and Portugal here...
Lots of anchorages in the Balearic's...free.. in Spain take advantage of one of the good things Franco did and make your main meal out Lunch and the Menu del Dia.. basically a 3 course meal usually accompanied by a litre of the local wine and a bottle Gaseosa(Fizzy drink). Its a regulated price
that guarantees a decent meal at an affordable price to all... if its busy go in.. if not stay away..lol. Some restaurants do it in the evening but not many..
For your evening out go to the Spanish tapa's bars... not the tourist ones.. there you'll get a beer
or glass of wine for 1euro and a tapa thrown in.. many have a blackboard with a long list like Chorizo, Batata Bravas, peppers in olive oil
, Carne e Batata.. etc, etc..
The secret is if they're all ex-pats/tourists don't go in... it'll cost you if you do... they're on a 2 week blow out.. your not.
Anchorages further along few and far between, some no longer allowed. In places like Cartagena
and others there's the marina and there's the jetty/pier run by the local council.. usually 40/50% cheaper..
Gib.. only marinas but you can anchor
the other side of the runway off La Linea, Spain in sheltered water
with good holding and depths of 6-12ft.
Western Spain has a few anchorages and Portugals Algarve has 6 and the Guadiana along its short length.
is not that expensive as long as your not after fillet mignon steaks..lol. Wine starts at 1euro a bottle and beer
2euros/6pack.. slightly dearer than Spain... different taxes
Marina's vary.. Algarve 3mths high season will cost near as much as you'll pay for the remaining 9mths.. never will figure out the mentality of the 'Economic Brains" that run these international rip offs..