The pleasure of discovering Spain by sail
Sailing in San Sebastián (Basque Country)
Cliffs on the island of Tenerife
Are you imagining how much you would like to enjoy the sunshine and crystal clear waters of a hidden cove somewhere? How would you like to enjoy all this on your own boat or a rented vessel? In Spain you can sail all year round, on a catamaran, sailing boat, motor launch... Come on! Head out onto the open sea or try sports like windsurfing, scuba diving and water skiing. Sailing is pure pleasure. Enjoy!
If you choose Spain for a nautical getaway you are sure to be pleased. Here you will find almost 8,000 kilometres of coastline, excellent weather, especially March-October, more than 320 marinas, a host of mooring options and Marine Resorts, fully equipped with everything your could need. A dream come true for sailing enthusiasts. Don't think twice. Full speed ahead! On your visit to Spain, sunbathing, going diving and enjoying the scenery from your boat will be your only worries.
Once you have chosen Spain for your "seafaring holiday", you have various options. If you have your own boat and sailing license (check which are the necessary requirements) you can experience captaining a boat on the Spanish coast, whether of the mainland or the Balearic or Canary Islands. Can you imagine feeling the rays of the sun, out on the open sea, with stunning views of the coast? It is advisable to decide in advance which port will be your base and book your mooring if you are coming in summer. Fuel and other necessary items can be bought at the marinas.
If you don't have a boat or know how to sail, but it has always been your dream... Don't worry! All along the Spanish coast there are many companies offering a wide range of sea charters. You can rent everything from larger sailing boats to small motor launches, depending on the license you have. Otherwise they can also provide an experienced crew. The company will take care of organising insurance and other obligatory documentation. So there is no excuse for not enjoying the sea, whatever your age or sailing experience.
A world of activities on the sea
Are you thinking that your maritime adventure ends when you get back on dry land? Nothing could be further from the truth, because Spain's marine resorts offer a variety of other water sports. For the more adventurous, good options are windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, parasailing, jet skiing and water skiing. Would you prefer something less daring? Then try sailing, kayaking, angling, snorkelling or scuba diving. You will never forget the beauty of Spain's sea beds! Don't worry about the equipment; all this can be provided. There are also beginners' courses to get you started. Use our search engine to find out which resorts offer these services.
What's it going to be? The broad beaches and unique light of the Mediterranean and the peace and calm of the Mar Menor, the perfect sailing winds of the Cantabrian Sea and its stunning cliffs, the beauty of Atlantic estuaries or the stunning sea beds of the islands... In all these places you will find fully equipped marine resorts, and towns and villages with beautiful monuments. Whatever you choose, you will discover all the beauty of our seas in the easiest possible way. Spain has maritime flavour. Sail over its waves, dive into its waters, and feel the freedom of the open sea.
For more information on activities, steps to take and official bodies to contact, check the website of the Spanish Association of Marine Resorts.