Santander – The beautiful town of Cantabria will host an intersting Itf mens tournament

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN LXIX Torneo Internacional RDT de la Magdalena

From 08/21 to 08/27

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament location:  Real Sociedad de Tenis de Magdalena – Avenida de la Magdalena nº 8, Santander, 39005, Spain

How to arrive: Tennis club is directly located in one of the most touristic place of Santander, Peninsula de la Magdalena. It is far just 800 mt from Palacio de la Magdalena. Santander Airport is situated at less than 10 km from tennis venue (about 20 minutes by taxi).

Past champion: 2016 Alvaro Lopez San Martin (Esp)

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Pedro Martinez nr.1 of the expected entry list

Entry list: Pedro Martinez (Esp) – Pedro Cachin (Arg) – Jordi Samper Montana (Esp) – Marc Giner (Esp) – Yosuke Watanuki (Jpn) – Fabien Reboul (Fra) – Ilya Vasilyev (Rus) – Miguel Semmler (Esp) – Raul Brancaccio (Ita) – Sergio Gutierrez Ferrol (Esp)

THE TOWN:  The port city of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain. Located west of Bilbao, the city has a population of 178,465. It houses the headquarters of multinational bank Banco Santander, and is the location of the founding of the namesake company.

Lonely Planet writes: “The belle-époque elegance of El Sardin­ero aside, modern Santander is not the most beautiful of cities. A huge fire raged through the centre back in 1941, leaving little that’s old or quaint. But Cantabria’s capital is an engaging one, nonetheless, making the most of its setting along the northern side of the handsome Bahía de Santander. It’s a lively spot to spend a night or two, with fine urban beaches, busy shopping streets, a heaving bar and restaurant scene, plenty of surf, and some intriguing cultural attractions. It’s a popular summer holiday resort for Spaniards.”

TO NOT BE MISSED IN SANTANDER:

  • Peninsula de la Magdalena

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  • Palacio de la Magdalena

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  • Los Raqueros

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Art Santander. Excellent *** hotel rated 8.9 on Booking which enjoys boasting views on Santander’s Bay and offers contemporary decor, modern furnishings and free WiFi throughout. Available for guests 24h front desk and car parking without any additional charge. The price for a cozy comfort double room is 150€ per night.
  • Grand Hotel Sardinero. Located 1 minute walk from the beach, this wonderful 4 stars hotel, rated 9.0 on Booking, features elegant rooms, in many cases with views of the Cantabrian Sea, a charming restaurant which serves traditional and regional cuisine and the free Wi-fi connection everywhere in the property. A standard double room of 22 mq2 costs 220€ per night with free cancellation.
  • Eurostars Hotel Real. Luxury and impressive ***** hotel rated 8.6 on Booking and located just 3 minutes from the beach, this property offers a spa with a free gym, an excellent award-winning on site restaurant with views of the bay, an elegant bar with a large cocktail terrace. The bright, air-conditioned rooms are elegant with free Wi-Fi connection. Prices? For a classic room you will pay 259€ per night with free parking included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Santander Tourism Official Site

Your Hotel in Santander

 

Enjoy this Cantabria’s Tennis Trip!!!

 

 

Porto – The sweet city on the Douro will host intersting Itf tennis days

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Porto Open

From 07/31 to 08/06

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament Location: Club de Tenis do Porto – Rua Damiao de Gois 405, Porto 4050-227 PORTUGAL

How to arrive: Club is far just 13.5 km from Francisco Sà Carneiro Airport and about 3 km from Sao Bento train station.

Recent Previous Winners: 2106 Ricardo Ojeda Lara – 2015 Arthur De Greef – 2014 Frederico Gil – 2013 Taro Daniel – 2012 Marc Giner – 2011 Boy Westerhof

Entry list: Alexandre Muller (Fra) – Marc Giner (Esp) – Federico Ferreira Silva (Por) – Joao Monteiro (Por) – Makoto Ochi (Jpn) – Filip Horansky (Svk) – Corentin Denolly (Fra) – Javier Marti (Esp) – Fred Gil (Por) – Viktor Durasovic (Nor)

