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Spain - Balearic Islands : What is your kind of boat?

Spain - Balearic Islands - our advices for your cruise


 

With almost 5,000 kilometres of coast, the Spanish coastline, bordered by both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, offers boaters numerous sailing areas. From Catalonia to Andalusia, not forgetting the Balearic Islands, Filovent provides many bases for boat rental in Spain.

Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca… Just a few hours by plane from the European capitals, the Balearic Islands benefit from an ideal climate for sailing, with coves suitable for both lazing around and discovery by sea. As for the Costa Brava, it conceals steep cliffs, capes lined with pine forests, and presents magnificent anchorages, which are a must to discover thanks to a boat rental in Spain.

Yacht charter in Spain is an excellent way to discover the coastline of the Iberian peninsula and its islands in complete tranquility! Mono-hull boats, catamarans, schooners, ketches, junks, and caïques are also among the types of boat available for rent in Spain.

 

A cruise along the Costa Brava

 

If you want to stay close to the Spanish coastline and enjoy the seaside resorts along the Costa Brava which stretches from the French border to Blanes, opt for boat rental in Roses or Empuriabrava, and explore Cadaqués. If you go further south, you reach Barcelona which will offer you an excellent starting point to visit the Catalan capital and its many gems: the Sagrada Familia, and the famous Parc Güell, as well as the Tibidabo amusement park. Once you've finished your tour of Barcelona, rent a boat in Spain and enjoy the Mediterranean climate and the many coves around Sitges and Castelldefels. Once you've completed your journey on-board your rental boat in Spain, set sail for the Balearic Islands 128 nautical miles from the coast.

 

Cadaqués, Costa Brava
Cadaqués - Costa Brava

 

A boat rental in Spain for sailing in the Balearic Islands

 

The Balearic Islands are a cocktail of exoticism that are among the tourist gems ofSpain. It is in this maritime space of about 5,000 km2, offering an incredible diversity of horizons, that pleasure boating makes sense, thanks to boat rental in Spain. Check out our Balearic Islands Cruise Guide to find out which island is right for you.

Often chosen as a starting point for a cruise to the other islands of the archipelago, Majorca is the destination that offers the most sites to discover by sailing boat, motorboat or catamaran rental in Spain. Devoting a few days to visit this beautiful island will allow you to see and touch some of the most beautiful monuments in Spain, including Palma Cathedral, and Almudaina Palace, as well as masterpieces of Gothic architecture such as Bellver Castle and the Llotja de Palma. The Majorcan coasts also offer superb anchorages, between pristine beaches, grandiose mountains and coves. On the eastern coastline, the most popular anchorages are Cala d'Or, Cala Figuera, Cala S'Almonia, Cala Llombards and Cala Santanyi, where you can practise surfing and scuba diving. So what are you waiting for to rent a boat in Spain?

Thanks to boat rental in the Balearic Islands, you will also have the privilege of getting to know Cabrera, a charming little limestone island located to the south of the Cape Salines, and which forms an archipelago with its neighbouring islets. The place, classified as a National Park, is the perfect place for a walk, especially since it houses an impressive 14th century castle and a museum.

About 75 nautical miles from Cabrera, Ibiza is also a must-see Balearic destination. Known for its nightly entertainment that attracts partygoers, the place is particularly pleasant to discover by sailing near its coasts, knowing that 8 hours by boat are enough to go around the island. Among the interesting anchorages to discover thanks to boat rental in Spain, we will mention that of the rocky islet of Tagomago, to the northeast of Ibiza, as well as Cala de Portinatx, still to the north, on a very jagged shoreline. During your stopovers, don't miss the emblematic sites such as the Cathedral of the Virgin of the Snows, the Necropolis del Puig des Molins, or the Phoenician archaeological site of Sa Caleta, especially if you are a history lover.

 

Cala Tarida, Ibiza
Cala Tarida - Ibiza

 

Just 3 nautical miles from the southern tip of Ibiza, Formentera also attracts boaters exploring the archipelago on-board a rental boat in Spain. The destination is known for its harmonious nature and its escapist activities. Apart from its heavenly beaches where lazing around is at its peak, Formentera invites its visitors to cycle through enchanting places such as La Savina, Sant Francesc, Cap de Barbaria, and Sant Ferran.

Another major island in the Balearic archipelago, Menorca is about 25 nautical miles east of Mallorca and will surely enchant travellers who love unspoilt and authentic places. Menorca is a world of its own that you must take the time to contemplate from the deck of a boat. This precious ecological reserve, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a jewel box of near-pristine beaches, peaceful neighbourhoods, and biodiversity. A stopover on this island will be the opportunity to discover the prehistoric village of Torre Llafuda, the fortress of Isabel II on the Mola, as well as the castle of Santa Agueda.

For more information, feel free to consult our guide to a successful cruise in Spain.

 

Which boating licence for sailing in Spain?

 

To skipper a boat rented in Spain, the sea licence is mandatory. If you don't have the necessary sailing experience to be able to helm a boat, we provide services of professional skippers and crew who will accompany you during your sail along the coastline of the Iberian peninsula.

 

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