A country in southern Europe on the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, bordering Portugal, France, Andorra, and Gibraltar.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
2answers
40 views

Spain on Dec 26th - Jan 1st

We'll be traveling to Madrid and Barcelona on Dec 26th - Jan 1st. Will a lot of shops be closed, should we consider rescheduling?
6
votes
4answers
273 views

Walking the Caminito Del Rey, or part of it, with children

I have noted with great anticipation that the refurbished Caminito Del Rey will open this week. The opening was originally scheduled for today, but has been delayed because Spain is in mourning for ...
7
votes
6answers
3k views

Is there a resource for crime statistics in Spain - especially robbery

I'm going to visit Spain, and my wife is very worried about thieves in Spain. What cities should we be aware of? Are there any ways to protect myself from them? eg Barcelona has a reputation for ...
5
votes
3answers
198 views

Transport for Tour of Southern Spain

I've been to the south of Spain a few times and was hoping to make another trip in the near future. My plan is fly from JFK or ORD to Madrid to Sevilla (obviously assuming this is the cheapest route ...
2
votes
1answer
156 views

How can I find out if someone is in the Schengen Information System (SIS)?

Long story short my elderly mom (74) with USA passport overstayed in Spain and got a fine put on her coming out of France. She did not tell us how long she would be banned for. I want her to come see ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Is it safe to park a motorbike on the street at night Spain? [closed]

To be quick: Can I leave my motorcycle (mine in a brend new Triumph tiger 800) unattended in the street at night in Spain? Or is it better to hide it in a garage ? Is a big-lock recommended ? This ...
6
votes
2answers
56 views

Cheap accommodation in Spain

I am traveling to Spain (especially Andalusia) next month by motorcycle and I am looking for a means of cheap accommodation for over-nights (one night at time). Of course there are the Youth Hostels, ...
4
votes
1answer
67 views

Is a driving licence needed to drive a scooter in Ibiza?

I will be visiting Ibiza soon. I found that scooters there are available for tourists on a daily basis. I do not have a driving licence of any kind. I could not find any information whether driving ...
3
votes
1answer
30 views

Hiking around Vigo, Spain

I am planning a holiday in the area around Vigo in Spain. I am going there in September. Since I like hiking and nature, I was wondering if there are some good hiking locations or trails in the area ...
3
votes
1answer
45 views

Schengen visa application for multiple trips?

I have 3 separate trips planned to Schengen states over the next 3 months. I am covering Spain in my second trip where I stay the max. no. of days (#4 days). Should I be applying to Spain for a ...
3
votes
1answer
133 views

Will a Spanish visa issued to an Indian citizen with an incorrect date of birth cause me problems?

I am UAE resident but Indian citizen I have already travel to Spain but that time there was a bit of a mistake in my passport which I didn't notice that time. That mistake was with my date of birth - ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Schengen Visa/Transit Visa question

My husband and I are going to Italy for a 15 day vacation from USA. We are NOT citizens of the states, but we work and live here. Our return flight is from Venice, Italy to Chicago, USA with a layover ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

Tourist Visa After Student Visa in Schengen Zone

I am an Australian in Spain on a 8 month student visa. I'm wondering if I can apply for the 90 day tourist visa while I'm here. Another option may be to leave to a non-Schengen zone like UK and return ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Tourist visa, Spain, teaching English?

Is it legal for someone on a tourist visa to earn cash by giving English tuition (1 on 1 or private academies) in Spain? I know there's a hefty freelancer registration system in place, but I've been ...
13
votes
9answers
2k views

Catalan or Spanish in Barcelona?

I am going on a city trip to Barcelona, and as usual, I want to learn a few local words so that I can ask directions or order my drinks that way. My question, though: should I learn Spanish or ...
5
votes
1answer
73 views

Walk from San Sebastian to Picos de Europa in 3 days with some hitch-hiking?

I would like to walk a part of the Camino del Norte, starting in San Sebastian and turning away from the path around Unquera to head towards Picos de Europa. I've heard that there are quite a few ...
21
votes
2answers
984 views

If you go to the pool and find all the sunbeds have towels on and you have nowhere to sit, what do you do?

