Have you ever been to Spain on a boating vacation? Most people love going to Spain on a complete family package because the destination offers activities for everyone but a sailing or yachting holiday gives you a chance to see the Spanish isles in a whole new light.
There are plenty of islands worth visiting with the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands being the most popular. When you sail along the lovely picturesque views of the island, you’ll relish the sense of peace and calmness that settles over you.
It is the perfect break to take to wash away those work blues and really allows you to let go of it all.
The Canary Islands
There are seven main islands and several smaller ones in the archipelago that form the Canary Islands. The seven big islands are Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro.
Though they belong to Spain, these islands are closer to Africa than mainland Europe. You can hire a boat and move from one island to another is an enchanting experience because each island is entirely unique in its own right.
The territory, the nature, the landscape, the culture and more is so different.
The islands are popular with beach goers but also offer an incredible insight into Spanish colonialism and the blend of African and European cultures (and cuisine) makes for an enchanting escape.
You can enjoy the exotic nature and breathtaking lanscape these volcanic islands have to offer. The volcanoes, the rugged cliffs, the lush greenery of the pine forests, the variation of black and white sandy beaches all offer the perfect setting for a fantastic vacation.
You can take your pick of black, golden or heavenly white sandy beaches to experience the incredible variety of many beaches on the islands. The climate can vary also depending on the island and the altitude and boasts several micro climates all within short distances of each other.
In addition, sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling are some of the best activities that you can do while cruising the Canary Islands and makes for an adventurous holiday where you can follow wild dolphins and swim with turtles and rays.
As for the cuisine, you can moor your boat near coastal restaurants and savour the local recipes and delicacies.
The Balearic Islands
Much closer to mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands are amongst the Mediterranean’s finest – offering everything from wild clubbing nights to relaxed medieval towns.
The main islands are Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera and a sailing holiday gives you a great opportunity to experience each island’s unique offerings. Ibiza is world renowned for its beaches and its lively clubbing scene and is the perfect place to moor for a big party.
Majorca and Menorca offer incredible family fun and beautiful medieval cities to explore. From Mallorca cathedral and Ibiza castle to the cliff tops of El Vedra, the islands offer unparalleled natural beauty and a memorable adventure.
The Mediterranean is fantastic for anyone who wants a very gentle and laid back holiday and the range of activities on the islands makes it a treat for all the family, whether you want family fun water parks or romantic sunsets.