Chartering in Spain
Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, regardless of whether you wish to holiday on land or the sea.
It offers multiple sailing areas to explore, year after year. You can chose to explore it's Mediterranean coastline, Atlantic coastline, Balearic islands or Canary islands which offer excellent sailing year round.
Spain is extremely rich in history and culture which have inspired artists such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Don't forget one of the most famous buildings in the world - Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Did you know that Planet of the Apes (the original, of course!) was filmed on the island of Tenerife, in the crater of Las Canadas / Teide vulcano?
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They grow unique black potatoes there which have to be tried for their unique flavour! Besides that, Spain is a foodie's paradise - with abundance of authentic, aromatic dishes made with the best of fresh local produce, you will not go hungry.
Chartering a yacht in Spain is probably the best way of getting the most out of your holiday. It allows you to see and experience as much as can possibly squeezed into a holiday, while giving you a perspective most tourists don't get to see. You can easily enjoy the hustle and bustle of local markets and tourist attractions in the morning, relax in a secluded cove in the afternoon and then party the night away in any of the well known hotspots.
Main sailing areas
The seven main islands of the Canary Islands are well spaced out so that it is only a day's sail between most of them. Most yachts start from the north and visit Lanzarote and Fuerteventura first before sailing to Gran Canaria, then Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma.
Don't be disappointed if you don't visit all of them on your holiday as it is well worth taking day trips to explore unique features of each and one of them
There are fifteen ports throughout the islands which are run by the government. A new digital pre-booking system for berths in these ports has been created.
Despite its position close to the tropics, the Canaries are not too hot in summer, 21-29°C, and are pleasantly warm in winter, 15-20°C, so they are regarded as an all-year cruising ground. The frequency of gales is low and the islands are not affected by hurricanes.
In the last decade, Spain's Mediterranean coast and islands have seen a tremendous development in yachting facilities with new marinas being built everywhere, so that one is never more than a few hours' sail away from the next harbour.Yacht charter in Balearic Islands is an ideal sailing choice for beginners due to its tranquil waters and calm currents plus abundance of marinas, ports and natural anchorages.
Mallorca and Menorca boast truly amazing landscapes and Mediterranean weather. Menorca is less visited and touristy than the rest of the islands, but just as beautiful and welcoming. It is an ideal charter spot for those looking f.or more tranquil setting.
Ibiza is the party capital of the world but it also peaceful north and northeast parts. You should try to visit nearby island of Formentera. Both Ibiza and Formentera are covered in pine trees and are called the Pine Islands.
Vast areas of the islands are UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the old part of Ibiza Town or the remains of the first Phoenician settlement at Sa Caleta.
Mediterranean coast of Spain stretches from Girona to Gibraltar and offers much choice for chartering a yacht. Being a popular tourist destination, the coast easily accessible by plane from anywhere in the world and road and rail from Europe.
It is up to you whether you wish to start in Barcelona, Valencia, Murcia, Malaga or anywhere in between.
The entire coast in rich in history and natural beauty. There is abundance of well appointed and equipped marinas enabling you to chose between big cities such as Barcelona or smaller and quieter towns such as Alicante or Almeria.
As in the rest of Spain, you will find exceptional authentic cuisine, hospitable and friendly locals as well as superb nightlife.
Don't forget the history, culture and architecture, there is a lot of it to be seen and enjoyed.
Main Sailing Season: April - November mainland / Year round in the Canaries
Language(s): Spanish, English, German
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Airports: Girona, Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Malaga, Palma (de Majorca), Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura