Guide to Barcelona windsurfing holidays

Oct 23, 2013 BY AWE365 Team

Barcelona is one of the world’s premier city break destinations plus it’s got lots of beaches and some great windsurfing. With stunning views of the beach and the city in the background, a Barcelona windsurfing holiday is a unique experience.

Barcelona windsurfing holiday flickr image by Oozno

There are a plenty of schools offering lessons for beginners that want to learn to windsurf in Barcelona. If you are an experienced windsurfer you’ll need to pass a proficiency test proving you are capable before hiring equipment.

You can arrange lessons and hire equipment in Barceloneta or if you’re looking for a little bit more space, try the Base Nautica a few beaches down. You can reach these and other beaches like Castelldefels or Sitges by catching a train or bus from the city centre.

The list of cultural delights in Barcelona is long. Even if you are not a football fan the Nou Camp stadium is worth a visit. The unfinished gothic Cathedral the Sagrada Familia designed by Gaudi is a must. His influence can be felt across the city in the form of many other buildings. Stroll the Rambla, take in the Columbus monument, see fountains, shop in markets and marvel at the detailed architecture. The city comes alive at night with countless bars, clubs and restaurants.

Accommodation in Barcelona varies from budget to 5 star so you will be able to find something the suits your budget. To be in the heart of the action the Gothic Quarter and near to the La Rambla are idea. For those looking forward to a Barcelona windsurfing holiday with the cultural an interesting diversion then staying somewhere near the beach in one of the smaller coastal towns to the north or south of Barcelona would be ideal.

Barcelona, Catalonia, Europe, Spain

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