Travelling to Spain
The number of tourists visiting Spain has incrased over the last years and new records are being set every year. Because of the uncertain situation in Greece and several terrorist attacks against tourist destinations in Turkey and Northern Africa, Spain has taken the lead as a safe and attractive tourist destination.
The Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands still attract millions of tourists every year. On the southern part of Gran Canaria you are almost guaranteed excellent weather whichever time of the year you are going.
If you prefer staying in an apartment or a house rather than staying in a hotel, there are plenty of home owners who do holiday lettings in Spain. Some of the popular resorts for these kinds of holidays are Benalmadena and Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol.
Not to the beach
Besides the countless beaches that are around Costa Del Sol, Costa Blanca, Canary Islands and Mallorca, there are many
other exiting places to go to in Spain. This is Megafon’s unofficial list of the most important destinations in Spain that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with beaches.
- Madrid - Explore the castle and the museums
- Barcelona - The modern metropolis in Spain
- Granada - Free tapas and Alhambra
- Seville - The cathedral and easter weekend
- Cordoba - The Mezquita
- Malaga - City life, history and culture
- Marbella - Playground for the rich and famous
- Sierra Nevada - Europe's southernmost ski resort
- The bull races in Pamplona
- The tomato war in Buñol
Transportation in Spain
Spain has one of the best developed high speed train networks in the whole world. For example if you are travelling from Madrid
to Malaga, its faster to take the train than a plane, if you consider check in time, security control and a taxi from the
airport to the city center. The train stops in the middle of the center of your travel destination and drives at a
staggering speed of 350km/h. The bus network is also well developed, even if the local buses aren’t the most
punctual in the world.