|Yachting on the Costa del Sol
By Chris Jones
The Mediterranean is one of the world's great playgrounds. It is safe, warm, calm and has an remarkable variety of coastline, from the relatively flat beaches of the Costa del Sol, to the coves and natural harbours of Almeria, the Costa Brava and the Balearics.
Sailing westward through the Strait of Gibraltar, the Atlantic coast of the Costa de la Luz and, further afield, the Portuguese Algarve offer travellers almost infinite delights.
On another continent, but little more than a stone's throw away, are the North African marinas at Ceuta and Smir. It is always advisable to pre-book a mooring at your planned destination, such is the demand for space.