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You could spend forever here and it wouldn’t be enough. The distinct regions all have their own traditions, cultures and even languages.  In every nook and cranny there is something new and wonderful to experience in Spain and the more you see, the more you’ll discover of how much more there is to do. There’s no time like the present to get started! 

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Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

Vaccination or recovery certificate. Negative test for all others and a Passenger Locator Form for all arrivals. See below for details. 

**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing** 

Money

Official currency: € Euro  

Budget: Major cities will be the most expensive and if you can you’ll want to avoid going during  peak season.  Expect to spend around €50 per day on a backpacking budget and €100 for mid range. 

Credit cards: Common  

Tipping: Not common

Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

Vaccinations

None

**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Language

Official Languages: Spanish

Co-official: Catalan/Valencian/Balear, Galician, Basque and Occitan/Aranese

Hello: Hola      Goodbye: Adios

Thank-you: Gracias

Yes: Sí       No: No

Beer: Cerveza      Bathroom: Baño 

When to go

Summers in Spain are extremely hot, crowded and expensive. If you’re wanting beach weather, spring and fall are warm enough to swim without the prices or the crowds of summer. Winters are mild and ideal for avoiding crowds if you’re in the city but not warm enough to swim. 

Responsible Travel

Don’t run with the bulls. It’s cruel, inhumane and dangerous

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