summer on the way, many of us are starting to think about
where we want to visit on vacation. If the thought of travelling
too far or paying too much for your trip is putting your
off, why not consider booking a vacation to somewhere in
all the countries to choose from in Europe, Spain is one
of the best options for a fantastic summer vacation. If
you have never visited the country before, then you will
be pleasantly surprised by what Spain has to offer. Think
gorgeous beaches, warm sea, delicious food, and stunning
architecture, and that’s not all.
the idea of visiting Spain has taken your fancy, then you
might be in need of a few vacation planning pointers. And
that is where we come in, here are our top tips for planning
an amazing summer break to Spain:
near the beach
Spain has many fantastic inland cities, don’t make
the mistake of staying in one during the summer. From May
to August, Spain gets very hot, and it’s the type
of heat that unless you can dive into the sea, is pretty
a resort or accommodation as close to the beach as possible
- this will give you a much-needed way to cool off on a
hot day. Just make sure that unless you plan on hiring a
car, there are good transport links to the nearest city
from where you are staying.
your accommodation carefully
most areas of Europe, Spain has plenty of fantastic accommodation
options to choose from. From luxury hotels and elegant villas
to boutique guest houses and family resorts, there is a
wide range of accommodation options on offer.
choosing your accommodation, make sure to take your budget,
as well as the needs of yourself and your travel group,
into account. If you are travelling on a budget, there are
some fantastic Casa Rurales to choose from - these are rooms
and apartments that can be rented out for a low price during
to speak Spanish
so we’re not saying that by the time you go
on vacation, you should be fluent in Spanish. But knowing
a few key terms and phrases is a good idea.
most people in the cities and towns of Spain will speak
or understand a little English, there are some areas in
Spain where no one will speak it. So, if you plan on doing
a little exploring, it is important that before you go,
up on your Spanish.
yourself on a Spanish crash course a few weeks before your
trip and get to grips with a few key terms and phrases.
For instance, you should be able to say things like ‘Me
ver’, which means, ‘I would like to
see’ and ‘Me gustaría pedir’,
which means, ‘I would like to order’. You should
also learn a few key terms for food, drink and transport.
are so many fantastic things to
see and do in Spain, that any trip, no matter how long,
will go incredibly quickly. If you don’t research
and plan out what you want to do in advance, then you may
end up missing out on some of the best sights.
the time to research all the best things to see and do,
as well as all the best restaurants to eat in, and create
an itinerary for your trip.
long as you are well prepared and do lots of planning in
advance, you will have a fantastic vacation in Spain. Just
make sure that before you go, you know enough Spanish to
get by with basic tasks, like ordering dinner.