Easter at La Manga Club: Ways to enjoy your family holiday
La Manga Club is the ideal place to observe the diverse ways in which the region of Murcia celebrates Easter. In Cartagena the processions are both spectacular and exciting and considered to be of international tourist interest. In Murcia city and Lorca, they are unique and distinctly different with celebrations which are a real cultural treat. Easter is also a great opportunity to discover the historical and cultural richness of this region of Spain.
La Manga Club, 21st March 2018.- If you are thinking about spending Easter at La Manga Club, you will not be short of interesting and fun activities to do. The following recommendations are a guide to all the amazing events and activities to experience as a family in and around La Manga Club this Easter.
Easter in Cartagena: Of International Tourist Interest
Whether you are thinking of spending Easter at La Manga Club in the exquisite and luxurious Principe Felipe 5* Hotel or the stylish, comfortable and practical apartments at 4* Las Lomas Village, you cannot miss the opportunity to experience Holy Week in Cartagena.
Considered to be of international tourist interest, Easter in Cartagena is full of life from Friday of Sorrows (prior to Palm Sunday) through until Easter Sunday. This year, Holy Week in Cartagena will be celebrated from the 23rd March to the 1st April.
Four brotherhoods are responsible for the events which happen daily through the streets of Cartagena: The California, The Marraja, The Socorro and The Resucitado. A few of the most prominent processions during Holy Week are The Encuentro, which takes place in the early hours of Good Friday and the procession on Shove Tuesday which has a strong military feel. Here is a full list of all the ceremonies taking place over Easter in Cartagena.
Easter in the areas surrounding La Manga Club
Although Easter in Cartagena is undoubtedly one of the most famous in Murcia, La Manga Club is the ideal place to discover other celebrations happening within the region, such as Holy Week in Murcia city itself. Also declared of International Tourist Interest, it honours many sculptures by the famous artist Salzillo and are carried through the city. These processions are unique to Murcia and have their own specific style. In Lorca there are scenes from the Old Testament and the city processions include horses and chariots.
A short distance from the Resort is the small fishing village of Cabo de Palos. Here it is possible to witness the Christ of the Fishermen procession which takes place at night on Maundy Thursday. On the same night it is also possible to see processions in other small villages in the surrounding areas. These include El Algar, which has the moving Procession of the Silence and La Union, whose procession of Christ of the Miners has been declared of regional tourist interest.
Cultural visits to Cartagena
Easter is also a good time to discover and explore the hidden cultural corners of Cartagena. The town's website, Port of Cultures, informs you of all the guided tours, cultural activities, historic buildings, theatres and things that are going on over Easter. The Roman Theatre, The Fort of Christmas, the Panoramic Lift and The Refuge of the Civil War museum are just a few of the fantastic must-see sights. Also starting this month of April, new walking tours around the historical buildings of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), which are located in the headquarters of the Superior Technical School of Industrial Engineering (ETSII) and that previously housed the old Marinería Hospital. Some suggestions for all kinds of tastes and for places to visit with the family.
Junior Club: guaranteed fun for children
For those days that you don´t fancy leaving the complex, you can enjoy your holiday as a family at La Manga Club with lots of fun for everyone, especially youngsters. Situated in the Tennis Centre, the Junior Club is a place that children from 5 to 13 years can take part in daily activities in both the mornings and afternoons led by supervisors specially trained in childcare.
For Easter, the Junior Club has created an extensive programme of activities for children between 5 and 13 years, from 9.00 – 18.00, from the 23rd March to the 1st April. The youngsters of the family will be able to play detectives, show off their culinary skills with MasterChef or dress up as their favourite superheroes. Don´t forget crazy golf, sports games, a wide range of workshops and the traditional Easter egg hunt!
Play golf in Murcia
Although our golf and tennis academies are very popular with the kids that take place throughout the year, Easter is the perfect opportunity for parents to play their favourite sports too.
While the kids are entertained with the programmed activities at Junior Club, the adults of the family can test out their swing in any of the three golf courses at La Manga Club, recently named amongst the 40 Best Golf Courses in Spain. As well as this, Hotel Príncipe Felipe 5* and La Manga Club have been chosen various times as the Best Golf Hotel in Spain, proving it`s always an ideal destination for lovers of both golf and tranquility.
The West Course, South Course and North Course are also included in the list of the Best 40 Golf Courses in Spain.
Play tennis at La Manga Club
Tennis lovers will also find that La Manga Club is a great place to play. Its Tennis Centre has an incredible 28 courts (amongst other facilities such as a gym, pádel, bowls…) and has even been included in the list of the Best 75 Resorts in the World to play tennis, by the prestigious online publication Tennis Resorts Online.
The courts have seen some important tennis tournaments played and hosted some of the most key players, especially British ones, thanks to our agreement with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), which has made La Manga Club the Association's training headquarters outside of the UK.
Enjoy the Spa at La Manga Club
For the perfect end to a long day of golf or tennis, or simply to break away from routine and unwind, parents are invited to use the brilliant spa facilities that the Wellness Centre La Manga Club has to offer. This spa is one of the best equipped spas in Murcia, complete with more than 2000 square metres of facilities including a fitness centre – with a weekly programme of activities, a hydrotherapy zone, jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms and a heated pool, as well as a long list of health and beauty treatments.