perfect for travellers who wish to sunbathe and explore the sandy coves of the Costa Calida.

Murcia's coastline stretches out over 100 miles and more than 200 beaches lie between the seas of Mar Menor and the Mediterranean.

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Dive into a watersports holiday at La Manga

La Manga is a luxury holiday resort in Spain and while its many beaches make it perfectly equipped for those who wish to laze their days away with a good book and a fully charged iPod, its adventure sports facilities are second to none.

While it may be hard for holidaymakers to tear themselves away from the region's golden beaches, there is a world to be explored underwater and diving can be a great way to get acquainted with the Costa Calida.

Visitors to the La Manga Club Resort can discover the submerged secrets of the coast with Adventure Divers, a dive centre in the La Manga village of Las Lomas.

The centre is owned and run by Professional Association of Diving Instructors-accredited staff and offers a range of diving courses for different levels of experience, making it ideal for those on family holidays in La Manga.

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Learning and leisure at La Manga Club

Among the delights of a Spanish family holiday is the chance for everyone to enjoy leisure activities and soak up the sunshine at the same time. And one of the best things about jetting off to La Manga Club is the chance to get children excited about sport and physical activities, which provide both fun and fitness.

In fact, Cancer Research has found that people's attitudes towards body weight can stem from their habits at a very young age - meaning exercise and healthy living may be more important than ever. The charity suggests engaging in activities and sports as a family can really encourage children to be healthier in later life.

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New home for the famous Spike's Bar

The world famous Spike's Bar in La Manga has been fully refurbished and is back better than ever! However, don't go to Hyatt Hotel if you're looking for some top entertainment, as Spike's Bar has moved and is now enjoying its new home in La Plaza (to the right of Mulligans).

The bar has been offering the best live music for almost ten years but faced an uncertain future in December 2006. The old management of Spike's decided to close the establishment, but knowing its popularity with holidaymakers at La Manga Club, a new management team took the opportunity to move the iconic establishment to its new refurbished home.

In its new location at La Plaza the venue now offers two bars and the entertainment has gone from strength to strength.

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Where to eat in Murcia

Spain is well known for its many tasty contributions to the global cookbook.

Among the traditional epicurean delights available to those enjoying luxury holidays in Spain are paella, chorizo, Manchego cheese, olives, empanadas, turron, paprika, patatas bravas, rioja wine and of course lots of seafood.

Those who have been on family holidays to Murcia will already be aware that the cuisine in this region of Spain is second to none - however, they may not be aware that much of what they have eaten in Murcia has strong associations with the south-eastern region of Spain.

Paprika, capers, cheese, rice and apricots all have a distinct link with Murcia - Market Uno notes that capers have been a crucial part of Murcian cooking since the 16th century.

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Fun for all with family holidays at La Manga

The luxury five-star resort of La Manga is more than just one of the world's great golf and tennis resorts. La Manga offers plenty to keep younger visitors entertained, ensuring that the Spanish holiday destination remains the top choice for family holidays.

As one of the premier sports and leisure resorts in Europe, La Manga Club provides everything a family could ever need to prevent boredom from setting in. A range of sports including tennis on 28 grass, clay and hard courts, golf on three world-class championship golf courses, horse riding, squash, diving and much more should keep even those with the shortest attention span entertained.

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