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SPAIN - WHAT TO EXPECT

Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula and is the fourth largest country on the European continent, bordering Portugal, France, and Andorra. It's also the only country in Europe to have a land border with an African country — Morocco.
The Kingdom of Spain, as it is officially considered, has Madrid as its capital, as the country is divided into 17 autonomous regions.
From the great mountain ranges to the warm sandy beaches bathed by the Mediterranean, Spain surprises for its natural beauty, but, above all, for the historic cities, charming villages, and culture full of ``salero``!

AVERAGE COSTS

Transportation - To better enjoy Spain and visit several cities and provinces, the ideal is to rent a car. Use the Auto Europe platform to reserve the vehicle at the best price and know that the liter of gasoline is around $1,50. You can also choose to use public transport. On average, a single ticket costs $1,70.
Spain is also served by several low-cost airlines, allowing access to the country in a more economical way.

Accommodation - There are accommodations for all tastes, and prices vary from city to city. Use Booking.com to find the one that best suits your needs and budget. For example, in Madrid, you can stay in a hostel from $47 or in a four-star hotel, with breakfast, from $82.

Food - The restaurant offer is varied and ranges from the cheapest to the most expensive. There are simpler restaurants where you can eat some pintxos for $12 and others where lunch for two, with two main dishes and dessert, reaches $47. But it all depends on what you are looking for or are willing to pay.

Suggested daily budget – 82-94 USD / 70-80 EUR (Note: This is an indicative budget only, assuming the rental of a mini car, with fuel for 200 km, accommodation in a guest house, and two meals in a cheaper restaurant. However, if you choose a higher-end vehicle, lodging, or restaurants, expect a higher daily cost! All values mentioned were based on the Preciosmundi, Booking.com, and Auto Europe at the publication of this article.)

TIPS AND TRICKS

1. Buy a Citypass – If you plan to visit the cities and see many of the tourist attractions, the best thing to do is to buy a citypass. With these passes, you get discounts at various museums, attractions, and activities, and many offer free transportation.

2. Use public transport – When visiting large cities, it’s better to opt for public transport to get around. Most of them have good metro systems and a fair offer of buses. Some passes include both forms of transportation and are cheaper than buying individual tickets.

3. Choose the daily menu – Many restaurants offer a daily menu at lunchtime, meaning you can have a good meal without hurting your travel budget.

DO’S AND DON’TS

DO'S: Leave the standard circuits and discover the main cities' old neighborhoods or the small towns in the surroundings. You will be surprised. / Choose middle seasons to visit the country. Escape the winter cold and the hustle and bustle of summer months.

DON’TS: Don’t be distracted in public transport or in the busiest areas. There are pickpockets and petty thieves who can take advantage of your distraction to commit thefts of mobile phones or wallets. Be aware of what’s around you. / Don’t travel without travel insurance. Although Spain is a safe country, no one is free from some setbacks on a trip. Use this link and ean 5% discount.

Marlene is the creator of Marlene On The Move. A journalist by profession, she created the blog to share her adventures, in Portugal, destination on which she writes for Portuguese digital publications, as in the World. It's not uncommon for her to travel to new countries and discover new cultures.

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