Marc Giner n.2 of the seeding

THE TOWN: Elected in 2014 The Best European Destination, Porto, which is the second largest city in Portugal, is universally famous for the port wine and for its caves which are object of interest for thousands and thousands of tourists every year. Besides this town enjoys a lovely location along the Douro river estuary and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by Unesco thanks to its millenary history.
One of Lonely Planet writers says about Porto: “Porto was love at first sight for me. Even during my first wet autumn encounter, the city shone and locals showed me around with inimitable tripeiro pride. I was hooked. The miradouros peeking above tumbledown rooftops, the history pulsating through alley-woven Ribeira, the random splashes of creativity in street art and azulejos, the musty cellars of big-name port lodges, the design scene, the high-spirited…

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Cais da Ribeira

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  • Foz do Douro

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  • Torre dos Clerigos

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

Hotel Internacional Porto. Historic *** hotel located in a 19th century building at just 300 metres away Sao Bento train station. Rated 7.9 on Booking, this good  accomodation offers standard double rooms at 79€ per night with breakfast buffet and free cancellation included.
Flores Village Hotel & Spa. Wonderful **** hotel with spa and indoor pool, this accomodation gets an ideal location in Porto city centre between Torre dos Clerigos and Cais do Ribeira. Rated 9.3 on Booking, it offers double room from 103,5 € per night with breakfast and wi-fi included.
Intercontinental Porto – Palacio das Cardosas. Superb *****  hotel considered the best of the best in Porto either on Booking or on Tripadvisor. Set in a renovated 18th-century palace this hotel, located at just 200 mt from Torre dos Clerigos,  offers spacious rooms with views of Porto’s historical centre. Price for a 30 mq2 executive double room starts from 278€ per night breakfast and wifi connection included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Porto Official

Your Hotel in Porto

Enjoy this TennisTrip on sweet Douro!

Jávea – David Ferrer Academy presents a tennis week in the sunny Costa Blanca

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN I Torneo Internacional Ferrer Tennis Academy

From 03/13 to 03/19

Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location: Club Tenis Jávea – Avenida del Pla 118, Javea, 03730 Spain

How to get: The most popular method to get to Jávea is by air and the town is almost equidistant between Alicante Elche (85 km) and Valencia-Manises (95 km) airports. If you don’t want to rent a car the best solution is to land in Alicante because there is a bus company which offers direct connection with Jávea (Beniconnect company). Club Tenis Jávea is far 3,4 km and 6 minutes driving from city centre.

Main players: Pedro Martinez Portero (Esp) – Javier Marti (Esp) – Carlos Taberner (Esp) – Marc Giner (Esp) – Mario Vilella Martinez (Esp) – Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Esp)  – Ivan Ghakov (Rus) – Juan Ignacio Galarza (Arg) – Pedro Cachin (Arg) – Albert Alcaraz Ivorra (Esp)

Nr.2 of the seeding Javier Marti
THE TOWN: Jávea (or Xàbia) is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante. Situated on the back side of the Montgó, behind a wide bay and sheltered between two rocky headlands, the town has become a very popular small seaside resort and market town. Half of its resident population and over two thirds of its annual visitors are foreigners.  Lonely Planet writes about this town: “With a large expat resident population, Xàbia (Spanish: Jávea) is a gentle, family-oriented place that has largely resisted the high-rise tourist developments that blight so much of the Costa Blanca. Pleasant, relaxed and picturesque, it comes in three flavours: the small old town 2km inland; El Puerto (the port), directly east of the old town; and the beach zone of El Arenal, a couple of kilometres south.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN JÁVEA AND SURROUNDINGS:

  • Cala de la Granadella


  • Montgó Natural Park


  • Arenal Beach


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Jávea. Delicious ** hotel rated 8.8 on Booking and directly located at 100 mt from Jávea Beach. It offers free wifi and parking for customers and features a bar with terrace. A small but cozy and modern double room costs just 55€ per night.
  • Hotel Triskel. Exceptional ** hotel rated 9.4 on Booking and settled in a restored building of Jávea center. The hotel offers a welcome glass of cava, a bar, a lounge with a fireplace, and an airport shuttle service available for a supplement. The price for one night in a classic double room is 80€ with breakfast and wifi included.
  • Parador De Jávea. Very good **** accomodation rated 8.5 on Booking and situated in exotic gardens and right beside Mediterranean beaches, Parador de Jávea has a fantastic outdoor pool and fine options for dining. From restaurant terrace is possible to enjoy wonderful views on the bay. A 24 mq2 standard twin room costs 136€ per night with breakfast and wifi included.

Hotel Parador de Jávea

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Jávea Tourism Portal

Accomodations
Enjoy this Tennis Trip in Costa Blanca!!!