With a record of 31 million international visitors in the summer of 2014, it is no wonder that Spain is a fantastic holiday destination for travelers from all around the world. With its seaside destinations, beaches, coastal towns and villages combined with 3,000 hours of sunshine throughout the year, a vacation by the sea has never been better. But sky blue waters, sandy beaches and warm temperatures is just one face of Spain’s charm as its geographical and cultural diversity might come as a surprise to tourists heading there for its beaches.
From lush meadows, green valleys, hills and snowy mountains in the Northern regions to almost desert zones in the South, Spain has it all. In addition to its vibrant cities, Madrid and Barcelona, where you can savor a lively atmosphere, enjoy innumerable attractions and experience food, culture and an incredible nightlife. Not to mention places such as Segovia and Cordoba where you can explore ancient monuments and relish the superb Roman engineering and beautiful Islamic architecture.
3 Main Attractions: Ibiza, Alhambra, Royal Palace of Madrid
Culture Norms: Never touch, hug or backslap a Spaniard you do not know well, unless a friendly Spaniard touches you first. Generally, Spaniards stand very close when talking. Spaniards speak a lot with their hands. Never mimic them.
Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 1.5 $, coffee – 2.0 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 50 $
Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112
Vaccinations: Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travelers. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Hepatitis B vaccination maybe required depending on your trip activities. Influenza vaccination recommended for all travellers from November through April.
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