An International Guide to Sporting Vacation Destinations

A relaxing break doesn't have to mean a sedentary week spent in a lounge chair. From the Philippines to southern Spain, some of the most exotic and luxurious destinations in the world offer state-of-the-art sporting facilities for fans of scuba-diving, kite-surfing, rock-climbing, and other active escapes. Here, the health experts at the Q Blog by Equinox profile six active holidays that will take your breath away—for more reasons than one.

Spain: Golf

Where to Play: The prestigious courses in Sotogrande in sunny southern Spain, including La Reserva (pictured here), Valderrama, and San Roque, are known as some of the best in all of Europe.

Where to Stay: Hotel Almenara sits on a beautiful, 27-hole golf course with three different 18-hole combinations. There's also a wellness spa with an indoor pool for hydrotherapies, an outdoor pool area, and three restaurants.

The Draw: The golf course might look familiar... The 2007 Ryder Cup tournament was held at The Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande—the first time the event took place in Continental Europe.

Photos courtesy of the Q Blog for Equinox.
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