Spain Travel Guide: Before You Go

Spain is a vivacious country with many cultural and gastronomical offerings to experience. Join the fiesta of art, dance, and music. You can also check out AFC Holidays Spain Tours. Here is AFC’s Spain Travel Guide Before You Go.

Spain Travel Guide Language

Language

 

ENGLISH is spoken as a second language by over 11 million residents. However, tourists are advised to keep statements simple as they are more inclined to speak fluent French, German, or Portuguese than English.

 

SPANISH or CASTILIAN is the main language in Spain, with 72% of the population speaking it. Other languages spoken may include Catalan/Valencian, Basque, Galician, and more.

 

Spain Travel Guide Weather

 

What Weather to Expect in Spain

Spain enjoys FOUR SEASONS throughout the year as follows:

  • spring (March to May): Ave. 7°C to 18°C (45°F to 62°F)
  • summer (June to August): Ave. 16C to 30°C (61°F to 85°F)
  • autumn (September to November): Ave. 10°C to 17°C (49°F to 63°F)
  • winter (December to February): Ave. 3°C to 10°C (37°F to 51°F)

 

What kind of clothes to pack in Spain Travel Guide?

 

  • November: Umbrella/Raincoat/Rain Bag(Waterproof). Rainfalls due to season change. *Rainiest Month
  • March to May: Moderately cold temperatures, bring jackets
  • June-August: Bring appropriate sun protection products + sunglasses if necessary, Light cotton clothing
  • September-November: Moderately thick clothes/ jackets, jumpers/sweaters, and scarves
  • December-February: Wooly Clothes + Boots + Scarves + Gloves
  • All Seasons: Comfortable walking shoes.

 

Spain Travel Guide Religion

Spain Religion

 

PREDOMINANTLY CATHOLIC; The country celebrates many festivals derived from Catholic traditions. Other religions practiced in Spain include Islam, Judaism, Protestantism, and Hinduism.

 

With that in mind, tourists have to be mindful and observe respectful behaviours when in churches, mosques, temples, or other places of worship.

 

Spain Travel Guide Currency

Currency

 

EURO (EUR)

 

To keep up with the rest of the European Union, Spain has adapted the Euro in 2002.

 

You can do money exchanges in Spain at a bank, post office, or cambio (exchange office). Most of these locations are reliable and offer the best rates.

 

Should you bargain?

Haggling and bargaining are mostly only practised in flea markets or street markets except for food markets. Haggling in stores is mostly frowned upon but good-natured bargaining is okay if you are making a big purchase in small artisan shops or craft stores.

Should you leave a tip?

Tipping is customary in restaurants at 5% of the total bill. However, it’s okay to check the bill if it has already been added in. Smaller tips are accepted in Cafes and bars. Rounding up taxi fares is also good practice.

How much is a day for an Spain Travel?

Minimum EUR 80-175 or USD 95-207 per day or more depending on interest and choice of activity.

Power Plugs and Socket Travel Guide in Spain

  
Spain uses Type C and F power plugs at 230 Volts and 50 Frequency. Bringing power plug adapters is advisable.

 

Spain Travel Guide Getting around

Getting Around Spain

 

High speed trains are the main option to get around Spain from city to city.

 

There are also buses to get around Spain.

 

In addition to this, some of the more popular local ride-hailing apps include Cabify, FREE NOW, Talixo, Taxi, Uber, Lyft. 

Spain Travel Guide – The Checklist

Spain Travel

Travel Guide for Internet Everywhere in Spain?

Firstly, Tourists will commonly find local sim cards with ready network access at major Spanish Airports like Barcelona and Madrid. You will need your passport to purchase any SIM Card in Spain.

 

Some of the more common options for example include Orange Holiday, Three PAYG, Movistar, Vodafone, Yoigo.  (Around 10-20 EUR or 12 – 24 USD).

 

Spain Travel Guide to Bringing Medications

Firstly, prepare preferred over-the-counter medicines. Importantly, Keep them in original containers with labels for easy identification. Firstly, try to only bring in small quantities or as necessary. A simple first aid can include i.e. Diarrhea medicines, antacids, antihistamines, motion sickness, cough drops, decongestants, pain and fever relief, mild laxatives, bandages, and small antiseptic solutions accordingly. Lastly, don’t forget your masks and preferred sanitiser.

 

Moreover, Bring a doctor’s prescription for other prescriptions that you may have as needed. Similarly, check for the allowed amount of quantity depending on your stay.

Now that you’ve read this Spain Travel Guide.

 

Finally, you are officially ready to travel to Spain. Don’t forget that you’re always free to contact your AFC Representative if you have any more concerns before your departure! Lastly, We wish you safe and happy travels!

 

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