Sailing Holidays and Yacht Charter in Spain
By choosing to spend your sailing holiday in Spain, you are signing up for the finest way to explore this unique country. We will make sure that we turn your charter vacation into an unforgettable experience, and that you enjoy your sailing holiday in Spain to the fullest.
Sailing in Spain
Spain is one of the most desirable sailing destinations in the world. It is extremely difficult to beat the diversity of Spain, a relatively small country which is surrounded by one ocean, two different seas and a great number of different cultures, climates and landscapes. If you’re looking for hot summers, mild winters and rough ocean sailing conditions - Spain is the place to go. However, if you’d like to spend a mild and chilly summer on an atol, Spain is the best destination for it as well. Even if you want a tropical feel on your sailing holiday, Spain can offer it too.
The length of the Spanish coastline is close to 6,000 kilometers, shared between the country’s inland territories of the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic Islands — located on the Mediterranean Coast— and the Canary Islands, situated 100 kilometers west of Morocco (one of the Outermost regions of the European Union).
Canary Islands are the place to go if you want to run away from the cold European winter without leaving Europe. Canarian cities like Tenerife and Palma enjoy an almost perfect weather: nights are rarely colder than 15ºC and the daily maximum temperature doesn’t exceed 30ºC.
Moreover, the fair winds offer great sailing conditions for sailors. In Spain, trade winds dominate the weather system throughout the year, being the strongest during the warmest hours of the day, from May till late July. Wind speed is usually not faster than 30 mph, but it can be somewhat faster in the wind acceleration zones (WAZ).
The Mediterranean Coast offers the opportunity for sailors to discover the Spanish culture at its best, through regions such as Andalusia, Valencia, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, getting to spend some time in the picturesque and bohemian-like cities and towns of the area: Sitges, Cadaqués, Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Peñíscola etc.
Last but not least, the unspoilt Northern coast is well known for the best food offer in Southern Europe, and for its intact green coastal landscapes of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, that can only be matched with the landscapes of much colder places like Ireland and Scotland.
Sailing Regions of Spain
Passion, beauty, romance and richness of culture – this is what you get with a yacht charter in Spain. The moment you set foot on your yacht, this relaxed energy will pass on to you. Sail the stunning Balearic islands and learn to dance flamenco. Party in Ibiza and discover beautiful beaches and hidden coves in Mallorca. Experience the extraordinary landscape of the Canary Islands, from subtropical forests to lunar scenery and dunes. Do not forget famous architecture in Barcelona - an inspiration to artists Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso.
There is something about the Mediterranean lifestyle, about its food, its relaxed way of life that is simply so attractive to anyone who comes from abroad. The Balearic Islands are the real example of that. The islands of Menorca and Formentera boast some of the most stunning beaches and caves in the world, all surrounded by a hippy vibe you just can’t miss. Mallorca and, especially Ibiza, as you might know, are some of the best destinations in Europe when it comes to nightlife. Every spot and every corner of the Balearic Islands is perfect for holiday sailing and enjoying life to the fullest.If you are looking for anchorages for your boat, the island offers two special ones: Sa Foradada, a must-see for sailors who want to enjoy an astonishing landscape sheltered from most winds, with an easy access for boats; and Cala Brafi, a virgin corner surrounded by lush vegetation, where only boats with a shallow draft can anchor.
The Canary Islands are definitely the top experience in Europe if you want to spend your sailing holidays on a tropical destination without travelling far away. Those 7 islands offer a bit of everything for everyone and are a true paradise.
is the biggest island in the Canary Archipelago and, except for beaches and nightlife, it is where the highest peak in Spain is located. Mount Teide, with its 3,718 meters, was named World Heritage Site back in 2007.
Going north from the capital of the island, you will come across the Antequera Bay, a sandy and dry beach surrounded by cliffs, which is a perfect spot for anchoring thanks to being sheltered/protected from all winds, except for the southerly ones.
offers the same mix of beaches, mountains and nightlife that Tenerife does. Las Palmas, the biggest town on the island, is also the most important town in the Archipelago.
Fuerteventura and Lanzarote
are the natural gems of the Canary Islands. The first one was declared biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2009 and is a prime destination for water sports, thanks to strong winds, powerful waves and a diverse underwater life. Lanzarote, on the other hand, is a stunning volcanic island with black beaches and a beautiful park - Timanfaya Park, entirely made up of volcanic soil.
Close to this area of black sand beaches, one can find the Papagayo Beaches, a group of beautiful caves with white sand and crystal waters, very well sheltered from the usual Canarian trade winds.
The Atlantic Coast
San Sebastián or Donostia (as it is known in Basque) is the food capital of the Iberian Peninsula, and maybe of the whole Europe. No city has a bigger average of Michelin Stars per kilometer in the world, and only a few cities can match the beauty of San Sebastián. Be sure to visit!
A Coruña, in the west corner of Spain, is the most ‘oceanic’ city in the country and a place completely open to the Atlantic Ocean. Here you will find the best seafood in Spain.
Summer is the right time to pay a visit to the northern coast of Spain, enjoy local food, coastal sceneries and hidden gems such as A Coruña, Gijón, Oviedo, Santander and Donostia. Be careful, though. The Atlantic Ocean can get a bit rough at any time of the year and you might need to look for a haven in July or August as well. Anyway, don’t worry, you can easily find a shelter for your boat here.
Spain's Sailing Season
The best part about sailing to Spain is the fact this sailing destination is suitable for everybody and offers so much options. In addition, you can sail here throughout the whole year. If you want to visit Spain in the winter, between November and February, the Canary Islands are the perfect choice. The climate is mainly sunny and warm, with temperatures very rarely going below 18ºC all year round. Besides that, the sea temperature is constantly close to 22ºC.Both spring and autumn are great for sailing the Mediterranean, because the weather is still great, but you also have the advantage of escaping the big crowds that come to the area as soon as the summer starts. As long as you don’t come in July, August, and maybe even September, the Mediterranean coast of Spain can offer you the best conditions for an amazing vacation full of life, fiesta and culture.However, summer is the right time to pay a visit to the northern coast of Spain, enjoy local food, coastal sceneries and hidden gems such as A Coruña, Gijón, Oviedo, Santander and Donostia. Be careful, though. The Atlantic Ocean can get a bit rough at any time of the year and you might need to look for a haven in July or August as well. Anyway, don’t worry, you can easily find a shelter for your boat here. Another thing to be aware of is the water temperature, especially in Galicia, where it doesn’t usually go beyond 15ºC, not even during summer.
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