Explore Gran Canaria on wheels or foot and kickstart your physical health with the five-star hotelGran Canaria is well renowned with holiday makers for its warm temperature and year round sunshine. However, this also makes it a top destination for sports training and events, with many travelling to the island to make the most of top quality facilities and fantastic weather. Five-star design hotel Bohemia Suites & Spa is offering luxurious and relaxing accommodation to those flocking active tourists.
Whether looking to take part in one of the island’s many national sporting events, or to get their physical health into gear at their own pace, Bohemia Suites & Spa is providing respite and rejuvenation for both mind and muscles. For those looking for adrenaline fuelled fun, Bohemia Suites & Spa is offering guests the chance to trial everything from windsurfing to cycling, yoga to running. Whether guests are keen sportsmen and women, or amateur athletes just testing the waters, Bohemia Suites & Spa has something to accommodate everyone and help them be the fittest they can be.
National events on Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria has enjoyed a long tradition of welcoming sports lovers, both professional and amateur, and is acknowledged as one of the leading training centres during European Winter time. The variety of landscapes on the island and its mountainous orography make for all kinds of competitions, races and regattas, which are organised throughout the year thanks to the consistent climate.
For runners, events such as the Gran Canaria Marathon and Transgrancanaria, a race crossing the island that can last up to 125km, can offer some sunny respite from the icy London streets during winter training months. Cycling is a hugely popular and ever-growing sport across the globe, and Gran Canaria is the perfect destination for biking, whether it’s along a peaceful coastline, or up a rocky mountain face. One of the most popular events is the Cycle-tourism race, taking place in December, and bringing together a host of professional and non-professional cyclists in Europe.
Whether sporting enthusiasts want to take part in a once in a lifetime marathon, or a social cycling event, Bohemia Suites & Spa is on hand to combine a huge sporting achievement with the utmost relaxation and pampering. Following their tough challenge, guests are invited to spend time in the hotel’s wellness area, complete with saunas, steam room, ice shower, experience showers, cold bath, and relaxing garden area.
So high is the quality of the hotel’s Siam Spa, that German Triathlete champion, Matthias Knossalla, can often be found relaxing at the hotel following a training session. Knossalla says, “I train for 7-8 hours a day and when I come back from such tough sessions I want to relax and feel a little bit like home. I needed a place where I can calm down after my training and found it at the Bohemia Suites & Spa.”
Explore the island – on wheels or on foot
For guests who are not embarking on such a physical challenge, Bohemia Suites & Spa still encourages them to get out onto the island as much as possible, providing top of the range facilities for exploring Gran Canaria, whether on wheels or on foot. To keep guests fuelled throughout any adventure day trips, the team provide a ‘Sportsmen Snack Package,’ complete with healthy and tasty snacks, a nutritious isotonic drink, water, fruit and an energy bar. These packages are completely customisable to each guest, to be enjoyed on a quick pitstop out on the breathtaking Maspalomas sand dunes, or along the rocky coastline.
If the azure tones of the glittering Atlantic Ocean prove tempting, guests can jump on their board and try their hand at windsurfing in Pozo Izquierdo – one of the most popular sports on the island. For an energising jog, Playa Del Ingles’ 7km beach strip offers the perfect setting to reflect and take in the beauty of the island, whilst breathing in some fresh sea air. At Bohemia Suites & Spa, it’s all about enjoying exercise, and the staff know exactly what to recommend to fulfil each and every guest’s need and desire.
The team at Bohemia Suites & Spa are dedicated to providing guests with a healthy vacation, and on some days it’s not even necessary to leave the hotel grounds, thanks to Bohemia’s extensive fitness offerings. For the yogis, Bohemia Suites & Spa offers an exclusive yoga lesson with their personal trainers in the Maspalomas Dunes, surely one of the most magnificent backdrops for practising the downward dog. Alternatively, the hotel’s Siam Spa and state of the art gym both provide excellent space and professional services to help guests enjoy their workout sessions.
Convenience is the order of the day at Bohemia Suites & Spa, and guests can step straight from their training session into the spa to reward and relax their body with a sports and toning massage carried out by their professional physiotherapists. For those looking to go one step further, be it with their physical endurance or nutritional health, the hotel has a number of experts on hand to help. From recharging strength and resistance through reflexology and auriculotherapy, to coaching sessions with the in-house nutritionist expert, guests are encouraged to work out exactly what’s right for them and their body.
Knossalla praises the guidance and support Bohemia Suites & Spa has to offer, “Food plays an important role in the development of an endurance athlete and I need about 6,000 calories a day. It has to be healthy and tasty for me and that’s what I get at Bohemia Suites & Spa every day!
“This is an outstanding place and I can highly recommend it as a paradise for endurance athletes!”
Whether an endurance athlete like Knossalla, or more of a fair-weather fitness fan, Bohemia Suites & Spa tailors each stay to guests’ preferences, preparing them for a testing sporting challenge, providing respite for recovery, or helping guests kick-start a healthy and active lifestyle.
Nightly rates at Bohemia Suites & Spa start from £120 for a Sun Double room; and from £266 for a Junior Suite, including breakfast, excluding VAT.