The Spanish Mediterranean coast is a very easy spot and with it suitable for sailing beginners.
Located between Denia and Pilar de la Horadada is the Costa Blanca, or the "White Coast"m which also has many beautiful sandy beaches. The city of Alicante has a beautiful port and old town and is an interesting stop. In addition, a sailing trip to the Balearic Islands is recommended. The route to Ibiza or Formentera can be done in a day or overnight trip. The southernmost part of the Spanish coast is the Costa del Sol, or "Sun Coast". The subtropical climate and the Moorish influences in the area will make you realise its close proximity to Africa. There are many opportunities for Yachtcharter in the Spanish Mediterranean all along the coast, Barcelona being the hotspot.
The Spanish Mediterranean coast can be divided roughly into three charter areas: the region of Barcelona in the north, the coasts of Valencia and Alicante in the middle, and the area around Malaga and Marbella in the south. The infrastructure is good for sailing. Marinas are comfortable and evenly distributed along the coast. In addition to the marinas, there are many sheltered bays and small fishing ports. However, the availability of charter yachts in comparison to the Spanish Islands is quite small.
The sailing area is fairly straightforward and easy to navigate. There are few offshore islands and the coastline is uncomplicated. The area is sufficiently buoyed and the few shoals are marked. Tides and currents have little influence. However, the Strait of Gibraltar is an exception due to the nozzle effect here. There is also a lot of shipping traffic that adds to the stressful conditions. Because of the winds Tarifa is a popular windsurfing spot, and only experienced crews should attempt sailing in the Strait.