Sailing vacation in Spain

Best places and routes to sail in region. Weather, trade winds and important details for perfect sailing holidays in Spain.

Sailing trip in Spain

The sea in Spain, as well as its coast, is one of the visiting cards of this country. In Spain, there are a lot of marinas, which are concentrated in different regions of the country. Most of them are characterized by a moderate cost of services and the availability of everything necessary for yachtsmen and visitors in general. 


Entertainment in Spain is for every taste. Lovers of vibrant nightlife, beach and club parties can go to Ibiza, lovers of history and architecture — to Girona, and if you want to combine all these things, you should visit Barcelona.

Sailing season
May - September
Travel season
April - October
Marinas in this location
Boats in this location

Main facts about region

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UTC+1, in summer UTC+2 (CEST)
Euro (EUR)

There are no problems with transport in Spain. Arriving at one of the airports (the main ones are in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Seville, Alicante, and Bilbao), tourists easily find buses to one of the nearby resorts. The railway is well-developed between cities, and the ports of Spain regularly accept international cruise ships, so the plane is not the only way to get to this beautiful country.


Spain is a country in the south-west of Europe, which has long been one of the most popular countries for tourists. Tourists can explore there unique historical sights, monuments of religion and architecture, museums, national parks, nightclubs, excellent restaurants, marinas and many other things. A mild climate, relatively low prices, local coloring, and customs, as well as beautiful nature complement the vivid image of Spain.

Spain - Yacht Charter Sailica
Spain - Yacht Charter Sailica
Spain - Yacht Charter Sailica

Spain travel itinerary

Visiting card for yacht tourism in Spain — Canary Islands. There are breathtaking landscapes, white beaches, coastal reefs, and a warm climate.


A more complicated, but no less interesting route for yachting leads us into the open ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar. Strong winds blow at the transition between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Here you can meet a whale or a dolphin overboard. This is very pleasing when relaxing on a yacht with children. Spain in this area borders with two states — Great Britain and Morocco. A border may require a visa.


In the northern part of the Spanish Kingdom, you can relax on a yacht in the ocean and explore the cultural, historical heritage of this country. Sailica advises you to plan your yachting routes along the Spanish coast from April to November. The rest of the year, the northern regions often storm, and the temperature drops below comfortable for relaxation.

Available yachts in the region

Nearest Airports

Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas MAD
Barcelona–El Prat Airport BCN

Yachting season and weather in Spain

The climate in Spain is very diverse. On the east and south coast, it is very sunny. There is little rainfall, and winter is mild. In summer, the average temperature is 25 - 35 ° C. Sea breezes help withstand heat. The lowest temperature in summer is 20 ° C, near the Atlantic Ocean.


The Canary Islands has a subtropical climate, pleasant hot weather, and low rainfall. In the Balearic Islands, precipitation is more significant, even in summer it rains. In winter, it also rains a lot, and cold winds blow from the sea.

  • From southern France comes the tramontana (mistral). It picks up speed in 15 minutes and lasts 3 days — several weeks.
  • Wendawal blowing from Gibraltar. It is a strong southwest or westerly wind.
  • The levant blows from the east. It is most felt in Valencia
  • Sirocco comes from Africa. It is a hot, humid wind.

For a beach holiday, go on a summer trip on a yacht in the Baleares. Swim to romantic Andalusia in the autumn season. The Canary season is open year-round. The holiday time is from November to March.

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +25...+30 °
Wind speed in sailing season 15 - 25 узлов

The tides

The tides in the Mediterranean in Spain are insignificant — about half a meter. On the Atlantic coast and on the Canary Islands, tides reach 3-4 meters, depending on the terrain. In the summer on the Balearic Islands, there is an atmospheric phenomenon of Rissaga (meteotsunami). Within a few minutes, sea level rises and then drops.

Weather forecast for yachting in Spain

The weather forecast is transmitted to:

  • Radio Nacional de Espana at 1000 and 1300 LT — La Coruna 639 kHz, Seville 684 kHz
  • Sociedad Espana de Radio — a radio program for fishermen with weather forecasts and sea information: between 0600 and 0700 LT, La Coruna 1080 kHz, Vigo 1026 kHz, Huelva 100.5 MHz, Cadiz 1485 kHz, Sevilla 792 kHz.
Malta 40
Kalkara 40
Izola 10