Haikou is a tropical haven, but also a charming paradise for sports lovers who like to enjoy some relaxing time and get fit.
The local climate and lavish nature that surround the island of Hainan have made it a trendy spot to hold plenty of sports events. So much so that over the last couple of years, Haikou has been attracting increasing worldwide attention, organising a series of beach soccer related tournaments.
In 2019, the Belt and Road International Beach Soccer tournament brought teams from the Czech Republic, England and Portugal to join the host China in a competition. The event attracted crowds of fans, seduced by the growing popularity of beach soccer in Asia.
This kind of soccer has its roots in Rio de Janeiro’s beaches, but its magic has travelled beyond Brazil’s borders, literally to the other side of the world, to Haikou.
Thanks to its reputation, the white sands and pristine waters, Hainan’s capital city now rivals other top destinations, both as a tourism destination and as a beach soccer hotspot. A location blessed with natural conditions, perfect for the practice of this sport.
Whether you're a right or left-footed player, amateur or professional, and would like to experience a unique place to play, feel invited as of now to come to Haikou and indulge in beach soccer. If you don’t have a team, don’t worry. On the ground you will always be welcomed by the locals, who love to learn new tricks from new people.
If you’re looking to play beach soccer, exercise or simply enjoy some relaxing time out with your family and friends look no further than Baishmen Park, which boasts an extensive beach and lake.
Free of charge, the park is a perfect place to get active. You can also eat here and buy souvenirs.
Why not hire a bike too, or you can rent a paddle-boat, ride the amusement park rides or simply enjoy a cooling ice-cream. Adjacent to the Qiongzhou Strait, this is also a great spot to see the sun setting. On a clear day you can even get a glimpse of mainland China, some 14 kilometres away.
Holiday Beach is designed to offer four functional areas: a catering culture area, a sun-bathing area, an exercise area and a leisure and resort area.
It’s a great location to head for if you’re looking to get some beach soccer action, offering ideal conditions to have a kick about.
Alongside the sea breeze and white sands, Holiday Beach is another slice of paradise made in Haikou, surrounded by lines of coconut trees.
If you fancy escaping from the hustle and bustle of city life and to enjoy natural surroundings, eat outside and simply have fun, this is the place to hang out.