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.
Individuals and families living in the UK are generally unwilling to give their Spanish holidays this year, it has been suggested.
Frances Tuke from the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) has insisted that Britons tend to be very reluctant to forego a holiday they had planned because of financial hardships.
The British economy has hit relatively hard times in recent months but many thousands of people from across the country still look set to find the cash for a holiday in Spain at some point this summer.
"We know from previous recessions and difficult times that holidays are the last things that people are prepared to give up.
Holidays in Spain are still proving extremely popular with British tourists despite the fact that their finances are being increasingly squeezed as the year goes on, it has been claimed.
According to comments from a spokesperson for the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), the demand for Spanish holidays has not diminished despite the UK's economic downturn.
Frances Tuke from Abta has said that while there were some fears that the weakening of the pound against the euro could see less people travelling from the UK to Europe, these worries have proved to be largely unfounded.
"The industry is performing extremely well all over really but it's performing particularly well to mid-haul and long-haul destinations," Ms Tuke aded.
Tourists who enjoy a little sports on holiday have been warned not to indulge their passions after having a few drinks.
In the hot summer sun of La Manga, a refreshing alcoholic drink might be perfect for a leisurely lunchtime - but it is not the best preparation for a game of tennis, Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society (Meas) has suggested.
The group warned that playing any sports while under the influence of alcohol can heighten the risk of injury.
"When people head off on holidays they often do not consider the possible affects a cocktail of sun and alcohol can have on them," said Fionnuala Sheehan, chief executive of Meas.
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.
French people taking holidays in Spain this summer are set to spend marginally less than they did last year, new figures suggest.
Ipsos-Europ Assistance spoke to 3,500 people across Europe and found that the average family holiday budget is 2,206 euros (£1,748).
However, holiday spending among French households is down four per cent on 2007, the Connexion reports.
Nevertheless, the percentage of French people who are planning summer breaks remains higher than the European average.
Only 40 per cent of couples from the UK who go on holiday together do not have arguments, according to a survey by trivago.co.uk.
Around 17 per cent of tiffs which take place are because of the jealousy of one of the partners, while simple issues such as the weather result in 16 per cent of squabbles.
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.
Golfers are getting ready to participate in the Diners Club World Corporate Golf Challenge in La Manga it has been reported by the Khaleej Times.
The team who will be representing the United Arab Emirates in the golf competition will include Martin Lambert, Robert Holtkamp, Sheena Holtkamp and Jacqui Allinson, those tourists who are planning a Spanish holiday in La Manga might like to know.
Mr Lambert, a golf veteran with much experience of playing in La Manga, commented: "Sheena and Jacqui are two of the best lady players in the UAE and weve got Rob whos pretty good as well. Hopefully Ill be able to support them in any way I can.
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.