FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN SPAIN
Fuerteventura, part of the Canary Islands, caters not only for families with children but also for other tourists.
Flights to several destinations
Spain is an easy destination for independent travelers, as Finland has good air connections to the country. Direct flights from Finland take you to, for example, Barcelona, Madrid, Alicante, Malaga and island resorts. The flight to Spain takes about 4-7 hours, depending on the destination.
In addition to Finnair, low-cost airlines such as Norwegian and Vueling also operate from Finland to Spain.
There are plenty of package holidays to Spain all year round. During the summer months, the mainland resorts and the Balearic Islands are popular, while during the winter season, most trips are made to the Canary Islands. Urban destinations attract tourists all year round. Many of Spain’s destinations are popular with sudden departures, as the Canary Islands, for example, are typically easy to find very cheap sudden departures, especially outside the busiest tourist season.
There is enough accommodation from hotels to holiday homes
In Spain, which is popular with tourists, there are numerous accommodation options. Especially in major cities and beach resorts, there is plenty to choose from budget hostels to luxury hotels. Prices vary widely, but are generally slightly lower than in Finland.
Resort-type hotels with large pool areas and leisure activities are also popular at beach resorts. Some of these operate on an all-inclusive basis, offering all meals enjoyed during your stay for the same amount.
Many Spanish destinations also offer rental apartments and villas. These are especially suitable for tourists and larger groups looking for their own peace. The prices of rental villas are very competitive: economic problems have driven the Spanish real estate trade into a subtle crisis, and there is plenty to offer.
Getting around in Spain is easy
Spain is somewhat larger than Finland. You can get around a large country by virtually any means of transport.
Longer journeys, for example between the mainland and the Canary Islands, are worth folding by plane. For slightly shorter journeys, the train is a good option. The railway network is extensive and functional. High-speed AVE trains, for example, ride between Madrid and Barcelona much more easily than by plane. Read more about Spanish train travel here.
Short for ES by abbreviationfinder, Spain also has a comprehensive bus network. From the east coast you can travel to the Balearic Islands by ferry.
You can also get around Spain by car. The capital Madrid in particular has good transport links to all parts of the country. Rental car prices are quite moderate. All international car rental chains operate in Spain and there is usually a good selection of local options as well. The easiest way to get a cheap rental car is to compare prices in advance and book a car with Rantapallo’s rental car comparison.
In major cities, a car is not required. Destinations like Barcelona and Madrid have efficient public transport that takes you conveniently from one place to another. However, especially in the subway, you should watch out for pickpockets.
THE BEST OF SPAIN
Spanish beaches attract tourists all year round.
The most interesting cities
- Barcelona – a charming combination of urban culture and the beach resort
- Madrid – the bustle of a big city and a lot of culture
- Valencia – the hometown of paella
- Seville – Cultural Center of Southern Spain
- Bilbao – The pride of the Basque Country with the Guggenheim Museum
The most relaxing beach resorts
- Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands – Popular since the 19th century
- Lanzarote, Canary Islands – Sun worship all year round
- Fuengirola, Sunshine Coast – Also the residence of many Finns
- Santa Ponsa, Majorca – An idyllic beach resort for the whole family
- Sitges, Catalonia – Kilometers to the beach next to Barcelona
The tastiest Spanish delicacies
- Paella – rice-based food with seafood, chicken or vegetables
- Gazpacho – tomato soup served cold
- Tortilla de Patatas – delicious potato egg
- Jamón Serrano – salted and air-dried ham, used a lot as tapas
- Chorizo - a spicy sausage
The best active holiday destinations
- Northern Spanish Coast – Surf the largest waves in Spain on the northern coast
- Tenerife – the source for a hiking holiday on the island, where you will find the highest peak in Spain, Teide
- Santiago de Compostela – here ends Spain’s most famous hike, the Camino de Santiago
- Sunshine – golf all year round
- Fuerteventura – the number one kiteboarding destination in Spain