Boating In Sotogrande

The sky’s the limit for life on the water in Sotogrande, the destinations expand far and wide across the whole of Costa del Sol, from the Strait of Gibraltar stretching as far as the eye can ...

Boating In Sotogrande

The sky’s the limit for life on the water in Sotogrande, the destinations expand far and wide across the whole of Costa del Sol, from the Strait of Gibraltar stretching as far as the eye can see up the picturesque southern Europe. In closer proximity to Sotogrande I have found a few anchorages perfect for a day out on the water, off the coast of playa de cala Sardina lays a small cove with rocks to break the wash giving glass like water and completely smooth relaxation. Venturing off Torreguadiaro beach gives this beautiful long stretch of water protected by the breakwater of Sotogrande marina, offering a perfect area for water sports while being hugged by surrounding marinas and beaches as if in a private cove. 

These only cover a select few areas for boating around Sotogrande, of which being a key reason why Sotogrande is such an optimal area for all types of boating, the vast range of adventures on the doorstep of Sotogrande. For example you venture 25 minutes west and reach the bay of Algeciras which for years has been a hugely popular tourist area due to the high density of dolphins within the bay in addition to incorporating 3 marinas only within Gibraltar. East side of Sotogrande hosts 3 huge Marinas; Estepona Marina, Puerto Marbella and the world famous Puerto Banús of which it is hard to miss with the plethora of super yachts located in this marina. 

Sotogrande marina itself is often classed as the life and soul of Sotogrande with the variety of activities and facilities being based in this area, there is a lot more of a deep dive into the marina and everything of note in the area on the guide. Focussing more on the water activities offered in the port, you have many boat rental companies like Jugarnia, Sotojets, Sotoboats and Costa del yachts. These give such a variety of boats to rent For example Sotojets being the main Jet Ski rental in Sotogrande marina and Costa del Yachts focussing on the superyacht charters. 

The boating season in Sotogrande is all year round, the spanish weather offers sunshine from heights of summer to middle of winter there will always be sun, the water temperature does tend to dip however in summer months it is equal to being in a pool. Depending on if you favor Sailing or Motor there are advantagesshv to all seasons, obviously summer months are prime for motor boating due to the calmer winds and calmer waters. Sailing yachts on the other hand favor opposite conditions and due to Sotogrande being close to the funnel which is the Strait of Gibraltar conditions are perfect all year round.

Ben Woodhams
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