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?

There are no health advisories for travel to Spain.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

What is the currency?

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?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.

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