Spain is one of the most fascinating, not to mention beautiful countries in all of Europe. Here’s what you should do to make the most of your trip to Spain.
Avoid the Tourist Traps
There are so many tourist traps in Spain. It often seems like there is no way to get away from them. But there are lots of places that you can go to that are not tourist traps. If you feel like you’re surrounded by people who are trying to sell you something, you’re probably in a tourist trap. Try to see a more authentic and real side to Spain. This is where you will have the most fun and learn the most about the country and Spanish people in general.
Sample the Food
If you ask me, the best thing about Spain is definitely the food. Spanish food is at its best when you are on the coast and you have the chance to sample the country’s seafood. Of course, the nation’s dish is paella. And if you can find a great restaurant that serves fresh food made by the hand of a chef who knows what he or she is doing, you can’t go far wrong. There are also lots of great wine regions in Spain if you want to go on a fun wine-tasting trip.
When you’re traveling to any European country, you need to get covered against any potential disasters. If you get hurt and end up in a Spanish hospital, you could be confronted with some huge hospital bills. And this is not a good way to finish off your trip to Spain, is it? It can ruin the holiday, and that’s why a European health insurance card is vital to your trip. That way, you will not have to pay the bills if you get hurt. Nobody likes to think about getting injured abroad, but it happens all the time.
Travel by Hire Car if Possible
If you’re wondering how you should get around Spain, you should do so by car. Many European cities are good for train travel. But this is not always the case in many parts of Spain. The quality of the train services is variable to say the least. In some places, they’re great. In other places, they’re terrible. That’s why I’d recommend traveling around the country in your car. This also allows you to see the city from the car window and take your travels at your own pace.
Visit Each of the Major Cities
There are so many great cities in Spain, and not so many people realise. Sure, it’s tempting to head to the coast and enjoy the sea and the sand. But don’t limit yourself to those areas. Head inland and see what these great cities have to offer. Sevilla is a great place for people who are interested in the country’s history. It’s home to loads of great classic cathedrals and churches. You can find similar architectural wonders in the city of Malaga. And the two major cities are, of course, Madrid and Barcelona.