Sailing in the canary islands is the experience you were looking for relaxing and enjoying some sun and good weather this winter.
Thanks to a predominantly subtropical climate and the presence of the trade winds, the boat rental in the Canary Islands is a great option to enjoy sailing during any month of the year.
Some of the best anchorages in the Canaries
This small island located north of Lanzarote is one of the largest marine reserves in Europe and is characterized by its volcanic landscape. It is worth visiting this very natural island and relax on its pristine beaches.
Francesca beach offers good protection and is the best place to anchor in this area (with prior authorization). Undoubtedly, this is one of the sailor’s favourite anchorages in the Canary Islands.
Lanzarote is one of the best sailing destinations within the Canary Islands since it has a great tourist offer and some of the best marinas and anchorages. Protected from prevailing winds and offering spectacular views, one of the best anchorages is the sandy beach of Papagayo, within the Ajaches National Park. Note: Pay attention to possible changes in the direction of the wind and be careful with the rocks near the beach and the reef to the south.
About 5 miles from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to the Northeast and between cliffs is the idyllic Antequera beach. This virgin beach is part of a national park and offers good protection from less southerly winds, spectacular scenery and tranquillity. It can only be accessed on foot or by boat, so renting a sailboat in the Canary Islands is an excellent option to visit this paradisiacal beach.
Although more touristy, Playa de Los Cristianos offers a quiet mooring area and excellent services infrastructure.
This island is probably the least known of the islands. Although it offers some interesting anchorages, it does not have marinas as well equipped as those of Lanzarote or Gran Canaria.
Fuerteventura is a great place to relax in a quiet environment without many tourists.
Costa Calma is a good place for anchoring, with some bays sheltered from the wind such as Playa Ginijinamar or Gran Tarajal, but you have to pay attention to the strong currents of the island.
5.Playa de Lobos
Lobos isle is a protected nature reserve located northeast of Fuerteventura. This small island owes its name to a time when monk seals, also known as sea lions, came to live on the island. Lobos beach is protected from the north and northeast winds being a good place for anchoring.