Spain has been a popular naturist destination for many decades. And it will probably remain so for many decades to come. With a number of naturist campings, nude hotels, naturist villas and naturist apartment complexes, Spain caters to every budget and every requirement.
There are the popular naturist villages Vera Playa and Charco del Palo and the Spanish coast is dotted with official and unofficial nude beaches. Thanks to the agreeable climate, it’s also possible to get naked in Spain during the low season and the Canary islands even have naturist weather year-round.
In this guide, we’ll show you around some of the best naturist accommodations and the most wonderful nude beaches.
Welcome to Spain!
- Public nudity in Spain
- Adults-only naturist resorts in Spain
- Best time to visit Spain
- Nude beaches in Spain
- Nude beaches in Catalunia province
- Nude beaches in Valencia province
- Nude beaches in Andalucia province
- Nude beaches in Basque province
- Nude beaches in Asturias province
- Nude beaches in Galicia province
- Nude beaches in the Balearic islands
- Nude beaches in the Canary islands
- Naturist resorts in Spain
- Naturist resorts in Catalunia province
- Naturist resorts in Valencia province
- Naturist resorts in Murcia province
- Naturist resorts in Andalucia province
- Naturist resorts in Extremadura province
- Naturist resorts on the Balearic islands
- Naturist resorts on the Canary islands
- What to eat in Spain
- Getting to Spain and around
- Visa regulations for Spain
- Staying safe in Spain
- Say What?
Public nudity in Spain
Adults-only naturist resorts in Spain
Spain has a variety of different naturist places, some family-friendly and others adults-only. It’s always best to check this before making your reservation.
Best time to visit Spain
On the mainland, there’s a big difference between the north and the south of the country. The northern provinces have an Atlantic climate with warm summer months and lots of rain and clouds for the rest of the year. Even in the summer months, the weather in these regions can be very unpredictable. Your best chances for a skinny dip in northern Spain are in July and August.
Nude beaches in Spain
Nude beaches in Catalunia province
Nude beaches in Girona
This beautiful sandy cove is an official nude beach and doesn’t have a textile section. During high season it gets very busy and textiles often mingle with the naturists.
This is said to be the most beautiful nude beach in the region. Very popular among local naturists and families. The high cliffs provide nice shadow places. This beach is also often frequented by textiles.
A large unofficial sandy nude beach between Girona and Barcelona. Also popular among textiles.
Nude beaches in Tarragona
A 2km long very wide sand beach near naturist camping El Fonoll. The beach is part of a natural reserve. During high season it can get busy, but there’s always enough space.
A mixed nude-textile beach. Most textiles reside near the entrance and nudists can be found further away near the rocks. This beach has toilets and lifeguards.
Nude beaches in Valencia province
Nude beaches in Alicante
A 1km long but narrow nude beach. The beach mostly consists of dried seaweed. Popular among Spanish couples, but lots of cases of voyeurs have been reported.
A huge sandy nude beach with dunes in the background. Some parts of the beach tend to get busy while further parts always have lots of space. This beach has free parking and nearby restaurants.
A small cove with a pebble beach and crystal clear water. Perfect for snorkeling. This nude beach has toilets and a summer bar.
Nude beaches in Andalucia province
Nude beaches in Almeria
This is very likely the most famous nude beach in Spain. Vera Playa is part of the naturist village which receives thousands of naturists every year. The sandy beach is large but does get busy during high season.
A wide and clean nude beach, covered with small pebbles giving it crystal clear water. Not easily accessible. There are no facilities on the beach. The first part is mostly textile.
Nude beaches in Malaga
Large sandy nude beach perfect for tanning or beach walks. The visitors are most often a mix of textiles and naturists. Toilets are available on the beach.
An official nude beach where nudity is obligatory. The beach is mostly with pebbles with clear water. There are toilets and a bar. The best way to access is via the stairs in Torre-Nueva.
A nice nude beach at just a 10 minute walk from the Plaza Major. This beach rarely gets busy and most visitors are local naturists from Malaga.
Nude beaches in Basque province
A beautiful nude beach where the large majority of visitors tend to be naturists. Access via the stairs at the end of the textile beach. The nude section has no facilities but the textile section has toilets and a bar.
Nude beaches in Asturias province
An excellent sandy nude beach often visited by families. A mix of naturists and textiles. The beach has a bar, sanitary facilities and lifeguards. Tends to get busy during weekends.
