Spain remains the favorite destination for millions of people to enjoy their vacation: 83.7 million international tourists visited our country during 2019.
Fun, good weather, outstanding cuisine and encounters with lively Spaniards are just some of the experiences to be found when holidaying in Spain.
Is it the first time you have taken a vacation in Spain? As with any tourist trip, prior planning is recommended to make the stay as pleasant as possible.
The best time to travel to Spain
There are opportunities that you should not miss, and spending a summer in Spain should be an experience to try at least once in a lifetime. Do you prefer the mountains or the beach? Cool climates or the heat? Spain offers a variety of cuisine as wide as the types of vacations you can enjoy there: from southern fish to the most ample northern dishes, moving through the more easily recognized “Spanish tapas”.
In many southern cities in Spain, summer means enduring temperatures of up to 40 °C on the hottest days of the year. Without doubt, heat conditions your trip so it is advisable to think about at what time of the year you want to spend your vacation in Spain.
Do you need a Schengen visa to enter Spain?
If you belong to the European Union, or you are a citizen of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland, you can take your vacation without having to worry about obtaining a visa. Otherwise, if you come from any other country, you can visit for a maximum of 90 days as long as you have a valid Schengen visa applicable to Spain.
This visa is easy to obtain: just contact the destination country (Spain) and comply with a series of necessary requirements.
Health problems during your vacation on Spanish soil
All tourists from the European Union (as well as from Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland) have the right to receive medical assistance if they have the European Health Card.
For everyone else, one of the fundamental details before traveling to Spain is to take out medical insurance for travelers that will cover any possible unpleasant eventuality in our country. In fact, a requirement for obtaining the Schengen visa is to have health insurance that covers medical expenses and hospitalizations, among other situations.
Have you been to Spain? Advice and investment in our country
If you want to know more about the culture and way of life in Spain, you can take a look at seven tips we offer for moving to Spain.
Do you think Spain's most popular beaches are a good place to invest in the real estate market? At GD Global Mobility we can advise you if you are thinking about a residence visa for investors.
Do you want to be part of the Spanish real estate market?
Spain also offers real estate investment possibilities, so if you have enjoyed your holidays and decide to invest (for example, in tourist homes), we can help you with comprehensive management options.
The Golden Visa allows any extra community citizen who invests an amount of at least €500,000 in real estate in Spain to apply for a visa or residence permit valid for up to two years and renewable for successive periods of five years.
Before proceeding with an investment in Spain, it is advisable to accurately determine its profitability, and for this it is essential to have the advice of professionals in the real estate market.