Spain has become a haven for golf lovers; the region of Alicante is particularly famous for its spectacular golfing opportunities, all designed with quality and expertise. The courses close to Cala de Finestrat are all different, featuring unique surroundings – one day you might find yourself playing against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea while on another the luscious woodlands of the Spanish countryside might embrace you. With a course suitable for all abilities, Cala de Finestrat is a prime destination for seasoned players or those just starting out. Not only does the golf stand out in this region, so too do luxury hotels, fine dining, wellness and wine tours!
Here are two highly recommended golf clubs not to be missed.
Melia Villaitana Golf Club
This stunning golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, actually comprises two different options. Blessed with a microclimate that consists of temperate winters and warm summers, only broken by refreshing sea breezes, the greens and fairways of Melia Villaitana Golf Club are surrounded by natural beauty. Appealing to all levels of golfer, the variety offered here is its main attraction. There are 36 holes and a handicap of 36 is required in order to play. Read more on their website.
Puig Campana Golf
The hugely popular Puig Campana Golf is set in a low-lying valley close to the sea and also benefits from a unique microclimate, making it playable all year round. Opened by the Count of Barcelona, the prestigious club holds an annual tournament in his name. All along its 6277 metres the course boasts endless greenery and beautiful flora and fauna. Despite only having 9 holes, there is much on offer for both the experienced and beginner golfer. Check out the club’s website here.
Action off the Golf Course
For anyone travelling on business with a non-golfing colleague, or on holiday with a non-golfing partner, this area has plenty to keep you occupied. With charming cafes, excellent restaurants, great bars and lots of fabulous beaches, there is much to keep even the fussiest travelling companion occupied. For some great tips on the best beaches in the area, more info can be found in this blog post. A trip to Benidorm is always a good option and in this buzzing resort the activity choices are endless.
How to Get to Cala Finestrat
Alicante is the nearest airport to Cala de Finestrat and most travellers do indeed choose to arrive here. The flight time is only two and a half hours and several flights arrive daily from most UK cities.
When you are away with work, I appreciate that getting from your arrival airport to your chosen accommodation with minimum fuss is of paramount importance, but equally when you’re away on a personal well-earned break, seamless travel is key. Either way, I can highly recommend that you pre-book a transfer with Shuttle Direct. You can expect a personal service with a driver who meets you in arrivals and drives you direct to your hotel in Cala de Finestrat. In as little as 40 minutes you can be checking into your accommodation ready to start your trip.
Where to Stay
Hotel Alone – Hotel Alone boasts all of the mod cons you would expect from quality European accommodation. A short stroll from beach, this hotel has comfortable and bright air-conditioned rooms, as well as a tropical swimming pool and hot tub. If you enjoy keeping up with your exercise when away on business, the tennis court at the hotel opposite is available for your use. I really appreciate the private balconies here, perfect when you need to check in with work and need space but don’t want to miss the sunshine. The trendy onsite bar is another bonus.
Hotel La Cala – A stone’s throw from the beach and just a short drive from the bars and restaurants of Benidorm, Hotel la Cala is convenient, practical and very comfortable. The free Wi-Fi and minibar are real plus points. especially if there are afternoons or evenings when you just want to relax and recoup. The bus for the town centre leaves every 10 minutes from just outside for those evenings when staying in is out of the question!
Hotel Tropic – Ideally situated only an 8-minute walk from the beach, Hotel Tropic is on the doorstep of the Cala de Finestrat resort, which is a hive of activity that boasts great restaurants and vibrant bars. After a long day out playing golf, the swimming pool bar, sauna and sun terrace offer welcome respite. Air conditioned rooms provide a bright and modern personal space when you want to check in with your social media or when you just want to hang out. The facilities at the hotel opposite, which include a hot tub and tropical swimming pool, are an added bonus.
About Shuttle Direct
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