Nude beaches in Galicia province
This is said to be the most beautiful nude beach of the region. Parking is available near the beach. It’s best to visit during low tide.
Nude beaches in the Balearic islands
Nude beaches in Mallorca
A two-kilometer long beach with fine white sand and a shallow emerald colored sea. The nude section can be found right in the middle of the beach.
Nude beaches in Ibiza
A large cove with a sandy beach and shallow waters and impressive cliffs in the backdrop. It’s the most popular nude beach on the island for local naturists. Make sure to go early in the day because the high rocks tend to take away the afternoon sun.
Nude beaches in the Canary islands
Nude beaches in Fuerteventura
A large sandy nude beach in northern Fuerteventura. Further down are several other small beaches perfect for those who like more privacy. The strong winds can make the sea dangerous.
Nude beaches in La Palma
This black sand nude beach can be found near the harbor of Puerto Tazacorte. It’s most often a mix of nudists and textiles.
Nude beaches in Lanzarote
A popular nude beach in south Lanzarote. Rarely gets very busy. There is an entrance fee for the beach of 3 euro and the beach has no facilities.
Playa del Pozo is the eighth beach of the Papagayo beaches. The crowd is often a mix of naturists and textiles. Entrance by car is 3 euros, the free option includes a 45-minute hike.
Nude beaches in Tenerife
A long and wide sandy beach that rarely gets crowded. The beach is mostly popular among local naturists and surfers.
Nude beaches in Gran Canaria
This is the most popular nude beach of Gran Canaria and often receives hundreds of naturists per day. This beach also has a gay zone around snack hut 7.
Naturist resorts in Spain
Naturist resorts in Catalunia province
Naturist resorts in Girona
A wonderful naturist bed and breakfast in the heart of Girona. Exus Natur is perfect for escaping the daily routine by getting indulged in peace, tranquility, comfort and great food. There are 15 rooms in different price categories. Guests of Exus Natur can enjoy the pool with solarium and a massage service. Adults only (16+).
A relaxed naturist camping in a natural area dotted with picturesque villages. The camping has a large swimming pool and jacuzzi and is close to the Illa Roja official naturist beach. There is a bar, restaurant and supermarket on the domain, as well as several sports facilities. Rental accommodation is available in the form of bungalows and mobile homes.
Naturist resorts in Tarragona
El Fonoll – Fonoll
El Fonoll is one of Europe’s most exclusive naturist resorts since it’s situated in a real historical village. Around the resort are about 200 hectares of forest with trails for nude hiking. The accommodation comes in the form of apartments, rooms and cabins. Camping is also possible. El Fonoll has a swimming pool, a farm and several sports options.
Naturist camping El Templo del Sol is probably the best known in the region. There are a large swimming pool and direct access to the beach. The camping has a bar, restaurant and shop which require covering up. Rental accommodation is in the form of mobile homes and bungalow tents. El Templo del Sol has its own wellness center.
Naturist resorts in Valencia province
Naturist resorts in Valencia
A wild family naturist camping in the mountains around Valencia. The architecture of the camping has the style “Gaudi meets the Flintstones. The camping has a swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and shop. Communal dinners are often organized in high season. Rental accommodation is available in typical stone houses.
Brand new since 2020. Finca Soñada is a wonderful and green place for people who love naturism. This B&B has 3 guest rooms and one bungalow which are equipped with all comfort and facilities. Guests can enjoy a large swimming pool. Finca Soñada is located between Valencia and Alicante. The beaches of the Costa Blanca are also nearby. Finca Soñada is adults only (16+).
Naturist resorts in Alicante
Finca Robusto is a small luxurious naturist b&b between Alicante and Valencia. The location is perfect to access the Montgó national park and the beaches of the Costa Blanca. The b&b has a large swimming pool. Breakfast and dinner are available on request. Guests can decide to stay in a room or studio. Adults only.
The small villa resort Lavinia definitely deserves the title of naturist pearl of the Costa Blanca. The owners take excellent care of their guests and make sure that every need is fulfilled. Guests can enjoy the two swimming pools and the sauna. Nude walking is allowed in the near surroundings of the resort and communal dinners are often organized. There are four fully equipped rental villas in different sizes. Several nude beaches are at a short drive away.
Alicante Nudists is a friendly naturist bed and breakfast at a short drive of the center of Alicante. Accommodation is available in the form of two cabins or a guest room in the villa. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool with a sun terrace. Several nude beaches are at a short drive away.
