About this listing
Right in Alicante´s city center, good for a couple with one kid. One "double" bed and 2 singles. Superb views. Close to restaurants and bars. Very close to the beach. Secure parking inside the marina. Security all over the marina 24/7. Heating.
10 meters LOA, 4 meters beam. Classic sailing yacht right in the city center of Alicante. Good for a couple with one kid max... One "double" bed and 2 singles... Superb views. Close to restaurants and bars. Very close to the beach. Secure parking inside the marina. Security all over the marina 24/7. Book Bank. Laundromats. Restrooms and showers also outside the boat but inside the marina complex. WIFI inside the boat. Good heating system. Fire extinguishers. Smoke detectors. Mosquitoes & fly repellent (ultrasounds). First aid box. Full kitchen and all the amenities for a comfortable live on board, heating, smart TV, linens toiletries etc. One bathroom and toilet inside the boat (not hot water though).
All the marina services for the guest are free of charge: showers, parking, photocopies, taxi reservation, etc
Interaction with Guests
Welcome and any further assistance that might be needed
The Marina Deportiva is actually the city center of Alicante. Few marinas in the Spanish Mediterranean are so very conveniently located form the live on boar perspective. You get all the advantages of living in the city center without the noise and the hustle of traffic and people. Yet, in minutes you can enjoy the bustling live of a city that is half tourist, half an administrative capital of province. You will get a feeling of day to day life in Spain while being able to enjoy the beach at the same time. In the nearby area you have a regular commercial district with big departments stores, small retail shops and a very handy Carrefour (open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm). Next to this area you also have the Old Town. This is a recreational area for the youngest crowd, lots of little bars and some bistros too. There are also lots restaurant where you can enjoy dinner out in the open in a picturesque setting. Living on boar is very pleasant. It is quiet and relaxing. You have the city right in from but really, if you don’t want to, you only have to go to there to get food if you don’t want to eat every day in the marina restaurants. The marina has all the services you might need, there are showers and restroom open 24/7, laundromat, and at the reception they will help out with touristic information or call you a taxi. There is security 24/7 plus video cameras all over the pontoons. The ambiance is nice since everybody is on vacation having a good time. Most or the neighbors are mature people from all over Europe (mainly). There are some unstated rules of civism and community living by which, for example, none of us play loud music or practice nudity, etc.
There are train (the TRAM;) and bus stops nearby in case you want to visit other towns
Other Things to Note
Just before you make up your mind, remember that this is BOAT and it is OLD. Space is somewhat limited, the kitchen is small and you will not be able to prepare elaborated dishes. Living in the marina is a bit like living at a camping. It is laid-back and casual. There are some multi-million super yacht but still it is all very unpretentious and relaxed. You will provably be on your bathing suits (as everybody else) more than half the time.
Basic civic behavior... do what you see other people doing. Just as an example, normally nobody plays loud music.
Santi was incredible! From the moment we got there and throughout our stay he was easily contactable and gave us all the information needed. The boat was perfect for me and my fiancee. Great atmosphere, away from the busy marina and noise and at the end of the pontoon meaning we only had a boat on one side of us the other side was the water in the marina!! Very romantic :)
We were 5 minutes away from the beach and 10 minutes walk from the el barrio area which is where food and bar life is.
The boat has everything needed, it is small but Santis description of the boat and it's area is very accurate.
He installed a shade outside the boat because in the day it was so hot!
Would highly recommend the boat without hesitation ! It was perfect for our 3 night stay, small but cosy :)
The shower and Toilet blocks are very close and very clean. There is a toilet and shower ( hose pipe spray thing) on the boat which was great for cooling down or a quick rinse.
Santi always responded quickly and is a friendly lovely guy with lots of advice :)
It was a great experience to stay on a boat in the marina of Alicante! Everything was well arranged! Thank you Santi!
Santi se portó genial. En el tiempo que estuvimos juntos fue una persona simpática, amable y amigable. Vino a recogernos a la estación de autobuses y nos llevó hasta el barco con un pequeño rodeo para indicarnos los lugares más relevantes de Alicante. Nos informó de la ubicación de los establecimientos con buena relación calidad / precio para comprar, comer, salir a cenar y tomar unas refrescantes cervezas. Nos indicó todas las especificidades del funcionamiento de los útiles del barco, Y durante toda la estancia estuvo localizable para solventar cualquier duda. El ultimo día permitió alargar nuestra estancia hasta la hora de vuelta a casa.
Desde el barco se divisa la zona centro de Alicante, concretamente la explanada, -fabulosas vistas al Castillo- aunque se encuentra a unos 300/400 metros del centro histórico y la playa, ya que hay que bordear el muelle del puerto en un agradable paseo para entrar en la ciudad.
En cuanto a la vida en el barco, lógicamente no es comparable a la estancia en un hotel, el espacio reducido implica mayor incomodidad, algo que no merece de mayores comentarios puesto que es inherente a la propia vida en el mar, pero de otro lado uno siente la libertad de necesitar sólo lo imprescindible, y de dedicar el mínimo esfuerzo para mantener un buen ambiente en la estancia. Me sorprendió gratamente la filosofía del doble uso de las cosas para ahorrar en espacio.
El barco cuenta con todos los instrumentos necesarios que en general se pueden necesitar, wifi, TV, microondas, ventilador -creo que también disponía de aire acondicionado, pero a mí no me sienta bien- y funcionamiento de todos los instrumentos del barco es correcto; vamos que no hay inconveniente para preparar una estupenda cena y tomarla junto con una copa de vino en cubierta por la noche.
Los servicios del puerto se encuentran a unos 150 metros del barco. Más cómodos para las duchas.
Estéticamente y en comparación con el resto de barcos amarrados en el puerto deportivo, el barco tiene cierta veranaría.
En general no puede definirse con los criterios de un alojamiento común, porque para mí no ha sido un simple alojamiento sino una experiencia novedosa y agradable, a la que la próxima vez sólo le faltará soltar amarras.
It was a pleasure to arrive at Alicante and move onboard Jims boat. Being a boad lover, I felt right at home and enjoyed 3 nights in the middle of the Alicante marina with easy access to the beach, restaurants, the city.
What a wonderful place! You are directly in the city, can wear bathclothes all day long, enjoy the feeling to be a sailsman.
Boat is nice, everything inside you need.
If you like basic life, and want to have an adventurous stay you are on the right place.
We had a really great week at Santi's Sailboat and whenever we come again to Alicante we hope, that it is still available.
Santi himself is easygoing, friendly, he gave us all the information we needed on the right time. Thank you!!!
To stay on Jim's boat is a dreaming experience: sleep on the boat during the calm night in the port, with the water music...so relaxing! The boat is very well equipped and the public shower are close. The beach is 3 minutes walk from the port, all the suggestions of Jim in terms of cultural visits and food are perfect ! Very very good experience in Alicante!
We passed two nights in Mai on Santi's boat in Alicante's Marina and it was really really good! Santi welcomed us and showed us how everything is working on his boat. He gave us tipps to discover the city and find out good restaurants. Living two days on a boat was a great experience: we loved it! The perception of the city is really different and make you feel more in vacation. The boat was cleaned and confortable as described in Santi's description. There is nothing to add more: it was an unforgettable experience!
Thank you Santi!!