With over 7900 kilometers of coastline and a wide range of climates (the subtropical Canary Islands, the Mediterranean in the east and south and the Ocean climate in the north and west), Spain is the dream destination for all sailors who want to charter a yacht all year round. There are many internationally renowned coastal destinations in Spain, including the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca), the Canary Islands, Catalonia (Empuriabrava, Sitges), Andalusia (Marbella, Cadiz), Valencia, Galicia, and the Basque Country of Spain. All these destinations attract fearless sailors to start their new sailing adventure.
The Mediterranean coast with sandy beaches, the rugged north coastline with secluded coves and turquoise water parks, some cliffs, but also small seaside villages are all at your disposal to be explored.
The Costa de la Luz awaits you in the far south, the Straits of Gibraltar at the mouth of the Guadiana River, with its dunes, waves, and the wild side of its ocean, particularly welcoming water sports fans.
As one of the most popular yacht charter destinations, Spain is a country not wanting to miss by any real sailor. Spain has been held as the cultural center of Europe for hundreds of years, a country known for its beautiful architecture, flamenco, bullfights and warm, passionate people, beautiful beaches and perfect climate. It is surrounded by the Atlantic and Mediterranean Ocean, with two of Europe’s longest coastlines.
When you wonder where to travel with a charter yacht in Spain, you can discover its coastline from the Mediterranean or the Atlantic coast. One of Mediterranean Spain’s most popular charter routes for sailing is the Costa Brava, with stunning coves and beaches of fishing villages. Beginning from Barcelona, you can go on to Costa Dorada, Costa Azahar and Costa Valencia with its beautiful old town and dried river beds. The white sandy Costa Blanca, with plenty of tourist resorts along the way, is another popular destination along the way. The Costa de Almeria, the site of the Cabo de Gata National Park, is more remote and calm. The Costa del Sol, with its famous resorts such as Marbella and Malaga, is the top spot for all jet-setters and celebrities. The Costa de la Luz, renowned for its fine white sand beaches, pine forests and fishing villages, is the southernmost point. The Balearic Islands, with the four main islands in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, and the Canary Islands, are another top-rated destination. Sailing Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and La Palma is an exciting experience-it’s sunny and warm all year round. The North Atlantic coast is known as the Costa Marisco with its beautiful beaches along Asturias (Costa Verde), Cantabria (Costa de Cantabria) and the Basque Country (Costa Vasca).
You can choose between different yacht choices when chartering a boat in Spain: crewed, skipped or bareboat sailing yachts, motor yachts or catamarans. The season of sailing is from April to November.
Sailing the Balearic Islands includes the Spanish coast, where you can discover lively seaside towns, stunning hidden coves, attractive white sand beaches and quaint fishing villages with a centuries-old local background. This area is perfect for jumping on the island: the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca are among the most colorful and scenic archipelagos in the world. Mallorca is dotted with white sandy beaches and surrounded by dry, clean and vibrant crystal clear blue water with abundant sea life. These islands have the most calming and indulgent feeling you can imagine.