Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. What many people don’t realise is that Barcelona sailing holidays are worth considering. The city makes an ideal gateway to Costa Brava yacht charters and sailing excursions.
Barcelona is the most populous Spanish city on the Mediterranean. With warm summers, mild winters and plenty of sunshine. There is also relatively low levels of precipitation – so water sports are popular year round.
Sailing in Barcelona is understandably very popular. Visitors come from around the globe to book cruises and to enjoy Costa Brava yacht charters. Day trips are popular, spend an afternoon of sun on the picturesque Mediterranean.
The rugged coastline to the north and Costa Brava is replete with quaint coves and sandy beaches. The old fishing villages of Blanes and Palamos are well worth a visit.
To the south lay the prime vacation islands of Menorca, Mallorca, and the ever popular party capital of Ibiza – which is also great for activities and adventures. These Balearic Islands are often the destination of Barcelona sailing holidays.
Those seeking more adventure can continue south to Gibraltar and enter the Atlantic Ocean. From here head onto the Canaries, or around the Portuguese portion of the Iberian coastline.
If you charter a yacht to explore the Costa Brava north of Barcelona you can carry on east into the Mediterranean. Visit the French Riviera, take in cities such as Marseille, Monaco, Nice and Gerona. Alternatively head further afield to Corsica or Sardinia.
Yachts can be chartered from numerous marinas in Barcelona. Those with the proper sailing credentials will be able to skipper a yacht according to the rules of the suppliers.
If you don’t have the required experience and paperwork then rent a captain and crew along with the vessel. This is far from a frugal, to save money join a flotilla, or check out group Barcelona sailing holidays.
Day cruises leave Barcelona either early or mid-morning. They tour the local coastline, and return in the afternoon or evening. Sunset cruises are also a great option and provide a beautiful start to a romantic evening.
July and August can get very hot in Barcelona and the January and February can be fairly cold. But people visit and sail in Barcelona year round.
This part of Spain has a beautiful coastline, great weather and a thriving sailing culture. Barcelona sailing holidays and Costa Brava yacht charters are the ideal way to explore this part of the Mediterranean.
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