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La Manga, Spain

As the Summer is officially coming to a close Mark and I decided we needed to have some sort of vacay/mini break before the end of the season. For obvious reasons we haven't had a holiday this year like many of us and after our stay at the Caleia was a bit of a flop, to put it nicely! (you can read the post about it hereWe decided to treat ourselves to a night away at one of our favourite hotels not far away from us in La Manga.   

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We first stayed at the La Manga Club Principe Felipe way back in January for Mark's birthday. We really enjoyed our stay back then and it didn't disappoint at the weekend either. We had a standard room, which we didn't get an upgrade this time, but even so the room was spacious and comfy. We had a beautiful view overlooking part of the golf course with the mountains in the distance. It was perfect.

We spent Sunday afternoon relaxing around the pool, topping up our tans. The water to be honest was a bit chilly! I did brave it and go in, but I couldn't stay in for long haha! Well it is the end of September so I can't really complain. There was a lovely light breeze which made the temperature perfect for sunbathing and being able to switch off from things for a few hours was just what we needed.

We had of course a couple of coffees by the pool. If you follow my Instagram you would probably have noticed we are a bit partial to a coffee by the pool!

As the sun moved round we headed back to the room and had some wine and crisps on the balcony before getting ready for the evening. 

My Spanish Vida - La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

For dinner we strolled up to a lovely bar/restaurant literally five minutes walk from the hotel called La Barra. We've eaten there before in the past at lunchtime, but never in the evening. They have a really lovely outdoor seating area and when it gets dark the twinkly lights come on which makes it really pretty. The evening temperature was lovely, the food was gorgeous, we scoffed 3 courses which we hardly ever do. 

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

After a lovely restful sleep and filling up at breakfast we decided the next morning instead of heading straight home we'd take a detour and go for a drive through La Manga itself. We drove all the way to the end of La Manga and it looked so pretty with the Mar Menor on one side and the Med on the other, like a mini island pointing out to sea. We saw lot's of cool looking bar/restaurants that we definitely want to return too. The majority of them did look closed as it's coming to the end of the season and I guess with Covid it hasn't helped things much. A few did still look open and we're hopefully going to head back soon for lunch in the sun.

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

My Spanish Vida La Manga

La Manga and La Manga Club is definitely one our favourite places here and only about a 45 minute drive from where we are on the Alicante/Murcia border. Have you been to La Manga before? I would definitely recommend a visit if you haven't!

x Heather

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