Sailing Canary Islands
You want to sail Europe in winter, but still feel like you’ve come to an exotic place? The Canary Islands, known as the “Fortunate Isles”, are then the perfect sailing destination for you. By cruising between the seven main islands, you will see a rich diversity in the landscape. Visit the spectacular Teide National Park on the biggest Tenerife island or take a swim on Playa de las Americas. See the desert-like Maspalomas Dunes or catch a fish for your romantic dinner on Gran Canaria.
Thanks to its biodiversity, it is like a miniature continent. Enjoy more than 150 km of a pristine sand beach and emerald green waters in a windsurfer’s mecca – Fuerteventura. On Lanzarote, you will feel like you are on the Moon, thanks to a lunar landscape and lava tubes. On La Palma, you can check out the stars in one of the several observatories. Pay a visit to an ancient laurel forest in Garajonay National Park on La Gomera and explore 46 dive sites full of volcanic features and spectacular marine life on El Hierro. In short, the Canary Islands are a destination you will never get tired of discovering!
Spain is the place of merging of many various nations and cultures making it a very interesting location for embarking on a sailing adventure.
Choose a Boat
The Canaries are a perfect choice for sailing due to their north-east trade winds, which make them a year-round destination. However, the strongest winds are in July and August and the lightest winds in October and November. Keep in mind that high mountain areas can create different wind conditions.