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Water Sports in the Iberian Peninsula

The Iberian Peninsula offers you everything in water sports from rushing white water adventure in the Pyrenees to kite sailing off the crystalline white sand beaches of Portugal and fantastic diving in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.


With 850 kilometres of fine white sand Portugal’s coast has something for everyone - and that’s before we’ve even touched on the islands. In the north, where the sea is rougher than in the south, the most popular water sports are open water fishing, surfing and bodyboarding. Have a go at these in Ofir, Póvoa de Varzim, Leça da Palmeira and Espinho.

The Azores’ nine islands are perfect for anyone who loves water sports and the open air. You’ll definitely want to go swimming, either in the warm sea or the volcanically formed swimming pools inland. Boat trips, surfing, windsurfing and body boarding game fishing and superb scuba diving are other options for fun in, on, or under the Atlantic.

Spain has 25 sea resorts where you can try all kinds of active days on the water, all year round. They’re sprinkled along the coasts of Andalusia and Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, and the coasts of Galicia, Asturias, Murcia and the Region of Valencia.

Experience the excitement of sailing, try your hand at windsurfing, leap in the air on a water bike, have a go at waterskiing, thrill to the adrenaline rush from parasailing, or immerse yourself in the depths of the sea. Sea kayaking, banana boats, snorkelling, cruise trips and deep-sea fishing are among the other water activities available at Spain's Marine Resorts. There are also courses available and direct supervision by specialised instructors.

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