Climate: Most places in Spain see a great deal of sunshine during the summer, from the inland cities, to the holiday islands such as the Balearics and the Canaries.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electricity: Electrical current is 220 or 225 volts, 50Hz.
European-style two-pin plugs are standard.
Language: Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Phone Code: The international access code for Spain is +34.
Time: Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).
Tipping: Hotel and restaurant bills usually include service charges, but additional tips are welcomed for services rendered. In established restaurants tips of about 10% are expected. Drivers of metered taxis expect small tips.
A holiday to Spain brings plenty of choice. For many it's a classic 'Costa Full English' break, where visitors can be sure of all the comforts of home but with more sun and less reasons to go to bed early. The Costas are etched in the minds of British tourists for the great value and great time they've been providing since holidays abroad became affordable to the masses. And long may it continue!
The resorts along these famous Spanish coasts are set up to cater for every type of holiday group, so families, couples, party-seekers and those after a luxury break can all enjoy the reliably great weather and the shimmering waters of the Med. For others a Spanish holiday means a more authentic experience in the great cities and medieval towns and villages where a history and culture every bit as rich as our own is easy to savour. Wherever you go the food, drink and options for entertainment will be fantastic!
Our holiday destinations in Spain
The Balearic Islands are made up of 4 smaller islands, Menorca, Majorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Great for families, couples and groups of friends.