Spain is one of the best destinations for a vacation. The country is filled with beautiful cities and friendly people, not to mention delicious food. It’s also easy to get around since it has some of Europe’s best transportation systems. Yet despite all these wonderful things about Spain, many people don’t consider it when planning their next vacation spot. If you’re among them, here are some reasons why you should:
Embrace Spanish culture.
Learn about Spanish culture. Whether you want to learn the language, read up on its history or learn about its food, art, music, and customs—there is no shortage of information available online or through books.
Embrace Spanish cuisine. From tapas to paella, many unique dishes make Spain one of the world’s greatest dining destinations.
Sample some fine wines from all over Spain (and Portugal). The country has hundreds of wineries producing both reds and whites as well as sparkling wines from across its diverse landscape.
Research the places where you want to go.
Before you leave on your trip, make sure to research the places where you want to go and the attractions that are popular in those areas. Researching can be done online or with help of others who have already been there. This will give you a good idea of what is available and how long it will take to get there, whether by bus or some other form of transportation. Many cheap airlines provide service between major cities in Spain such as Madrid and Barcelona, so keep an eye out for those deals before booking anything else!
If possible, look into staying at different types of accommodations like hostels (which are usually located near main attractions), bed-and-breakfasts (which often offer nice views), or hotels (which often include breakfast). In addition, make sure that whatever place(s) you decide upon has good reviews on websites like TripAdvisor so that potential customers can see if others enjoyed their stay too!
Learn at least a few basic phrases in Spanish.
Learning a few basic phrases in Spanish will help you get around and feel more comfortable. If you’re going to be in Spain for any length of time, it’s worth learning some basic phrases before you go.
Google Translate works reasonably well for translating word-for-word from English (or any other language) into Spanish, but it’s not perfect. A better option is to use a phrase book that has been translated by someone who speaks both languages fluently. You can even find phrasebooks with English translations on one side and Spanish translations on the other!
The best way to learn how to speak another language is by practicing speaking and listening as often as possible — it doesn’t have to be formal lessons every day or even every week; just chatting with friends or coworkers about daily life will count too! There are many apps available that can help make this process easier: Duolingo is a good example since it has both an app version that teaches you online as well as a game version where your points improve after each lesson is completed successfully according to certain criteria.”
Be respectful of the religious customs and traditions.
Being respectful of religious customs and traditions is also important. For example, you can’t take photos inside churches or mosques, but that’s not because they’re private property (although they may be). It’s because taking photos during prayer time is considered disrespectful and distracting to the people praying. If you are unsure whether it’s appropriate to take a photo or not, don’t be afraid to ask someone for advice; this will help them understand your culture much better than if you just took a photo without asking at all!
You should also keep an open mind when trying new things while in Spain—even if it means eating things that seem strange or unusual at first glance. Just remember that for most Spaniards food is an essential part of life; as such there are foods like an octopus which some people just won’t eat because their culture doesn’t allow them access (or even knowledge) about how these dishes taste—but there may be some unexpected treats waiting around every corner!
Also remember: your hosts will appreciate any kind gestures offered by way of thank yous; so don’t forget those “gracias”s!
Arrive early at popular tourist attractions.
Arriving early at popular tourist attractions is often the best way to avoid long lines and crowds. This might mean going to a place that opens at sunrise, or staying up all night so you can be first in line for whatever it is that your heart desires. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try getting there before it opens—that way you can enjoy the experience without any interruptions from other tourists!
This rule applies especially well if you’re visiting during peak season (summer) when temperatures are high and everyone wants a taste of Spain’s beautiful beaches and its rich culture. Arriving early also helps if you want to avoid feeling exhausted by midday heat; staying up late into the night isn’t as easy as it once was, but waking up early enough so that nobody else has beat while still enjoying some quiet time is worth it every time!
Challenge yourself to try new foods.
Try new foods. Don’t be afraid to try new foods, even if the flavor or texture may be foreign to you. You don’t have to go out and eat everything on the menu, but it is important that you don’t allow yourself to become too familiar with the same old things you always get at home—that way, when someone asks if you want to try their dish and they say it has squid in it or some other strange ingredient that isn’t something that would normally appeal to your palate, you can say yes without feeling like a weirdo (or worse, getting sick).
