Valencia Yacht Charter
Try a yacht charter holiday in Valencia, Spain home of the America's Cup. This is Costa Blanca (Crystal Clear) territory with huge stretches of Mediterranean beaches and coastlines. Valencia is the old home to a long history of sailing. Valencia not only has a long history in sailing but is also one of the most historic cities in Spain. The Moorish occupation lasted longer here than anywhere else except Granada which left it’s traces of culture and food.
A yacht holiday in the Spanish Mediterranean may well include a stop in to the famous sailing port city of Valencia. After Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is considered Spain’s third most important tourist centre and one of the most important for yachting. It is a vibrant city that boasts of rich history and culture. Today, Valencia is emerging as the ideal alternative to Madrid and Barcelona.
This important yacht charter holiday destination is also a major financial and economic hub, and this status is partly due to the construction of the Arts and Sciences City, which plays host to over 4 million mainstream tourists and yacht charter enthusiasts each year, and the America’s Cup.
Valencia lies in a fertile and verdant terrain along the eastern coast of the mainland and just a short distance to the opening of the river of Turia. This bustling town is located in a region referred to in tourist circles as Communidad Valenciana and is comprised by the provinces of Castellón, Alicante and Valencia.
You could also visit the Balearics on your yacht charter vacation. Only 50 miles away from Valencia you have the 3 famous yacht charter vacation areas in the Balearic Islands of Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza with their rich history and stunning sheer cliffs and natural landscapes. The Balearic Islands have a large number of white beach rimmed bays and interesting harbors making up 40 ports and 90 anchorages in a relatively small area.
The food of Valencia is also an interesting highlight on a yacht charter holiday as Valencia is famous as being the home of the paella. Pundits often proclaim that "real" paella does not even contain seafood - in Spanish, paella is only a kind of rice dish. After your meal you may like to sample some of Valencia’s noted nightlife. Valencia has one of the highest rates of music bars and leisure zones around. Even people from other Spanish cities are known to come and spend a night at the "Ruta del Bacalao" - a road which has lots of discos and bars along it’s streets.
If on or either side of your yacht charter you wish to experience some inshore touring, a good place to start your visit of Valencia is would be in the center where you will find the cathedral El Miguelete and its bell-tower, the famous Miguelete. The Museu del Seu, cathedral museum, contains a chalice said to be the one used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper: the Holy Grail itself.
The most popular of Valencia’s beaches are Malvarrosa, Cabañal and Las Arenas which lie to the north along a large promenade, where you will find a wide range of bars, restaurants and leisure activities. The beaches of Valencia are hidden and sometimes hard to find. They are, however, also large and majestic and amongst the best beaches in Spain. One a yacht charter you can enjoy hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coastline and unforgettable holidays on the beaches of Alicante on the Costa Blanca, Benidorm, the and Valencia.
Denia Marina Valencia’s Denia Marina is in the southeast corner of the port Valencia. Valencia is quickly becoming more popular to yacht charterers and sailors which gives the marina an international feel and energy. This marina a great base to the Costa Blanca charter ground because of its amenities and proximity to the attractions in and around Valencia.
Valencia Marina Valencia Marina is a very modern and comprehensive nautical installation around with over 400,000m2 of facilities. The services and amenities include a large social building, a children’s playground, a sports complex, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts and a squash court. Valencia marina is a modern busy port and is positioned in the south of Valencia.
Alicante Marina Alicante Maria boasts one of the oldest yacht clubs in Spain and is home to a long seafaring traditiion.
Yacht Charter Holiday in Valencia
Valencia is renowned in tourist circuits for its impressive Cathedral, 2 famous Spanish festivals, the La Tomantina and Fallas, its diverse gastronomic treats, effervescent nightlife and warm weather. This important yacht charter destination is also famous for its oranges, which are exported worldwide.
When we talk about Valencia, the famed “El Cid” easily comes to mind. El Cid is the national hero of Spain who led the fight against the Moors for the liberation of Valencia during the 13th century. To this day, there are still remnants and structures that show evidence of this turbulent stage in Valencia’s history.
Valencia boasts of a stable and fine weather for most parts of the year. This means that yacht charter aficionados and mainstream tourists can conveniently explore and discover popular attractions and important sights in the region. Of course, your Valencia yacht charter experience will not be complete if you don’t sample the delectable gastronomic treats in its fine restaurants and other food venues. The typical recipes include paella Valenciana, which is a local dish that is made of seafood or meat and rice.
Popular Attractions and Important Destinations
Seasoned sailors and yacht charter enthusiasts are attracted to Valencia’s vibrant and diverse evening entertainment options, effervescent La Fallas, Spain’s famed spring festival, and the impressive Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.
A typical itinerary would include the interactive science museum, galleries that feature works of notable artists such as Velasquez and Goya, the impressive aquarium, planetarium and of course the famous IMAX theatre, which is considered as one of Europe’s best. Other notable attractions and destinations in Valencia include the Orange Blossom Coast or Costa de Azahar and the Sagunto archaeological site. On the southern section of this idyllic superyacht charter resort, you should check out Costa Blanca, considered in tourist circles as have one of the finest beaches in all of Spain.
Indeed, there are a lot of reasons why you have to include Valencia in your itinerary. In fact, your luxury yacht charter Mediterranean holiday will not be complete if you don’t spend a day or two in Valencia.
Please contact us with any questions about chartering a yacht in Valencia, Spain.