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4 travel tips for an awesome Catalan vacation

The Spanish region of Catalunya is home to some of the most amazingly beautiful travel destinations in the world. It’s no doubt among the list of the world’s best travel destinations. Strategically located along the Mediterranean Sea, this region offers breathtaking views, and is renowned as a land of rich history and culture thus making it a tourist’s paradise.

From the scenic coastline and lush green hills, to the medieval towns with ancient architecture, Catalunya requires a deliberate travel plan if you are to fully enjoy what this beautiful land has to offer. Here are 4 travel tips to ensure you have an enjoyable vacation.

 

Tip 1: The timing has to be right

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The different travel destinations within Catalonia are awesome all yearround. The region is blessed with many sunny days and very minimal annual rainfall, making it perfect for tourist visits. However, the region tends to experience very cold winters therefore making it a very bad idea to go to the beach around that time. In the same breath, some of the summers may get extremely hot. When the weather is good, summer is the prime season for tourists both local and international. If you hate crowds, be sure that tourist season the streets get very crowded. This therefore means that for you to fully get to enjoy your vacation, you have to get the timing right. As a recommendation, visiting Catalonia during the months of April and May when its spring or the months of September and October during early fall are the best times for vacation.

 

Tip 2: Ensure to pack the right clothing

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Because Catalunya is mostly sunny, you can pack your summer clothes while vacationing here. However, if you get your timing wrong and book your vacation during the winter, you will definitely need to pack your warm winter clothes. Just as a precaution, pickpocketing can at times be a problem here therefore you should have with you a secure bag to carry your money. All in all, don’t forget to bring along your sunscreen because as you know, beautiful sunny beaches mean exposure to UV rays.

 

Tip 3: Book the right hotel

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The beauty about Catalunya is that there is a wide array of hotels offering really good accommodation, as long as you have the budget for it. Barcelona, which is the Catalan capital will of course have some of the best hotels in the region, but you can be guaranteed that the other Catalan cities will have two to three hotels that will stand out and definitely meet your accommodation needs. As a rule, always avoid staying in hotels located in the city center.

 

Tip 4: Explore your options for getting around

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The beauty about the region of Catalunya is that transportation is relatively cheap therefore getting around will not be much of a problem. For instance, in Barcelona, the metro will get you to any part of the city as well as to a few towns on the outskirts. You can also use the train to get to other towns as the line passes through all the towns that are along the coastline as well as inland. It’s a good idea to have your travel itinerary in advance so that you can plan your trip and be able to use the most convenient travel mode.

We trust that this information will make your vacation to Catalonia much more enjoyable and stress free.

Do share with us a few of your own tips on how you usually prepare for your vacations and we will love to share your story on this platform.

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