It’s always hard to choose a sailing destination. Especially when it’s between so beautiful sailing countireto sails. Both have a lot to offer and sailing either one would be unforgettable experience for sure. We hope this text will help you decide in choosing Spain vs France.
Spain vs France
Yacht charter in Spain offers a bit quieter sailing holidays than the glamourous France, and more active as well since it has more than 4000 km of coastline and numerous opportunities for various water sports. Spain has more than 200 yacht charter harbors along both its coasts. Sailing in Spain mainly evolves around the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. The Balearic Islands are located off the eastern shores of the Spanish mainland. The islands of Ibiza, Mallorca (Majorca), and Menorca are included in this group. The other island group, the Canary Islands, lie in the Antlantic Ocean, off the western shores of Africa.
What makes Spain an attractive yacht charter destination are its excellent geographical position, ideal climate, rich cultural and historical heritage, Mediterranean cuisine and many other attractions as well as many lovely beaches.
Charter a yacht in Corsica and cruise along the magnificent west coast, which offers you white sand beaches and famous hiking trails. In a bay surrounded by mountains you will find the capital city of Corsica and the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte – Ajaccio.
The southern part of the island is a dream destination for sailors, with its picturesque port and town on the limestone cliffs – Bonifacio. From Bonifacio, you can sail to Sardinia or visit the beautiful La Maddalena National Park. This part of the island is also popular for its beautiful beaches near Porto-Vecchio.
Yacht charter on the French Riviera is the perfect place for a sailing holiday if you want to indulge in luxury. However, in case you want to avoid ostentatious and over-priced destinations, or you are simply in the mood to explore less known and less crowded ports, we have a few recommendations. One of the hidden gems is definitely the city in bloom Bormes-les-Mimosas. There, you can stroll along charming medieval streets, admiring award-winning mimosa displays, as the name suggests.
Another seaside town popular with sailors is Port Grimaud. Offering you peace and quiet, as well as the Venetian-style architecture to admire. There is also a charming fishing port of Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer. Favorite among water sports enthusiasts, especially scuba-divers, due to its rough coastline and steep inlets.