Free Travel Guide
Free Travel Guide
May to October
Spain is one of the most touristic destinations for a sunny holiday in Europe . This was also our very first destination as a couple. And that is not surprising since this country has so much to offer with beautiful cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Valencia. At the same time, Spain also has breathtaking islands such as Menorca, Gran Canaria, Tenerife. In addition to these beautiful locations, you can also enjoy delicious food here. This makes us happy just thinking about a delicious paella or a plate of tapas.
With a budget of 25 to 30 euros per day per person, you should normally arrive in Spain. Although you can seriously cut this budget in half if you decide to cook for yourself. This is only possible if you rent an apartment or Airbnb with a kitchen. Although we do recommend that you eat one of the delicious dishes that this country has to offer at a restaurant. In Spain you should definitely have eaten paella, tapas, prawns, crema Catalana and certainly churros!
Transportation in Spain
There are different rules for each city, but in general public transport is well organized in all tourist regions. Do you want to cover longer distances by public transport? Then you can always check the Trainline or Renfe websites for a train route. Or on the Movelia website, which compares all the buses in Spain for you. The only downside to this website is that it is only available in Spanish. The bus is the cheapest way to travel in Spain. For example, you pay an average of 9 euros per 100 km.
Toll Roads Spain
You have to pay tolls on most motorways in Spain. You can pay at the toll gates for these roads with cash, bank card and credit card. How much you have to pay depends on the road and the type of car you drive. The bigger the car, the more you will pay. More about toll roads can be found here . Ordinary highways and expressways are toll-free.
In most places in Spain you can use free WiFi. You can find this in bars, restaurants, hotels and even in some museums. Unfortunately, this WiFi connection is not always of good quality. Fortunately, roaming costs within Europe have been abolished for several years now, so that you can also use your internet (4G) from home in Spain. And that at no extra cost.
Accommodations in Spain
In terms of accommodation, you can go as expensive as you want in Spain. For example, you can stay in an all-in hotel and quickly pay 100 euros per night per person, but you can also stay in a standard hotel where you pay 40 euros per night. The price of a hotel room is highly dependent on the location and the season. For example, a hotel in the center of Barcelona will be much more expensive than a hotel on the outskirts of the city. A cheaper alternative to a hotel is of course Airbnb , where you can find a room after a good search from 25 euros per night. Although this of course also depends on the location and the period. In cities like Barcelona they are trying to restrict Airbnb.
Pay in Spain
Spain is still in Europe, so you can also pay with euros here. And also with your regular bank card. Attention! Some banks require you to activate the ‘pay abroad’ function. You can often do this yourself in the bank app, but it is best to check this before departure. Tipping is not mandatory in Spain, but it is customary. For example, in many restaurants a tip of between 5 and 10 percent is expected. A tip of 1 euro per suitcase is expected for the man who takes your luggage to the room.
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Menorca is the second largest island of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is smaller than Mallorca but bigger than Ibiza.