Sports clubs are handy for visitors to Cartagena who wish to keep down the holiday calories. For most of us holidays are a time to break the rules and deviate from our daily routines. This usually involves much drink and song, and daily visits to cafes and restaurants where we inevitably put on a few excess pounds. However, holidays are also a time to enjoy some of the activities on offer. With fantastic year round weather, sports are popular in Cartagena and the city is home to several great sports clubs and centres where visitors will find a selection of sporting disciplines.
Ilusión Sports Centre
The majority of sports clubs in Cartagena are used by local teams for practice and tournaments. However, Ilusión Sports Centre is open to both members and visitors. Its location on Calle Dr. Perez Espejo is fairly central and conveniently close to some of the city centre's hotels. Ilusión has several sporting facilities and activities for all age groups. These include 8 artificial turf soccer fields for practice, tournaments or just a fun kick about with friends. There are also 3 tennis courts and 3 pádel courts where visitors can play or take professional lessons in both.
The centre's modern gymnasium is equipped with a range of machinery and free weights to improve muscle tone. They also feature the latest equipment for cardiovascular exercises. Gym monitors are always on hand to assist and offer advise. There are also several professional trainers teaching a number of fitness classes. These include functional training, aerobox, pilates, zumba, zumba kids and gap. Various physiotherapy treatments are also available. After working up an appetite, visitors can retire to the cafeteria to enjoy drinks and a range of healthy meals.
Further Sports Clubs
Just across the road from Ilusión is an urban sports park. This has basketball courts as well as a skateboard and BMX park. Close to the Espacio Mediterráneo Commercial Centre is Pádel Centre Cartago. This boasts a good choice of indoor and outdoor pádel courts where lessons for all ages are offered. There is also an area with exercise bikes and gymnastics equipment. Aside from sports clubs, Cartagena is home to several gymnasiums. The largest and most popular of these is the impressive Viva Gym. This is located on Calle Ángel Bruna, just a short walk from Ilusión.