Estepona will be the centre of the polo world for one weekend in May when the first edition of the Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup 2018 take place.

At a press conference at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía,  Estepona mayor José María García Urbano stated  “Estepona has a unique opportunity to show the world its capacity to organise important events such as these”. He stressed that it was an excellent opportunity for Estepona to hold a Beach Polo tournament, something which is very popular in other areas, but was lacking on the Costa del  Sol.”

He also thanked the organiser of the event Isabel de Borbón for her hard work in bringing the event to the El Padrón beach May 19- 20.

In response Isabel de Borbon commented, “I am delighted to bring Beach Polo to the shores of the Costa del Sol and the prestigious Kempinski Hotel Bahía. This has been a very ambitious project that could only be realised with the great support of Estepona’s town hall and the coordination and the enthusiasm of the Kempinski Hotel Bahía from day one.

Beach Polo is an innovative version of traditional Polo being played on smaller size sand fields where the audience can appreciate the fast action close up. Four international polo teams  will be competing for the first Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup, captivating spectators and aficionados.”

Finally, Carla Lopes, general manager of the Kempinski Hotel Bahía stated, “We are very pleased to host and sponsor the “Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup”, it is the first time for such an event to be held in Estepona, and it also reflects the incredible changes that are taking place in the area. The timing of this event goes hand in hand with the reopening of the hotel after an extensive redesign and the launch of three exciting new dining venues, which we hope many locals will come and enjoy. It is a real pleasure to be able to bring “the Sport of Kings” to Padron Beach in front of the hotel.

According to García Urbano, this Beach Polo tournament will be the first of many, as the Town Hall and Polo4Ever have signed an agreement to celebrate the Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup for the next five years in the Estepona area.

Matches will be played from 18.00 to 20.00 on Saturday. May 19 and from 12.00 to 14.00 on Sunday 20th of May 20.Entrance is free, food and drinks may be purchased next to the polo arena and at El Paseo Del Mar, the new restaurant complex at Kempinski Hotel Bahía.

There will also be a VIP marquee with ticketed entry, entertainment, fabulous food and champagne. VIP packages are available for those who wish to join in the full event of Gala Dinner, Polo Chic Lunch and VIP marquee entrance.

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