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Golf resorts in Murcia

Located in the south-east of Spain, Murcia enjoys warm temperatures all year round and is widely considered to be one of Europe's top golf destinations.

Holidaymakers are spoilt for choice when it comes to resorts and courses, with dozens to choose from.

For the ultimate experience, golf enthusiasts may wish to consider taking a break at La Manga Club, which boasts a wide range of exceptional sports and leisure facilities.

It has scooped dozens of awards in recognition of its facilities over the years and has been named as Europe's leading golf resort on three occasions.

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Explore Murcia this summer

Located in the south-east of Spain, Murcia is one of the country's most popular destinations.

The region basks in sunshine for more than 300 days a year and boasts dozens of cultural and natural attractions.

As well as being bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, it is also home to Europe's largest saltwater lagoon - the Mar Menor, which is popular with water sports enthusiasts on account of its shallow depth and warm temperatures.

The city is approximately a 45-minute drive away from La Manga Club and boasts several impressive attractions, including the Romea Theatre and cathedral.

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Take a horseback excursion while on holiday in Spain

Holidays are the perfect time to try new things and break from routine. Guests staying at La Manga Club will find no shortage of ways to fill their day, with dozens of sports and leisure activities to enjoy.

A great way to see the area surrounding the resort is to book a horseback excursion and explore the countryside at a relaxed pace.

The nearby Rancho de la Fuente riding stables offer a range of guided rides, with many taking in the golden beaches and walking trails of the Calblanque National Park.

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Holiday in style at Mar Menor Resort

Families planning to escape the bleak UK weather and take a holiday in Spain this year may wish to consider a break at Mar Menor in Murcia.

One of Spain's finest holiday complexes, it basks in sunshine for more than 300 days a year and has an extensive range of sports and leisure facilities.

The five-star Intercontinental Hotel boasts 57 deluxe rooms, as well as a number of executive suites and a royal suite.

Furthermore, the resort also features 924 villas, 184 townhouses and 1,150 apartments, meaning that there is an accommodation option to suit everyone.

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Enjoy the Thai Room Spa at La Torre

As well as enjoying the sports facilities on offer at La Torre, guests can also indulge in some pampering by visiting the exclusive Thai Room Spa.

A range of sumptuous treatments can be booked by holidaymakers, with gift certificates also available for purchase.

The signature Thai royal massage is the ideal option for guests who want to unwind after a long day on the golf course. Other treatments on offer include the jamu massage and the Thai room reflection.

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'Take a mix of cash and plastic' on holiday to Spain

Holidaymakers taking flights to Spain and elsewhere should take a combination of cash and credit cards with them, it has been suggested.

Sarah Munro, head of Post Office Travel Services, said that by doing this travellers, can ensure they are prepared for all eventualities.

"It is important to carry some cash to pay for taxis and drinks and in many destinations, it will be needed to buy goods," she commented.

Ms Munro noted that holidaymakers can also apply for prepaid currency cards, which can be loaded with euros and used in the same way as a debit card.

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British holidaymakers 'opt for cash'

More than half (52 per cent ) of Britons opt for cash as their primary payment method when on holiday in Spain and elsewhere, it has been revealed.

Research published by Santander found that just five per cent of people use traveller's cheques.

Of those polled, 47 per cent said they withdraw at least three-quarters of their weekly holiday spending money from ATMs.

Vim Maru, director of retail products at the organisation, commented: "Some may find this research surprising - with so many Britons relying on cash when they are abroad – and the once ubiquitous traveller's cheque is only as popular as the foreign currency account.

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Majority 'in favour of fat tax on flights to Spain'

The majority of people are in favour of the introduction of a tax for overweight passengers on flights to Spain and elsewhere, it has been revealed.

Research carried out by travel search site Skyscannner found that 76 per cent of people would like to see large travellers charged more.

The company's director and co-founder Barry Smith said that so-called fat taxes are a sensitive issue for airlines.

He noted that on one hand, it is not unreasonable for carriers to charge passengers more if they take up two seats.

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Stay in luxury at Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe

Located in Murcia, Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe is the ideal destination for Brits planning a luxury holiday in Spain this year.

The five-star property boasts 192 elegantly furnished rooms and suites, as well as an exclusive royal club, which offers guests a number of exclusive benefits.

These include VIP access to Spa La Manga Club, complimentary refreshments in the lobby bar, internet access in the business centre, a daily newspaper and a nightly pre-dinner cocktail, among other things.

Royal club rooms come decorated to an exceptionally high standard and are equipped with televisions, speakerphones, dataports, and LCD televisions.

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Discover the Mar Menor

As well as exploring La Manga complex and enjoying all of the activities on offer there, guests will also find a number of attractions to visit outside.

One natural feature that draws millions of people to the Murcia region annually is the Mar Menor.

Also known as the little sea, it is Europe's largest saltwater lagoon and the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing dip or some water-based activities.

The Mar Menor is much warmer than the surrounding Mediterranean and is no more than six metres deep at any point.

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