Spain is one of the best sailing destinations in the world. The length of the Spanish coastline covers nearly 6,000 kilometers, with a wide diversity in climates and landscapes. Surrounded by one ocean and two different seas, Spain is the place to go for any type of sailing: from mild and chilly summer on an atoll to rough ocean sailing or more windy conditions.
Both spring and autumn are great for sailing the Mediterranean, offering great weather conditions. You also avoid the large crowds of tourists who like to enjoy the Spanish summer.
Follow our selection of 5 best sailing spots in Spain!
#1. Costa Brava
The Costa Brava and the region of Catalonia offers stunning landscapes, with natural bays to welcome sailors. It’s the perfect picturesque stopover, to enjoy freedom of sailing and great views at the same time!
Some places are purely iconic, and Ibiza is such a place! Famous for its party and electro scene, Ibiza offers the warmest and chillest climate and beautiful and peaceful corners. Sailing to Ibiza is enjoying complete freedom and discovering all the hidden gems and bays around.
Majorca is the largest Balearic island, and it’s a must-see during a tour of the Mediterranean. In Palma, there is a real sailing hub for this group of islands. It’s usually a rendez-vous place for catamarans during the year.
Sailing in Majorca opens the possibility to discover smaller ports (Port Andratx, Pollenca, Can Pastilla…) but also to explore the fortified towns around during a break.
Located at the south of Ibiza, Formentera is the smallest Balearics island. It is also the most confidential and a real peaceful place. From the Cap de Barbaria to the beaches of Ses Illetes, sailing here is an exquisite experience of freedom and tranquility under the sun.
Menorca is a sailing area with great conditions all year around. Here, easy navigation is possible and the place is ideal for sailing beginners. The optimal wind conditions, great number of bays and blue-water sailing areas make it an unforgettable sailing experience.