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Ancient maritime giant, conqueror of America, with its’ beaches, hotels, splendid monuments of past glory, modern art and architecture, Spain has now became one of the major tourist attractions. Sailing bases around Iberian Peninsula are mainly concentrated in Valencia, Catalonia, Andalusia, Galicia, Balearic, Canary Island and Mallorca with extreme options for Canary – Balearic transfer cruises. All this regions has very different weather and wind patterns that makes sailing around Spain an adventure of a kind.
Balearic islands present an unusual mix of relaxed cruising and insane partying in between. Canaries are barren volcanoes in the middle of Atlantic open to sailing trips between the islands all year around. Catalonia – major tourist hub with beaches full of happy European working class families, Barcelona Olympic harbor and fantastic Sagrada Familia. USA Today recommends Barcelona for novices, Valencia with its’ majestic sports harbor and steady winds for experienced sailors and Galicia for those looking a secluded cruise, clear unoccupied beaches and a mix of Spanish and French culture.
Spanish marinas are always packed, especially in the high season, so better turn up earlier, to escape staying for the night on an overpriced mooring buoy outside. Choose your eating place carefully – tourist-oriented eateries can get you sick for a couple of days. Enjoy seafood paella and gorgeous Rioja, marvel of Spanish vine-making industry.