Additionally to the sun and the sea, which can be enjoyed almost all year round is Golf. Anyone who wants to play golf will find more than 250 golf courses in this country, with about 16 golf courses on the Costa Blanca, most of them with 18 holes, a dozen with 36 holes and the golf course at the Mar Menor in Murcia which has 54 holes. All golf courses together offer more than half a million playing hours per year. Average temperatures around 18 degrees in winter in the south of Spain and around 20 degrees in summer in the north make it possible to play in short sleeves when the rest of Europe is covered in a thick layer of snow. All this makes the country a forerunner in golf. The names of mythical golfers such as Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Severiano Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal are forever associated with some of the best Spanish golf courses. http://www.golfspain.com/index2.htm
When it comes to sports, it's not just golf, because if Spain has a leading position somewhere, it's tennis. Champions have not come this far by chance, but their success is partly due to the tennis courts and schools they have had at their disposal. Even if the visitor is not a professional player, he can still find plenty of opportunities for a sporty game of tennis. There are many tennis clubs throughout the Costa Blanca with gravel or grass courts where you can play. Each self-respecting hotel has one or more tennis courts where one can play both daytime and evening. At most of the tennis courts it is possible to take tennis lessons or train with the help of a tennis ball machine. Many tennis clubs organize programs for guests with competitions at different levels. To play tennis in Spain one only needs a sporty mood and a pair of tennis shoes.
Spain has more than 4000 kilometres of coastline. As a peninsula, Spain is of course almost completely surrounded by the sea, or rather three seas: the Mediterranean Sea is the warmest, the Atlantic Ocean the most expansive and the Cantabrian Sea the most turbulent. There is a fourth sea in Spain, which is called the "inland sea". consisting of navigable rivers, natural lakes and reservoirs. The four thousand kilometre long coastline has traditionally offered numerous possibilities for the construction of safe harbours. There are more than a hundred yacht clubs and as many harbours here. Most of them are situated on the Mediterranean Sea, where the climate is very favourable for sailing. It is a unique experience to hoist the mainsail or the spinnaker at a speed of 15 knots before the wind and fly over the waves with the boat.
In the Spanish mountains there are more than thirty winter sport resorts in many different areas. From the Picos de Europa on the outskirts of Asturias, Cantabria and León to the Sierra Nevada in the south - with at the foot of this mountain range the Alhambra of Granada, a prime example of Arabic civil architecture in Spain - through the vast ski resorts of the Pyrenees that cover part of Aragon and Catalonia, not to mention the high peaks of the Sistema Central in Madrid or Segovia and the ridges of Galicia and La Rioja. The Spanish ski resorts have all the necessary elements for an unforgettable skiing holiday in all its various facets.
Mountain biking has become very popular among mountain sports enthusiasts in recent years. In Spain there are almost no limits to the practice of this form of sport. All roads are suitable, all routes freely accessible and all interesting areas easily accessible. It does not matter in which region or in which mountainous area you are, the whole country is one big cycle path for mountain bikes. In this way you can enjoy nature in a country with a privileged climate and a very varied landscape. Especially this sport is very common, both professional training and leisure on our coasts of the Costa Blanca.
From the transparent Mediterranean of our Costa Blanca Sea to the deep Atlantic Ocean, a beautiful underwater world is hidden on the seabed. Diving enthusiasts will discover a true paradise that stretches from the rocky Costa Brava via the Balearic Islands to Almeria. In addition to the numerous shipwrecks, some places deserve special mention: Albarán on the coast of Almeria, the Medes Islands in Catalonia, the bays of the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. Different soils with the similarity of living nature below sea level. In general, no special equipment is required for diving as there is usually sufficient light to a reasonable depth and everywhere in the Mediterranean the temperature is such that one does not need diving suits. The sea always seems to welcome the sporty water lovers with open arms.