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Spain Travel Advice - All You Need to Know!


How to Book Hotels, Villas, Car Hire, Trains & More...

We know that traveling to another country can be a bit daunting. Especially if you've never been and you don't speak the language! We have so many people asking us, which sites do we trust for booking travel in Spain?...So we've decided to put together a list of our most trusted travel sites...

Spain is a wonderful country! We love the food, the atmosphere, the simplicity and history... but maybe not so much the low-tech nature of even of some it's largest cities.

One thing you have to be careful of while traveling in Spain, is that not all of the hotels and top sites are hooked up with the latest technology or use the most common booking methods.

BUT, you can rest assured that if you book your travel through any of these sites... you shouldn't have any major problems.


Best Site for Booking Hotels in Spain

Booking.com! Yes, we have ALL heard of booking.com. And, that is why it's number ONE on our list. It's the number one hotel booking site in most countries now... Spain included.

Booking.com has become a household name in Spain, everyone has heard of it and 95% of the hotels use it. We have been traveling in this country for many years and we have never had a problem using Booking.com...

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BOOKING.COM - Feel free to use Booking.com for all of your accommodations. They have loads of options in all the cities and even the smallest of the Spanish pueblos. You can book hotels, apartments or even villas with private pools.

Search for Hotels in Andalucia!


Best Site for Booking Buses, Trains & FLIGHTS in Spain

This is currently my FAVORITE travel site. OMIO is a collection of all of the top train, bus and air - lines in all of Europe, Canada and the US...

If you are planning on traveling in any of these areas, you can find the cheapest and fastest routes to all of your next destinations.

Just fill in where you want to go, and it will compare all the routes, (bus, train and flights) and will show you which options are the best. You can also book your tickets online and use your mobile phone for boarding.

This is a GREAT site for saving money, especially on European vacations!!!

OMIO BUSES & TRAINS - OMIO is the absolute best place to search for bus and train tickets online in Europe! You can compare prices between buses, trains and flights to see which is the cheapest and easiest for YOU! They also have a great app that makes the process even easier... if that's possible.

   OMIO Spain!

   OMIO UK!

   OMIO US!


Best Site for Booking Car Rentals in Spain

In general, rental cars are VERY cheap in Spain. We usually use RENTALCARS.COM. They are now owned and operated by BOOKING.COM, so we have always felt very safe using them. Again, the fact that they are well-known in Spain makes a big difference...

You can find car rentals for AS LOW as €8.50 for THREE days!!

They support all the major car rental companies: Avis, Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Enterprise, Dollar and Thrifty... to name a few...

RENTALCARS.COM - Now, the world's biggest online car rental service, working with over 900 companies in 160 countries (including Spain). They can find the right car at the right price, in the right place... just for you...

Search for CHEAP Car Rentals in Spain!


Best Sites for Booking Tours & Guides in Spain

These two sites are the best sites online for booking amazing tours and experiences while on your next vacation. They are competitors of each other, but both are FANTASTIC.

Viator.com is a partner of TripAdvisor.com, so they tend to have a lot of the same tours, Viator also has more tours on offer than GetMyGuide.

I like to compare both because sometimes they will have the same tours, but the prices can be very different....

One important thing to note: Tours and pre-booked tickets are VERY popular in Spain and do sell out fast. If you're planning on traveling through Andalucia and want to see some of the top historical sites like the Alhambra in Granada, the famous Nerja Caves or hike the Camino del Rey... these items tend to be booked at least 3 months in advance, depending on the season.

Our Recommendation: Please check out all the tours you think you will be interested in and book them when you book the rest of your trip... Don't wait and miss out!!!

VIATOR.COM - Viator makes it simple for travelers to find exactly what they want to do. With direct access to more than 200,000 bookable activities, travelers can easily discover and book incredible experiences. Skip the lines, 24-hour cancellation policy and lowest price guaranteed!!

Check Out the BEST Spanish Tours on VIATOR.com!

GETYOURGUIDE.COM - Never settle for average - Incredible experiences — that’s what we’re all about. You’ll find unbeatable activities for all ages and interests on GetYourGuide. -- Memories aren’t made while standing in line. Book ahead and skip the lines at the world’s biggest attractions.

Check Out the BEST Spain Tours on GetYourGuide.com!


Best Sites for Booking Holiday Rentals in Spain

Sometimes when you're traveling or booking a vacation, the last thing you want to do is stay in a hotel. Sure, they're convenient, but maybe you're looking for some time to yourself, where you can spread out and... relax...

Fortunately, there are a TON of options for travelers looking for vacation rentals, like villas with private pools...

VBRO.COM is the absolute TOP site for booking holiday homes and villas in Spain. They have THE largest number of properties available and are the most popular in Europe (they are part of the homeaway.com family).

You can also book a villa based on the language of the host, if you are uncertain about Spanish. Many of the options have English speaking owners and hosts.

VRBO.COM - Rather than listing smaller spaces like single rooms, VRBO only lists larger spaces — whole houses, condos, villas or apartments that customers will have to themselves, rather than sharing with the homeowner or other guests. In fact, "don't share" became a marketing point in 2016.

Check Out Beautiful Spanish Villas to Rent!