Valencia: a perfect city for water sports
Enjoy the best nautical activities in València
Its climate, the proximity of the urban area to the coast and easy access to beaches make Valencia a unique city for water sports. Anyone who regularly does this type of activities will be familiar with the term Valencian ‘thermal wind’, a special attribute that guarantees there is wind every day, making it something sailing buffs can rely on. This means you won't waste a second of your time, and you’ll be able to do what you're most looking forward to: enjoying your favourite sport!
Head out on the water with La Marina, the Royal Valencia Yacht Club or the Valencian Community Sailing Federation, and you’ll know why you need to come enjoy all the water-based leisure options the city and its surrounding area have to offer. How about it?
Set sail with us at Valencia’s La Marina, an area created when the port was modernized to host the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007. Today it is one of the most cutting-edge marinas in Europe, 10 minutes from the city centre. It also boasts an enticing array of culinary offerings, allowing you to enjoy a meal with a view after your time on the sea.
Water sports at Valencia's La Marina
La Marina offers a number of options: going out on a sailing boat or a motorboat, rowing, canoeing and a variety of board sports: surfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, wingsurfing and carver skating.
At the Valencian dock, you can also hire sports equipment or a boat and take one-off lessons or a complete course. Local businesses also periodically offer SUP yoga and SUP Pilates sessions, special day trips, competitions and rides. And La Marina has clubs specializing in sports such as sport fishing, kayak fishing, diving, rowing and canoeing.
La Marina is also home to the Valencian Community Sailing Federation. It has a Sports Training Centre, the Municipal Sailing School and the technical college for sports technicians.
The federation offers activities related to various types of sailing and education to learn the secrets of sailing, winds, course-setting, etc. If you're a woman and you've never been sailing before, you can register for La Mar de Dones, an introductory sailing lesson for total novices.
Royal Valencia Yacht Club
The Royal Valencia Yacht Club, founded in 1903, is just 10 minutes by car from Valencia's city centre. The club offers rowing, paddleboarding, kayaking, kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing. You can also round off a day on the water with a culinary experience right there.
There is also the option of heading out for a sail with friends on one of the club’s boats – if you already know how to sail – or improving your sailing knowledge.
For a one-day experience, the Royal Valencia Yacht Club offers an introductory session and 6- or 12-hour water activities classes. If you're looking for another sailing club, you’ll find them in nearby Port Saplaya, Canet and Cullera.