Of course, Barcelona’s enviable weather means a yacht charter holiday can be done between April and October, but there are also some other factors to consider. July and August see the largest influx of tourists, which means the marinas may become slightly congested. Early spring sees a welcome light breeze – ideal for sailing. This gentle wind – named Ostro - remains for the later summer months, with autumn seeing a slight increase in force. Temperatures in the summer tend to swing up to late twenties, and once autumn hits there is a slight increase of the possibility of rain. With the brilliant weather conditions of Barcelona, it makes it an ideal location to watch the sunset with a glass of wine aboard your boat.
Barcelona is steeped in history, with natural beauty also being found in abundance here. Below is a sample of things to do and see on your yacht charter holiday to the Catalonian capital:
The most famous beach frequented by residents and locals alike, this is a great starting point to get a feel of the ambiance of Barcelona during your sailing holiday. Thanks to some great facilities nearby, you are left wanting nothing when you visit here for a swim or to top up your tan. Although it can sometimes be swarmed with people, this is a perfect introduction to Barcelona during your yacht charter holiday. Plus, there are some great ice-cream vendors dotted along the shoreline.
Fancy seeing some of the most luxurious yachts in Barcelona? This marina is home to the biggest and the best, thanks to the amazing facilities and proximity to some of the city’s most incredible attractions. The port is a staple in the area, with four hundred years of sailors choosing to dock here – and it is easy to see why. From here, the palm trees which line the adjacent roads contribute to the heavenly vibes of the region, while the city’s distinctive architecture is on full display. You will never be stuck for something to do here, with great shopping boutiques, and exquisite restaurants and bars offering some of the finest Spanish cuisine. Why not choose to dock your chartered yacht here for the night to take full advantage of the region?
This is a remarkable attraction that is surprisingly not well-known by many visitors to Barcelona. It is a welcome break from your sailing excursions on the coast and offers a unique experience. Get lost in the luscious yet trimmed vegetations in the aim of reaching the centre of the maze where you can find the imposing statue of the Greek God of Love. A maze may not be the first thing you think of visiting during your yacht charter holiday to Barcelona, but it offers something new, and is limited in the amount of people who can visit per day, meaning you will not be surrounded by swarms of other tourists.
Returning to sailing on your chartered yacht, this town located south of Barcelona is an ideal getaway thanks to the brilliant beaches for which it is famed. The town oozes in character and charm and is a much quieter haven than the larger counterpart. With beachfronts that resemble those of Saint-Tropez, and a range of lively and atmospheric bars and taverns, it is a wonderful place to sail for a night or two. During the day, make sure to avail of the range of watersport activities on offer here. If you are lucky enough to time your sailing holiday to Barcelona with the end of Lent, then the carnival is a must-see in the town – a wonderful celebration where the best of Spain’s music, art, and fashion are on full display.
With so many modern additions to the city of Barcelona, it is refreshing to get a taste of the classic lifestyle of generations of the city’s residents. The Santa Caterina Market is a perfect place to go back to the roots of this popular sailing destination, with the region’s freshest produce being sold by the friendliest locals. If you want to get amazing, uninterrupted views of your yacht charter destination, then Carretera de les Aigües is home to just that – a wonderfully luscious natural park that is popular among locals. Something truly unique and not for the faint-hearted is Hospital Del Tórax, an abandoned, decaying structure that only the bravest of Barcelona dare visit. There is a really diverse range of things to do and see during a yacht charter holiday here, so plan to get the most out of your itinerary.
You probably do not need to have a guide on how to get to Barclona as it is one of the largest cities in Spain, although it never hurts to have a clear guide on how to reach your yacht charter destination. The airport is just a short distance outside of the city, with extensive international routes being serviced through here. These routes tend to increase in the high season, including US and Canada destinations. If you are coming from Europe, you may prefer to travel via train, with links to Paris, Madrid, and other cities throughout Europe. There is an abundance of road links if you are traveling by bus or car. You also have the option of reaching Barcelona by boat, with sailing being an extremely popular mode of transport. The city is well equipped with a range of marinas to cater for every boat.
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