Spain

Planning a trip to Spain? This is a country we’ve been traveling to for many years and simply can’t get enough of. Here’s where you can find our best Spain travel tips, city guides, and much more.

Our first Spain trip was back in 2016 during our first journey to Europe together. We explored the south of the country, visiting cities like Granada and Malaga. Although it was a shorter trip, we knew we would someday return!

In 2019, we headed back to Spain to experience more of the country. It was during this time where we also went to the beautiful Canary Islands. We ended up living and working from the stunning town of Nerja for one month on the Costa del Sol

Fast forward to 2024, and we’ve made Spain our home base in Europe. We both got our Spanish residency, and will be using our apartment on the Costa Blanca to explore more of Europe from. 

Spain is not only full of majestic cities, castles, great food, and world-renowned beaches, but it can be a very affordable place to travel. Check out all our Spain guides for travel tips, and to hear all about our experiences. Also, stay tuned for more articles as we make our way around the country!

Spain Travel Tips

Money: The Euro is the official currency.

Location: Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It borders Portugal, France, Andorra, Gibraltar, and Morocco.

Language: Spanish is the language spoken throughout Spain.

Seasons: Spain is well-known as having one of the warmest climates in all of Europe. In fact, on many parts of the coast you will experience over 300 days of sun per year!

While the summer season draws in tourists from around the world, our favorite time to visit is during the shoulder months of spring and fall. This is when you’ll find less crowds, but still very warm and pleasant temperatures. 

What to Eat & Drink: Spain has a fun tapa and drinking culture that every traveler will enjoy. Spanish cuisine includes a delicious mix of seafood, hearty meat plates, soups, and delicious dishes with Arabic influence.

40 Popular Spanish Foods & Drinks: Best Tapas, Seafood & More
9 Reasons to Fall in Love with Spain’s Costa del Sol
Why Spain in Winter is a Great Idea: Weather & Where to Go
Best Tapas in Granada Spain: Guide to Amazing Local Restaurants
Mountain Village of Mijas Spain: Top Tips For a Fun Afternoon Visit
Alhambra de Granada: 1 Day Visit to Spain’s Amazing Castle
15 Amazing Things to Do in Granada Spain On Your First Visit
13 Drinks in Spain to Enjoy on Your Next Vacation
Frigiliana Spain: A Day in Andalusia’s Most Beautiful Mountain Town
Best Restaurants in Nerja Spain: One Night Tapa Hopping Route
15 Best Things to do in Nerja Spain: Beaches, Tapas, & More
Nerja Beach Spain Guide: 7 Best Beaches to Sun, Swim, & Explore
Playa Burriana in Nerja: Endless Paella on Costa del Sol
Caves in Nerja Spain: Fun Train From the Popular Beach Town
Rupit Spain: Visiting a 1,000 Year Old Medieval Spanish Village
Canary Islands Food Guide: 13 Best Things to Eat & Drink
The Magical Agaete Natural Pools on Gran Canaria Island
Gran Canaria’s Route of the Tapas: Thursday Night in Las Palmas
Gran Canaria Volcano Hike: How to See the Bandama Caldera
Fuerteventura Travel Guide: Top Tips For Your Island Vacation