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!!!

 

 

Manacor – Who will win at Rafa Nadal’s home?

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)

Jordi Samper Montana – Nr.1 of the seeding

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.



USEFUL LINKS:


Tournament Info

Rafa Nadal Academy Official

Sport Xperience Official Site

Manacor on See Mallorca

Accomodations

Enjoy this trip in wonderful Mallorca!!!