We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with our friends at Alquila Vela, SPAIN, to offer charters in the beautiful Balearic Islands. Located off the eastern shores of the Spanish mainland, east of Valencia, which was the first country in Europe to hold the Americas cup. South east of Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. This stunning location is perhaps better known by the names of the islands, which include Ibiza, Mallorca (Majorca) and Menorca. ALQUILA VELA have a fleet of over 20 catamarans and monohulls, sailing out of their 2 bases, in Denia close to Alicante, on the Costa Blanca, Spain, and on the island of Ibiza. ALQUILA VELA keeps growing every year thanks to its consistency and friendly service. We are super excited to be working with them, and to offer our clients the opportunity to charter in such beautiful cruising grounds.
With its beautiful architecture and amazing history, Spain has been a cultural center of Europe for hundreds of years. It is a country well known for its erotic Flamenco music, bull-fights, passionate people, wonderful beaches and perfect climate. However, Spain’s gorgeous clear waters are reason enough to pick it as your sailing destination. The Balearic Islands are ideal, due to the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers and over 300 sunny days annually. The hottest months are July and August, making sailing the most comfortable and least exhausting way to explore the country. Spring or autumn, particularly May and October, are also a good time to charter a boat because the weather is lovely and the country not as crowded as during the summer months. For the longer distance sailor, Ibiza is around 73 miles from Denia- so not a short sail, but certainly worth the distance. This is especially true if you enjoy a bit of nightlife, as Ibiza is known for it’s party atmosphere. As is typical of Mediterranean islands, it is also a naturally stunning place with turquoise water, rocky shorelines and white beaches, and less crowded coves found only with the freedom of sails.