An irresistible combination of sport, spa and sunbathing helped contribute to an action-packed ‘Summer of Plenty’ for holidaymakers from all over Europe at Spain’s famous La Manga Club this year.
Couples and families from no fewer than 55 different countries headed to the exclusive holiday, sports and leisure destination resort in Murcia, south-east Spain, during the school summer holidays to take full advantage of the award-winning facilities available.
Figures announced by the resort for July and August revealed that nearly 2,000 families stayed at La Manga Club during the busiest period of the year, with some 5,000 children taking part in the array of junior camps on offer.
Over the same period, golfers rented out 4,200 golf buggies while playing La Manga Club’s three golf courses and hit a staggering 237,500 golf balls on the driving range.
Things were just as busy on the tennis front, with the resort’s expert team of coaches giving 1,400 individual lessons to people aged from three to 85, while the five-star Spa La Manga Club performed nearly 1,500 spa treatments.
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