What about the climate in Spain?With awesome cuisine, friendly people and pristine kitesurfing spots, a kitesurfing holiday in Spain will not disappoint. That goes double for the weather. Featuring a mild Mediterranean climate, Spanish kitesurfing accommodations are pleasant all year. Spain's kitesurfing destinations feature hot summers from April to November and comfortable winters from December to May. Although slightly cooler in general, Northern Spain's kitesurfing destinations are ideal. With mild air temperatures, kitesurfing accommodations in Northern Spain feature a temperature range from 47° to 55°F (7° to 13°C) in January and from 47° to 73°F (13° to 23°) in July. Going south, kiters will finds Spains kitesurfing spots get warmer. Along the Mediterranean Sea, January temperatures vary from 46° to 62° (8° to 17°C). Come July, temperatures heat up to a range of 68 to 86°F (20° to 30°C). Temperature spikes do reach up to and beyond 90°F (32°C) in July. Kiters traveling to the Canary Islands will find a land of “Eternal Spring”. Average high temperatures in January reach 70°F (21°C) while average lows drop to 60°F (15°C). In the hottest month of August, average highs reach 84°F (29°C) while lows can dip to 70°F (21°C). Yet, temperatures can spike above and beyond 90°F (32°C) during the summer months in the Canary Islands.
Spain climate at a glance:
- Hot summers
- Mild winters
- Northern Spain temperature range of 47° to 73°F (7° to 23°C)
- Northern Spain temperature range of 46° to 86°F (8° to 30°C)
- Canary Islands temperature range of 60°F to 84°F (15°C to 29°C)
|Area||195,364 mi2 (504,030 km2)|
Looking for a kitesurfing holiday in Spain?Kiters looking for an awesome kitesurfing holiday need look no further than Spain. Kitesurfing accommodations in Spain feature some of the best kitesurfing spots in the world. Spanish kitesurfing holidays are found in Andalucia, Galacia and the Canary Islands. From the shores of Tarifa to the coasts of Fuerteventura, a kitesurfing holiday in Spain is kiting some of the most sought after spots the world has to offer. Yet it is not merely the wind and waves which draw kiters to the Spanish coasts year after year. Whether it is sipping a calimocho on the shores of Tarifa or enjoying some pote gallego in La Coruna or merely watching the sunset in El Quemao, the Spanish culture is as fun as the Spanish waters. A people known for their pasión, the Spaniards welcome all kiters with open arms. From the flamenco bailaors to the bullfighters to the common street vendor, kiters will never want to leave the warm embrace of Spain. In addition, kitesurfing holidays in Spain are more than affordable. The most frugal kitesurfer will be able to do Spain for as little as €50 a day. However, a more practical budget of €150 a day will net comfortable accommodations and excellent Spanish food. Most major Spanish cities host international airports.
Kitesurfing in Spain at a glance:
+ Many flights to many international airports+ A culture rich in tradition+ Kiteboarding opportunities on every coast+ Many activities other than kite surfing
- Can be expensive- Can get hot- Can get crowded
Best Months for Wind:
Throughout the greater Spain, kitesurfers will find the winds blow throughout the entire year. Yet this can vary by region. Typically, the best time of year to visit the Tarifa region (south) is from June to November while the best time of year to visit the Galacia region (north) are from April to December. Visiting the Canary Islands for a kite surfing vacation is probably best from March to October.
Accommodation in Spain:
If there is on thing Spain does not lack in it is in kiteboarding accommodations. Kite boarding travelers will find camps, hostels, hotels, bungalows, apartments, resorts and more when they visit any of the regions of Spain. Some of the best places also offer package deals to their kitesurfing clientelle. Some popular packages include:
- 4 day kitecourse + 6 nights accommodation from €990
- Private kitecourses from €70
- 1 week accommodation + 5 day kitecourses from €398
Other recreational activities in Spain:
Spain also does not lack in many recreational activities. From day trips throughout the beautiful Spanish cities to nature hikes through the gorgeous countryside, kiters will not have enough time to do it all. Other activities include surfing, diving, mountain biking, sky diving, historic tours, amusement parks, sampling Spanish cuisine and drink and so very much more.
Kiters can find flights to major Spanish cities such as Madrid, Bilbao, Malaga, La Coruna, Barcelona, Tenerife, Las Palmas and many others.
With such a sprawling countryside, renting a car comes highly recommended despite the abundance of public transportation.
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