From the Pyrenees to Gibraltar, Spain is famous for its wide beaches, sand dunes, mountains and green valleys. Becoming more and more urbanized, Spain has developed a type of tourism concentrated around modern nautical bases. Your stopovers will always be enjoyable thanks to the infectious energy of the Mediterranean culture. After your cruise, do not hesitate to rent a place in spain, this will enable you to extend your stay and discover the Iberian peninsula.
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The best time to rent a boat in Spain is between the month of May and the month of October. The wind blows mainly from the north. Navigation conditions are generally calm in Spain, nontheless it is still possible to experience an unexpected gale. To avoid running into danger in poor conditions, you should always be vigilant and keep up to date with the weather using for example the daily weather reports sent by VHF or displayed in the harbor master office. In winter, the mistral wind in this region can be quite violent.
Sail boat and motor boat rental is very popularon the Mediterranean coast. The main departure destinations are Barcelona, Valencia and the Balearic islands located a few miles off the Spanish coast. There are so many interesting places to discover along your cruise in Spain such as: the natural reserve of cap de Creuse, the Medes islands, the bay of Cadaqués, the cala Majol, the Costa Brava, the ruins of Ampurias or the charming city of fisherman of Roses…
Here is an example route to take in Spain amongst many others suggested by local boats renters. To organize an amazing cruise on the Spanish coast, do not hesitate to seek the advice of local boat renters.
Departure base: Barcelona
Arrival base : Barcelona (7days)
After completing the inventory and checking the ownership of the rental boat, navigate to Tossa del Mare (30miles). You can continue to Technical del mare, a seaside resort with five wonderful fine sandy beaches. Come ashore for the evening and experience some of the Spanish night life and its bars, restaurants which make Technical del mare a truly ideal resort in Spain.
The next day, take the bar up to Lestartit (15miles) along the rugged Spanish coastline. Take advantage of the wealth of the seabed of the Medes islands. This archipelago of wild islands will enchant you with its rich aquatic fauna. Many anchorages around the Medes islands are accessible to boaters to cruise. Cap in the north, always along the Costa Brava toward Cadaques (10miles).
Leave in good time and head towards Liafranc (15miles). Enjoy the tranquility Liafranc, relax on the beach or walk up to the small marina nearby. Stall your return to Barcelona by a stopover at the port of San Feliu (10miles). A charming small port which will enable you to access the numerous beaches with enchanting turquoise water of the Pacific.
Your cruise in Spain is now nearing its end. Take the bar up to Barcelona (30miles) contemplating one last time, the coastline of the Costa Brava before preparing the inventory of your rented boat or sail boat.
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