I love Spain. I’ve been there on a few occasions, and I’ve got a few tips to share with you if you’re planning on visiting. So, strap yourself in and get ready to learn about the best ways to experience this incredible country!
Do Your Homework
There are some things you should know before you go. Make sure to research the country and its culture, check the weather (both temperature and rain), learn about currency exchange, and find out whether or not you need a visa to visit.
The embassy website is a great resource for this kind of information; just remember that all embassies change their websites regularly. So look for an up-to-date site in case the one listed below is no longer functioning. You can also check Wikipedia or Google Maps for general information about Spain’s climate, currency exchange rates, and visa requirements before your trip!
Immerse Yourself in the Local Culture
Immerse yourself in the local culture. Try to learn some Spanish, learn about the food, music, art, and literature that make Spain unique. If you’re feeling adventurous take a tapas tour or go foraging for wild mushrooms.
You can also learn about Spain’s history and culture by reading some books on the subject. You don’t have to be an expert, but it will give you a better understanding of what makes Spain unique.
Learn Some Spanish
Learning some Spanish will go a long way when you’re traveling in Spain. Spain is the only country that uses the official language of Spain (Spanish), and it’s also widely spoken in Latin America. This means that if you know some Spanish, you can communicate with all kinds of people from different countries and backgrounds.
This is especially useful when you’re traveling in Spain because locals will appreciate your efforts to learn their language and culture. It also helps if you’re planning on staying longer than just a week so that you can communicate with people outside of tourist areas.
Work Out Where to Go Before You Leave
- Research the area you are visiting.
- Research the best times to visit.
- Plan your trip.
- Book your accommodation.
- Book your transport, if needed! (trust me on this one)
- Book any activities you want to do while traveling in Spain, and make sure they’ll be open when you’re there! For example: there are some really cool water parks in Barcelona that aren’t open during certain months of the year because of low temperatures.
Find the Best Transport Option
If you’re looking to get around Spain, there are plenty of options. Car rentals are always an option for those who want to travel at their own pace, but then again, so is public transportation. The country has a wide-reaching bus system and some cities have train lines that can take you from place to place in no time flat. Some cities even have subways where they’re available! If you plan on taking taxis or other forms of transportation while abroad, make sure to research them beforehand so that nothing will come as a surprise.
Get Off the Beaten Path
If you want to experience something different from the typical tourist, then head off the beaten path. You can do this by doing more than just visiting the cities. Try renting a car and driving to rural areas where Spanish people live their everyday lives. Not only will you get a better feel for Spain’s culture but also its natural beauty!
Stay Somewhere Local
The best way to get a feel for the Spanish lifestyle is to stay in a local home or apartment. You can do this in the city, small town, resort or beach town.
In Spain, you can find hostels or flats that are run by locals and offer affordable accommodation. You can also book through Airbnb – often at lower prices than hotels. Hosting is popular in Spain as it helps people make some extra income while allowing them to meet other travelers from around the world!
Be Careful of Pickpockets
Pickpockets are a common problem in many cities around the world. Pickpocketing is a crime, and it’s also a pain in the butt! You don’t want to be someone who has their valuables stolen from them while on vacation. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help keep from being pickpocketed:
- Don’t carry your wallet or phone in your back pocket (or in any other place that would make them easy for someone to reach). Instead, keep them on you and secure them with an elastic band so they’re harder for thieves to get at.
- Keep your important documents (passports, credit cards) on you at all times—not in your hotel room or car where they might be stolen if those locations were accessed by burglars. A safe traveler will also have copies of these documents stored online so that even if one set of papers gets lost or stolen, they’ll still have access to their information without having had time wasted replacing everything that was taken away from them by pickpockets or burglars!
Don’t Feed the Bullfighters!
Bullfighting was once the most popular sport in Spain and the world. But now, it’s banned in many countries, including Catalunya and Canary Islands.
If you’re a traveler coming to Spain for the first time, keep in mind that bullfighting is a controversial topic here–you may have friends or family who are avid fans of this activity. They might ask why you don’t go see it while visiting their country! Just remember: Bullfighting is not just another sport; it’s a bloody mess where animals are killed for entertainment purposes. If you’re appalled by this idea and don’t want your vacation tainted by images of blood-soaked sandals, then skip the arena showings on your trip to Spain.
Leave Your Expectations at Home and Enjoy!
You will be amazed at the rich history and culture that Spain has to offer. The food, architecture, people, and scenery are all beautiful and unique. Leave your expectations at home and enjoy!
So, now that you’ve seen our top 10 travel tips for visiting Spain, it’s time to get out there and explore! You never know what you might discover when traveling to a new country. The best thing about traveling is learning something new and experiencing something different—that’s what makes each trip unique. If we could leave you with one final piece of advice: don’t forget your sense of adventure!