The clothing-optional concept, which Finca Pura embraces, might be quite unknown in Europe but gives a perfect idea of the atmosphere at this lovely guesthouse near Elche. It’s live and let live. No judgments. The wonderful owners have earned their stripes running a restaurant in Belgium and know very well how to give their guests a wonderful holiday. Finca Pura has 4 luxurious rooms and a large swimming pool. Several nude beaches are at a short drive away.
Naturist resorts in Murcia province
Naturist resorts in Murcia
Deep in the hills around Alicante, you can find the small naturist guesthouse Casa de Cinco Hermanos surrounded by nature. The region is excellent for hiking and mountain biking. At Cinco Hermanos you can choose for a room with breakfast included or for a bungalow with its own kitchen. The guesthouse has a large swimming pool.
Camping El Portus provides a natural area for naturists just south of Cartagena. The camping received quite some negative reviews over the last years but since 2019 the place has been cleaned up and the sanitary blocks renewed. El Portus has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and direct access to the nude beach. There is also a restaurant and shop. Rental mobile homes are available.
Gaia Portus is a small naturist in the heart of the natural park La Muela. The property is on a 6-acre domain with pine trees. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool and all day amazing views. The resort has only two rental cabins which are comfortable and well equipped. The El Portus nude beach is one kilometer away. Gaia Portus is adults-only.
Naturist camping El Zorro is a small camping and B&B in the south-east of Spain. With only 20 camping spots on a 7-hectare domain, it’s not difficult to see that El Zorro is a place where you’ll be enjoying peace and quietness to the fullest. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool, bar and several sports activities. If you didn’t bring your own accommodation, you can stay in one of the studios at the B&B.
Naturist resorts in Andalucia province
Naturist resorts in Almeria
Camping Cuevas Mar nearby the famous naturist resort town Vera Playa is only half naturist. The naturist section is fenced off from the rest of the camping. Most of the facilities, like the swimming pool are at the textile side. Cuevas Mar is perfect for naturists who want to visit the nude beaches of Vera Playa but don’t want to stay in the busy town.
Vera Playa Club Hotel was one of the first naturist places in Europe that provide nude accommodation in the form of a hotel rather than camping. It definitely has its name and fame when it comes to naturism in Spain. The hotel has a huge outdoor swimming pool and direct access to one of the main nude beaches in Vera Playa. There are several different types of rooms and suites and two bars and a restaurant.
Armory Natura is a naturist apartment complex of which several are available for rent. Being right in Vera Playa, the apartments are perfect for those wanting to visit the famous nude beaches but still have all the luxury of staying in a private apartment. There are several common areas and patios and a communal swimming pool in the complex.
Another naturist apartment complex in Vera Playa is Natsun. A rather small complex with mostly rental accommodation. The complex has its own swimming pool and small restaurant and nudity is allowed everywhere 24/7. From Natsun you get direct access to the nude beach.
Casas Vera Naturista rents out several houses in the middle of the naturist zone of Vera Playa. All houses are fully equipped and have wifi, airco and satellite TV. The nude beach is never more than 100 meters away and it’s perfectly fine to walk nude from your house to the beach. Guests of the Casa Veratense or the Casa Cielo Azul can also enjoy a communal swimming pool.
Naturist resorts in Granada
A typical naturist guest house in the area of Granada with a private garden and views of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains in the background. All rooms are formed in a cave which keeps the heat outside in summer and the warmth inside in the colder months. An extensive breakfast is included in the price and guests have access to the swimming pool. Cueva Romana is adults only.
Naturist resorts in Malaga
Cortijo Carmela is a luxurious naturist villa which has 3 self-catered rooms for rent. Each room has a kitchenette and fridge as well as TV and wifi connection. The communal facilities include a pool, a pool bar and a roof terrace which gives great views of the surrounding region. Cortijo Carmela is adults only.
Finca Johanna – Iznate
A wonderful southern naturist guesthouse just around the corner of downtown Malaga. Finca Johanna has several themed rooms as well as a rental cottage and Bedouin tent. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool and jacuzzi. There is an option to have breakfast and dinner at Finca Johanna as well. The guest house is about a 20-minute drive from the nearest nude beach.
Camping Almanat is one of the largest naturist resorts in southern Spain. The camping has 200 pitches and a number of rental accommodations. There are an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, a sauna and direct access to the beach. The camping also has its own restaurant, bar and shop. The location is perfect for visiting the Andalusian coastal villages and Malaga.
