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Surrender to the Spanish conquest! BoatPlanner transcends your imagination, offering a virtual tour that imbues you with the spirit of Iberian waters before you even set sail! Will you be cruising along the Atlantic coastline? Or enjoying the Mediterranean sun-kissed Spanish shores? Wherever you may roam on Spanish territory, sea, and land, you will find a rich amalgam of history, culture, natural beauty, and the Spanish brio that brings that ‘Ole!’ Feeling.  Buen Viaje!

Mediterranean Coast

Whether you are basking on the Mediterranean coasts of the Spanish mainland, or you are set on an island-hopping adventure on the turquoise embrace of the Balearic, BoatPlanner says for one more time “Ahoy, marineros, welcome on board!” and dives you into the Spanish Alegria!

Catalonia: Roses and Cadaques offer sheltered anchorages and opportunities to explore. Dock your anchor at the marina in Tarragona, Costa Dorada, to visit the Roman ruins and the golden beaches.

Valencia: In Denia, Costa Blanca, there is a beautiful marina and several sheltered coves. Peniscola is a historic town with a marina and options for anchoring near the medieval castle and the Costa del Azahar.

Murcia: Sailing towards the Costa Calida you can’t miss Cartagena, a historic city with a marina and anchorages known for its Roman heritage and cultural attractions.

Andalusia: Marbella, Puerto Banus, and Nerja in Costa del Sol are lifestyle hubs with prestigious marinas.

Balearic Islands: Cala Saona in Formentera, Palma’s Marina in Mallorca, and Cala Macarella and Mahon in Menorca await to usher you into the Balearic hype.

Weather & Climate

The Mediterranean climate, up from Catalonia to Balearic, gives hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The Canary Islands have a diverse –mostly subtropical– climate due to their different locations within the archipelago.

History & Places of Interest

Feel the zest of Spanish culture and soak up the history of the Mediterranean side of the Iberian, from Catalonia all the way down to Andalusia.

Barcelona is the first stop. The capital of Catalonia is renowned for its unique architectural heritage, including the iconic Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, both designed by the celebrated architect Antoni Gaudi. The historic Gothic Quarter with its medieval buildings contrasts with the cosmopolitan vibe of Las Ramblas Avenue.

In Valencia, you will discover the ‘Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias’ a futuristic wonderland, the historic Silk Exchange, and the Bioparc Valencia.

Granada in Andalusia is home to the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous Moorish (Muslim) palaces in the world. Definitely not a breath away from the nearest marina, but it is surely worth the ride.

Seville can be quite a drive away from your shore. You should think twice though before skipping off this majestic town with the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world and the tomb of Christopher Columbus, the ultimate sailor of all times!

Malaga is the birthplace of the famous painter Pablo Picasso. The Picasso Museum follows the trail of his life and artwork. A couple of steps further, Alcazaba, a historic Moorish fortress on the slopes of the Gibralfaro, is one of the most beautiful palatial fortifications built during the period of Muslim rule.


Feel the verve of the Costa Blanca, delve into the Ibiza cult, and if you dare go as far as the African coast!

Balearic Islands: Balearic Islands are the crown jewels of the Spanish Mediterranean. Dance from dusk till dawn in Ibiza and Formentera or opt for a more serene couple’s escape in the calas escondidas (hidden coves) of Mallorca and Menorca.

Islas Columbretes: Venturing further to the east, you will find a Spanish archipelago of volcanic origin. Visit the Marine Reserve and go diving or swimming in the thermal waters!

Catalonia: Costa Brava’s rugged shores are full of fishing villages like Cadaques and the city of Girona. Costa Dorada is famous for its golden beaches, near the city of Tarragona.

Valencia: Costa del Azahar features beautiful beaches and the historic city of Castellon. Costa Blanca is among the most popular swimming and sailing destinations.

Murcia: Cosa Calida is known for its warm climate, the La Manga strip, and the Mar Menor lagoon.

Andalusia: Where the desert meets the sea, siesta takes on a new meaning. The proof lies in Costa de Almeria and 10 more beaches, from wild shores to lively urban bays.


It’s true. Anything that you can do in Spain, you can do it with sangria and tapas! What goes beyond the obvious, though, is the special treats that BoatPlanner saves for you. In a country, so dense in history, culture, and natural beauty, you have to make a compact yet refreshing trip schedule to cover it all!

Quench your gourmet taste with the true paella recipe in Valencia, indulge in delectable seafood feasts in the coastal regions, and sip fine Spanish wine in Penedes, Valencia’s, or Majorca’s local wineries.

Sailing during the day and then wanting to have fun at night? Experience vibrant beach parties and lively nightlife in beach towns like Ibiza and Marbella. Dance the night away and enjoy the bustling Mediterranean club scene.

A sports fan? Embark on a golf tour at the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, or indulge in water sports like windsurfing, kitesurfing, and paddleboarding. Go a little further into the mainland and you will appreciate nature parks and reserves along the coasts, like Montgo Natural Park in Costa Blanca or the Tablas de Daimiel National Park near the Costa del Sol.

As for those of you, marineros, who want to test your helm skills, all you have to do is take part in the Barcelona Regatta or the Copa del Rey in Palma de Mallorca. These events showcase thrilling sailing competitions and attract sailors from around the world.