Spain’s a country that captures the heart of anyone who visits. Madrid and Barcelona are energetic cities that are packed with plenty to do; the Costa del Sol is renowned for its beautiful Mediterranean beaches; and the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa are among the best mountain ranges on the continent. Alternatively, you can explore the Moorish towns of the south, or go on a cultural pilgrimage to Bilbao.
Food and wine are national obsessions in Spain, and many of the country’s best recipes have been handed down through the generations. Side streets in the cities are often packed with cosy tapas bars and Michelin-starred restaurants, where you can try the freshest fish and latest Mediterranean dishes. Don’t worry about being too full after lunch, either; treat yourself to a siesta like a local.
Spanish is the country’s national language, but many people in Spain also speak variants of Catalan, Galician and Basque. Like Ireland, Spain’s currency is also the euro, so there’s no need to exchange your money before you travel or when you arrive.
No matter where you’re heading in Spain, it's important that you get travel insurance to help protect you against risks you may encounter. We offer different levels of cover, so you can choose an insurance type to suit your needs. If you’re taking a family holiday to Costa Blanca, for example, then you may find that our Single Trip travel insurance is best suited to your needs. But if you’re planning multiple trips to Ibiza or Magaluf to party with your friends, then our Annual policy may be a better fit.
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Even though Spain is close by and is considered to be a safe place to visit, you should take out travel insurance before you travel, because accidents can still happen. Your flight may be delayed or cancelled, you may injure yourself walking along the beach, or you may have your personal possessions stolen by an opportunistic pickpocket. Thankfully, our travel insurance for Spain helps cover you for these eventualities and more.
And although the EHIC card is an important document, it doesn’t replace holiday insurance for Spain. Spain has both public and private healthcare, so some treatment might be free if you travel with an EHIC card. But your EHIC card will not cover you for everything; if you need medical repatriation or mountain rescue, for example, you’ll need to pay for it. And if you fall ill or get injured in Spain and require healthcare that isn’t covered by an EHIC card, you’ll have to pay for the treatment yourself – unless you travel with insurance.