Iberostar Choice Andalucia Playa Evaluation

Andalucía’s Coast of Gentle has lengthy enchanted travellers, with its wild seashores, pine forests and sensible daylight. It’s a vacation spot for sports activities and nature lovers, and for those who select Iberostar Choice Andalucia Playa, a spot for profound vacation rest, and connoisseur feasting too. This front-line 5-star resort, set near the Severiano Ballesteros-designed Novo Sancti Petri golf course, and proper on the gorgeous Barrosa Seaside, is dwelling to a spa, health centre, children membership and various eating choices together with the famend Cataria Restaurant.

I’m all the time excited to get up someplace new, and opening the curtains of our beachfront suite at Iberostar Choice Andalucia Playa was a delight! Right here on the Costa de la Luz, the magnificent coast has been developed extra thoughtfully, with low-rise resorts which are set again from the coast respecting the seaside dunes. Our views had been of the gently undulating sand, pines and flowers that lined these protected dunes, main out to the golden Atlantic seaside.  All through the day, the exceptional mild that offers its identify to this stunning coast would change, reworking the panoramic vista. From light hues of rose early within the morning to sensible blue skies, after which the nice and cozy, fiery colors of sundown. It was a charming cinematic expertise, merely enjoyable on the furnished terrace.

Novo Sancti Petri

There’s undeniably a selection of sun-kissed resorts alongside this stunning stretch of Southern Spain’s Atlantic coast, however few are 5-star and fewer nonetheless mix the attraction of Andalucian structure with the good selection of visitor experiences supplied by Iberostar Choice Andalucia Playa, rising as probably the most coveting place to remain on Barrosa seaside.

Suite desires

My privileged view was from a beachfront suite – considered one of 11 room and suite classes from which to decide on.

You’ll be able to resolve upon with backyard or ocean views, in addition to two-room suites, ultimate for households. One other tempting selection are the pool rooms, providing entry to a shared pool, straight out of your non-public terrace!

Rooms and suites have all of the anticipated facilities like complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, and so forth and spacious bogs, with bathtubs. Visitors can even get pleasure from limitless purified water. This is without doubt one of the property’s many sustainability initiatives.  Every visitor room has a big glass carafe that you could refill limitless occasions with water from fountains near the rooms. This property has fully irradicated single-use plastic bottles.

As quickly as you enter the light-filled foyer (greeted with macaroons and bubbles) you’re embraced by the essence of Southern Spain, with nods to architectural types, with balconies, ironwork, and panoramic views to quintessential Andalusian fountains that lead the attention to the waters of the Atlantic.  The foyer is the center of the lodge, with seating in punchy shades of orange and gold that leads into the bar, the place you’ll discover dwell music every night, and onto shaded backyard terraces, and sea-view cabanas.


Steps from the foyer you may uncover the culinary points of interest of the resort.  In terms of foods and drinks, every day is brimming with prospects at Iberostar Choice Andalucia Playa.

Cataria Restaurant

That is, doubtless, a culinary spotlight not solely of the Iberostar Choice Andalucia Playa resort but in addition of the Novo Sancti Petri space. Cataria is a vacation spot restaurant, that specialises in dishes ready with regionally sourced premium fish and seafood, for which the area is famend. This southern Spain outpost of the well-known Elkano restaurant in Getaria, retains the emblematic use of cooking over hearth and charcoal whereas holding the menu firmly grounded in Cadiz.

Our eating expertise right here was exceptional. From the second we arrived on the light-filled, minimalist but imaginatively adorned restaurant, we had been wowed. Because the solar set, our culinary journey started, navigating the contemporary ocean flavours of Andalucía’s Atlantic coast, with govt Chef Pablo Vicari on the helm. We indulged in a painstakingly ready tasting menu of finely sliced and dressed Sea bass; Atlantic lobster; greens from Conil, oysters; white prawns and langoustines and far more.

Fernando, the younger and enthusiastic sommelier paired the dishes with a small choice of native wines akin to sherry in addition to unfortified wines made with Palomino and Pedro Ximénez from winemakers in Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Montilla-Moriles.  It was an exquisite, memorable expertise.

Sea Soul seaside chiringuito

New for 2023, is Sea Soul the place company can benefit from the unmistakable fashion and freshness of Cataria Restaurant proper on the seaside. The freshest flavours are served whilst you get pleasure from the perfect views of the ocean.

Pool bar

Take a number of steps down from the charming backyard courtyard and also you’ll attain the pool bar, with tables in dappled daylight and shade, overlooking the expansive swimming pools. A menu of worldwide favourites additionally consists of native specialities like Andalusian aubergine with native cane honey, selfmade fashion croquettes, and regionally caught tuna dishes.

La Bodega restaurant

Capturing the flavour of the Cadiz province, this quintessential Andalusian a la carte restaurant celebrates not solely native produce and recipes however the fashion of consuming in Southern Spain. Select the best native and regional cheeses, connoisseur cured ham and different traditional tapas in addition to hearty dishes, mild summery flavours like gazpacho, typical fish dishes akin to pijotas, contemporary sole, and a selection of seafood rice dishes.

D’CAI Cocina de Mercado

A contemporary twist of the traditional resort restaurant, this market restaurant is a feast for the senses, with stunning presentation and a formidable selection of dishes all through the day, in addition to refined particulars that elevates the expertise.  At breakfast, the attentive group be sure to have your favorite desk, whether or not on the shaded terrace, within the sunshine or by the window, it’s the form of heat, pleasant service that comes naturally right here. At dinner, count on a welcome drink, like a neighborhood chilled wine, and a beneficiant choice of menus, from native specialities, Mediterranean delicacies, and worldwide favourites.

Visitors can ebook mattress & breakfast, half board (breakfast and dinner, with out drinks) or all-inclusive, together with drinks (however excluding the a la carte eating places and the spectacular room service.)


Along with the 4 swimming swimming pools, health centre and close by golf course, there’s a spa on the property, devoted to the wellness merchandise of ‘Secretos de Agua’. The is an indoor hydrotherapy circuit with a waterfall pool, a whirlpool tub, and sensations showers, in addition to a steam tub and sauna. For wellness warriors in search of skilled pampering, there’s a complete choice of massages and wellness therapies.

Experiencing Cadiz

Southwest Spain is considered one of Andalucía’s most compelling locations, with a wealthy meals and wine tradition, stunning seashores, and among the nation’s most iconic cities, together with the historic port of Cadiz, and the wine metropolis of Jerez. It’s value hiring a automobile to discover.


All through my keep I grew to become aware of Iberostar’s dedication to creating their operations extra sustainable, from eliminating single-use plastics (there are not any plastic water bottles on the property, no plastic straws and so forth), to sourcing meals and provides responsibly. Iberostar has been single-use plastic-free since 2020, goals to be waste free by 2025, and carbon impartial by 2030. The hospitality enterprise can also be dedicated to its pioneering Wave of Change programme for accountable tourism and respect for the oceans.

In every visitor room, along with the conventional rest room bin, is a recycling bin the place you may depart bottles, cans, paper, plastic and so forth and the housekeeping group will be certain that the objects are despatched for recycling.


Iberostar Choice Andalucia Playa is open from Easter to late autumn. I believe it’s excellent for an extended weekend or household trip – both means, you’ll need to keep longer!

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