Destination Spain: lazy days, history and gastronomy
In Spain: sail from surprise to surprise
Just a few hours by plane from France, Spain is a destination that is ideal for visiting from the water. The pleasure of sailing and stopovers with a multitude of things to discover, a boat rental in Spain will ensure you an unforgettable cruise.
Spain, a land of discovery
With its 800 km of coastline and paradisiac islands, Spain is the ideal destination to discover with a boat rental in Spain. From the Costa Brava and its rocky and jagged coastline with countless beaches from the Costa Del Sol bathed by the Mediterranean, not to mention Galicia and Asturias, ruled by the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea, Spain reveals its stunningly beautiful landscapes and an astonishing diversity of sailing opportunities. Depending on your destination, from the spring (and through to the back of the season), you will be able to take advantage of a clement weather and sunny maritime escapades.
The many ports and mooring spots will allow you to take full advantage of your boat rental in Spain before setting out to discover this land of history and gastronomy where times seems to stand still. The Spanish coast is dotted with large towns with a rich heritage that you will be able to discover during a stopover. Tapas, paella and other local specialities will allow you to take some time out before returning to the water with your boat rental where you will be able to perfect the fine art of the “siesta”.
Good to know: in Spain, meal times are not the same as in France. Breakfast is taken between 8 am and 11 am, lunch never before 1.30 pm and dinner at 9 pm at the earliest.
The Spanish islands, gems for sailing.
It is impossible to talk about Spain without talking about its islands. First of all the Balearic Islands. Thanks to your boat rental in Spain, you will have the time and leisure to drop anchor in Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. These lands so close but so different are well worth the detour! Swimming in paradisiac beaches or in small isolated covers, walks that will allow you to discover the island life and scuba diving adventures, your cruise will be placed under the sign of relaxation.
Nestling in the middle of the Atlantic, off the coast off Morocco, the Canaries also reflect the many faces of Spain. This archipelago of seven islands offers a stunning diversity of landscapes: a volcanic relief on Lanzarote and Tenerife, a luxuriant forest on La Palma, immaculate beaches and a desert landscape on Fuerteventura: this is just a small insight in to the wonders that the Canaries offer you.
The five stopovers to discover with a boat in Spain:
• Barcelona: the Sagrada Família, Parc Guël and Casa Milà are just some of the works by Gaudi not to be missed in the Catalan capital. A festive city, Barcelona is packed with tapas bars where you can enjoy a bite to eat before the “fiesta”,
• Malaga: the birthplace of Picasso, the Andalusian city is home to a superb museum devoted to the most famous painter in the world. To travel through the centuries via an architecture with European and North African influences, make your way to the Roman theatre, the cathedral of the Incarnation and the fortress of Alcazaba.
• Palma de Mallorca: a Gothic castle, a magnificent cathedral, a Moorish royal palace; these are just a few of the sites that will delight history lovers!
• Santander: overlooking the Bay of Santander, the Magdalena peninsula and its royal palace welcome sailors from the Atlantic in this magnificent and elegant city between the sea and the mountains.
• Marbella: a world famous seaside resort (in the same way as Puerto Banús, its marina), Marbella is the prefect stopover for rest and relaxation. Its 26 km of coastline are scattered with beaches and, if you prefer golf, you will be able to treat yourself to a round on one of the many courses in the town.
To fully understand the treasures of the Spanish coast, the Balearic Islands and the Canaries, and take advantage of the country’s treasures and diversity, there is nothing better than a rental boat cruise that will allow to set sail for some astonishing discoveries.
The key points to remember for a cruise in Spain:
- A few hours’ flight from France, Spain allows you to programme a rental boat cruise even if you only have a weekend.
- Bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic, Spain offers a multitude of sailing opportunities.
- Thanks to its mild climate, the Spanish coast and the Balearic Islands and the Canaries are destinations that can be visited out of season.