Spain Travel Guide
Social scientist and philosopher Salvador de Madariaga believed that honour is a basis for the Spanish national character. People in Spain are friendly and open-minded, cheerful and love eating well. Be sure that Spaniards are not couch potatoes. Mostly because they think that bars and cafes are the best places to hang out. That is why evening means not the time they go to bed, but the time they socialize with friends. This is confirmed by the tradition of a late dinner at 11:00 pm. The Mediterranean climate has a huge impact on the nature in Spain and people’s mentality. The summer heat doesn’t inspire to work hard, while the coolness of the evening encourages to go out and enjoy life.
There are a lot of places to visit in Spain. Madrid and Barcelona are the iconic cities and a lot of travellers start their journey from there. Granada is a city of Moorish culture surrounded by snow-peaked mountains of Sierra Nevada. Salou will deliver full range entertainment on the beaches and in the amusement parks. The Canary Islands offer a cheaper, peaceful and traditional experience for families or those looking for a secluded island getaway. Majorca and Ibiza have a number of clubs with all-night parties that would keep you dancing the night away as this makes the Balearic Islands a top destination for the young and those young at heart.
Backpacking Spain can cost around 60 EUR per day assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using public transportation. Spain is a great place to visit not only because of gorgeous beaches, nightlife and cultural events, but because it will keep your wallet heavy, unlike other Western European countries. Since Spain is so geographically and culturally diverse, it can be surprisingly exciting for those who visit it for the first time.