Spain Solo Travel Guide

Spain is one of the most beautiful countries in the whole world, & is known for its architecture & tapas. The country has lots of great stuff to offer & is a haven for the tourists. I have been to Spain twice & covered most of the metro cities parting a few (Valencia). The vibe of the place is awesome & worth experiencing. Spain is a football-loving nation & its impression is clearly visible. A Schengen visa is a must to visit Spain. One can read about how to obtain Schengen Visa from India via this link.

Places To Visit In Spain

One of the most visited cities in Spain, Barcelona should be top on your list to visit. This beachside city is known for its breathtaking views & modern vibe. The place offers the best foods in the whole of Europe. The unique buildings in Barcelona are mostly done by the Gaudis. These buildings will the thing you will remember while saying adieu to this beautiful city.
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The metropolitan capital of the country is Madrid. A glimpse of modern outlook & still the touch of its heritage. Madrid is good for parties & for the infamous "Tapas".Tapas & wine is going for an afternoon meal. Madrid is the fashion capital of the world. Hence, shopping will be one of the go-to activities in Madrid.
Madrid Travel Guide
The most beautiful city in Spain is Seville. If one wants to enjoy the real Spain; Seville is your answer. The ancient buildings will take you back to the earlier impression of Spain. A pristine, beautiful facade & building shapes will leave a lasting impression on you. Seville streets are magical and can be experienced best on the foot.
Seville Spain Travel
Ibiza is the party capital of the world & the place where youngsters can party hard. Tons of parties happen in this small island city. From yacht parties to 24 hours party sprees. This place never sleeps during the season except in the off-season. Off-seasons are usually the contrast of the season & it is hard even to find the people.
Ibiza Night View
The unique experiences of Spain would be of course bullfights, flamenco dance, beer & tapas, partying in Ibiza & enjoying the energetic beach of Barcelona. These are the favorite activities of the tourists visiting this country. Spain offers unique things to tourists & recently ex-pats are moving heavenly towards this place.

How To Do Spain on Budget:

European countries are costlier than most of the tourist places in southeast Asia. Yet, it is still possible to cover Spain on the budget. The major cost is of flights, stay & site seeing. Flights if booked before a few months might fetch great offers & sites like Skyscanner, Kayak, and Momondo will help one to get some great discounts.

After booking flight tickets, the next step is getting a visa, which I have already mentioned in the prior blog posts.

Accommodations are in plenty on booking.com, which by far has the best hostel collection depending on your budget. Some people use Hostel.com as well. On the road, it is advisable to book a hostel that offers a kitchen or some extra offerings, this will not only help to cook your own food but will also help in keeping the cost down.

Most of the cities can be covered on foot; if not the option of the cycle is also available along with the buses & taxis. If one is not willing to walk then he or she can prefer a city card. City card will enable to use public transport for unlimited times for a few days.

If one buys food from the supermarket, cooks his or her own meals, and stays in hostels ranging from Rs 700 to Rs 1100 per night. Then the budget to cover Spain will start from Rs 2000 per day excluding the entry fee for the sightseeing. A budget of a minimum of Rs 60,000 for 8 - 10 days in Spain shall be in mind. The rate is as per the current market i.e 2021.

Is Spain Safe For Solo Travellers:

Spain is a fairly safe country to travel to. At no point does one feels unsafe here. Nevertheless one should be careful of the surroundings while traveling in the empty lane. Personally, I didn't feel anything to worry about. The most challenging part will be communication with the locals as the majority of the people don't speak English.

My Spain Experience:

Of all the countries I visited in Europe, Spain is the best country to visit thus far. The food is awesome, the people are great & the vibe of the country is different. Be it Barcelona, Madrid or Seville; each city will teach something or show some part of Spain to you. In Barcelona I witnessed the craziest parties, Madrid was more like a fashion capital of the world, Seville streets will capture your mind & Ibiza beaches are one of the best in the world. I thoroughly enjoyed Spain during my limited period over there.

Spain is one of the countries in Europe, that offers great food. During the afternoon people get together for a drink & tapas. Tapas is a special dish of Spain which comes in various forms. It is one of the best local cuisines to eat.

Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.