History lovers planning a holiday in La Manga Club might be interested to learn of a few facts provided by one news provider.
The Euro Weekly News has drawn up a guide to Murcia, detailing "some of the facts and figures of this fascinating region".
According to the website, Murcia's dry and hot climate lends it more of a north African feel than that of southern Europe.
That impression becomes even more tangible when it is considered that the region was founded under the Arabic name of Madina Mursiya.
Holidays to La Manga Club could be among the preferred choices for British holidaymakers over the New Year period, after new research revealed Alicante is one of their favourite destinations.
Skyscanner examined the frequency with which certain locations were searched for on its search engine and found Alicante to be one of the top ten.
"Another Spanish city long popular with Brits, locals tend to start off the Nochevieja celebrations with a huge family dinner at home, after which the younger members hit the town for the night," said the firm.
It added that Plaza del Ayuntamiento in El Barrio is one of the best places to head to enjoy the party, with numerous discotheques staying open into the small hours.
Often known as the Little Sea, the Mar Menor is a natural phenomenon and the largest saltwater lagoon in Europe.
Covering an area of 170 square kilometres, Mar Menor, which borders La Manga Club, has a warmer temperature than the surrounding Mediterranean Sea and its wetlands are rich in wildlife.
Regularly described as the world's biggest swimming pool, Mar Menor is ideal for water sports and bathing. With calm shallow waters and a constant breeze, it is little wonder that Mar Menor is considered to be one of the world's best sailing destinations.
Located on the sunny Costa Calida in southern Spain, La Manga Club is the perfect base for holidaymakers that enjoy water-based activities.
Guests at La Manga Club can make use of the unspoilt waters of the Mar Menor, which is the largest saltwater lagoon in Europe and covers an area of 170 square kilometres.
Mar Menor is widely considered to be one of Europe's best sailing destinations and is also ideal for swimming, canoeing, jet-skiing and windsurfing.
Holidaymakers can take part in activities without the risk of being in the open sea and it is a perfect place for children to begin learning about nautical sports.
The Murcia Open Golf Tournament will take place at La Manga Club for the eighth successive time this year.
Kicking off on December 8th, the five-day programme is a must for golf enthusiasts, with some sensational prizes on offer.
Furthermore, there is an extensive companions programme of events available for non-golfers.
Prizes for the tournament are valued at over 8,000 euros and include luxury leisure breaks and state-of-the-art golf equipment.
Taking place next month, Murcia Open Tennis Tournament is a must for sports enthusiasts and promises to be a memorable event.
The tournament begins on December 8th and will be held at La Manga's 28-court Tennis Centre.
Prizes up for grabs include luxury tennis and leisure breaks and state-of-the-art equipment from Wilson.
In addition, a comprehensive companion's programme is also on offer to ensure that all guests are catered for.
The Spanish government has announced plans to make a massive investment in the country's tourism industry, it has been revealed.
Deputy prime minister Maria Teresa Fernandez said that 400 million euros would be used to modernise the tourism industry and make holidays in Spain even more appealing.
Tourism is responsible for 11 per cent of the country's gross domestic product and the government is keen for this figure to remain high, despite the credit crunch, eTurboNews reports.
In the first ten months of the year more than 51 million people visited Spain, representing a slight decrease on 2007.
If you're looking to honeymoon in a luxurious resort which enjoys year-round sunshine and has some of the best leisure facilities in Europe, then you may wish to consider a trip to La Manga Club.
Situated on the sunny Costa Calida and surrounded by unspoilt beaches and lush green scenery, La Manga Club is one of Europe's most appealing resorts and an ideal honeymoon destinaton.
Guests can do as much or as little as they like, with three championship golf courses, 28 tennis courts and a luxury health spa available all year round.
Furthermore, La Manga is an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and the cities of Cartagena, Murcia and Lorca, which are all within easy reach of the resort.
Holidaymakers looking to sample the very best Mediterranean cuisine on offer may wish to visit La Manga Club's Amapola Restaurant, which last month launched its new 'Con denominacion de origen' dining concept.
The new concept centres around souring the very best local produce available, including seafood from the Mar Menor, meat from the Sierra de Guardarrama and Murcian cheese.
Amapola's new menu has been developed by executive chef Nicolas Cedro, who has vast experience and considerable knowledge of the area's culinary traditions.
"Our new menu is extremely exciting.
With over 20 bars and restaurants, visitors to La Manga Club will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining.
There is something to suit everyone's tastes, with an array of global cuisine on offer.
Elegant and distinguished, the Amapola Restaurant serves up the very best in Mediterranean cuisine and offers stunning views of the resort's championship golf courses.
Those looking for something a little different can visit India Restaurant, which is located on the top floor spa building and offers authentic dining in a sophisticated and stylish setting.