When I've been staying in a hotels in Spain I often go down to the pool in the morning and find that there are no sunbeds to sit on because people have reserved them with towels. I'm never 100% if a ...
6
votes
1answer
656 views

Is it legal to bring Jamón Ibérico from Spain into the United States?

I'm in Spain and I'd love to bring some Jamón Ibérico back to the states with me. Is it legal to bring it with me? If so, how much is allowed and under what conditions (sealed, treated, etc).
2
votes
2answers
69 views

Vegetarian food in Cala Mayor Beach, Spain

I'm visiting Cala Mayor Beach in Palma de Mallorca island in June and was wondering if it is very vegetarian friendly? The reason I ask is, upon flipping through all the pictures of restaurants all I ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Using a Schengen visa from the Spanish embassy in Greece? [duplicate]

I'm planning to to start my travel in Barcelona and then head off to Greece, Santorini. Do I have to apply for a separate Schengen visa for Greece? I'll stay longer in Barcelona.
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Spain Visa Extension

I'm from India. I applied for a business visa to Spain for 90 days. I got the Visa approved with Multiple visits. But it's been approved only for 30 days. I need to be there for another 1 month for my ...
6
votes
3answers
225 views

Why do the 2 rail gauges run together between Hendaye and Irun?

The rail gauges in France and Spain are different, so travelers must change trains at the border. I had always thought that you had to change trains in Irun, Spain but I recently saw on Wikipedia ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

How to find Dive Center reviews & recommendations in Spain / Europe / Egypt

I'm researching where to complete my PADI Open Water Diver course in Spain or Europe or as far as Red Sea, Egypt. I'd also spend time to do 6-12 additional dives over a week's time. How or on which ...
-1
votes
1answer
124 views

9 months in Europe - Digital Nomad [closed]

I'm a freelance internet worker, working and traveling at the same time. I have a US Passport. I wanted to legally spend 9 months in Europe - Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, and/or Budapest. While ...
4
votes
2answers
195 views

Is it legal to bring a Jamon Iberico from Spain into the UK, passing through France?

I have not tried this in the past, but I am guessing that since all countries involved are part of the EU, it should be possible. I am planning to fly from Barcelona to Paris, after which I will ...
0
votes
2answers
86 views

Is there a risk of contracting Ebola on a ferry ride from Spain to Morocco? [duplicate]

I will be traveling from Spain to Morocco on the ferry this month, and I'm trying to see how dangerous as far as getting Ebola on this ferry? And are there any safety precautions on this ferry in ...
3
votes
1answer
119 views

Lost my passport and Schengen visa in Spain

I lost my passport and my schengen visa in Spain. How can I get a new schengen visa ASAP? I have already booked my flight which cost me more than 800 euro and my trip will start next Tuesday December ...
1
vote
1answer
285 views

Why is apple juice a problem to order in a restaurant in Spain?

Travelling in Spain I noticed that it is actually very hard to order apple juice in a usual restaurant. However you can buy some appples or apple juice in supermarket. Why?
2
votes
1answer
82 views

Are prepaid credit cards widely accepted in Gran Canaria?

I am thinking about getting a prepaid credit card for my trip in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). Are these widely accepted in the region?
5
votes
1answer
684 views

Can I transit to Madrid on my single entry Schengen Visa?

I originally received my Schengen Visa for my upcoming 11 days trip to Italy, however I have 6 hours layover in Madrid and was planning to checkout madrid during that time. I just realized that they ...
3
votes
0answers
73 views

What visa do I need to apply for going to Spain? [closed]

I would like to ask what Visa do I need to apply, cause my fiance is a British National, and I am a Filipina, we plan to get married here in Philippines or in Spain. My fiance has his Residencia in ...
2
votes
2answers
151 views

Where can I rent a 125cc scooter in Barcelona by the month?

Whenever I travel to Barcelona, I love to rent a scooter. It's a really great way to get around town. I'm planning to be there for the month of August and would like to find places that rent long ...
9
votes
1answer
6k views

What's the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Madrid by train?

I am planning to travel from Northern Germany to Madrid by train in March. I found an offer for a night train to Paris for 43 Euro which is pretty cheap. From Paris to Madrid, my local train ...
2
votes
1answer
147 views

Where are the natural hot springs in Andalucia?

