Everything you need to know before visiting Spain

If you hear Spain, you think of tapas, red polkadot dresses, good wine and always sun. Spain has so much to offer and I will tell you all about it.

From cities to small towns and from beaches to mountains. Spain has it all. Madrid and Barcelona are the cities you probably heard of most, but there is so much more to see!

Things to See and Do in Spain

Costa Brava
Costa del Sol
Hike one of all the great hikes
Eat Tapas
Drink (a lot of) wine
Dance the Flamenco

Typical Costs When Travelling

Accommodation – Accomodation can be anything in Spain. From hostels and AirBNB to fancy all-in resorts. So depending on what you want, you can make it as expensive or budget-friendly as you want.

Hostels are there for €15 a night, a double room in a hotel from €40 a night.

I advise you to book a room only. You won´t be eating in the hotel anyway.

Food – Food can be really cheap in Spain. With the traditional tapas, a small dish you get for free with every drink, you can even go a day where you don´t pay for food!

For €10 to €15 you can be done for the day.

Of course you also have more fancy restaurants. So it is possible to have a bill for €40 a person. I have to say that it is still cheaper then other countries.

You can´t drink the water in Spain, so you have to buy bottled water. For a 1,5 liter bottle you pay around €1,-

Transportation – The transportation inside the city is really cheap. Around €1,50-€2,00 for a one way ticket with the bus or train. My personal favorite is the train, but also Uber. Uber is great in areas where there is no train or if it is too late already.

Taxis are not very expensive, but Uber is a bit cheaper.

Tickets from one city to another might be more expensive. But you have apps like Blablacar, buses, trains and sometimes even a cheap flight. To go to another city can cost anywhere from €20 to €100.

view teleferico

Suggested daily budget – If you calculate 40 euros a day, you will be okay. But if you need a bit more fancy, raise this a bit. It depends on your way of travel.

Money Saving Tips

Get the menu of the day There are a lot of restaurants that have menus. Often they are 3 courses + a drink for €8,50 or €10,-. If you want tapas, you can often find deals like 2 beers + 4 tapas for €12,50.
Use Uber or steps Taxis can get expensive. Use Uber or get the app and use the electric steps you can find in the big cities. Walk if it's possible or go a bit faster!
Free entrance In the bigger cities, a lot of musea are free on Sundays or special times of the day. Ask in the tourist office or find it online and use these times for culture!
Couchsurf and Airbnb Ditch the hotels and check out the couchsurfing and Airbnb apps. This can save you a lot of money. Or check for cheap hostels and hotels.

My Must Have Guides For Traveling

Everything you neeed to know about traveling.

What can I expect from Spain?

Spain has a lot of famous parts where you can expect different things.

The south of Spain, Andalucia, is very traditional and you can notice this.
Barcelona and Madrid everyone heard of, so its a bit more touristy, but also offers something for everyone.

From small traditional cities to big touristy sights. From local homemade food by a family recipe, to big chain restaurants and international food. Spain has something for everyone.

So whether you want to go camping, luxury or foodie travels, you can find it in Spain.

Let me know what you love about Spain and what I should visit next!


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