TRAVEL GUIDE to SPAIN
This is your ultimate travel guide to Spain!
Spain is the most visited country in the world. And I will tell you why.
As per World Tourism Barometer, Spain is the second most visited country in the world, recording 83.7 million tourists, after France with 90 million tourists. The trick is they count overnight visitors and not the destination. Paris being a great hub with flights arriving at Charles-de-Gaule (CDG airport code) has the most overnight visitors in the world, but their stop is not France, but Spain.
In 2021, the top European visitors to Spain were from France and Germany, outside the European continent, Americans and Mexicans are at the top.
GOOD TO KNOW
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European Union: Spain requested accession to the EU on 26 July 1977.
On 1 January 1986, Spain and Portugal acceded to the European Economic Community, which thus became the ‘Europe of the Twelve’.
Language: The official language in Spain is spanish.
Spanish is the official language (either by law or de facto) in 20 sovereign states and one dependent territory, totaling around 442 million people. This includes Equatorial Guinea, where it is official but not a native language.
Currency: Spain is one of the 19 states member that has EURO currency.
Card Payments and Cash Withdrawals:
You can pay with international credit cards everywhere, starting from 1€. Some restaurants might impose a minimum payment of 10€.
ATM: they are easy to find everywhere in the country, you just look around you and you will find a Bank with an ATM.
Connexion: The Internet is at a very good speed, with 5G. Wi-Fi connection everywhere you go, free or on demand in some restaurants or hotels.
If you are from the EU, roaming is free of charge. You can call and connect to your mobile data as if you were in your country of origin without extra costs.
Railroads: You will have connections through all the country and connecting other important cities in Europe, easily accessible and not too expensive.
Plugs: Plugs are Type C and F. The standard voltage is 230V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz.
Best Time to visit
The most visited season in Spain is SPRING and SUMMER, from March to late August, but in the South, it’s best to go off-season until October, as temperatures are still warm and you can enjoy the region uncrowded.
Spain is expensive during Summer. Book in advance or go off-season. I’ve been in Valencia in February and the weather was super nice.
WINTER in Spain is as spectacular as it would be in Switzerland, coming in second place among mountain peaks. The good news is you will have beautiful scenery, and nice sky resorts, but cheaper than in Switzerland.
Spain offers a large variety of scenery and winter activities, starting from Skiing or Snowboarding in the well-known Western Pyrenees, passing through the Sierra Nevada located in a natural reserve close to Granada.
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