Things to Do While Planning a Trip to Spain
When to go –
It is important that you plan your vacation at a time which suits you best. July-August is a busy period in Spain and very hot as well. Flights are going to be expensive as well.
So, if you want to save some money and avoid crowds try to go at off peak times.
Travelling around –
It is best to use public transport in Spain when travelling around to save money.You can also hire your own car if you are a group of people. Make sure your car insurance covers any driving in Europe.
Taking care of your health –
One thing most of us neglect is taking care of our health on holiday.Make sure you have a travel insurance and vaccination against any possible disease you may catch on your holidays. Maintain good hygiene and keep yourself clean to avoid any infections.
If you have specific food habits, for example if you are a vegetarian or if you are allergic to certain types of food, it is best to find out places in advances which cater to you choice of food. It is worth checking with the hotel where you stay if they can accommodate your food preferences.
Watch out for scams –
Many tourist hotspots have scammers trying to rip off tourists. Be alert and careful while interacting with strangers. Take care of expensive electronic equipment like SLR cameras and smartphones. If you suspect anything can be a risk then stay away from it. Keep your wallet in a safe place and don’t carry much cash. You can get a pre-paid travel card at most airports for international currencies which you can reload as and when required. This card is easily replaceable when lost and saves you the hassle of carrying too much cash.
Planning your cost –
Cost planning in advance can help you save a lot of money and yet enjoy your holiday to the fullest. Always check for best deals on flights and hotels. There are many helpful sites for planning Europe holidays which can provide you good deals on flights and hotels.
Weekday flights are cheaper than weekend flights. Flights and hotels on weekends and bank holidays will be costly. Off peak booking can save you good money.
Where to go –
Spain has a choice of many tourist destinations which makes it a wonderful country to visit. If you are looking for a city break you can visit Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. If you are looking for a beach party, you can visit Ibiza.
If you like the beach and are also an adventure lover or a cyclist or a trekker, try out Mallorca.