Planning the Perfect Spanish break

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break on the beach or hoping to soak up the sights and sound of the city, Spain has something to offer every visitor. To help you get the most from your of your hard-earned break, we’ve got some handy hints to help plan your perfect, stress free Spanish holiday.


Set the budget and stick to it

Before you even begin to think about the location and activities for your holiday, the most important thing you can do is set a budget. Planning your trip around the maximum limit (and not the other way round) will help inform your decision about your destination. Don’t plan for a luxury fortnight in a Parador if you can barely afford a weekend in a tent somewhere.


Swat up before you go

What’s available at your chosen destination? Is it a cultural hotspot? Are there activities for the kids? Is the beach nice or will you need a pool? Look online, read reviews or guidebooks, or even ask a friend for recommendations. You don’t have to make a strict itinerary, but at least having an idea of what’s going on before you get there will be useful.


Book in advance

Booking flights and accommodation in advance usually works out cheaper than leaving it until the last minute, especially during the summer, school holidays and Christmas periods. Plus, once you know everything’s booked and paid for, there are fewer things to worry about. Sort your insurance out as soon as you book, and don’t forget to book your hire car!


Pack efficiently

pack efficiently
How often do you come back from a trip swearing that next time you won’t take as much stuff? Carrying holiday luggage is big business for airlines, and it’s getting more and more expensive to take half your wardrobe with you. First of all, your case should be as lightweight as you can get without being flimsy. Every kilo counts, so if your luggage allowance is limited, a heavy case takes up valuable weight. As for the contents, try to take only the items you know you’ll definitely need, with one or two things in reserve. Ask yourself:

Do you definitely need it? If the answer is ‘Yes’, pack it. If ‘No’, forget it. If ‘Maybe’, then think about when or where you’ll need it. If you can’t think of an answer to the second question, we’d venture you don’t really need it after all!


Airline luggage allowances aside, when booking your hire car you need to ensure the vehicle you select will have adequate space to carry all your bags. When you book your holiday hire car with AurigaCrown, we give you a helpful graphic to illustrate how many passengers and bags each vehicle will comfortably accommodate, allowing you to make an informed decision about which car will for you best. Book today for the best car hire prices across Spain.

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