Espania (Spain) belongs to the EU and like all EU countries, American nationals can stay in the nation not more than three months exclusively with a passport. EU nationals can get a residency permit if they would like to extend their stay. Non-EU citizens can seek a further 90-day extension.
These rules don’t seem to be enforced so far as the yachtsman living aboard is concerned. You should clear customs on the first entry into the country. The vessel’s registration papers and also the passports of crew people are going to be needed. [Read more…] about Sailing on the Costa del Sol