Spain doesn't really need an introduction, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are lots of places you can visit which all offer different experiences, when visiting you should expect great cities with lots of culture, amazing beaches and a warm climate. Experience the very best places in Spain and view our travel guide today. 


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Spain travel guide

Spain Travel Guide

Get esstential travel information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting Spain.

  • Population: 46.5 million
  • Capital: Madrid (population 3,300,000 approx)
  • Currency: Euro
  • Official languages: Spanish, Catalan, Galician and Basque
  • Area: 505, 000 sq km


Weather & Best Time to Visit Spain

Spain is an all round destination with a warm Mediterranean climate, even in winter it never really gets that cold. The Canary Islands average around 20oC most months and we highly recommend heading to to coast / islands for summer. April and May are our best time recommendations to visit Spain, this is when the country isn't boiling hot and the weather is comfortable. During July and August the weather can be extremely hot, and also crowded with tourists


How to Get to Spain

Several international and low cost airlines airlines in Europe offer great value flights to Spain. You can also cross from mainland Europe via bus/train which can be cheaper than flying but expect much longer journey times. 


Top Places to Visit in Spain

There are so many highlights:

  • Barcelona - experience one of the best cities in the world, wander around Las Rambles or visit Park Güell with mosaic-covered buildings, Gaudi's sculptural buildings and panoramic views of the city.
  • Balearic Islands - famous for Ibiza and it's world class nightlife, expect buzzing towns, nightclubs and also sandy beaches.
  • Canary Islands - located off northwestern Africa expect beautiful beaches, a warm climate, world class resorts and entertainment including some of the best golf courses in the country
  • Seville - Experience laid back Seville with pretty buildings, fountains, squares and also the Alcázar of Seville - an iconic Moorish-Renaissance royal palace.
  • Teide National Park - A UNESCO-listed world heritage park.
  • Madrid - discover one of the most famous cities in the world, try to take in a football game
  • Costa Brava - a popular summer holiday destination in northeastern Spain with beaches and water parks
  • Costa del Sol - popular with British expats, this area in the south of Spain has pretty coastal towns, beaches and sun



Travel in Spain

Travelling & Backpacking in Spain

Spanish culture is rich and varied. Characterised largely by its laid back attitude and historical heritage, it manages to seamlessly blend old and new which has resulted in one of the most vibrant and interesting art and culture scenes in Europe set in and amongst some of the continent's most historical cultural facilities and architecture. From modern metropolises like Madrid and Barcelona to sleepier spots like Andalucía or San Sebastian, the Iberian culture has something for everyone at varying paces of life. Spanish cities are sure to stir the soul and inspire new and interesting ideas while experiences with more of a focus on surfing and sunbathing on the coast are not to be underestimated


Spain Budget Travel Tips

  • The larger cities like Madrid and Barcelona are generally more expensive than smaller locations
  • If you would like to visit Spain in summer islands like Ibiza can be very expensive when taking into account accommodation and going out


Food & Drink

One of the most important parts of a cultural immersion is through culinary exploration. Traveling is designed to get people out of their comfort zone and challenge them to try new things. The experience of Spanish food is about more than just flavour. The act of preparing food with love and patience, the ritual of eating small plates over long hours and the casual yet sophisticated incorporation of wine into most meals all make the culinary culture of the country an important part of such an experience. Taste the flavours of different regions by traveling around the country or experience the cooking of a local family on a home stay


Health & Safety

Spain is a very safe country to visit, sunburn is probably your biggest threat so buy protection either before or in country. Pick pocketing can be a problem on public transport systems and in major cities so keep an eye on your valuables and bags and understand when and where potential problems might occur



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