Read on for 5 cities to consider, important info on healthcare and how to choose travel when travelling to Spain.
For the mature UK traveller, Spain has long been our most popular holiday destination!
And it’s not only us that love it’s picturesque beaches and Mediterranean climate…
Spain is set to replace the USA as the world’s second most popular destination, behind France.
So to make sure you’re ahead of the crowd, we’re giving you an over 50s guide to travelling in Spain!
From the green mountains of Galicia to the volcano landscapes of the Canary Islands, Spain is one of the most diverse countries in Europe.
But with so much to fall in love with, which place do you choose?
Here are some must-see cities to get you thinking:
Admire the colorful, undulating architecture of Antoni Gaudi and visit world class art galleries.
Take a tasting tour to sample the local wines produced here in the sun-soaked Ebro Valley.
Home of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao is a significant destination for art and culture.
This historic city is paradise for architecture lovers (Including the stunning cathedral!).
The capital of Andalucia, Seville is alive with music, fiestas, dance and wonderful food.
Over 12 million of us visit Spain every year, so it’s hardly surprising that it also claims the record for the highest number of Brits being hospitalised – 675 in 2013/14 – and consular assistance cases (5,283).
Importantly, unlike the rest of Europe, the healthcare in Spain is predominately private.
So while your EHIC covers basic health care in Spain for what is defined as ‘medically necessary’ treatment, the Foreign Office warns that many services which the NHS provides free here may well incur a charge in Spain.
To make sure you end up at the appropriate hospital, remember to call the emergency medical assistance team of your travel insurance as soon as possible.
To report a crime, there is an English-speaking police line on +34 90 210 2112. You must keep the police report for travel insurance purposes or to apply for an emergency travel document from the nearest British Consulate.
Take time to find the right insurance for your needs, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Our travel insurance for over 50s can keep you safe every time you travel.
If you’re a regular visitor to Spain, you may want to consider annual European travel insurance to save you money.
A comprehensive travel insurance policy will include everything from lost luggage to trip cancellations to emergency evacuation.
Here’s a list of key benefits you should always consider:
Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear
Written by: Lydia Crispin | Travel Insurance ExpertLast Updated: 22 September 2022
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