Spain Travel Guide

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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Things to Consider

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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. 

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Covid-19 Updates

EU and Schengen countries can enter Spain along with a select few other countries. There are countries that have imposed quarantines on those arriving from Spain so keep that in mind for whatever your plans are afterwards. 

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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  

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Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Spain

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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.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Spain travel specific to your country**

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Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

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

Spain

Responsible Tourism

Know before you go so you can be the most respectful and responsible visitor possible

Things to keep in mind when traveling Spain:  

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

Capital: Madrid 

Official Languages: Spanish 

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

Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips

A Closer Look