There are lots of places where they serve tapas (appetizers), which are bite-sized portions of different foods; this is an excellent way for beginners who want something simple but delicious for lunch or dinner without having all sorts of choices thrown at them. Just tell them what ingredients sound good and off they go!
Get out of the city and into the countryside.
The Spanish countryside is beautiful, relaxing, and a great place to get away from it all. It’s also a fantastic place to enjoy the weather, culture, and food!
Make smart money management choices.
Use cash, not credit cards. It’s a good idea to use a credit card for larger purchases, such as plane tickets, but it’s important to keep track of your spending and avoid relying solely on plastic.
Use a budget. If you’re planning on staying in hostels, consider booking with Hostelling International (HI) or YHA England & Wales if you’d like to travel in Europe for less than $30 per night. If you’re traveling independently or staying at hotels instead, look into using Trivago to compare prices across different websites before booking anything.
Use an ATM card or checkbook in addition to your debit or credit card(s). If something happens and your ATM doesn’t work while abroad (or at home), having another form of payment can save the day! You’ll want somewhere a safe and secure place where all these things are kept—a money belt is perfect because it can fit everything necessary without being bulky or uncomfortable under clothes
Don’t be afraid to say “no.”
Don’t be afraid to say “no.” This is something that I didn’t realize until my first trip to Spain, but it’s important. The Spanish love to talk and engage with you, especially if you’re from another country. It’s considered rude by some people if you don’t respond or answer back in kind. If someone asks for your name, be sure to give it—even if your last name is just “Smith” or “Jones”!
If someone asks what time it is and that information doesn’t interest them enough for them not to keep asking questions after you’ve told them (or they catch on that they can’t trick you into giving away any more information), simply shrug and repeat “Lo Siento” (“I’m sorry”). You might end up with a conversation going nowhere, but at least they’ll know where things stand: You don’t want one.
Enjoy Spain’s live music scene.
The music of Spain is a fusion of the country’s diverse cultures and traditions, featuring flamenco in the south, classical guitar in the north, sevillanas in the east, and rocky pop-rock in Barcelona. And although it’s not considered its genre of music by most people outside of Spain itself (the exception being flamenco), live music is still a big part of Spanish culture.
There are plenty of opportunities to see live music throughout your stay. If you want to hear some jazz or blues while you’re there—and who doesn’t?—check out local clubs like L’Aire Libre or La Venta del Sombrero for some great shows. Or if rock ‘n’ roll is more your style, head over to Sala Nestor on Calle San Agustín for some classic rock tunes from Spanish artists like Enrique Bunbury (his band Héroes del Silencio broke up back in 1994 but reunited last year).
Tapas aren’t just food; they’re also a way of life.
Tapas aren’t just food; they’re also a way of life. For those of you who are unfamiliar, tapas are small portions of food that you eat with drinks. They’re often served in pairs or groups on a plate, and each one is meant to be eaten with a drink like wine or beer. They can be found all over Spain and throughout Europe, but the Spanish take them very seriously—so much so that it’s not uncommon for Spaniards to spend hours at the bar eating tapas and drinking wine (or whatever their favorite drink may be). Tapas are perfect for trying many different things while socializing with people from around the world!
If you want to make friends while traveling abroad, I highly recommend going out with some locals for tapas. People love sharing their culture this way because it gives them an excuse to talk about where they live–and what better way than over delicious snacks? Also keep in mind that every time someone buys another round of drinks (which will happen frequently), he/she will expect everyone else at his table takes part as well: always have cash ready if possible so nobody gets left behind without money after ordering another round.”
Spain is underrated as a location for a vacation, but it’s a wonderful place to visit with easy transportation, friendly people, and lovely scenery.
Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It offers easy transportation by train or plane from many major cities around the world, making it an affordable destination for tourists worldwide. The country is also known for its weather conditions which are generally warm throughout the year, allowing visitors to enjoy their time outdoors and sightseeing without having to worry about being caught in bad weather conditions during their trip.
The Spanish people are known for being some of the friendliest on earth! If you’re looking for an interesting cultural experience while traveling abroad then Spain should be at the top of your list!
Spain is a wonderful place to visit, with its rich history and beautiful scenery. It’s underrated as a vacation destination, but with easy transportation, friendly people, and lovely scenery, why wouldn’t you want to visit?