The golf courses of Andalusia begin in Almería. This province, in the southeast corner of the region, is still rather unknown by foreign tourists. Here we can still find small fishing villages which have preserved their maritime essence, towns like San José, Mojácar and Agua Amarga, as well as some of the best and most natural beaches in Andalusia, such as Mónsul Beach and Muertos Beach. Despite still being little known, Almeria has taken to this sport. It offers seaside courses (all 18-hole), such as Club de Golf Playa Serena in Roquetas de Mar; Cortijo Grande Club de Golf in Turre; Country Club La Envia Golf, in Vicar; Golf Almerimar, in El Ejido; Golf Club Desert Spring in Cuevas de Almanzora; Marina Golf in Mojácar and Valle del Este Golf Club in Vera.
Mojácar is one of the prettiest towns on the Andalusian coast. Perched high above the sea, the town’s narrow streets and whitewashed houses are a reminder of its Moorish origins. For its part, the modern facilities at the Valle del Este Golf Club in Vera are especially remarkable as they manage to balance the rustic and the sophisticated. The club’s friendly staff and its proximity to the shore, which tempers the already balmy weather, are also noteworthy.
is a gastronomic paradise as much as it is a natural one.
Six biosphere reserves designated by UNESCO are located in Asturias, which makes up only 2% of Spanish territory. Scenic fishing villages, vibrant cities, well-preserved coasts, and sound biodiversity and sustainability practices has made Asturias famous for being a natural paradise in Spain. The principality has also set an example for gastronomy that accords great respect for ecological models and artisanal production.
Eight restaurants in Asturias share nine Michelin stars among them which are enlisted below:
Arriondas – Casa Marcial **
Arriondas – El Corral del Indianu *
Gijón – Auga *
Gijón – La Salgar *
Llanes / Pancar – El Retiro *
Prendes – Casa Gerardo *
Ribadesella – Arbidel *
Salinas – Real Balneario *
Chefs take advantage of the abundance of rich seafood sourced from the sea and vegetables, fruits, legumes, and local pasture-fed meats found all over the region. Some of the region’s culinary favourites, labeled with the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) or Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) honours include the cheeses matured in the caves of Cabrales, Casín, Afuega’l Pitu and Gamoneu (the most expensive in Spain and one of the most expensive in the world), the Asturian fava bean, and the smoked pork sausage from Tineo called chosco Tineo.