Picture yourself flying a few thousand meters above the Atlantic Ocean, and you can’t help look thru the window and see a unique sight, a towering mountain rising high above the clouds. Suddenly you feel a sense of joy and excitement, El Teide is giving you a big welcome on a clear spring day, all of the sudden you’ve landed on a sailing paradise. Welcome to the south of Tenerife.
Sailing in the Canary Islands can be a great experience. Whether you live here or come only for your sailing holidays, the island always has something new to discover, and very often, everything feels new and exciting. One of the areas most visited and sought out during holidays is the south of Tenerife. During Spring, as the Tradewinds blow from NNE, or NEN, the big guy who gave you, and your crew, a big welcome, will block the winds from hitting the southern area of the island, making it a great pleasure to sail in. With barely any wind, mild waves and a great sunny weather, sailing here will make you feel like your on a date in paradise.
As you sail from San Miguel, Las Galletas or any of the nearby ports, heading towards Los Cristianos, Puerto Colon, or Los Gigantes, you will most probably come close to seeing a whole set of sea life and fauna joining you on your trip. Some of the typical sightings are sea turtles, dolphins, and sperm whales, truly an incredible experience. Sailing around this area of Tenerife allows you to avoid tougher wind conditions, especially if you plan on visiting La Gomera. A great way of making your trip that much more enjoyable is to sail towards Los Cristianos and then broad reach towards San Sebastian de La Gomera, it’s a really helpful maneuver. It’s very popular among the locals if the wind is very strong in the channel. If you want to know more on how to sail in the Canary Islands, be sure to check out our other article on acceleration zones.
Some of the things you can enjoy while sailing in the south of Tenerife are:
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