Being a major travel destination in Europe, Spain has numerous accommodation option to satisfy a wide spectrum of travelers. This ranges from well-known international chain hotels to small boutique establishments, heritage hotels in converted medieval castles, monasteries and convents, to country inns, youth hostels and campsites.
The regional tourist authorities award stars to hotels based on the facilities provided. This ranges from one to five stars. Most hotels in Spain are indicated by a blue plaque with the letter H somewhere in front of the building. Lower down in the price range are the pensions and hostals, which provide correspondingly fewer facilities. Many hotels have restaurants which accept non-residents.
All hotels in Spain are required by law to display their published rates at the reception as well as in every room. Room rates at a one-star hostal may go for €20-€25 for a double room, whereas at a five star hotel, you may expect the price to be €180 per night. Only at the exceptionally luxurious hotels would you find prices over €240 per night.
Hotels in the major cities will be more expensive than those in the countryside or rural areas. In addition, prices go up during the peak holiday season, as well as if an annual fiesta or festival is taking place in the city. This is true for the April Fair in Seville, the Los Sanfermines in Pamplona, the Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Easter Week in numerous destinations in Spain.
The room rates in Spain are quoted without the inclusion of government tax or VAT (called IVA in Spain), which is 7% on the Spainish mainland, and 5% in the Canary Islands.
You should place a reservation for your room if you are planning to travel during the peak season. You should also place a booking if you are visiting the major cities of Spain any time throughout the year. For the rest of the country, reservations are not needed if you are going during the low season.
Do note that many resort hotels close from autumn to spring. It would be wise to check if you are going during the low period whether the hotel of your choice is open. Booking can be made by email or phone. Be sure to get a written confirmation either by email or fax.
Hotels will hold the room for you only until 8:00 pm, unless their business is poor. If you are arriving late, be sure to give the hotel a call to confirm that you are on your way. When you check in, you will have to provide your passport, or some form of identity document if you are from the European Union. Check out time for most hotels in Spain is noon.
Most hotel rooms in Spain can now be booked via a travel agent or online booking website. This is especially so for hotels and resorts in the coastal area as they are often block-booked by tour operators and online booking sites. You are quite likely to get a discounted rate for these hotels from an agent or online booking site, than from the hotel directly. However, as different booking sites offer the same room at a different rate, you should use a hotel room rate comparison engine to find out which online booking site offers the room at the lowest rate.
Spain is a land of culture and tradition. Apart from enjoying the Flamenco music, the adventurous bull-fight, mind-blowing beaches, the beauty of sunshine and much more. It is considered as the cultural center of Europe. Spain has breath-taking cities and towns as well as beautiful coastline and countryside. One of the amazing ways of exploring the beauty of Spain is on the horseback. Horse riding is very famous in Spain and every year thousands of visitors from across the world come to visit these beauties of Spain and many of them prefer to visit Spain on the horseback. The Spanish Andalusian horse is known as the most ancient riding horse in the world. The experts of Spain preserve this horse so well that it does not own any of its feature to any other bread of horse. By a recent study it has been found that, more than fifty million travellers visit Spain. But, visiting Spain is not just about the Roman aqueducts, Gothic Cathedral, great beaches, amazing natural scene or rich heritages, there are hundreds of beautiful places which can be enjoyed on the back of the horse. If you want to see Spain, then horse-riding is a must here.
Diving in the beautiful waters of Tenerife
Few places can match the beautifully clear waters of the Canary Islands. It is widely regarded as one of the most amazing places to go diving in Spain.
Scuba diving can become dangerous if you have not taken the precautionary measures before diving in water. Taking such measures makes it safe even in extreme weather conditions and circumstances. It is thus important to stay alert at every time. A great way to learn this hobby is by taking a scuba diving PADI Course in which you will learn all the safety training before you go in the ocean.
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Diving insurance is a sort of financial investment which is designed for people who people who are directly or indirectly involved with the scuba profession. Mostly companies are reluctant to provide the insurance against all possible diving accidents as it is considered as a dangerous sport. But few famous and well established insurance companies like: Divers Alert Network (DAN), Dive Safe, Dive Assure and Divers Security Insurance tried to provide the maximum coverage.
Diving insurance companies are basically concerned members or people that try to provide solutions for the protection of individuals that are directly involved with this sport. These individuals are not only the scuba divers but also the instructors that train them. These all are exposed to the risk of legal carelessness and the related legal allegations.
The insurance providers are always concerned with how deep a diver wants to go. Sometimes they also take care of the accidents that are not associated directly with the scuba diving. The scuba diving insurance tries to cover all the charges and risks associated with the diving expenditure. The insurance providers might also require pre authorization of some processes. Any illness that takes place before 6-8 months of the diving trip and is a health issue related to diving may not be covered by the insurance policy.
Diving Safety through Scuba Diving Insurance insurance must be taken by the divers for the safety of their own life as well as for the family. It doesn’t matter that you are a learner or accredited diver, this insurance ensures the safety of scuba diver’s future.