Spain is one of the most captivating destinations in the Mediterranean. Besides its trademark lifestyle, there is much more to admire and many sights to behold. From historical places of interest in its cosy towns to paradisiacal beaches, there is no shortage of things to see in Spain, from the countryside to the coasts, and sites where you can relax like never before.
The broad range of choice that this country has to offer is impressive. Besides, whatever place you decide to visit, you will find yourself plunged in the cheerful Spanish culture.
If you want to spend a wonderful summer, organize your sailing week in this marvellous enclave! But first, keep reading about some things to see in Spain during your sailing holidays!
La Graciosa – The unknown archipelago
Would you like to enjoy silence, nature, beauty, and why not, sun-bleached beaches during your next holidays? Then, take your boat and make for La Graciosa, the least explored island near the Canary archipelago! La Graciosa Island belongs to the Chinijo Archipelago and stands out for being a serene and peaceful place. It lies just north of Lanzarote and offers marvellous turquoise waters that flow through its incredibly empty golden beaches.
It will give you the impression to be in a real Jurassic landscape, so much that even the UNESCO defined this virgin paradise “an authentic outdoor museum”. There are no tarmac roads on it, and its inhabitants have decided to avoid cars. They decided to preserve the most profound relationship with nature and take care of the largest protected marine area of Europe.
Once there, you can explore the island only by walking, biking or sailing. But you can only reach it by boat!
Las Cuevas del Drach – Underground Wonders
Everybody knows the beauty of Mallorca’s bays and landscapes, renowned for its turquoise crystal clear waters and sugar-white sand beaches. Nevertheless, its beauty goes beyond its surface, or rather, it goes deeply underneath its subsoil. Mallorca has six spectacular caves that constitute a precious underground treasure.
Las Cuevas del Drach are some of the most impressive hidden gems of the island. This cave system, discovered in 1935, descends 25m (82ft) below the surface. It offers a natural spectacle of stalactites and stalagmites that visitors can admire by organized tours. But nature never ceases to amaze! The cave hides a stunning crystal clear lake that you can glide over by a boat while attending a concert with mini-orchestra!
Sa Calobra and the Torrent de Pareis – Unforgettable Views
Mallorca has many spectacular places to visit, but Sa Calobra and the Torrent de Pareis is a must! It is one of the best attractions among the things to see in Spain. This virgin cove and its dramatic gorge are also reachable by car. However, even though it is one of the most spectacular drives in the world, it is also one of the most dangerous ones. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tramuntana Mountain.
Fortunately, you can easily reach this place by boat and discover the two separate beaches. One with a restaurant and a superb crystal clear water and another, a little bay between two giant rocks that will take your breath away!
Famous, unknown, visited, unexplored. There are so many types of attractions in this enclave of the Mediterranean. But you can be sure to find unparalleled beauty in all the spots you will discover during your journey in Spain.
And what better than sailing with the most pleasant climate on the planet? It blends perfectly with the silky sand of its beaches, its bright blue waters and, on a bigger scale, with the paradisiacal landscapes. If you have a thing for these, a sailing route in Spain is the right thing to do!