Fast Facts: Spain
Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.
What is the weather like?
The months of April through June and September and October
are ideal months to travel to Spain. July and August tend to
be very hot and crowded. Take a sweater for nights and if you
are traveling to higher elevations. Winter, though generally
mild, can be rainy, foggy and windy.
Check out the current weather conditions in Spain.
What is required for entry?
See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Spain.
Are there any health precautions I should take?
The currency in Spain is the euro. Please review the current exchange rate for the euro.
Are tips & service charges customary?
Round up the bill in restaurants.
Tip taxi drivers 10% of the fare.
What are the best items to shop for?
Shop for local liqueurs and wines, guitars, rugs, handmade
shawls, pottery, ornamental combs and fans, copper and steel
items, leather goods, embroidery, contemporary and antique paintings
and sculpture, and handmade furniture.
What are the voltage requirements?
230 volts. Plugs C & F. You
will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to
use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter
and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.
Can I take my cell phone?