Sailing in Spain
Spain, the land on the crossroads between Europe and Africa, is well known for its climate, diverse landscapes, erotic Flamenco dance, matadors and bullfighting, sangria, paella and temperamental people. Furthermore, the country offers beautiful architecture, amazing history, diverse culture and beautiful clear watesr. Sailing in Spain offers a chance to discover lovely and charming diverse landscape, with sandy beaches and stunning cliffs. It allows you to enjoy wind, sunshine and clear water in hidden coves. Sail over its waves, dive into its waters and feel the freedom of the open sea. Sailing, during summer months of July and August, would be an ideal and the most comfortable way of exploring Spanish coast. Spring or autumn, particularly during May and October, is also a great time to navigate because the weather is lovely and the country is not as crowded as during the summer months.
Some of the destinations to visit:
Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia and second most populated city in Spain. It is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, sport, entertainment, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. Barcelona’s geographic location, popular coastlines, diverse landscapes, historical legacy (basilica of Sagrada Família, the international symbol of Barcelona, work of Antoni Gaudí and Park Güell, Palau Güell), vibrant culture, good nightlife, warmth and temperament of its citizens, make Barcelona the inevitable stopping place on your journey.
Balearic Islands are a wonderful group of islands, a natural archipelago in the south-western part of the Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The Balearic Islands are an ideal sailing destination mostly due to its Mediterranean climate, enjoying more than 300 sunny days each year, having mild winters and quite hot summers. Four major islands -Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, became mega popular tourist destinations due to good nightlife, wonderful beaches and warm hospitality of the locals. Islands are so charming, fascinating and magical, that many visitors decide to stay there permanently. Sailors won’t be disappointed while revealing the coast of Balearic Islands, with its turquoise blue water, endless coves and beaches and perfect anchorage four their boats and yacht. Ibiza is extremely popular as an international party destination, attracting many of the world’s most popular DJs to its nightclubs. Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago. Mallorca coast is famous for its cliffs, coves and beaches, olive and almond trees, varied wildlife and great food and drink. There you can enjoy an idyllic vacation while the sun is shining and warm wind breezes through the air. Tennis player Rafael Nadal, winner of 14 Grand Slam titles, and former world no. 1 tennis player Carlos Moyá are both from Mallorca. The Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011.
The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago, situated on the north-west coast of Africa (Morocco and Western Sahara). The main islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. The archipelago also includes a number of islets: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este. Due to their geographical location, the Canary Islands have a subtropical climate and amazing landscapes. Canary Islands offer you fascinating volcanic scenerys, which are ideal for hiking, cycling, climbing. The beaches of Fuerteventura and Gran Canarias are famous for their sand dunes. The most important natural attraction is one of the oldest national parks and the most visited in Spain, Teide National Park and Mount Teide (a World Heritage Site) in Tenerife, the third tallest volcano in the world. San Cristóbal de La Laguna is a city and municipality in the northern part of the island of Tenerife. Its historical center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.