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FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about La Manga Club:

Check In and Check Out. Your accommodation at La Manga Club is available to you from 4.00 pm on the day of your arrival until 10.30am on your day of departure. 

Air Conditioned accommodation at La Manga Club. Air-conditioning (heating in the cooler months) is standard in all properties at La Manga Club and is included in the price you pay for all accommodation.

Emergency calls within La Manga Club. Should you or any of your party require an ambulance or any emergency medical treatment, please contact the main Club switchboard or Security, who will be able to assist. The telephone switchboard operators and/or your on site management company speak excellent English.

Pets.  Pets are not allowed in the self catering villas and apartments at La Manga Club at any time.

Cashpoint machines. There are cash points at Las Sabinas and the main road out of La Manga Club. At local banks you may be required to show your passport for any over the counter bank transactions.

Bed Linen & Towels. All bed linen (sheets and blankets or duvets) and bath towels are provided in your La Manga Club accommodation and we hire pool towels for you gratis unless you are informed otherwise or your stay is less than 5 nights. 

Internet.  Most properties have internet connection, a very few of which charge for use as highlighted in the property details. Alternatively if you have your own lap top you can access the internet in the Hotel Principe Felipe reception, but you will be required to purchase a security code which will give you access for 24 hours or go to the telephone exchange.  Many bars offer free wi-fi.

Baby Sitting. Baby sitting can be arranged at La Manga Club. Your Management Company may be able to assist with baby sitting. Additionally, the La Manga Childrens Club is open 7 days per week in high season and 5 days per week at all other times - Monday to Friday. You can book your child aged 3 months - 12 years for an all day or morning/afternoon session. The hours of opening are 9 am until 6 pm. Please ask for rates.

Bike Hire. Bike hire is available through the La Manga Activity Centre. There are some great bike routes in and around La Manga Club to suit all levels of ability. During certain times of year the activity centre organises some escorted bike hire rides.

Car Parking. All of the apartment and villa communities at La Manga have dedicated parking for your car. There is typically no central car park but each community will have an area or areas very close to your accommodation where you can park your car. There are security barriers in and out of La Manga Club so your car should be secure. You can rent a car from Murcia Aiport or Alicante Airport or arrange for the car to be delivered to you at La Manga Club.

Post. There are regular collections of mail from La Manga Club and there are post boxes at various locations throughout La Manga Club. The main post office is near the supermarket in the Las Sabinas Commercial Centre on La Manga Club.

Chemist. There are 2 chemists at La Manga Club, one in La Plaza close to the tennis centre. The other chemist is just off Bellaluz Square at La Manga Club. The chemist at Bellaluz Square is also dispensary chemist and is open 7 days a week (Sunday mornings only).

Childrens Activities at La Manga Club There is a very extensive range of childrens activities at La Manga Club. The arranged activities and holiday academies are designed for children of all ages including teenagers. For children aged 3 months to 12 years there is a Childrens Club, located next to the tennis centre and staffed by qualified personnel. During high season, childrens Club is open 7 days a week; at all other times, the childrens club opens from Monday to Friday only.

Getting around La Manga Club and the area. Guests wanting to explore the area should either hire a car or bicycle for their stay or many resort facilities are within walking distance. A local bus service runs outside the Club, which will take you to La Manga strip from the local towns of Los Belones to Cartagena. There is also a local taxi service situated at La Manga Club. The taxi company will provide fixed rate taxi fares to all local area towns, beaches and attractions.

Currency. Euros are the currency used in Spain. All the banks at La Manga Club offer a foreign exchange facility and will convert currency for you. All of our accommodation prices on this website are shown in GBP £ sterling currency.

Dentist. There is a dental practice at La Manga Club. The contact details of the dentist and the nearest available emergency dentist, please see the Information booklet, which will be in your property at La Manga Club.

Deposit Safes. The majority of the self catering villas and apartments at La Manga Club do not have a deposit safe box installed, but a few do have a safe. If, on arrival, you find that the property in which you are staying has a safe, please refer to your Management Company, who will be able pleased to arrange for you to access the safe during your stay.

