Barajas Airport (Madrid – Spain)
Main airport in Spain
Trujillo is the nearest town on the eastern; 269km
Lisboa Pórtela Airport (Lisbon – Portugal)
Main Airport in Portugal
Badajoz is the nearest town on the western; 225 km
Seville Airport (Seville – Spain)
Merida is the nearest town on the southern; 196 km
Valladolid airport (Valladolid- Spain)
Castilla y León region
Plasencia is the nearest town from the northern; 260 km
Spanish national rail
Renfe: trains from Atocha train station to Plasencia, Caceres, Merida and Badajoz.
Public transport buses from Madrid and Seville
Currency: The euro €
Language: Spanish (Castellano) also other language in the country Catalan, Valenciano, Basque and Galician.
Money: Credit cards accepted in most hotel, restaurant and shop (American Express it not always accepted).
Visas: Generally not require for stay up to 90 days (not at all for member of EU or schengen countries).
Mobile phones: Local SIM Card widely available and can be used in European and EEUU and Australian phones.
Driving: Drive on the right, steering wheels is on the left hand side of the car.
There are not area codes inland
International access code + 00
Country code + 34
International directory enquiries + 11825
National directory enquires + 11 818
Emergencies + 112
Need to know
When to go:
High season in the region
March, May, September October
Mild and clear weather
best time to visit for birdwatcher
June, July, August.
Dry and sunny weather.
Public holidays (high season in the coastal areas of the country).
November, December, January, February, good time for winter birds.
Cold in central Spain, rain in the north and Norwest.
Mild temperature in Andalucía and the Mediterranean coast.
Internet access in Spain is easy with some cafes, most hotels and other types of accommodations having free wireless internet access for guests. Most corner locutorios (private call center) have a computer terminal to be used.
Please be aware that roaming charges are quite expensive, buying a local prepaid SIM card it is probably cheaper .