Located in South-West Europe, on a peninsula, Spain is one of the most visited country in the world, if not the one. With a rich history, a vibrant culture, diverse landscapes and popular coastlines, the country has a lot to offer. World heritage festivals, internationally-known museums, amazing food and wine and plenty of recreational activities make it a destination that cannot be forgotten, whether visiting for the first time, or returning for more. Our partners have selected some activities and created accessible itineraries for you to enjoy your Spanish experience at its fullest.
In general, Spain is getting more and more accommodating for travellers in a wheelchair. If infrastructures are not always adapted, the country does put a lot of effort into eliminating barriers. Public transport is generally accessible throughout the country, apart from older lines. Our partners have selected and tested several adapted city guided tours and activities to help you discover Spain, its culture, its food and its atmosphere in an easy-going and hassle-free way. An adapted trip to remember!
No vaccinations are required to travel to Spain. As in any part of the world, en up-to-date anti-tetanus vaccination is strongly recommended, especially if in contact with nature and the countryside.
The public health system has a wide network of good health centres and hospitals throughout the country.
Getting a good travel insurance is recommended.
European travellers can be entitled to state provided medical treatment, on the same terms as Spanish nationals.
Depending on when and where you travel, the sun can be strong. Travelers should remember to drink plenty of water and avoid long period of sun exposure.
Most visits to Spain are trouble-free, but travelers should remain vigilant at all times. Pickpockets and bag snatching cases are frequent, especially in touristy areas. In general, travellers are recommended to use a hotel safe for their valuables, not to carry a lot of items with them, and if going out with a bag, make sure the strap is over their shoulder.
“Spanish entry requirements depend on where travellers are coming from.
Citizens of a EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein need to present a valid passport or ID card.
Other travellers must hold a valid passport, have a current visa, and should be able to explain why they are visiting the country as well as justify having enough funds to live during the period of time they are intending to remain in Spain. The visits cannot exceed 90 days. Please check the list of countries to verify the entry requirements prior travelling onto http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Documents/listapaisesvisado.pdf
“Spain is one of the warmest countries in Europe. It has a warm Mediterranean climate with more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, dry summers and winters with mild temperatures.
However, the country is large and the climate does vary from the North to the South and from the mountains to the coast and the islands. “
The official language of Spain is Spanish. 4 other languages are also legally spoken: Catalan, Galician, Basque and Occitan.
Electricity in Spain is 220/50Hz. Sockets are round with 2 round pins and meet European regulations.