While browsing for a decent travel guide for Andalucia, I stumbled upon one that quite enthusiastically mentioned the existence of natural hot springs, close to Estepona. Albeit their penetrating ...
20
votes
6answers
3k views

How to overcome the language barrier when visiting France and Spain?

I may be traveling to France and Spain for business purposes, and I'm likely to mix some pleasure with that business trip. I do not expect many language issues during the business conversations. ...
1
vote
2answers
151 views

US citizen husband visiting me in the UK

My husband (US citizen) is coming over from November 4th until Jan 21st 2015. Can we take a cruise holiday in Spain and then return to the UK for the remainder of his visit?
1
vote
1answer
108 views

Can I leave the Schengen with my Type D Multi Entry visa from Spain

I'm an Indian student, with a Type D Multi Entry Visa to Spain. I'm in Spain and have applied for my Residence Permit but haven't received it yet. Can I travel to Croatia and back with just this ...
24
votes
2answers
4k views

How to deal with the fake police scam in Spain?

I have read so many internet articles about safety in Spain, and the fake police scam is one of the most mentioned problems. Most of those reported cases are that the victims are surrounded by group ...
11
votes
6answers
306 views

Good locations in Spain for hiking, nature, architecture, and photo opportunities? [closed]

I'm thinking about visiting Spain sometime in September or October. I'm interested in hiking, nature and historic architecture and am constantly looking for great photo opportunities. Which parts of ...
8
votes
4answers
260 views

International driver's permit expired in Spain — what should I do?

I have a US driver's license, and I have an international driver's permit which, I discovered this morning, expired in June. I'm already in Spain, and I understand that here US citizens are ...
1
vote
1answer
401 views

Is it possible to top up a TMN PT Moche PAYG phone online?

Can anyone out there let me know if it's possible to top up a TMN Moche PAYG number while abroad in Spain? I would use my PT bank account but I've no money in it. Hopefully someone can help me.
3
votes
1answer
58 views

Madrid Barajas to Toledo transfer

What are some transfer options from Madrid Barajas to Toledo. My family of 5 people (4 adults + 1 kid) arrives late, thus cannot use the public transportation. I did not find any companies that do ...
6
votes
1answer
396 views

Is it illegal to purchase fake designer handbags from street sellers in Spain?

Is it illegal to purchase fake designer handbags from street sellers in Spain? Related: Can u get fake designer handbags in Spain? at Yahoo Replicas or Fake designer products? at Yahoo Why are ...
4
votes
1answer
65 views

Tenerife South Airport to Teide

Tenerife South is the biggest airport in the Canary Islands, and Teide is them most popular tourist attraction, so it would be very useful if the internet had information to offer as to how to get ...
5
votes
3answers
179 views

Food on the TGVs between France and Spain?

In a few days time, I'll be taking a long TGV trip, on the new(ish) service between Barcelona and Paris. Given the length of the journey, I'm wondering about the food available on board, and hence if ...
4
votes
3answers
324 views

When asking for ID checking into a Spanish hotel, what is acceptable?

Whenever I check into a hotel in Spain, they ask me for ID. A credit card and loyalty card for the hotel chain doesn't seem to be enough, it seems to need to be some sort of official ID. It seems ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

Spanish visa : Do I need accomodation booked for Thursday if I am flying back Friday morning at 12 am?

I am trying to obtain a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate. I have a flight booked for the Friday morning at 12 am and hence didn't book accommodation for the Thursday. Will this be a problem? ...
4
votes
1answer
49 views

Gibraltar & surroundings to Morocco with a bicycle

What are the options and prices to get from Gibraltar and southern Spain to Morocco with a bicycle? I've found some ferries that operates there, however all of them cost over 35 euros round trip. Is ...
2
votes
1answer
442 views

Can I travel to Spain on a UK visa? I am a Fillipino [duplicate]

I am a Filipino living in Dubai and I have a two year visa for the UK. I need to travel to Spain, can I do this using my UK visa ?
5
votes
1answer
83 views

Train Reservations in Spain (with pass)

I need to book a seat on a train from Barcelona to San Sebastian. The site I was using wants to send the ticket by post, but that will be too slow. Is there a way I can do it electronically, or pick ...