The marinas in Marinas de Andalucía hold 42% of the berths on the Andalusian coast, with a higher percentage of the ports managed by the Public Administration and Port Authority.
The economic impact generated by these marinas in their surroundings areas involves 357 direct and 7,275 indirect jobs.
Düsseldorf, 17th January, 2015. The 16 most exclusive marinas in the south of Spain is, for the first time, visiting the Boot Düsseldorf 2015 exhibition, on Stand A44 (Pavilion 13). Marina Isla Canela and El Rompido (Huelva); Puerto Sherry, Alcaidesa and Sotogrande (Cadiz); La Duquesa, Estepona, Banús, Marbella, Cabo Pino, Fuengirola, El Candado (Malaga), Marina del Este (Granada); Almerimar and Aguadulce (Almeria) and Marina Hércules (Ceuta) hold over 80% of the berths on the Andalusian coast (8,145 berths). These are all part of the association Marinas de Andalucía, which represents 90% of the marinas in the Andalusian region including the Real Club Náutico de Estepona.
As a model of management, quality and commitment to the environment of which they are a part, last year, 7 of these marinas were once again awarded the Blue Flags, a distinction granted by the FEE, the Foundation for Environmental Education. Most of them have certificates such as the SICTED, ISO 9001, 14001 besides awards such as the “Gold Anchor” in the case of Marina Alcaidesa.
Last year, the nautical sports ports of Marinas de Andalucía made an all-out commitment to sustainable tourism, proof of which is their joining the European project for cross-border cooperation, known as Odyssea. This EU project promotes linking up over 70 port towns in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. Specifically, this network comprises Marina Isla Canela, Virgen del Carmen Sports Port and Aguadulce. Tourists visiting these installations find a wide offer in tourism, culture and cuisine, with the help of technological supports such as touchscreens, apps and geodata services.
The economic impact generated by these marinas in their surrounding areas involves 357 direct and 7,275 indirect jobs. The estimated trade figure is around 400 million euros (from port management alone).
The Association of Sports and Tourist Ports of Andalusia “Marinas de Andalucía” accounts for 90% of private Andalusian ports and over 80% of all the port berths under indirect management. The Association is a plenary member of the Spanish Federation of Associations of Sports and Tourist Ports and of the Confederation of Entrepeneurs of Andalucia.