Netanya, capital of the “Sharon” district, is located close to the seashores of the Mediteranean Sea, between “Poleg” stream and Wingate Institute in the south and the “Avichail” stream in the north. Natanya’s proximity to the sea (14 kilometers of one the most beautiful shores in the world) and its pleasant climate have made the city a most desirable tourist attraction and resort area.
Netanya, the largest city on the crossroads between Tel-Aviv and Haifa forms a connecting link between the northern and central parts of the country. Due to its central location near the Tel-Aviv – Haifa railroad tracks, 30 kilometers north of Tel-Aviv and 50 kilometers south of Haifa), Netanya has become a center for tourists as well as for shopping and industrial development. Three features have contributed to the development of Netanya as a city of tourism and leisure: beautifully maintained sea shores offering a variety of high standard services and the new beach elevator, a wide selection of hotels, (The King Solomon Hotel is a fine example) restaurants, bars and places of entertainment appealing to the national as well as the international tourist, and the central geographic location allowing easy access to tourist sites all over the country. Nearby services provide a wide variety of activities from nature walks for the whole family to sports such as paragliding, miniature plane flying, jeep tours, horseback riding and sail boating.
A new hotel for a great vacation is about to open – Escape to Netanya’s newest all-suite hotel – the Ramada Netanya on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, located just under an hour drive from Tel Aviv, and only 15 minutes from the Caesarea Golf Club. The five-star accommodations, full-service spa, relaxing pool and prime location will provide for the perfect combination of indulgence, accessibility and service.
With the Grand Opening this summer 2011 on the Israeli Riviera, Ramada Netanya is the ultimate blend of indulgence, pampering, and sea and sun.
Official sea Beaches
There are 8 official lifeguard stations along the sea shore from Goldmintz beach in the south to Blue Bay Beach in the north. All stations have modern facilities with showers, sheds, first aid services and rented deck-chairs. Open from May until October. The central beach Sironit is open all year around. Free entrance.
Poleg Nature Reserve
South to Netanya is where Kids love to roll down and play on the sand dunes at the Nachal Poleg Nature Reserve. The reserve offers an interesting hike along the Poleg River, upstream to the point it meets the sea. The riverbanks are lined with eucalyptus trees, planted almost a century ago to help drain the swamps. In winter and early spring, the wildflowers along the route have made the Poleg Reserve a favorite destination for botanist where you’ll find a large concentration of Purple Iris blooming in February and March.
Netanya Is located Just 30 minutes drive from Tel Aviv, 40 minutes drive from Haifa and and hour and a half from Jerusalem.