Do I need a Car at La Manga Club? We do recommend that you rent a car to really enjoy the benefits that the La Manga Club area has to offer. There are numerous towns and local villages and some fantastic beaches at La Manga Del Mar Menor which are worth a visit too. You can arrange taxis but if you are flying into Alicante Airport or Murcia Airport the cost of car rental in comparison to a taxi transfer is sometimes nominal. Whilst you do not always need a car at the club unless you are staying in one of the outlying communities or want to drive to La Cala beach, please note that the only bus service operating within the resort is for hotel and las lomas guests only. You may park your car rental vehicle very close to all accommodation.

Do I need a Passport for La Manga Club in Spain? You will need a valid passport with you for your visit to La Manga Club in Spain. Please ensure that your passport is valid for up to at least six months after your date of return. Some banks and shops still require you to show a valid passport when purchasing goods. The passport acts as photo identification in conjunction with your credit card.

Do the properties at La Manga Club have a Balcony or Terrace? Most of the villas and apartments at La Manga Club will have either a balcony or a terrace, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please refer to the description of each individual property for further details as this will include detailed informatio concerning the layout and design of the villa or apartment. PLEASE TAKE CARE WITH SMALL CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES.

Is there a Doctor at La Manga Club? Details of how to contact a Doctor should you need one during your stay at La Manga Club should be found in your apartment or villa information pack. If you need to make a claim against your holiday insurance for the cost of a Doctor's treatment, please ensure you request a receipt of all payments made.

Does La Manga Club have a beach? La Manga Club has its own attractive small beach onto the Mediterranean Sea at La Cala; a cove set against a stunning backdrop of cliffs. During the summer months it offers a full range of facilities. There is also La Manga del Mar Menor, which offers some great sandy beaches, with calm warm water, within a 10 / 15 minute drive of the Club. La Manga Club beach is called La Cala beach and has a great seafood restaurant, aptly named La Cala Restaurant, which is open from the end of May until September. When the restaurant is open the hotel courtesy bus operates to and from the beach at regular intervals but please note this is for hotel and Las Lomas guests only. If you want to drive to the beach there is a parking area at the top of cliff with access to the beach via flights of steps which lead down to it. Please note that, without transport, it is a long (hot!) walk from the centre of the resort to the beach.

Drinking Water at La Manga Club. We do not advise you to drink water straight from the tap at La Manga Club. Bottled water is available from the supermarkets. There are 2 supermarkets at La Manga Club, the larger supermarket close to the tennis centre offers free same day delivery service, so if you are stocking up on drinking water this service will certainly help.

DVD and Video players. Many of the self catering villas and apartments will have a DVD or video player as standard within the property, You can also rent DVDs from the mini deli at La Manga Club.

Golf Competitions at La Manga Club.  In Spain Golfers with a handicap certificate can enter into the three weekly golf competitions at La Manga Club. These competitions are organised by the La Manga Club Golf Administration and are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We recommend that golf tee times are booked in advance, however if you are flexible with your golf tee time requirements your can arrange these when you arrive at La Manga Club. If not, La Manga Direct is happy to assist golfers with booking their tee times in advance. Please note that payment is then made directly to the La Manga Club Golf Adminsitration.

Guest Information. Please note that revised laws now require managing agents to provide guest information to the Guardia Civil so passport details will be scanned locally. Gymnasium at La Manga Club. There are two very well equipped gyms at the Club, one at the Tennis Centre and the other is part of the Spa at La Manga Club. These are both available for everyone staying at the Club to use, but there is a daily entrance fee for both. The spacious gymnasium at the Spa La Manga is fitted with extensive range of equipment such as rowers, static bikes, cardio machines. The gymnasium also has a wide range of strength machines and free weights.

Hair Dryer. Your accomodation at La Manga Club should have a hairdryer, but if a hairdryer is an essential item for you, we would recommend that you take your own, just in case! Remember to bring an adaptor though.

Health and Beauty Salon.  La Manga Club boasts a Wellness Centre, complete with Beauty Salon, 13 treatment rooms, including couples rooms, with deluxe spa suites, spacious gymnasium and state of the art fitness studio, jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and indoor swimming pool. Visit the Spa to book and check prices.

Horse Riding. The nearest riding stables to La Manga Club are located just outside Los Belones which is only a 5 minute drive or so. Rancho de la Fuente has a great selection of about 40 horses to suit all levels of horse riding ability. Horse riding can be booked upon arrival, please visit the horse riding stables and chat to the staff who will let you know what horse riding activities are scheduled during your holiday. This will also give you a chance to discuss your level of horse riding ability and to see and meet the horses. Lessons can also be booked.

