Costa Brava is undoubtedly the most beautiful coast of the Spanish Mediterranean coastlines, and its easy access from Barcelona makes it an ideal destination for water sports and activities.
If you opt to charter a yacht in Barcelona, the first stop will be in the Futadera cove, located between two beautiful sea villages: Tossa del Mar and Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Awe-inspiring and romantic touches make Tossa del Mar a beautiful stopover, especially as its sandy seabed and wind-free coast allows for a tranquil anchorage. While not recommended for anchorage, Sant Feliu is a glamourous village and its port certainly deserves mooring here to explore the sea front, should you rent a boat for a week.
Past central Costa Brava, we recommend you anchor the sailboat to spend the night in the Palamós bay; depending on the arrival time, you may find a spot to moor in the Palamós Marina or in Port d’Aro. Náutico Costa Brava, Llafranc and Fornells are busy marinas during summer months, so it’s best to decide once you’ve arrived in Palamós. There are numerous coves along the coast you can choose from; the ones we’d recommend include: Castell cove, Medas Islands, Calella, Sa Aigua Blava, Sa Tuna and Sa Riera.
Sailing your boat up north, you will find it difficult to decide among the many and beautiful seafront villages. Starting with the magical Cap de Creus, Cadaques and its charming village, the home of Dalí in Port Lligat, or the wild coves of Cala Bona and cala Taballera, you’ll wish you had chartered the boat for a longer period. There are several safe anchorages to spend the night in, including Cala Jugadora, Cala Junquet and Port Lligat. You may also choose to continue sailing and reach Llança or Port Bou by boat.