It will come as no surprise that there’s a huge choice of watersports you can try in Spain. Whether you’ve always wanted to have a go at dinghy sailing or you’re an experienced sailor looking to mingle with the superyachts in the marinas of Marbella, Spain is famous for its excellent sailing conditions. Wind conditions vary depending on your location, from the strong trade winds that breeze through the Canary Islands to the gentle thermal winds of the Med.
For confident dingy sailors, dinghy foiling can be an exciting next step. Suitable for anyone with RYA Level 2 basic skills and experience sailing a Laser or similar, dinghy foiling introduces a wing feature to your boat that causes it to ‘fly’ just above the water. That cuts down on the friction of the water, enabling you to hit much higher speeds for a real thrill.
Of all the great breezy spots on the Spanish coast, Tarifa is known as the country’s windiest, making it a real mecca for windsurfing. The narrow Strait of Gibraltar funnels the wind to create epic conditions for experienced riders. If you’re just starting out, you might prefer the calmer Mediterranean coast though!
Another favourite wind sport, kitesurfing, is gaining in popularity year on year. Spain is the ideal place to join in the action yourself. Warm waters and steady breezes make for ideal conditions to have a go at one of the most fun watersports out there. Nothing brings out your inner child like flying a kite!
We love relaxed paddle sports too. Sports, like stand up paddle boarding and kayaking, allow you to explore the coves and beaches of the coast at your own pace. There’s nothing more peaceful than gliding through the water with only the sounds of your paddle striking the waves for company. That said, a fun group session can also throw up a lot of laughs.
If the world beneath the waves is calling, Spain is home to several stunning dive sites. We especially love Cabo de Gata Natural Park near Almeria, just a couple of hours from our Mar Menor Beachclub. Whether you want to do some scuba diving or catch a glimpse from the surface through your snorkel mask, this protected site is home to a rich and diverse marine ecosystem. The waters are beautifully clear, allowing you to see all kinds of sights from colourful fish to underwater sea caves.