A French-owned naturist guesthouse in with 4 guest rooms in the typical Andalousian style and one rental tent. The domain of Indalu Natu has a swimming pool and jeu de boule court and is surrounded by lots of nature. It’s also possible to have dinner at Indalo Natu with fresh local products.
Ciudad Jardin is technically just another hostel in Granada’s Jardin neighborhood except that they have a clothing-optional terrace. This makes Ciudad Jardin pretty much the only place in the city of Malaga where you can be naked outside of your room. The other communal areas of the hostel are not clothing optional. Ciudad Jardin is adults only.
Right on the outskirts of Malaga lays this small naturist guesthouse called Nice and Natural. It’s a perfect destination to escape the city and explore Malaga’s surroundings. The rooms can be rented as either all-inclusive or as self-catering. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool on the property. Nice and Natural is adults and couples only. But it’s possible to rent the whole property with a family.
Finca Natura is a luxurious all-inclusive guesthouse located in the small town Alora, near Malaga. The guesthouse has 3 apartments with ensuite bathroom, lounge area and air-conditioning. Guests can enjoy a large swimming pool and jacuzzi. All meals and drinks are included in the room price. Finca Natura is adults only.
Naturist guesthouse Casa Patricia welcomes the naked traveler in rural Andalucia. During the summer months, rooms can only be rented via an all-inclusive formula. In the winter months, the meals can be excluded. Guests can enjoy a large swimming pool. Casa Patricia is adults only and also actively attracts swingers.
Costa Natura is probably the largest naturist apartment resort outside of Vera Playa. With over 100 beachfront apartments, Costa Natura is a favorite under the naked travelers to Spain who like the comfort of private accommodation. Costa Natura has a large swimming pool, a fitness center, a restaurant and direct access to the nude beach with beach bar.
Naturist resorts in Cadiz
Cala del Aceite is the most southern naturist camping in Spain, at just a stone’s throw from the Portuguese border. It’s a rather small camping with about 90 pitches, only part of the camping is reserved for naturists. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna, there’s a tennis court on the property and the beach is in walking distance. Cala del Aceite doesn’t have rental accommodation.
Naturist resorts in Extremadura province
Naturist resorts in Cáceres
Las Grullas is the only naturist camping in Spain which is not nearby the beach. Instead, it’s in the heart of the Extremadura region, full of splendid nature and Unesco sites. The camping has 30 pitches on a 2.5-hectare domain. There is a swimming pool on the property for the guests. There is also one rental cottage in the form of a typical rural stone house.
Naturist resorts on the Balearic islands
Naturist resorts in Mallorca
At Skinny Dippers you get the chance to either stay in one of their apartments or in the boutique hotel. The five apartments are self-catered and constructed around the central swimming pool. Also, the hotel has a large pool and the rooms come with an extensive complimentary breakfast. The Playa Es Trenc nude beach is only a short drive away from both properties.
Naturist resorts on the Canary islands
Naturist resorts in Lanzarote
Apartment Luna is a one-bedroom apartment in the naturist complex of Charco del Palo. Guests have their fully equipped kitchen, lounge corner and bathroom. There is free wifi at the whole complex as well as a swimming pool and restaurant.
Naturist complex Las Piteras in the south of Charco del Palo provides quality accommodation for every requirement and budget. Guests have the choice between different apartments, studios and suites, often with sea-view. The Las Piteras complex has two swimming pools on the property. Beaches and shops are within walking distance.
Castillo de Papagayo is the largest and most popular naturist complex in Charco del Palo. The complex has 6 different types of apartments, the ones with sea-view are smaller than those with garden view. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool and sauna on the complex as well as a restaurant. Castillo de Papagayo has direct access to the nude beach.
Finca del Mar provides three fully equipped apartments in the Charco del Palo naturist village. All apartments have a kitchenette and seating area. Some also have a terrace. The complex has its own swimming pool. The Finca del Mar apartments are right near the coast.
Naturist resorts in Fuerteventura
Although the name might sound like a naturist club, the Fuerteventura Naturist Sun Club is actually a small naturist vacation resort with 9 apartments and 4 villas. Guests of the resort can enjoy the swimming pool, sauna and spa facilities. There’s also a bar and sometimes communal dinners are organized. Adults only.
