06.05.2019Guide

Rent a boat for your holidays in Spain

To rent a boat in Spain, the best solution we offer is in the Costa del Sol, discovering its beaches or venturing into its neighboring islands is a unique experience, whether for a few hours or for a few days.

From the Balearic Islands to the volcanic archipelago of the Canary Islands, these waters can be navigated all year round.

Short guide for boat rentals in Spain:

Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Known for its lively atmosphere, good weather, festivities and traditions, as well as for its cuisine.

Nautical charters in Spain are a wonderful option to move between its islands or hundreds of kilometers of coastline, taking advantage of the sun on the Mediterranean coast or enjoying the wonderful landscape where sea and ocean (in Tarfifa) meet in the Strait of Gibraltar on the coast of the Western Sol.

What to do in Spain?

Spain perfectly combines coastal destinations with cultural or natural options.

Happy Andalusia offers several tours, designed for the different demanding, taking advantage of food, art and architecture.

With a long history and European and Arab influences, there is a great architectural heritage to know in Andalusia, from the Alhambra of Granada to the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba, to the Alcazar of Seville.

Throughout the year there are festivals in various cities that are cultural heritage, such as Easter, Carnival, San Fermin or Fallas.

But one of the biggest attractions of Andalusia is the beach, thanks to the good weather and the infrastructure of a country that lives dedicated to tourism, the beaches are hyper equipped for the pleasure of adults and children, from long sandy beaches to rocky coves hidden for peace and tranquility.

Spanish beaches

This country is formed by a peninsula surrounded almost entirely by water and two main archipelagos, the Balearics and the Canaries, so the beaches in Spain are endless.

Cities bathed by the Atlantic usually have colder water, while in the Mediterranean there are many sandy beaches several kilometers long.

Below are some of the best beaches in Spain:

Ses Illetes

Ses Illetes beach is located on the island of Formentera, in the Balearic Islands. Travelers have considered it the best in Spain and one of the best in Europe and the world recently. It is located in the north of the island, forming an arm that combines white sand with rocks and pebbles that plunges into the sea. It is called Ses Illetes (The Isles) after the small islands that rise in front of it.

  • Bolonia

Bolonia beach is located in Tarifa, Cadiz. Western Andalusia, has a length of almost four kilometers and a depth in some places of almost a kilometer, is of fine sand and high dunes in some places.

A strong wind usually blows, making it one of the best beaches in Spain for surfing and windsurfing.

  • Costa del Sol and Costa della Luz

The whole Costa del Sol coast from Malaga to Cadiz and Huelva in the southernmost Atlantic area of ​​Spain

the Costa de la Luz, are the areas with the best beaches and excellent climate.

It is precisely called Costa della Luz because in summer the sunset goes down at 10 pm offering unique views.

What to eat in Spain?

The cuisine of Spain is based on the Mediterranean diet.

It is healthy, complete and tasty.

It is also very diverse due to the different landscapes, climates and cultures of the country.

Olive oil is present everywhere, and is used to cook or season many dishes.

There are excellent quality vegetables and local fruit, seafood and meat.

In addition to the famous paella, each area of ​​Spain has its starred dishes asç

the Galician octopus, the Madrid stew, the Andalusian gazpacho, the Canarian wrinkled potatoes or the Catalan bread with tomato.

To make a good meal and try a little of everything, tapas are highly recommended, small portions to taste everything!

Did anybody say Paella?

or..

A glass of Rioja, perfectly seasoned Jamon Serrano and ripe green olives!

 ... oh, are you already having your mouth watered?

Come and visit Andalusia!

A country rich in gastronomic traditions and an active proponent of the Slow Food movement, Spain is proud of its exceptional and renowned dishes and wines, encouraging both visitors and citizens to take the time to enjoy some of life's simplest pleasures.

Taste and devour some of the best foods and wines in the world as you sail in Spain.

In recent years, Spanish cuisine has gained international fame for its chefs and restaurants that have won numerous awards.

Ferran Adrià was the best chef in the world for several years, when he ran the El Bulli restaurant.

Now El Celler de Can Roca in Girona and Mugaritz and Arzak in San Sebastian are fighting for the first places in the list of the best restaurants that Restaurant magazine writes every year.

Weather and navigation in Spain:

  • Rowing season

As usual in the Mediterranean, the best time to sail in Spain is between May and October, when temperatures are higher, rainfall is at a minimum and the wind blows with less intensity.

It is more comfortable to sail during these months, but boat rentals in Spain are available throughout the year and in autumn and winter there are enough hours of light to enjoy the sea.

  • Temperature

The temperature in Spain varies substantially from north to south and from the coast to inland areas, as well as in the Canary Islands. The Mediterranean coast rarely reaches average temperatures above 25 degrees in summer,

while the Atlantic is around 20 in August.

Winter temperatures are mild near the sea, approaching 10 degrees on the northern coast and with higher temperatures in the Mediterranean area.

In the Canary Islands there is a mild climate all year round, with temperatures often between 20 and 30 degrees.

  • Rain

The north coast is the rainiest area in Spain, highlighting in particular Galicia and the Basque Country. Autumn is the rainiest season in Spain. In the Mediterranean coast it usually rains less while we go south, and as a result the landscape becomes more arid.

In the summer on the Mediterranean coast there are only a few days of rain.

  • Sea temperature

The sea temperature in Spain also varies according to the region, being colder in the Atlantic and Cantabrian than in the Mediterranean.

The water in the north of the Mediterranean coast exceeds 25 degrees in midsummer and the average temperature of the Costa del Sol is 28 degrees, reached in August.

In the Canary Islands the average water temperature does not drop below 20 degrees.

  • Windy

Like the other climatic characteristics, the wind varies in Spain depending on the area. In the Mediterranean, one of the main winds is the Levant, to the east, which reaches its maximum speed near the Strait of Gibraltar.

The west wind in this area softens winter temperatures but also increases in summer. In the Atlantic and the Cantabrian this wind drags the storms along the coast.

The Tramontane, in the north, blows strongly in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.

The Canaries dominated the trade winds that constantly blew from the east and north-east.

When we leave?

If you plan to sail in Spain, the best time to go is from March to October.

Start planning your dream boat vacation here. Happy Andalusia is here to help you!

Have you convinced yourself? Book your boat holidays in Spain today.

You can also request information for a private consultation here:

info@happyandalusia.com

or call me at +34 643 77 22 32

I will be glad to answer all your curiosity!

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