RovingRoamer Destination Guide


Vibrant culture and captivating beauty

Best Travelling Time

MAR-May & Sep-Oct


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Spanish; regional: Catalan, Galician and Basque



Culinary Delights

Paella, Tortilla & Tapas

¡Bienvenido a España! A vibrant tapestry woven with fiery flamenco steps, sun-kissed beaches, and the whispers of ancient history. From the rugged peaks of the Pyrenees to the turquoise waters lapping at golden shores, this captivating land promises an unforgettable adventure.

Imagine yourself strolling through vibrant cities like Seville, where the soul of flamenco ignites your senses. Breathe in the salty air as you walk along the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route steeped in tradition, or lose yourself in the majestic Alhambra, a Moorish palace whispering tales of bygone eras.

Beyond the well-trodden paths, hidden gems await discovery. Wander through the charming whitewashed villages of Andalucía, savor tapas under the shade of olive trees in Granada, or trek through the lush green valleys of Asturias, where waterfalls cascade and ancient forests hold secrets.

Spain is a sensory feast, a land where flavors burst onto your palate. Immerse yourself in the local fiestas, where music spills into the streets and laughter fills the air.

Whether you seek the thrill of adventure, the solace of nature, or the richness of culture and history, Spain has something for every soul. So, pack your bags, embrace the “pura vida” spirit and let Spain ignite your senses and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Spain Guides

Our Insider Tips and Recommendations

Embark on an unrivalled journey of discovery with our carefully compiled regional guides. This interactive and easy-to-navigate map takes you to the different provinces of Spain.

Experience Spain like a local with tips on where to find the creamiest gelato, historic towns and most picturesque hiking trails. Whether you want to relax or be active, our guides will help you plan your next trip to Spain.

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Spanish is the official language throughout Spain, but co-official languages are Catalan, Galician and Basque. In tourist areas, English is widely understood and spoken.

Tip: Learning basic Spanish phrases is appreciated by locals and can enhance your experience. Carry a translation app or a phrasebook for convenience

Credit Cards are widely accepted, especially in cities and tourist areas. However, some smaller establishments, markets or rural areas may prefer cash

ATM’s can easily be found in cities and towns, but less frequent in rural areas. Be aware of transaction fees and notify your bank of travel plans to avoid issues

Spain is generally safe for tourists. However, like any popular destination, it’s important to be aware of potential risks:

  • Petty Theft: Common in crowded tourist areas and public transport – stay vigilant
  • Scams: Be cautious of common tourist scams (overcharging, fake petitions, etc.)
  • Emergency Number: Dial 112 for emergencies


  • Availability: Readily available in cities; less so in rural areas
  • Regulation: Use official taxis, recognizable by a taxi sign and meter
  • Tip: Agree on the fare or ensure the meter is running to avoid overcharging

Car Rental

  • Options: Many international and local rental agencies available, especially at airports and in cities
  • Requirements: Valid driving license (an International Driving Permit is recommended for non-EU licenses), and usually a minimum age requirement (often 21+ with a surcharge for drivers under 25)
  • Driving: Be aware of limited traffic zones in cities, where fines for unauthorized entry are common

Public Transportation

  • Variety: Extensive network of buses, trains, and in some cities, metros and trams
  • Tickets: Must be purchased in advance from machines, kiosks or tobacco shops and validated on board
  • Rail Travel: Renfe and VAE offer extensive rail networks, from regional to high-speed trains

Spain is relatively dog-friendly

  • Public Spaces: Dogs are often allowed in public places, but may need to be leashed or muzzled, depending on the location. Check local regulations
  • Transportation: Larger dogs are generally not allowed in public buses and trams, small dogs only in carriers. Please check the rules for trains beforehand 
  • Accommodation: Some hotels and accommodations are pet-friendly, but it’s best to confirm in advance

General Tips

Spaniards value polite manners and greetings. Dess modestly in religious site and respect local customs

Many businesses close during afternoon siesta (usually 2-5 pm), so plan your activities accordingly

Embrace the tapas culture and enjoy small plates and socializing. Tipping is not mandatory, but a small tip (5-10%) is appreciated for good service

Keeping these aspects in mind will help you find your way around Spain and enjoy the benefits of this beautiful country.


  • Weather is pleasant warmth, perfect for outdoor activities. Except occasional rain showers
  • Crowds are moderate and fewer than summer, but increasing towards May
  • Highlights are blooming landscapes, especially in the countryside. Ideal for hiking, cycling, sightseeing and festivals (e.g. Las Fallas, Feria de Sevilla)
  • Weather is hot and sunny, ideal for beach holidays and swimming. Can be scorching in some regions
  • Crowds peaking in highest of the year, especially in tourist hotspots and with much higher prices
  • Highlights are beach activities, water sports, lively atmosphere and festivals (e.g. San Fermín, La Tomatina)
  • Weather is warm and comfortable, similar to spring but with less rain
  • Crowds decreasing from summer with a good balance and a more relaxed atmosphere
  • Highlights are harvest season (grapes, olives), beautiful autumn colors and good conditions for sightseeing and hiking
  • Weather is cool and mostly dry, with snow in mountain regions
  • Crowds are the lowest of the year, offering a peaceful experience and good prices
  • Highlights are skiing in the Pyrenees, experiencing Christmas markets and exploring cities without the usual crowds

Additional factors to consider

Regional variations: The Canary Islands offer year-round warm weather, while northern regions experience cooler temperatures

Personal preferences: Consider your tolerance for hot, but also cold weather, as well as for crowds

Specific interests: Tailor your trip around activities like hiking, skiing or attending festivals

Roaming Guides

Discover our detailed location guides and insider tips for Spain's most beautiful places