How big is La Manga Club? La Manga is like a small town, set in over 1400 acres on the Costa Calida. The accommodation is set up like a big village, with about twenty different property communities. There is no main central area although Bellaluz Square has a few shops and restaurants and the tennis centre area has a good selection of restaurants and shops within a few minutes walk.

How do I book golf tee times at La Manga Club? You can book your golf tee times, private golf lessons and the Golf Academy courses directly with the golf club at La Manga Club or we can help if necessary. There are 3 golf courses at La Manga Club, you need a handicap certificate to play on the South Golf Course, but you an play the North Golf Course and the West Golf Course without a handicap certificate.

How do I book the Football Coaching Academy at La Manga Club? The Football Coaching Academy at La Manga Club is suitable for children, both girls and boys aged up to 15. The La Manga Coaching Academy is open to both boys and girls and all ability levels. Coaching sessions are primarily designed to improve key footballing skills, however, the sessions are specifically fun orientated and stress the acquisition of social skills and confidence. This approach ensures that each child has a rich and rewarding experience, whilst learning and improving their footballing skills. La Manga Direct can assist you with your booking only if you have booked your accommodation though us, lalthough often it is easier for you to liaise directly. There is the option to combine sport packages for those children wishing to participate in more than one academy in the same week. The academies run at different times so children can participate is as many different academies as they wish. Please follow the Football Academy link below for details and cost saving of booking more than one academy coaching course.

How often is the accommodation at La Manga Club cleaned? Cleaning in the self catering villas and apartments is as follows: Up to 9 nights – Your accommodation will be cleaned prior to arrival, with clean linen and towels for each person. Over 9 nights your accommodation will be cleaned on the 7th day/multiple thereof (or by prior agreement) and when you leave. Mid-stay cleans can be organised at your request at an additinal agreed rate.

Insects. As Spain is a very hot country, it is inevitable that there will be insects of some sort during your stay. We recommend that you take a good mosquito repellent with you and that you empty your rubbish bins at least once a day, in order to avoid an insect infestation. Please do NOT leave food out on display, which will encourage insects into the property. Insect powder can be purchased at both of the on site supermarkets which is a very effective deterrent to insects.

Who are the Management Company at La Manga Club? Your Final Holiday Confirmation will provide you with details about your on site Management Company, who will be responsible for looking after your property, whilst you are on holiday at La Manga Club. If you have any problems or issues during your stay, telephone numbers will have been advised to you for daytime and emergency use and should be on display within the property.

Minimum Age to stay at La Manga Club At least one member of the party should have a minimum age of 21. Minimum Number of nights you will be Charged The minimum number of nights to be paid for, for any stay less than one week, is four nights. You may stay less than four nights but will be charged the four night price. this allows owners to cover the cost of cleaning and maintenance of the property for each stay. In school holidays most properties require a minimum stay of one week, from a Saturday to Saturday, unless a last minute arrangement.

Nearest Hospital to La Manga Club The nearest hospital to La Manga Club is at Cartagena, approximately 20 minutes away. If you require an ambulance whilst at La Manga Club to get to the hospital in Cartagena, please contact Security or the main La Manga Club switchboard.

Restaurants at La Manga Club in Spain. There are over 25 restaurants and bars at La Manga Club in Spain, although many of these are seasonal. La Manga offers a wide choice cuisine from Spanish, Italian to Chinese and Indian restaurants. Every restauarant at La Manga Club offers a childrens menu and will provide baby seats. There are also a number of snack / restaurant bars offering tapas and light snacks and a bakery.

Rubbish Disposal at La Manga Club. Rubbish bags will be provided in each property and should be placed in the nearest green wheelie rubbish bin, or the storage cupboard marked “basura”. We recommend that rubbish bins in the accommodation are emptied at least once a day, in order to prevent an infestation of ants or flies.

Satellite/Cable Television There will be at least one TV in each apartment or villa, receiving La Manga Club Television and also about 30 satellite channels, approximately half of which are English speaking, including Sky sports, Eurosport, BBC and Cartoon Network.

