Spain and its entire coast facing the Mediterranean is an excellent destination for a relaxing sailing holiday onboard a sailboat or even just for a day charter. There are so many sailing areas to discover from the Costa Brava to the Costa del Sol, the Costa Dorada and the Balearics. The weather is pleasant as early as the month of April until the end of October. The water temperature is also ideal for a little swim during that period (probably not as warm at the end of October though), why not, near a beach or in a creek. You'll find many harbours and marinas all along the coast, where of course, it's possible to rent all sorts of boats: sailboats, catamarans, yachts and power dinghies ... so can stopover during your cruise in the Mediterranean and savour the beauty of Spain, its cuisine and Spanish nightlife. For your holidays in Spain, it's comforting to know that yacht charter is a great means to discover the Spanish coastline with your family but also with your friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy!
The Costa Brava is an amazing sailing area for your sailing holidays in Spain. Being close to France, it boasts cute little fishing towns, nice beaches and mooring spots. You can rent a boat for a weekend, a week or just for a day in one of the numerous bases between France and Barcelona.
To charter a yacht in Empuriabrava is very easy. In this huge marina you can even charter a boat from a private owner. Sailboat, catamaran and power dinghy rental in Roses and Cadaques close to the Cape of Creus and two very good options for a cruise along the Costa Brava. If you have decided to begin your cruise further South, you can charter a boat from Lloret del Mar and sail up the Costa Brava up to Palafrugell and the creeks of Begur. The average weekly charter price tends to be slightly cheaper in this area than say, the Balearics ensuring you a fantastic sailing holiday at the best price possible.
A few kilometers further South, on the Costa Dorada, boat rental is also possible in Vilanova i la Geltru. This old fishing village has become a popular seaside resort with its long beaches and well-equipped marina from where you can rent a sailboat or a motorboat.
A little before Valencia, on the Costa Blanca there is the cute little harbour of Peninscola, which is probably one of the most scenic villages in Spain, a must-see for your sailing holidays in the South of Spain. This coast has developed particularly over the last ten years or so to become a top destination for cheap holidays so even if you rent a small boat just for the day, you're sure to have fun at a reasonable price.
It's impossible to talk about sailing holidays in Spain without mentioning the sailing region of the Balearic Islands. You're in for the cruise of a lifetime if you charter a catamaran in Majorca or rent a yacht in Ibiza.
The Balearic Islands are a real sailor's paradise. With its golden beaches, numerous creeks that you can only reach by boat and bustling nightlife, this archipelago is a privileged destination for sailing holidays in Spain.
Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca and Formentera are perfect if you are considering a family holiday in Spain, this sailing area will delight kids as well as teens and even more so if you are chartering a boat with your friends and are looking for a fun sunny getaway from daily life.
The Canary Islands attract more than 9 million tourists each year. It is one of Europe's most popular winter destinations, especially for sailing. Four national parks unanimously fascinate visitors. They are located in Las Palmas, la Gomera, Lanzarote and Tenerife and are all easily accessible from each island of this gorgeous archipelago. In the Canaries you'll be amazed by the breathtaking anchorages for your overnight stops and for your swimming breaks. Maybe you'll get the chance to spot some whales too! If you are looking a drastic change of scenery for your winter break then consider sailing holidays in the Canaries.
On a First 27.7 from Saint-Malo with a group of friends. Sailed around the Channel Islands, had a good navigation!
We loved the Baltic Sea in Danemark, especially when we arrived in Copenhagen with its colorful houses. But Sweden and its canals were even better. Had the best time on board of our Oceanis 411!
We were able to do a few quotations with the customer service to find the best boat for our destination. We went for a Lagoon 450, really comfy for the family!