Visiting Spain in Winter: Key Tips for a Successful Trip
Winter Weather in Spain
Spain has mild winter weather. It starts in late November and usually runs into March. The intensity
of the winter lies in December and January. As expected, the northern part of Spain is usually
colder than the southern part in winter. Spain, in winter, generally has pleasant weather.
If you are spending winter on the country's northern coast, you should expect more rainfall. Although
this region is wetter and colder than other parts of Spain, it also has ample winter sun.
Generally, the average winter temperature is seven °C (46°F) on low and 22°C (72°F) on high. This can
vary largely based on what part of the country you stay in. You should also expect a different
temperature when skiing. Mountains tend to get below zero.
What to Wear for Winter in Spain?
Apart from ensuring you find a facility with accommodation with a central heating system, you should
dress for winter. This will require you to wear layers of clothes until you find warmth. Before
stepping out, make sure you have your winter coat. Here is a pack list for you.
- 1. Winter jacket
- 2. Cardigans or pullovers
- 3. Comfortable shoes or boots
- 4. A warm scarf
- 5. An umbrella
Entry Requirements for Spain
A visa or ETIAS is required to enter Spain.
It is a member of
the Schengen zone, which is a collection of 26 ETIAS countries with free borders for the easier
passage of people, goods, and services. Some non-European countries are allowed entry into Spain
based on a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen zone.
The Electronic Travel Information and Authorisation System is an online application that saves
eligible applicants the stress of obtaining a traditional visa. They can apply online and will
not have to go through a rigorous process as required in getting a traditional visa. ETIAS visa
waiver allows eligible applicants to visit the Schengen zone for a maximum of 90 days every six
months for business and tourism. It is valid for three years or before if your passport expires
As of January 2023, remote workers can apply for the
Spanish digital nomad visa
and enjoy all of the country’s perks for the entire winter!
People whose countries are not part of the Schengen Visa Waiver Programme will be required to get
a traditional visa. There are different types of Schengen Visa, based on the purpose of the visit.
Also, deportees and applicants whose visa has been rejected from the Schengen zone in times past
and who come from countries with a visa liberalization agreement have to apply for the Schengen Visa.