The Canary Islands is an archipelago situated opposite to the west coast of Moroccо which is considered to be a paradise on earth. The name is quite fitting. The island nature and climate dispose to complete relaxation. The best way to appraise the beauty of the archipelago is to rent a yacht at the Canary Islands.
Why do yachtsmen prefer the Canary Islands?
The Canaries consist of seven Spanish volcanic islands. Summer does not leave these places. The peak season lasts from November to March when many ships are driven to the archipelago from the Mediterranean. Since March the north-east trade winds are growing the strengths. They can reach 5 points according to the Beaufort scale. Such conditions are suitable only for experienced skippers.
There are many route options on the Canary Islands. Yachtsmen choose which places to visit depending on personal leisure preferences:
- Tenerife. Fans of night and crazy parties will like the local resorts of Los Cristianos and Los Americas. Those who want to have a rest in silence and admire the beauties of nature would enjoy Puerto de la Cruz. Still, the coast of this resort is rocky and you need to be careful in the mooring.
- Gran Canaria. It is a huge tourist center with endless restaurants, shops and clubs. Gran Canaria is especially popular among the fans of active sports and leisure. They come here to windsurf, jump with a parachute, drive on a kart. From natural wonders — 5 km long Dunes, an area covered with golden sand near a beach. Gran Canaria has some well-equipped marinas.
- Fuerteventura. The best beaches of Canary are situated here. They are wide, deserted and stretched for tens of kilometers.
- Lanzarote. This is a volcanic nature reserve with a “moon” landscape, for which Lanzarote should definitely be included in a yacht route.
Tenerife continues to be the most visited place here. If you are planning a yacht cruise for the period from mid-January to mid-February, you could get to the main event of the season — the carnival which is considered to be more stirring than the Brazilian holiday.
What do you need to know about yacht charter in the Canaries?
There are several international airports at the Canaries, so getting to the place is easy. If you have a week it is better to choose 3−4 islands to visit and in a couple of weeks you could sail around the whole archipelago. For seven-day walks the experienced local skippers advise Tenerife and La Gomera, or La Palma, or Gran Canaria.
If you want to rent a private yacht and steer it by yourself, any international certificate will do. You could choose a motor, a sailing ship or a catamaran. We offer the best prices for yacht rent. Leave a request on the Sailica website and the manager will contact you to answer all the questions and to help you in organizing the trip.
The Canary Islands are one of the best places to relax in Spain. And it is quite clear why. A comfortable climate, picturesque nature and wonderful sea are the reasons why the Canaries can be called Paradise.