Spain is a country where all senses come to life. History, culture, tradition, architecture, food, beaches, mountains, open-minded people, modernity, and much more are awaiting you in one of the most friendly and varied countries in Europe. Despite being relatively small, there is something for everyone here, and even as a Spaniard myself, the country keeps surprising me every single day!
From the green landscapes and the incredible food portions of the North to the castles and many fortresses all around, and from the super-modern cities with absolute architectural charm to the most rural areas where almost no wifi is found, the whole country is very well connected. Long well taken care of highways, dozens of airports and a train station in every province capital make traveling in Spain very easy to foreigners and locals.
Some of the largest sand beaches in Europe are located in Southern Spain, together with beautiful white Andalusian towns and fresh Mediterranean food. Its islands are also very unique! The Canary Islands offer some unspeakable «Out-of-Earth» scenarios and mixed cultures and the Balearic Islands turquoise waters are the envy of the neighboring countries!
“Castle of Olite, Navarre”
“Isla Cristina Marshlands, Huelva”
Accommodation – Hostels, hotels, castles, vineyards, local homes, and Airbnbs, all can be found around the entire country. Expect an average of 20 EUR / 23 USD a night depending on where you are and the type of accommodation.
Food – You can eat amazingly well in Spain for little money. Many times you will get tapas for free with your drinks. There are also many fancy restaurants so it will depend on your budget. An average could be 10 – 15 EUR / 13 – 17 USD.
Transportation – Moving around in Spain is quite easy and very safe. You can use the local transportation for less than 3 EUR / 4 USD in most of the Spanish main cities. Long distant trains are now more affordable than ever – costing an average of 40 EUR / 45 USD. Taxis and Ubers are also available but this will higher your daily budget.
Suggested daily budget – 30 – 35 EUR / 34 – 40 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a standard hotel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)
These guides can help you plan your trip
Since I have lived in Spain for the most part of my life, I have always postponed getting to know my country better. Throughout the years, I have visited 17 provinces in 9 Spanish Communities. These are: La Coruña, Pontevedra, León, Alicante, Valencia, Las Palmas, Barcelona, Tarragona, Navarra, Ávila, Segovia, Toledo, Cuenca, Madrid, Murcia, Granada and Huelva.
Are you planning to visit or moving to Spain? Feel free to send me an email and I will help you to plan your trip / move using all the resources I know!