SPAIN TRAVEL GUIDE
Ok, let's get one thing straight about travel to Spain: you're hardly going to be alone. Spain trails only France globally in terms of the number of annual tourist arrivals. So you should firmly expect to have to fight a few selfie stick-wielding tourists in order to get those iconic Instagram shots in Barcelona or Madrid. But, with that said, Spain is a large and diverse country with a lot to offer. Eschew the traditional lemming destinations and think more broadly and you will find plenty of Spanish destinations still teeming with authenticity and ready to welcome you with open arms.
NEED TO KNOW
Language: You might think that English is widely spoken in Spain since it is a well-known tourist destination. And in some places it is, but don't bank on it. We suggest to bring along a Spanish phrasebook for easier communication throughout your trip, if you don't already speak Spanish that is.
Currency: Euro ($1 = ~0.91 euros).
Credit Cards & ATMs: Majority of establishments take credit/debit cards, but do bring enough cash just in case, and also for when you travel to more remote areas. ATMs widely available.
Plugs: Type C or F, 230V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter.
Safety: Other than the occasional pick-pocketing incidents that are common to a lot of tourist destinations, Spain is a very safe place to visit. Just practice caution and common sense, and you'll be fine. It is also a good idea to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination.
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Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are certainly the best times to visit Spain. You have cheaper accommodations, less crowd, and the perfect weather.
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