BHH Naturist Villa is a small naturist resort with 3 rental apartments in southern Fuerteventura. Guests can enjoy the large swimming pool and several sun terraces. The resort also has a bar. Shops, bars and restaurants are within walking distance from BHH Naturist Villa. The nearest nude beaches are at about a 10-minute drive.
Naturist resorts in Gran Canaria
This small naturist boutique hotel is a popular destination in the Canary islands for the nude traveler. The hotel has two different types of rooms which all come with a kitchenette, airco, free wifi and satellite TV. Buffet breakfast is complimentary as well as several kinds of drinks. The hotel has a swimming pool and jacuzzi and a bar and bistro.
A brand new naturist resort in southern Gran Canaria. Artika Natura has 56 rooms which all come with airco, kitchenette and free wifi. Guests of the resort can enjoy the large heated swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Artika Natura also has a bar and restaurant and regularly organizes communal dinners.
Magnolias Natura is a naturist complex in Maspalomas with 28 bungalows. Each bungalow is fully furnished and has a sitting room, kitchenette and a private terrace. The bungalows also have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and airco. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool and jacuzzi and the resort has a restaurant and bar.
Naturist resorts in Tenerife
Finca Las Breveritas has four naturist guesthouses near the natural park Cueva del Viento. All houses have a kitchenette, free wifi and a private terrace. Las Breveritas also has a communal swimming pool. The resort is adults only.
Naturist resorts in La Palma
La Palma Sun Nudist is a small naturist resort on La Palma island. Accommodation is in the form of 1-bedroom apartments with kitchenette, free wifi and satellite TV. Guests have access to the outdoor swimming pool, sun terraces and a large garden. The nearest beaches, bars, restaurants and supermarkets are within a 5-minute drive.
What to eat in Spain
Spain is well known for its excellent cuisine and the Spanish love to eat. They eat all day long, except probably at the times when you’d like to have your lunch or dinner. Especially in the southern provinces, the Spanish dine late. Very late. It could well be that you find yourself in an empty restaurant at 8 pm and that when you leave around 11 pm the place is packed.
When in Spain, eat like the Spanish and enjoy in-between meals. These are typical mealtimes in Spain:
7am – 9am: Breakfast (desayuno). Often bread, croissants or baked sweets.
10am -11am: Morning snack (almuerzo). Often a coffee with a tostada/sandwich.
1pm – 3pm: Lunch (la comida). This is a very important meal for the Spanish and often includes 2 or three courses and wine or beer.
5pm to 8pm: Afternoon snack (merienda). Often coffee with cake or something else sweet.
8pm – 10pm: Aperitive time (hora del aperitivo). Often tapas.
9pm – … : Dinner (la cena). Often lighter than lunch and may lean more towards snacks than an actual western dinner. Dinner can take until way after midnight.
We’ve already mentioned sweet, tapas and alcoholic drinks but the Spanish kitchen is much more than that. It’s impossible to list all the typical specialties of the country, but during your next holiday in Spain you might want to taste some of the following:
Tortilla: This is head and shoulders the most typical Spanish dish. An omelet made of eggs and potatoes. The Spanish have tortilla for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.
Paella: The second typical Spanish dish comes in many different variations. The original version from Valencia is with rabbit and chicken meat but other coastal regions started to add fish and seafood to the plate.
Albondigas: While Sweden is definitely the meatball capital, the Spanish version with spicy tomato sauce is definitely a great dish as well.
Gambas al Ajillo: Especially in the coastal regions, this shrimp dish with garlic oil is very common on the menus. This dish is best if it’s shared if you know what we mean.
Jamón: Spain has numerous great types of ham of which the Serrano and Iberico might be the most popular. A ham plate is a typical tapa but often also dinner as well.
Gazpacho: “Waiter, my soup is cold!”. Never make that mistake when dining in Spain, because this cold tomato soup is one of the country’s most typical dishes.
Rabo de toro: This is another traditional dish, especially in the south of the country. Oxtail is praised for its juicy meat and rich taste.
Mallorquin Tumbet: Meanwhile you may have noticed that the Spanish kitchen doesn’t really favor the vegetarians and vegans. This typical dish from Mallorca, however, uniquely consists of potatoes, peppers, aubergines and olive oil.
Patatas Bravas: Baked potatoes with a spicy sauce. This is the Spanish version of French fries.
Croquetas: Another popular Spanish snack is the croquettes. Typically they are made with breadcrumbs, potatoes, bechamel sauce and any leftover food. Popular fillings are ham, cheese, fish and sausage.
