Surface:Spain has a total land area of 499,542 sq km.
Population: Spain has a population of 40,448,200 (July 2007) which is a combination of Mediterranean and Nordic races.
System of government: Spain has a parliamentary monarchy.
Capital: Madrid, with a population of 5,561,750, is the capital of Spain.
Religion: The main religion of Spain is Roman Catholicism.
Official Language: Spanish is the official language (Catalan, Galician and Basque are official regionally).
Government: Spain has a parliamentary monarchy.
Climate: Spain has a temperate climate in the interiors, with clear hot summers and cold winters, while it is more moderate on the coast.
Units of measure and electricity: Spain follows the metric system of measurement; the official electricity unit is 230 V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone: The standard time zone for Spain is GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 in summers).
Currency: Euro (1 € = 1.35 USD)
Travel documents required: Tourists from EU require a valid passport or ID card while those from other countries require a tourist visa.
Torremolinos became very affordable. You can drink and eat very inexpensively... Many restaurants dropped their prices since the crisis has started. We had lovely tapas all over Torremolinos, with especially good ones and very budget served at Matahambre restaurant (near hotel Cervantes) and El Gato Lounge on beach promenade, near hotel Melia. There are some very nice nightclubs opened in Los Alamos area, beach clubs like Cafe del Sol and Kokun are very funky and popular with Malaga crowd.
Benidorm has everything for every one of any age, it is not comparable with anywhere else. Where else can you sit in the sun, have a coffee cake and a short for two euro, have a three course meal with drink for five. Its clean, generally safe and full of life. Only drawback as I see is it may be a little too hot in the summer. If you don't enjoy Benidorm you are most likely dead!!
|Basque Country||Canary Islands|
|Cantabria||Castilla y León|
7.7Adventure, Art & Culture
7.6Family fun, Youth travel
7.6Art & Culture, Food experience
7.5Art & Culture, Educational
7.5Sun & beach, Family fun
7.4Sun & beach, Food experience
7.4Food experience, Art & Culture
7.4Sun & beach, Romance