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Bridge in Aguilas

06 February 2023

8 days from £950pp

A warm welcome awaits at the friendly, family-run Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel. Back by popular demand, this fantastic Bridge holiday is a marvellous opportunity to discover delightful Águilas on a beautifully unspoilt stretch of Spain’s Costa Calida.

  • Family-run hotel with friendly staff and beautiful seafront location
  • Includes a guided tour of Aguilas and a boat trip around the harbour
  • Includes a guided excursion to historic Cartagena
  • Two excellent golf courses nearby

Club Standard Bridge

This holiday is a club standard bridge holiday licensed by the EBU (English Bridge Union) with Masterpoints awarded and duplimated boards used. We have recently introduced electronic scoring to our holidays and hand records are also provided. Our qualified & experienced directors construct a programme of interesting seminars and varied bridge sessions to offer variety during each holiday.

Bridge in Águilas, Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel

In the heart of Murcia’s Costa Calida, the charming town of Águilas enjoys a warm microclimate making it the perfect place to soak up some winter sunshine and play Bridge. We are thrilled to be staying in the Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel Spa & Base Nautica, which, with its stunning Mediterranean views overlooking Juan Montiel Marina and the Bay of Poniente de Águilas, proved hugely popular with First for Bridge guests. A stroll along the attractive seafront promenade takes us to the historic centre of Águilas with its ancient buildings, hilltop castle, Roman baths, and fabulous city square where tapas bars spill out onto the pavement. There are some great local seafood restaurants close to the harbour awash with colourful fishing boats sitting side by side with sleek yachts. Golfers won’t be disappointed with two excellent courses close to the hotel.

Included excursions

We discover the historic city of Aguilas first by boat sailing around its beautiful coastline, after which our guide will take us through its main streets and squares.  We visit the interesting Aquarium Museum for the Sea Interpretation and the vast mineral loading pier situated at Playa del Hornillo.

Our second excursion takes us to Cartagena. After a panoramic bus drive, we will stroll through the streets, squares, and most emblematic highlights, to learn about the intense history of this millenary city. We include a visit to its magnificent Roman theatre, the 1888 submarine invented by Isaac Peral, and the panoramic lift that takes us to the top of Mount Conception, with superb views of the city and port.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel Spa & Base Nautica

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Overview
A delightful family-run hotel, the Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel, Spa & Nautical Base boasts a beautiful location on the seafront at Águilas on Murcia’s Costa Calida. With friendly staff, excellent facilities, relaxing public lounges and just 126 light and spacious bedrooms, the hotel lends itself perfectly to our First for Bridge holidays.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Buffet breakfast is served in the hotel’s spacious restaurant. In the evening, the buffet-style dining with show cooking includes an excellent selection of both local and international dishes, local wine and mineral water. Drinks are served in La Taberna and the Piano Bar, and there are stunning sea views from the hotel’s beautiful terrace, which is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, coffee or an aperitif.

Hotel facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool with sunbathing area, paddle tennis, mini-golf and bike rental. Offering excellent views over the Mediterranean, the Don Juan Spa has thermal pools, whirlpool and sauna, which along with massage and beauty treatments are available for a charge.

Room Facilities & Amenities
All rooms are equipped with the following
  • En suite bathroom with low sided bath and hand shower attachment, hairdryer and toiletries
  • Floor to ceiling windows (top half opens)
  • Individual air conditioning / heating
  • Satellite TV with a number of UK channels
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Safe deposit (complimentary)
  • Minibar (charge applies)
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