Spain is a diverse country of ripe vineyards, endless coastlines, rugged mountain ranges, historic villages and cultural traditions. Ask people on the street what they think when they hear the word Spain and you get a list of typical Spanish things. Spain is best known for its rich culture and history, the delicious tapas and the temperament of the population.
With great beaches, mountains, campsites, ski resorts, excellent weather and varied nightlife, it is no wonder that Spain is the most popular tourist destination in Europe for any kind of trip. Their rich blend of religion, food and history makes a visit to Spain a must-do for anyone.
Barcelona is a city full of museums, parks, Gaudi’s buildings and other highlights such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Camp Nou.
Ibiza consists of green hills in the north, to the rocky bays in the south and to the picturesque inland villages. The ambience on the island is a unique piece of Spain.
Madrid is a lively city with a delicious gastronomy, a vibrant nightlife and interesting historical buildings and places.
Not only is it, according to many, the most beautiful city in Spain, Sevilla is also one of the hottest cities in Europe. The city is mixed with Arab influences and you will find the famous flamenco here.
The city is located about seventy kilometers southwest of Madrid and here you will find many medieval streets and buildings. In 1986, the entire historic city center of Toledo was listed on the famous UNESCO World Heritage List.
In this popular city there is something for everyone to do, whether you are going for the sights, shopping or enjoying the beautiful beaches.
Places I’ve been
- Costa Brava
- Caminito del Rey
- Setenil de las Bodegas
Best travel months
Spain can be visited year-round as long as you know the climate of its different regions so you can plan your trip accordingly.
- From April until the end of September is the best time to visit Spain;
- June until August, it’s high season so it can be hot, crowded, and more expensive;
- May, September and October are ideal travel months to avoid mass crowds;
- From July through early September the Spain have their holiday season.
As with most countries, how expensive your trip is going to be is entirely dependent on your preferences. Below you can find average prices for accommodation, food & drinks and some activitities.
Based on the expenses of other visitors on average prices, I believe that you can budget around €80 per day on your vacation (includes accommodation, food, transportation and fees for tourist attraction).
- Camping (€10-40)
- Guest house (€20-50)
- Mid-range beach hotel (€80-100)
- Paradors (€100-200) – Castles, palaces, forts or monasteries in four- and five-star hotels quality.
- Luxury hotel (€200-400)
Or, you can try Airbnb; a popular choice for many travelers, including myself. Use this link to get a discount of €34 on your first trip.
Tip! Stay at least 1 night in one of the many Paradors throughout the country.
Food & Drinks
- Simple breakfast (€10) – breakfast is usually included at your hotel.
- Meal inexpensive restaurant (€15)
- Tapas for 2 persons in mid-range restaurant (€50)
- Domestic beer (€4,50)
- Sangria (€7)
- Bottle of water (€1)
Tip! Try the local tapas dishes, like spanish omelette , patatas bravas and all kind of cured hams and cheeses.
- Museum entry (€10)
- Cooking Class (€25)
- Tours (€40-80)
Tip! Rent a car from the airport and make a roadtrip in one of the beautiful regions.
Rent a scooter for multiple days in one of the many rental offices and make a trip to all corners of the beautiful island.
Visit Mercado de San Miguel during lunch time and enjoy all the delicacies that this market has to offer.
Mirador del Valle is a beautiful view point on Toledo. But if you want something special, book your stay at Parador de Toledo.
Quite a challenge to climb more than 200 steps in the bell tower of El Micalet but the view of the city is breathtaking.