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Golf and beach vacation, the best plan for a perfect summer

To the hunt of a different and full of emotion and sport summer? What about to combine a dip in the sea or pool with golf in some of the best courses of the country? Still many people consider golf a minority sport, but the know-how, concentration and technique requiered make more and more people practice golf in their day life and during their relaxation time.

With destinations such as Majorca and Malaga’s coastline as worldwide references (at least as far as enjoy sport on vacation), in Spain you can find other locations with a long golfing tradition but with a lower percentage of mass tourism (because at ultimately what we all seek in our summer vacation is rest, rest and rest).

Why golf in summer

The eternal question of those who, above all, consider high doses of beach on vacation. Besides being a sport practiced only outdoors, golf is a leisurely, quiet discipline that invites you to take a few moments of rest and to be in touch with nature (yes, the same one that  involves golf courses). Features that fit perfectly with the quiet pace of life that we all seek in our summer vacation.

The best thing about this sport? You do not need to be an expert, basic principles can be learned in a few hours with the help of trainers in each course and each destination.

Perfect destinations to practice golf

golf course

Beyond the traditional golf destinations, our country has reference points concerning golf tourism. The following three options are highly recommended for those who want to escape the tourist hubbub and crowded golf courses:

Chiclana

Experts say that Chiclana is one of the most beautiful beaches around Cadiz. With its low houses, its sandy beaches and the Atlantic that characterizes all points of the province of Cadiz, Chiclana is one of those places where playing golf is a tradition and experience.

The most active area for this sport? The beautiful Sancti Petri, a residential area with very exclusive highly qualified golf courses.

Isla Canela

In front of Cadiz and with the Coto Donana acting as a dividing line, we find Isla Canela, one of the most beautiful and authentic natural jewels throughout the province of Huelva.

Besides its natural landscapes, unspoilt beaches and its proximity to Portugal, Isla Canela is one of those places to enjoy golf and beach vacation away from the tourist bubbub.

Costa Adeje

Our last recommendation about golf destinations is Costa Adeje, in Tenerife. A calm and quiet place as everything related to Canary Islands. Speaking of golf courses is to talk about quality courses overlooking the Atlantic, with everything you need to convert a sporting vacation into an experience.

DNA Golf Hotels

IBEROSTAR Royal Andalus

Besides unquestionable quality guaranteed by IBEROSTAR, the IBEROSTAR Royal Andalus is a golf hotel in Chiclana. It is one of the most exclusive of the province. The best? Its proximity to the stunning beach of La Barrosa and its own golf course with 18 holes and par 72.

IBEROSTAR Isla Canela

Although there are many hotels in the coast of Huelva, nothing like the IBEROSTAR Isla Canela to enjoy a sporting vacation two hundred percent. This golf hotel in Isla Canela is known for its exclusive all-inclusive and because of being on the beach. The best? Its Spa Sensations center, the finest reason for relax.

IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Salome

For those opting for the magical essence of Tenerife, nothing better than to choose the one that is considered the bestspa hotel in Costa Adeje with access to golf facilities: the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Salome. An adults only hotel placed a few meters from the main golf courses and full of exclusive services such as spa or dining experiences.

 

In pursuit of the perfect hotel in Punta Cana

Although the beauty of the destination, the leisure offer and the weather are some of the most important elements when choosing a destination for our holidays, none of them is as essential as the selection of a good hotel, the perfect hotel… The one that will provide us with the rest, relax and leisure we need.

Notwithstanding that variety is the spice of life, here are some recommendations for choosing your next hotel:

  • Analysing the chosen destination.

  • Looking for hotels in the areas we really like of the chosen destination.

  • Choosing your hotel based on these questions: what does it offer to me, which are its extras and what makes it different to the others.

Punta Cana Beach

Punta Cana Beach

If you have chosen the Dominican Republic for your next summer holidays, you should know that you have chosen a destination whose hallmarks are the sun and the beach. A place where you also find the most authentic folklore, the most traditional craftwork and the most exquisite gastronomy. The Dominican Republic is a destination half paradise half urban area which will offer you the perfect holiday whenever you choose that “perfect hotel” which offers you (at least) three of the elements highlighted above. An ideal option? We have already made our choice, the Catalonia Punta Cana Hotel.

This is the top hotel not only for its natural surroundings, but also for its location in the heart of Playa Bavaro, the best beach of the entire Dominican Republic. There lies this glorious hotel of the chain Catalonia, surrounded by white sand and turquoise waters.

A luxury hotel with endless extras and with the best All Inclusive Service of the area. Are you looking for the best hotel rooms in Punta Cana? The Catalonia Punta Cana’s 400 rooms are divided into four categories with an exquisite design and fully equipped, so that you just have to worry about resting, enjoying and making the most of the magic of this unique Caribbean destination.

Privilege Honeymoon Suite of Catalonia Bávaro Beach Hotel en Punta Cana

Privilege Honeymoon Suite of Catalonia Bávaro Beach Hotel en Punta Cana

Close at hand from the main tourist attractions

One of the highlights of Playa Bavaro is that it lies relatively close to other tourist attractions of the Dominican Republic, starting with Punta Cana’s International Airport (located 20 km from the hotel) and continuing with Higüey, the most important shopping centre of the area and a perfect place for you to make your shopping.

Another of the must visit places of the Dominican Republic is the Playa Bavaro market, where we find the best artisans of the province and the best Dominican complements and souvenirs for you to surprise your beloved ones back home. Playa Bavaro is also a temple for water sports lovers, a perfect place for enjoying surf, paddle surf or a boat trip with snack included.