A long-time playground for the rich and famous, Spain’s vibrant cities and diverse cruising grounds are packed with culture and fun. A luxury yacht charter in Spain offers guests the chance to enjoy the mainland’s yachting hubs of Marbella and Puerto Banus, the electric cities of Barcelona and Valencia or sample some of Europe’s finest island and cala hopping in the sun-kissed Balearics that lie off the country’s east coast.
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LUXURY YACHTS FOR CHARTER IN SPAIN
SPAIN YACHT SEASON AND WEATHER
The southern and eastern coasts of Spain have year-round balmy temperatures, with the Costa del Sol and the Balearic islands enjoying sunny days and temperatures in the low 20s even in November.
The Spanish charter season runs from May to October, when blue skies and warm weather prevails. Peak holiday months are July and August when average temperatures are between 25°C and 29°C, although temperatures regularly head into the 30s during the summer. During these peak months, resorts are bustling, nightlife is at its best but anchorages can be busy. Travel early or late in the season to miss the crowds and still enjoy plenty of sunshine.
The Balearics enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year with charters even in October still seeing lots of blue skies.
SPAIN YACHT CHARTER ITINERARIES
On Spain’s southern coast, Puerto Banus marina accommodates yachts up to 50 metres (with potential to accommodate larger craft if booking ahead) and has the pick of the glam nightlife right off the passerelle. Charterers on Spain’s sun-drenched south coast will find championship golf courses, chic beach clubs, traditional fishing towns and sweeping golden sandy beaches.
With the Costa Brava coastline littered with sandy bays and quaint, charming towns, and the enigmatic cities of Barcelona and Valencia lying in wait, plus artsy Sitges and historic sites such as the UNESCO listed Tarragona, it’s easy to spend a week or more exploring the colourful delights of Spain’s east coast.
Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell has berths up to 190 metres. Sailing yachts with masts higher than 55 metres must inform the marina as entry under the cable car line across the port will need to be arranged. Valencia Yacht Base offers berths for yachts up to 120 metres.
The Balearic islands lie around 86 nautical miles west from Valencia and 100 nautical miles south of Barcelona and remain Spain’s most popular cruising destination, with Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza boasting a mix of irresistible calas, nature reserves and scintillating nightlife, with sleepy Formentera offering more spectacular coves.
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GETTING TO SPAIN
For the Costa del Sol, Malaga airport serves commercial and private jets. On the Costa Brava, Girona airport handles commercial and private jet traffic. Multiple airports in Barcelona and Valencia also serve commercial and private jets.
Typical routes in for charters include crossing from the French-Spanish border.