Marbella Wakeboard center ( was called Cable Ski Marbella) offers a unique water sport experience to young and old. Beginner to Advanced can have fun and a sense of achievement through a well… More →
Wing Foiling is the latest-born (surf) board sport : it consists in managing a wing not attached to the board and carried with two hands while standing on a short stand up paddle board with a… More →
Wing Foiling is the latest-born board sport : it consists in managing a wing not attached to the board and carried with two hands while standing on a hydrofoil mounted on a short stand up paddle… More →
The waters off the coast of Andalucia are home to a large population of whales and dolphins. They are known formally as cetaceans and can be divided into two main orders: mysticeti and odontoceti… More →
It was first observed in the Pacific by Captain Cook in the Sandwich Islands in 1778. Thomas Edward Blake is credited as the pioneer in paddleboard construction in the early 1930s. The sport also… More →
Andalucia is the perfect destination for many types of marine activities, with its long coastline and endless hours of sunshine promising warm weather and perfect sea conditions. The Costa de Sol… More →
The Atlantic and Mediterranean shorelines are ideal for fishing and many of the local marinas provide everything required for a day of open sea fishing. A maritime recreational fishing licence (… More →
The history of windsurfing is short. Apparently, in 1967 a Californian called Hoyle Schwritzer fixed a sail on his surfboard so he could keep moving when there weren't any waves. Today, there are… More →
Andalucía is a mecca for water sports, thanks to the proximity of the coastlines, as well as the numerous lakes and reservoirs. The most popular sports include sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing,… More →
Waterskiing is a water-sport that suits all ages. Some other sports, such as wakeboarding and surfing, can sometimes seem a little intimidating to the uninitiated, whereas waterskiing has many… More →
Wakeboarding is said to be the fastest growing water sport in the world. Practiced on lakes or the sea, it's like a combination of snowboarding, waterskiing and skateboarding or a cross between… More →
Although windsurfing tends to be better known on the Costa coastline – most famously in Tarifa - surfboarding is also enjoyed by many, particularly in the Autumn and Spring. On the Costa del Sol,… More →
Snorkelling is something that pretty well anyone who can swim can do, with the minimum of equipment - basically, it's a snorkel, facemask and flippers and away you go. The relatively calm seas and… More →
Kitesurfing is an extreme sport which involves racing over water on a surfboard pulled by a kite. Experts can achieve speeds of 80km per hour and leap into the air to perform somersaults and… More →
By its very nature, rowing is an inland waterway sport and is immensely popular along the River Guadalquivir, especially in Córdoba and Sevilla, where major international competitions and training… More →
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Water Sports in Andalucia
Andalucía is a mecca for water sports, thanks to the proximity of the coastlines, as well as the numerous lakes and reservoirs. The most popular sports include sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, surfing and sub-aquatic sports. There are clubs for most water sports in all major Costa resorts and instruction is generally available.
Sailing and Motor boating
The great sailing tradition of Andalucía and the cleanliness of its waters and the warm climate make this coast a popular place in which to enjoy water-sports. From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the 836 km of Andalucían coastline are dotted with excellent facilities, that provide an excellent range of activities.
Rowing and canoeing
Rowing and canoeing are possible on many lakes and rivers, where canoes and kayaks can usually be rented. There are marinas inland, at Sevilla and Gelves that support sailing in the River Guadalquivir near Sevilla and the mouth of the Guidalquivir near the Doñana National Park. There are also boating facilities near source of the Guadalquivir in Tranco de Beas Reservoir in the Nature Park of Cazorla, Segura (Jaén province), and also at Las Villas. There are similar facilities on the Iznájar Reservoir that covers parts of three provinces - Córdoba, Málaga and Granada.
Windsurfing, Surfing and Kite Surfing
The varied coast line offers windsurfers at all levels the chance to practice this sport. Tarifa is a world class windsurfing location. It is on the annual world windsurfing championship circuit. Browse our related pages to learn more about windsurfing or surfing or Kite surfing in Andalucía.
Snorkeling and Diving
There are countless locations to dive along the coast in Andalucía.
Information about sea fishing and fresh water fishing and angling.
Information about the 30 Marinas of Andalucia.