Closely linked with the region of Murcia in South East Spain - where culture, gastronomy and natural beauty mix to create one of Europe’s best-kept secrets - the InterContinental La Torre Golf Resort Murcia and InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa form the perfect base for exploration of this beautiful region.A haven of luxury, both hotels feature a wide variety of restaurants and bars guaranteeing that all tastes and appetites are well and truly catered for. At La Torre the Gingko Club Asiatic Restaurant specialises in Japanese dishes and a delicious selection of oriental discovery menus offering spectacular lakeside views and a large terrace for outdoor dining.
For gourmet tapas bursting with the flavours of the Mediterranean, La Vinoteca is the perfect choice and also incorporates the hotel’s elegant wine and cocktail bar. Or, for those not wanting to leave the Spanish sunshine for even a second, Al Fresco, a delightful poolside bar and grille serves light meals and snacks - ideal for sun worshipers!
There is a state of the art gym open 24 hours and complimentary to all guests, while additional features include a 25m heated indoor pool, a steam room and sauna. It also features the ultimate antidote for executive stress - 6 spa treatment rooms offering a full menu of spa treatments. Over at Mar Menor there is a similarly unique selection of restaurants including the rated Nomad offering the finest in Murcia food and drink.
But Murcia is far more than just golf and relaxation in the sun. For those looking for history and culture there’s a raft of opportunities to explore - from a stroll along the beautifully unspoilt Costa Calida to a walk in the nature reserves of the Cartagena mountains. There’s also Calblanque Natural Park near Cartagena and the wonderful El Valle Natural Park for a further dip into the region’s nature offer.
For those looking for more urban delights there are the wonderful cities of Murcia and Cartagena themselves, the former playing host to the region’s most imposing cathedral. More earthly pleasures can be found in the stores of the city that offer the latest fashions in a wonderfully boutique environment of narrow winding streets. It’s an unforgettably authentic Spanish experience.
Of course, because this is Spain, food and drink play an integral part and this offer is an integral part of Murcia. Dotted throughout the region are some of the most amazing restaurants, many part of the ambitious Polaris World resorts, ranging from the incredible meat-focussed delights of El Asador at El Valle to the open-fire paella treats of Limonero at La Torre. Then of course there’s Murcia’s wine which many connoisseurs will tell you is one of the region’s most remarkable assets.
Each of the resorts is also just minutes away from some of Spain’s most beautiful and unspoilt beaches - the Costa Calida - as well as what are regarded by many as the best diving opportunities in the whole of the Mediterranean.
With InterContinental as your gateway the possibilities are endless.