20 Common Questions About Visiting Spain

The mild climate during the whole year and the extensive sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean as well as of its Balearic & Canary Islands respectively have been attracting tourists from Northern Europe for decades
20 Common Questions About Visiting Spain

#1 What is the best month to visiting Spain?

The best time to travel in Spain is spring and fall because that is when good weather occurs. The months of April, May, June, September, and October are very good for travel. Summer is quite hot, especially in inland cities like Seville, Cordoba, and Madrid.

#2 Is March a good month to visit Spain?

The best time to visit Spain is typically in the spring (March to May) or during the fall (September to November). At these times, you'll likely find fewer crowds, cheaper accommodations, and the best weather (even for hitting the beach!).

#3 What is the cheapest time to go to Spain?

The cheapest time to visit Spain is usually from December to March, though you can also enjoy affordable flights and hotels in early spring and late autumn.

#4 Where in Spain is hot all year round?

The southern inland regions of Spain: Extremadura and inland Andalusia are the country's warmest throughout the year.

#5 Do I need a visa for Spain?

As a specific tourist visa for Spain does not exist, tourists need a Schengen Visa to enter Spain for tourism. The Schengen Visa allows visitors to spend up to 90 days in Spain as well as the other 25 participating Schengen countries.

#6 What is the 90 day rule in Spain?

You can find a full explanation of how it works HERE, but essentially it limits trips into the Schengen zone (which Spain is a part of) to 90 days out of every 180. People who want to stay longer than 90-days in every 180 must either get a visa or apply for residency.

#7 What happens if you stay in Spain longer than 90 days?

Under the Schengen Area rules of stay for third-country citizens, non-EU citizens entering the territory under the visa-free regime can stay for a maximum of 90 days, for every 180 days. Those who overstay this period — intentionally or unintentionally — may face penalties, including deportation and entry bans.

#8 Is Spain a cheap place to visit?

Luckily, Spain is one of the cheapest countries in Europe, so it is easy to travel on a budget while you're here, especially if you can anticipate what things usually cost in advance. The best place to start is with the budget!

#9 How much is an average trip to Spain?

The average price of a 7-day trip to Spain is 1.000€ for a solo traveler, 1.700€ for a couple, and 2.000€ for a fmily of 4. Spain's hotels range from 50€ to 200€ per night with an average of 70€, while most vacation rentals will cost 150€ to 500€ per night for the entire home.

#10 Is Spain or France cheaper to live?

The cost of living is another major area in which Spain and France diverge, with life in Spain appearing to be quite a bit cheaper than in France, according to number. Consumer prices average around 30% higher in France, with some areas (such as an average grocery shop) costing around 50% less in Spain.

#11 Is Spain cheaper than UK?

Spain has always been well known for generally having much lower living costs than the UK. According to number, the overall average cost of living in Spain is 18.2% cheaper than in the UK as a whole. One major area contributes to this fact, as rent is on average 33.19% lower in Spain than Britain.

#12 What is the most expensive city in Spain?

Madrid is in 87th place in 2020 (in 2019 it was in 82nd), making it Spain's most expensive city behind other European cities such as:

While Barcelona falls to 102nd place, just behind New Delhi, India.

#13 What is the cheapest city to fly into in Spain?

The 5 Cheapest Airports to Fly to in Spain:

  1. Barcelona
  2. Malaga
  3. Madrid
  4. Valencia
  5. Bilbao

#14 What’s the best airline to fly to Spain?

Iberia Airlines, Spain's national airline and part of the One World Alliance which includes American Airlines and British Airways, is the go-to airline for many travelers searching for flights to Spain.

#15 What airlines fly direct to Spain?

Direct flights to Spain from the United States are available from:

The international carrier list ranges from:

#16 Why is Spain so popular with tourists?

The mild climate during the whole year and the extensive sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean as well as of its two archipelagos (the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands respectively) have been attracting tourists from Northern Europe for decades.

#17 Is it better to visit Madrid or Barcelona?

Cheaper, with more variety, better food, and generally more to do than Barcelona, Madrid gets the top prize for a longer trip. If you're in the south of France and want a quick weekend in Spain and to experience Gaudy's architecture, Barcelona is the one for you.

#18 Is Spanish is the only language in Spain?

No, there are many Spanish dialects in different regions of Spain:

Calo as well as various dialects of Spanish.

#19 Is Spain dangerous for tourists?

Yep, Spain is absolutely safe to visit. Tourism is the third biggest sector after business and banking. In 2017 Spain was the 2nd most visited country in the world, racking up 82 million tourists. Violent crime is also very low, and Spain is one of Europe's safest countries for tourists.

#20 Where can I rent a car in Spain for a cheap price?

To save money, try booking your car rental from a location near the airport or from a neighborhood location. Reserve directly from the car rental company website. Booking a rental directly from the car rental company’s website is typically cheaper than booking through popular "travel discount sites".

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