Health holidays on the Costa del Sol – Chapter 3

Golfers! A trip to the dentist may improve your handicap!

Gross Dentistas ClinicThe Asociacion Turismo y Salud (Association of Tourism and Health) – Costa del Sol have come up with a unique way to improve your golfing experience whilst on holiday.

The ATYS is working closely with a professional group of dentists in Malaga called Gross Dentistas. Dr J.L. Gross Alesanco is of German origin and began the dental practice in Malaga 42 years ago. His children have followed in his footsteps and all now work in the practice which has 10 dentists in total using the very latest in dental technology.

In addition to offering clients a professional experience at the dentist the Gross family are keen golfers. They have made an arrangement with El Chaparral Golf Club, Costa del Sol to take four people a day to play a round of golf – FREE.

So, as part of your ATYS programme you can have your teeth whitened, or have a cracked tooth repaired in a day and then go for a free round of golf and perhaps improve your handicap.

This modern go-ahead practice encourages prospective patients from the U.K. to e mail them in advance or set up a Skype connection to discuss dental requirements. You can ask questions from the comfort of your own home. They offer to give you a quote for the suggested work on the spot so that you can consider the proposal before booking your trip.

El Chaparral Golf ClubMalaga has gone from just being an airport for beach-seeking tourists to a destination itself. It is now a vibrant city with not only the famous Cathedral and bull ring to visit, but also around 30 museums including the Picasso and Thyssen Museum.

Malaga port is now the second most important on the peninsula with the addition of two cruise ship docks which bring 400,000 passengers a year to the city.

Refurbished areas such as Calle Larios and the Plaza de la Constitucion are pedestrianised level areas with outdoor cafes and shops sporting all the designer labels.  

Carnival was about to begin during my introductory trip in February. The sun was out and it was 17degrees. It promised to be a week of fun and I was sorry that I could not stay.

We had delicious tapas at the Café de Bolsa which is part of the Hotel Molina Lario and only a 10 minute walk from the Gross Dentistas. This 4* hotel has an ideal central location for a City Break. Four old buildings were bought and the interior has been completely refurbished to a very high contemporary standard whilst keeping the traditional exterior intact.

Hotel Molina LarioThe rooftop has a small swimming pool which is open all year round and it is here that the ATYS exercise programmes can be held in the morning, even introducing Tai Chi and yoga if guests wish.

The views across Malaga with the Cathedral just next door, the mountains and the sea are relaxing in themselves. Everything you could wish for is at the Hotel Molina Lario, Malaga.

More information
Hotel Molina Lario – Malaga
Gross Dentistas – Malaga
El Chaparral Golf Club – Mijas Costa 

•  Read Chapter 1 – Getting ready to depart
•  Read Chapter 2 – Finding out about the Holidays and Health programmes
•  Read Chapter 4 – Trekking, nature and relaxing on the Costa del Sol

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Kay Wiseman

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