THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN FUTURE Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar Futures II
From 01/23 to 01/29
Money prize: $ 15,000
Surface: Clay Outdoor
Location: Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar – Carretera Cales de Mallorca sn – km 1,2 Torre del Enagistes – Manacor (Mallorca) 07500 Spain
How to get: Rafa Nadal Academy is far about 2,9 km from Manacor city center. Mallorca Intl Airport instead is far about 45 minutes driving (52,3 km).
Main players: Jordi Samper Montana (Esp) – Ricardo Ojeda Lara (Esp) – Stefano Travaglia (Ita) – Jaume Munar (Esp) – Pedro Martinez Portero (Esp) – Maxime Chazal (Fra) – Alvaro Lopez San Martin (Esp) – Evan Leshem (Isr) – Dimitar Kuzmanov (Bul) – Pedro Cachin (Arg)
THE TOWN: Manacor is a town of about 40,000 people and municipality on the island of Mallorca. It has tourist areas like Porto Cristo, site of the famous Caves of Drach, and Cales de Mallorca. Manacor has one of the busiest street markets on the island and is famous for furniture manufacture and artificial pearls. From about ten years is universally known to be the birthplace and home town of tennis star Rafael Nadal. Infact Lonely Planet writes about it: “Manacor, Mallorca’s second-largest city, is perhaps best known as the birthplace of tennis great Rafael Nadal and as a centre of furniture manufacturing. There are definitely more compelling attractions to be found elsewhere, but don’t discount this place entirely: it does have a striking church at its centre, and there’s some fine shopping to be had on its outskirts – from wineries to Mallorca’s world-famous”.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Cala Anguila
- Manacor Old Town
- Sport Xperience – Rafa Nadal Museum
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Can Guixa. Family run ** hotel located in the heart of Manacor’s Old Town, just some steps from central station. It offers simple but spacious double rooms at 69$ per night with free wifi included.
- THB Felip Class. Fantastic **** hotel situated in Porto Cristo at 11 km from Manacor. Rated 8.0 on Booking, this hotel is located directly on seafront. It includes two pools, a spa, a gym and an a-la-carte restaurant. The twin rooms are quite spacious and with balcony and the prices start from 97$ in b&b to 106$ in half board per night. Free wifi.
- La Reserva Rotana. Wonderful ***** hotel which rises in a 17th century mansion overlooking the valley and beautiful countryside. Rated 9.1 on Booking it features a a gourmet restaurant and a barbecue bar, a free 9 holes golf course and offers free wifi and parking to customers. Prices for a charming 25 mq2 double room start from 236$ with excellent breakfast.
Enjoy this trip in wonderful Mallorca!!!