Macenas Golf and Beach, Mojacar Playa, Almería
To find the Macenas Beach and protected beaches on Mojácar Playa; The landmarks would include Torre del Perulico on the cliff edge and the ancient defence tower Castillo de Macenas., Macenas Beach owes its name to the tower, which was built during the reign of Carlos III as a generic project in 1765 for a major waterfront area of Almeria.
Construction in this area is limited as sound environmental protection measures have been used, taking into consideration from the fact that the neighboring Cabo de Gata Natural Park was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997.
All building works were carefully supervised to ensure that environmental best practices are complied with. Amongst its environmental protection measures, Playa Macenas Beach & Golf Resort has its own waste water treatment plant that will treat all the waste water produced by the resort. The plant features the latest bio membrane technology, producing recycled water ideal for watering the golf course and green areas.
The course is currently closed and will reopen in the future with a date not yet specified. Marina Golf was an 18-hole, par 71, course is split into two section of 9 holes each. It was designed by Ramón Espinosa, whose philosophy was to combine the flat areas with the most mountainous lands in a relatively small space -5.231 metres long- that is ideally suited for a golf course of this type.
This 18-holes at Playa Macenas golf course requires the utmost concentration. Good shot-making will be rewarded but challenging greens, numerous bunkers, grassy mounds, two lakes, strategically located copses and newly planted shrubs lie in wait to punish wayward shots. Each hole has its own particular features and challenges, with varying levels of difficulty. Holes have been designed to offer an extremely varied range of shots and playing strategies, as well as views across the course and beautiful surroundings. Varied teeing positions and large greens with a variety of pin positions mean that the length and difficulty of the round can be adapted and varied each day. It is the perfect place to play golf near the sea, with stunning views along its layout.
The Secret / Protected beaches offer a beautiful area are composed of volcanic rock and sand. These beaches are protected to practice naturism. An area to observe the highest level of care to the environment and a special respect for the environment. These beaches have no equipment, with the sole purpose of being faithful and respectful of its natural beauty and landscape. Attractions include the Perulico Rock Creek (near the watchtower of the time of Philip II), Bordenares Creek, Creek Sombrerico, which owes its name to the rock that juts into the sea and Granatilla Creek, the latter with access from the nearby beautiful hamlet of Sopalmo. In the Sombrerico Creek (AKA Treasure Island Beach) this area was used for location sences for the famous Orsen Wells Film Treasure Island.
It has a popular beach for sunbathing. The next beach along is El Sombrerico, which can be reached on foot or by car along a dirt track. Further south, from Cala Bordenares to Cala Granatilla, there are more beautiful natural beaches, perfect for diving and snorkeling. The beach El Sombrerico is away from urban centers and with a low degree of occupation. This beach is about 600 meters long and 15 meters wide
Bars and snacks: Beach Club or Macenas Golf Club House - reopening approx 2022.
Restaurant’s recommended: Restaurants in the Golf resort
Activities: You could go sea fishing, water skiing, wind-surfing, sailing or jet skiing. Or why not discover the beauty of the underwater world scuba diving, or go on a boat trip?
Long Beach: 1420 meters
Average Width: 60 meters
Blue Flag: No
Toilets, Changing Rooms: No
Car Parking: Yes
Bus Stop: No
Access for the disabled: restricted in parts
Access: Easy on foot / By car
Occupation: Low / Seasonal
Type of Sand: A long beach of rocks and gray sand, with a good natural environment, but no large influx of visitors.
Signal flags on the beaches:
Green: Safe bathing conditions.
Yellow: Bathing with caution.
Red: Swimming prohibited.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS ZONE:
Urb Los patios C/ Califato
Urb Las torres C/ Califato
Las Villas de Macenas C/ Avicena