Pan con tomate: The problem with pan con tomate is that nobody believes that just bread with tomato can be tasty. And that’s true. But the Spanish version is much more than that, the mix of salt, olive oil, tomato and toasted bread is just excellent.
Chorizo: The spicy paprika flavored Spanish sausage is eaten in many different ways. You can have it alone or with bread and it’s a common ingredient of many Spanish dishes.
Pulpo a la Gallega: A popular dish in northern Spain. It’s boiled octopus soaked in paprika, salt and olive oil.
Churros con chocolate: These sweets covered in chocolate sauce are probably the best-known desert of Spain and also a popular breakfast.
As you probably already figured out, food is very important for the Spanish. But so are drinks. Lots of Spanish wines have international fame, but the following typical types are definitely worth a try:
Sangria: A sweet red wine with chopped fruits. Often also orange juice or brandy is added.
Cava: A sparkling white wine. This is the Spanish version of Champagne.
Tinto de Verano: A refreshing mix of red wine with lemon soda.
Sherry: A strong sweet wine made of white grapes. Typical for southern Spain.
Getting to Spain and around
Most large cities in Spain have international airports connecting to all over Europe. If you are arriving from outside of the continent, you will probably have a connection in either Madrid or Barcelona.
Several low-cost airlines like Ryanair, Vueling and Volotea make air travel in Spain ridiculously cheap. Often much cheaper than driving.
The company Brittany Ferries has several weekly connections from the UK to northern Spain. With the Italian company Grimaldi Lines you can cross the Mediterranean sea from Italy to Barcelona or Valencia. And there are numerous companies connecting Moroccan cities with Spanish ones across the sea.
Within the country, it’s possible to take ferries from the mainland to the Balearic and Canary islands as well to sail from one of the islands to another.
Because Spain has many beautiful remote regions, the country is best visited with a car. For many visitors, a drive-yourself-vacation includes a very expensive part on the French highways. Because of the many low-cost airlines and cheap car rentals in Spain, lots of visitors now prefer a fly-and-drive vacation.
Visa regulations for Spain
Staying safe in Spain
Another great way to keep your money where it belongs is to be aware of the many scams. This doesn’t mean that you need to start seeing every stranger as a possible danger, just not to trust everybody.
Following scams are particularly popular in Spain:
⚠️ The person who says he/she got robbed and needs money from you to take a bus or train or to make a phone call.
⚠️ The tourist restaurant without prices on the menu. All restaurants need to have their prices on display by law, so don’t be afraid to ask the price for a certain dish before ordering.
⚠️ The pea and cup game. This is a very popular street scam where you have to guess under which cup they have the ball. It looks too easy to be true, that’s because it’s not true. Once you know where the ball is, someone will drag your attention away from the cup (could be someone in the audience) and someone else will move the cup.
⚠️ The fake petition scam. Not only will they ask for a donation but because you’re distracted, they often pick your pockets as well.
⚠️ The lucky gift. These are often old ladies handing out stickers or rosemary. Once you accepted the gift, they ask for a donation. If you don’t donate enough, they’ll make a scene.
⚠️ The fake restaurant voucher. When you receive a voucher for a restaurant, always ask if it’s valid before ordering anything.
⚠️ The taxi fare scam. This is probably the most popular scam around the world. In Spain, all taxis need to have a meter. If they don’t, or it’s broken, take another taxi.
⚠️ The highway pirate. When on the road, another car might signal you to stop because there’s something wrong. Most often, one of the group will have a look with you under the hood while the others are stealing your bags. Always know that if something is actually wrong with your car, more than one other car would signal you.
In the last several months there have been occurrences of protests turning into riots. Especially in Catalonia province. The best advice is to always stay away from protests because you never know when things might turn bad.
Every region in Spain has its own dialect and sometimes it hardly sounds like Spanish at all. Don’t worry, even the Spanish have issues understanding those from other regions. Luckily they have one language in common: Castellano. Regular Spanish.
Following words will help you get along:
Hola = Hello
¿Cómo estás? = How are you?
Buenos días = Good day
Buenas tardes = Good afternoon
Buenas noches = Good evening/night
Por favor = Please
Gracias = Thank you
Disculpe = Excuse me
¿Dónde está…? = Where is…?
el baño = the bathroom
la playa nudista = the nude beach
mi toalla = my towel
el bar = the bar
¡Salud! = Cheers!
Adiós = Goodbye
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