Security at La Manga Club La Manga Club has its own 24 hour manned barrier security points, which are located at both entrances to La Manga Club. There are also regular security patrols around the resort and the local police can often be seen too. Security is of paramount importance at La Manga Club and has an excellent secuity record and includes regular checks and 24 hour CCTV in large parts of La Manga Club. The villas and apartments all have secuity locks and it is important that doors and windows are always locked securely when you go out.

Swimming Pools at La Manga Club. Everyone staying at La Manga Club will have access to a swimming pool. There are about twenty different accommodation communities at La Manga Club and each community has at least one swimming pool, solely for the use of the guests staying in that community. Guests who are staying at the Miradores community have access to the Oasis swimming pool at the tennis centre, but please note that opening times of the Oasis pool are seasonal and you will be charged for sunbeds.

Telephones Most self catering villas and apartments at La Manga Club, but not all, will have a telephone from which outside telephone calls can be made, however, you will need to ask your on site Management Company to have the telephone activated in order that you can use it. There will be a charge for having the telephone line connected and then you will receive an itemised statement at the end of your stay, showing the total cost of your calls. The calls are not surcharged and are billed at the local telephone company rates, usually Telefonica. If your villa or apartment does not have a telephone, calls can be made from the Telephone Exchange, which is located at the junction of Calle de la Rambla and Calle de la Calabaza. There are also a number public telephone boxes around the Club. The international dialling code to the U.K. is 0044.

Tennis at La Manga Club The tennis centre at La Manga Club is renowned throughout Europe as one of the best of its kind. There are 28 tennis courts with all different types of tennis court surfaces available. The tennis centre is professionally staffed and is centrally located within the Club, within a short walking distance of many of the accommodation communities at La Manga Club. La Manga Club also provides a courtesy shuttle bus which operates throughout the club including a direct service to the tennis centre if required. We would certainly recommend the Los Olivos apartment community at La Manga as these are located closest to the tennis centre and within a few minutes walk to the tennis courts.

Time difference The time difference at La Manga Club in Spain is one hour ahead of the U.K.

Tipping Tipping in Spain is discretionary. If you eat at any of the restaurants at La Manga Club, a Service Charge would not usually be included in the bill and tipping is left to your discretion.

Travel Insurance Please note that it is a condition of booking your holiday accommodation with La Manga Direct that you take out Travel Insurance for your holiday to La Manga Club.

What equipment will be in my property at La Manga Club? All self catering villas and apartments at La Manga Club will have fully fitted and equipped kitchens, including a washing machine, iron and ironing board and a microwave, plus many will also have a dishwasher. Your accommodation at La Manga Club will include all equipment that you will need for a self-catering holiday. All bed linen and bath towels will be provided, although you may need to take you own beach / swimming pool towels.

What extras are payable at La Manga Club? Our accommodation prices are fully inclusive there are no additional extra to pay such as taxes or fees. If you require extra equipment or services then these can be arranged and are charged at cost. We can arrange baby cots, highchairs and stair gates at an extra cost. You are able to include these extra items at the time of booking your accommodation at La Manga Club or you can let us know at a later date if you are unsure of your requirements at the time of booking.

Welcome Pack.  We offer our customers a complimentary welcome pack in nearly all of our holiday properties in La Manga Club for stays of 5 nights or more. These include basic requirements to make your arrival comfortable. If you have any additional requirements for your arrival, please let us know and they can be ordered via the managing agents for you, who will then need to be re-imbursed.  If your holiday does not include a welcome pack, you will be notified of this and an optional pack can be ordered at an additional cost from £15.

What happens if I have a complaint at La Manga Club? Please report any complaints in the first instance to your on site Management Company, details of which will be included in your Final Confirmation. They are on site and should be able to solve most complaints immediately. In the event that you have a complaint which for some reason the management cannot rectify during your stay, please put your comments in writing to us on your return to the U. K. to enable us to investigate the complaint.

Where do I collect the keys to my La Manga Club accommodation? Keys to your accommodation will be available to collect from your Management Company from 4.00pm onwards. You will have received out of hours key collection details. At quieter times during the year, it may be possible for you to collect the keys earlier in the day, but we cannot guarantee this. Please ensure that you keep your keys with you at all times and do not leave keys behind in the property, or on the inside of the door lock, so that you cannot get back in. Your on site Management Company will make a charge if you lock yourself out and are called out with a replacement set of keys.