In general the best time to visit Spain is during the shoulder seasons of spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). These months offer milder weather with pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds.
If you’re looking to soak up the sun and enjoy one (or more) sangrias on a beautiful beach, then the summer months of June to August are ideal. However, it can get extremely crowded, hot, humid and expensive during this time.
Winters can be very cold and rainy on the coast. But if skiing or winter sports are on your agenda, then the winter months of December to February are perfect for exploring Spain’s snow-capped mountains.
Spain has 5 official languages (Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque and Aranese) with Spanish being the most common. There are not many Spaniards who speak English fluently, so it is recommended to know the basics of the Spanish language.
The official currency in Spain is Euro (€) and you can pay by card almost anywhere. If not, you will find an ATM in every village where you can withdraw money.
Spain is a member of the European Union and Schengen Area, making it easy for travelers from other EU countries to visit without a visa.
This also means that the European roaming regulation applies here and you can therefore use your mobile data if you come from another EU country.
Tipping in Spain is not very common but is always appreciated. If you do want to tip, you can add 10% to the bill.
You can drink the tap water in Spain, but the taste may vary a bit according to the region.
Spain has two types of power plugs: Type C and F. They operate on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
The time zone in Spain in summer is GMT+2 and in winter GMT+1
Euro – €
C and F
Winter GMT +1
Summer GMT +2