Bridge Holiday in Aguilas, Costa Calida

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5 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Duration: 7 OR 14 nights half board incl. drinks with dinner excl. flights
Ref: 19006
With: Nigel Durie


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Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel Spa & Base Nautica is a delightful four star family run hotel located directly on the sea front promenade overlooking its own marina and a long sandy bay. With just 126 bedrooms, friendly staff and warm and relaxing public areas it lends for a wonderful group environment. The fact that the same family has run the hotel for many years and are involved in the day to day running of the hotel is clearly evident and reflected in the high standards of service, and the warm welcome it extends to its guests.

The Mediterranean city of Aguilas right on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea enjoys a warm microclimate and remains pleasantly warm throughout the whole year. In February the temperature does not drop below 18C so visitors can enjoy sitting all fresco in the fabulous city square with an aperitif under the trees already full of bloom. This historic Spanish city with its old buildings, hill top castle, museums, Roman Baths and streets brimming with local tradition, pavement spilling tapas bars, and local shops full of leather bags & shoes has so much to offer visitors all year around.

The harbour side is awash with colourful fishing boats sitting side by side with sleek yachts and small tour boats offering boat trips along the coast. Two beautiful sandy beaches flank the old town. The beachfront tourist area around Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel Spa & Base is quiet in winter, but getting into the centre of Aguilas is so simple. Take a 20 minute walk along the flat sea front promenade from the hotel itself, or hop on the local bus that departs regularly from outside our hotel. Make sure you visit on Saturday and lose yourself in the weekly market!

Golfers can take advantage of some two excellent golf courses within 10 minutes of the hotel. The Aguilon Golf is renowned for being the best desert golf course in Europe.

The optional excursions are also highly recommended and only short distances from Aguilas. Visit Cartagena where you can experience more than 2000 years in one day -from Punic, Roman, Naval Military, Revolutionary and Modernistic eras. Enjoy a cultural and shopping day in the regions capital, Murcia. Visit the Cathedral, and shop in the famous Corte Ingles with its famous boutique shops.


During your duplicate bridge holidays nothing is obligatory, you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break and in addition to playing bridge, we will always endeavour to provide a minimum of two bridge seminars for breaks of 7 days or more.

All of our bridge holidays include bridge seminars with handouts in addition to a varied and interesting duplicate bridge programme. We use duplimated boards every evening to ensure fairness and consistency. Bridge hand records are provided, as well as bridge partners if needed.

Your duplicate bridge will usually be available twice daily, at 2.30pm and 7.45pm. The afternoon sessions usually finish between 4.45pm and 5pm, the evenings between 10.45pm - 11.15pm. The afternoons are normally given over to open pairs/teams. We endeavour to vary the evening sessions, with a balance between teams and pairs, with at least one Swiss style event during a two-week bridge break.

During all evening sessions, we utilise a duplimate machine, which means we are able to produce hand record sheets at the end of the session and when we have two or more sections, both can play the same hands. On our UK duplicate bridge breaks, provided numbers allow, we usually will lay on an "Early Bird" afternoon session on the day of arrival.

We don’t forget you are on holiday, our bridge programmes allow time for relaxation plus giving you plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding area and relax.

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Twin double share:
7 nights - 05 & 12 Feb 2019: £599
14 nights - 05 Feb 2019: £999

Single occupancy supplement: £9 per night
Sea view supplement: £15 per person per night

Upgrade to a one bedroom suite with a large separate lounge area: £30 per person per night

Upgrade to a two bedrooms suite: This comprises of two lockable bedrooms each with a bathroom plus a spacious separate lounge with dining table, sofa, refrigerator, additional toilet and walk in shower. Ideal for friends to relax & get together - £25 per person per night.

Please note we have 30 single occupancy rooms available for this holiday. ( all double sole use). Our spacious bridge room will be limited to 25 tables maximum.


  • Welcome cocktail
  • 7 or 14 nights’ accommodation on half board basis
  • Wine & mineral water included at dinner
  • Return transfers between Murcia international airport and hotel
  • Porterage
  • Participation in the full bridge programme including seminars
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Events as specified


Low cost flights are available to Murcia international airport from many regional UK airports. We have opted for a Tuesday arrival to maximise flight options which we expect to include Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, East Midlands and Leeds Bradford departures. The transfer time is just over one hour and is included for Tuesday arrival and departures.

If you wish to arrive or depart on a different day a private taxi for up to 4 persons costs £115 each way from Murcia airport.

Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel Spa & Base Nautica****

This delightful sea facing hotel with just 126 bedrooms is the perfect size hotel for a bridge group. The fact that it has been owned by the same family for many years and that the family are completely involved in the day to day running of the hotel is highly evident. You will find hotel staff very well trained, extremely pleasant and welcoming. The hotel is also very well situated on a flat sea front promenade overlooking the hotels own marina and a long sandy beach.

The hotel offers a heated indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool where you can sit and sunbathe during the winter season. It also boasts an excellent spa (with charge) overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, where you can relax and enjoy the thermal waters, whirlpools and saunas and indulge in a range of treatments available. Paddle Tennis, minigolf, watersports, yoga, Pilates and bike rental are all available.


The spacious rooms are all equipped with full ceiling to floor windows and the top half open fully. The rooms do not have balconies.

  • TV with a number of UK channels including Euro news and BBC World
  • Complimentary, electronic safe deposit box
  • Minibar (stocked, charge)
  • Full bathroom offering a low sided bath with a hand shower attachment
  • Hairdryer & a good range of complimentary toiletries
  • Individual Air conditioning/ heating
  • Direct dial telephone

We recommend upgrading to a sea view room which afford beautiful views across the ocean and / or marina.


The suites in the Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel are exceptionally spacious and all have large, separate lounges. The two bedroom suites that sleep four persons have two separate lockable bedrooms each with its own bathroom and a separate toilet/walk-in shower positioned just off the lounge. They offer an ideal environment for a group of friends to socialise together with plenty of space.


The hotel has a large restaurant which offers an excellent selection of local and international dishes and show cooking. We particularly recommend the wide choice of fresh salads and huge selection of tempting deserts, and we have included local wine and mineral water at dinner within your package. There is a spacious terrace overlooking the sea where you can dine or just relax and enjoy a glass of wine or coffee and absorb the stunning views of the ocean.

After bridge enjoy a drink in “La Taberna” or relax and discuss your hands in the Piano Bar.