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The Iberian Peninsula calls you and many adventures await you. A trip to Spain is one of the most fun things you can do, and when you get there, there will be plenty of culture, places, and history to take in, as well as a diversity of different cultures to soak up. With so much going around and with so much happening with the pandemic, it will be helpful to make a list of things to consider when planning your trip so that you are fully prepared when it arrives. Here is the ultimate list to do when you are preparing for your next trip to Spain.
Get travel insurance
The world is constantly changing. With new health guidelines and travel guidelines, your trip could be changed or canceled at any time. If your trip is not completely canceled and you continue traveling, travel insurance can really help you in the event of a medical emergency or injury.
Signing up for Travel insurance to Spain, you will be fully protected on your journey, and in the event of something happening to you, you will be able to get the medical care and help you need to be safe and be able to return home as soon as possible.
Get a Spanish phrasebook
As you go about your itinerary and prepare for all the sights you will see, you may want to keep the language in mind. Although many places in Spain, especially large cities, speak a multitude of languages, you may want to know a few words of the national language: Spanish.
Like any country, knowing the local language is respectful. When you’re gathering everything for your trip, go to the bookstore and get yourself a Spanish phrasebook. Although you may want to memorize some of the phrases, you will not have to memorize all of them. If the person speaks your language, they will communicate with you in the best way that works for you, but greet them in their own language out of respect.
Rent a car
Spain isn’t that big, so renting a car is a great way to get around. Many people choose bus tours or even bike tours to get around the country and see all the places there are to visit, but renting a car is the best way. With a car, you don’t have to follow anyone else’s itinerary or anyone else’s schedule. You will be free to explore as much as you want for as long as you want.
Choose which cities you want to see and then you can drive as you like at your own pace. This will give you the opportunity to see all the places that mean the most to you. Research rental cars as you plan your trip and find an affordable one that gives you the freedom to see all of Spain.
While it’s easy to find affordable hotels and reserve rooms, to get the full travel experience of your trip, rent apartments on the go to experience what it’s like to live in this country. You will be able to go to the local markets and cafes, and you will be able to walk through the cities and be away from all the tourist attractions and experience life as the residents do.
Renting an apartment is easy. Just go to a Apartment rental site in Spain, and dozens of listings will be shown for you to choose from. Choose which one suits your needs and book. This way, you also get fewer restrictions when it comes to coming and going, and when you have your own apartment, the kitchen is always open.
Choose the cities you want to see
Go online, find a map of Spain, and choose where you want to explore. If the time of year is right and what you are looking for is the beach, you can choose Mediterranean cities as your first stop. Cities like Barcelona and Valencia are right on the ocean and offer the best in seafood and Spanish cuisine.
If you want to see more of Spain’s history, the capital city of Madrid offers a lot in the modern way of life mixed with rich Spanish history. The further north you go you will see Spanish influence and French influence, and when you go west Portugal and south Morocco. There are so many flavors in Spain, and they are all waiting for you.
Choose your favorite area and explore nearby countries
It is very easy to get in the car and drive to Portugal or France. These countries share a traditional land border with Spain, and whether you choose to be to the west or east, you can easily access these countries. Visiting a city like Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, will give you a taste of Portuguese food, culture, and architecture. Some of Lisbon’s bridges and buildings are known around the world.
You can drive to the south of France and visit the riviera which is known for casinos, wealth and beaches. If you are in southern Spain, you can take a ferry for an hour and you will arrive in Tangier in Morocco, where you can experience a mix of Spanish, Moroccan, Middle Eastern and African culture.
There are plenty of other things to include on this list, such as what to wear, what to pack, what to bring, and making sure your passport is up to date, but this list is what to put at the top to select the perfect trip to Spain.
Whether you go to one city or take the time to see the entire country, if you plan your trip wisely, you will be able to see and experience the best of everything. Good trip!
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism