For golf fans there is the opportunity to play on the rapidly expanding Nicklaus Golf Trail. With three 18 hole courses open, plus a 9 hole course extending to 18 this Autumn, this is already the largest collection of Nicklaus courses in Europe and another two courses will open at the end of this year.
All courses are linked by free shuttle buses and all are available to play for La Torre holiday makers. Each course is of intriguingly different design and it is simple to arrange a week’s golf in one phone call.
For golfing virgins who want to try the sport a team of professional coaches are on hand to tutor novices of all ages offering either one to one or group sessions. Or players can improve their handicap with some private tuition.
For sun worshippers there are plenty of places to chill out and relax around the lake on the resort or poolside. All rooms in the hotel have balconies with either pool or golf course views.
The hotel InterContinental also offers a relaxing Wellness Zone with sauna, steam room, indoor pool and a fully equipped gym open 24 hrs, plus six treatment rooms offering a range of spa treatments. For those in search of the total spa experience, there is a superb ESPA spa – voted the best in Spain - with an indoor pool, saunas, revitalizing pools, lifestyle showers, and luxurious ESPA treatments just a few minutes away at the sister resort of Mar Menor.
The hotel InterContinental La Torre Golf Resort Murcia boasts indoor and al fresco dining at the Gingko Club Asian Restaurant while La Vinoteca Restaurant offers gourmet tapas and Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by a wide range of local and international wines by the glass. For a lighter poolside meal there is the Al Fresco Bar and Grill serving salads and light snacks.
For those who prefer self catering there is a wide variety of apartments and villas available to rent - all built and furnished to the highest standards by Polaris World and some with private swimming pools.
Outside the hotel there is an Irish pub, the bamboo chill-out bar with its own lakeside sun terrace and relaxation area plus three more restaurants in the resort’s town centre.
With so much to offer it is tempting to stay on the resort and the golf courses – but that would be a mistake as there are centuries of history just a few minutes away in the Roman town of Cartagena – from where Hannibal set off across the Alps to Rome – and in the narrow streets of Murcia city. Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon – the Mar Menor - is also just a shuttle ride away.