Travelling and exploring new places are undeniably the things that people cannot just erase from their to-do-list. And when Spain is on that list, there are more than a couple of things to consider.
Here are some of the few tips that will surely help you make your travel worthwhile.
1. Places to Visit
This is what you prioritize when you travel. Some of the most recommended places to visit in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona, Costa Brava, Valencia, Cantabria, Andalucía, and Seville.
2. Places to Stay
There are various hotels where you might want to consider staying. Some good hotels to choose from are Only You Hotel Atocha that starts its price at £95 per night, Hotel Pulitzer at £85 per night, and Aiguaclara at £82 per night.
These hotels might be far from some of your desired destinations, so searching for good hotels near the places you want to visit should be included in your priorities.
Although Spain has many hotels to choose from, there are also cheaper places for the shallow pockets. Some of your options would be mountain cabins and hostels. These cheap accommodations may be basic, but they also offer decent, affordable food.
Note that you should expect very diverse languages when you arrive in the country. There are local languages that are unique and very difficult to learn, but there are other common languages that you can learn yourself, such as French, Italian, and Portuguese. Getting a translation manual is always a wiser decision but orienting yourself to Catalan is a wiser one.
4. Siesta Time
You won’t see any place which observes siestas a lot better than Spain. Every traveler should expect to consider this time allotment the Spanish make for themselves. Most often, siestas are observed around 2 pm to 5 pm local time.
In that time range, small shops and many of the establishments are closed. As a tourist, you should not worry too much, though, as there are other tourist-dedicated establishments that are open to serve you all day.
5. Meal Times
Some tourists find themselves in shock at the difference in eating schedule. Usually, locals would eat lunch around 2 pm and dinner at around 9 pm. Tourist should expect many restaurants to open not earlier than 1:30 pm or 8 pm.
This is one of the things that make Spain fun to visit. Not only seeing something new, but you get to try out a way of life that differs from everywhere else in the world—albeit just a bit of push back from the usual meal times.
6. Public Transport
There are a lot of choices to choose from when visiting various places in Spain, but one way to make it affordable and uncomplicated is to take advantage of the country’s train system. Spain has its notable train line, which is the AVE or high-speed train. It connects major cities such as Sevilla to Madrid and Valencia to Barcelona. This makes traveling so much more convenient and allows you to see all the attractions in a short span of time.