All about Boat Rentals in Alicante
Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean by travelling Costa Blanca with a boat rental in Alicante.
Alicante is a port city and Spanish municipality. It is one of three provincial capitals that make up the Valencian Community (Alicante, Castellón and Valencia).
The best way to discover its many charms, is by renting a boat, and to sail the Costa Blanca with 218 km of beaches and dreamy coves. Modernity and tradition merge into the countless attractions of the Costa Blanca made up of Alicante, Denia and Altea.
Ports in Alicante
There are many ports and sailing clubs were you can start your boat rental in Alicante:
Puerto de Denia
Puerto de Alicante
Calp, El Racó
Real Club Nautico Torrevieja
Nautical clubs such as Jávea, Altea, the Marina of Dénia or the Dock of Alicante will provide all amenities and facilities needed for your boat charter.
The beaches of Alicante are worthy of admiration for their breadth and shallow waters, here you will see blue flags waving from the sand, symbolising Spanish province.
Climate and Sailing Conditions in Alicante
Costa Blanca has the best climate for the enjoying all kinds of aquatic activities such as sailing. A warm climate of mild temperatures throughout the year and low rainfall characterise this spectacular Spanish region. The waters are calm and local winds are pleasant for sailing in the summer. The average annual temperature is slightly above 18°C.
One of the areas we recommend to sailors, if departing from Altea, is to enter between La Nao and San Antonio, where two coves La Granadella and El Portichol stand out, this area is perfect for anchoring. This area is also fantastic for divers, surrounded by pine trees and rocky underwater areas.
The diving tourism in Alicante is an activity in constant growth, this is because the calm waters that bathe the Costa Blanca and its beautiful seabed are an ideal diving environment. In addition, Alicante is one of the most unique diving spots in Spain, the first Marine Reserve in the country, the Isla de Tabarca Marine Reserve, protected since 1986. The Natural Reserve of San Antonio, between Denia and Jávea is another protected area and a treasure for lovers of the sea. The port of Santa Pola is closest to the marina and one of the best points of immersion on the Costa Blanca.
Calpe, Xàbia or Torrevieja, are other coastal destinations that enjoy an ideal climate for the practice of nautical activities.
Sailing is one of the most popular sports, as this area is blessed with gentle winds and numerous sailing clubs and schools. As well as sailing; windsurfing, kitesurfing, water skiing, jet skiing and canoeing are all popular water sports in Alicante. Costa Blanca hosts sailing competitions and sporting events throughout the year, such as the famous Volvo Ocean Race hosted in Alicante every three years.
Itinerary Ideas for Alicante
In addition to exploring Alicante by sea, you can also enjoy it on foot.
Strolling through the craft and artisan markets will give you the opportunity to get closer to its culture and absorb the spirit of Alicante. The markets and street markets are an experience that anyone in this area should truly enjoy. For its beauty and antiquity, we recommend you visit the Central Market, in the centre of Alicante. If you like markets, we propose the craft market of Santa Faz located behind Alicante’s city centre or the Crafts Fair of the Esplanade.
This city gifts visitors with seven breathtaking beaches. Fine, golden sand and transparent waters await you at Sant Juan Beach, Albufereta, Postiguet, Saladares-Urbanova, a calm water area in La Almadraba, and coves and rocks in the Cabo de la Huerta.
On the beach of Postiguet you will find the Castillo de Santa Bárbara located in the centre of the city on Mount Benacantil, a rocky mole of 166 m of altitude bordering the sea that offers a breathtaking view.
Alicante loves parties and music. The Concha de la Explanada is an ideal place to sit in summer and enjoy a concert in the cool weather.
The Mediterranean Sea inspires Alicante’s succulent, varied, impressive cuisine. Typical dishes or tapas, will give your taste buds exquisite sensations. Experience the best fresh seafood and the Alicante garden full of vegetables and fruit. Rice is an essential ingredient for the Valencian community, hence its reputation for good paellas. Wines and desserts like nougat are other star products.
One of Alicante’s top festivities not to be missed is the festival of Moors and Christian in August.
How to get to Alicante
Alicante is a city with very good infrastructure and is very accessible either by land, road, rail, sea or by air.
If you prefer to arrive by car, you can drive along the coast, the N340 road or the AP7 are both routes leading to Alicante. If you don't want to take the coastal route then the N330 is more suitable for you.
The bus station is situated in the port, Muelle de Poniente.
By sea, it has a port with direct lines to several destinations.
Alicante has a train station with connections to main Spanish cities and diverse European stations.
Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC) is just 10 kilometres from the town centre.