Everything you need to plan the perfect holiday to Spain.
The publishers of the Spain Blog are seasoned travellers with years of experience of planning the ideal trip. Here, we’ve gathered together our most trusted tools, products and services to help make your travel planning a breeze.
How to book flights
Unlike with long-haul travel, booking short-haul flights is something few spend too much time thinking about. With several low-cost airlines competing on UK to Spain services, there always seems to be a bargain to be had. And while that’s true, savvy travellers can save even more cash with some simple tools and techniques.
First and foremost, flights leaving the UK on Fridays and returning on Mondays are always the most expensive. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually the cheapest days to fly within Europe. While the days of last-minute bargains are mostly gone, it’s still possible to save on fares a week or so in advance. But the best deals are to be had when booking at least four weeks before you plan to travel.
How to book accommodation
We highly recommend Booking.com to help you hunt out the best value accommodation throughout Spain. Why? It’s simple. You can search through more than 71,000 properties, including everything from 1-star lodgings and campsites all the way through to 5-star all inclusive luxury.
We recommend travel insurance from World Nomads, because leaving Britain to travel around Spain without adequate cover is just not worth the risk. With World Nomads, you can buy, extend and claim online, even after you’ve left home.
The policies are designed for adventurous travellers and offer cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. Whether you’re an adventurer or you’re just taking a relaxing beach holiday, you can be sure of your coverage with World Nomads.
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