Simple Travel Checklist to Madrid

We at Cheap In Madrid, love travelling and being a team mainly made up of expats, are also used to receiving family and friends visiting us in Madrid. When, you have visitors, you usually try to create itineraries and generally think of things your visitors could enjoy doing and seeing while in Madrid. There is a lot of information on the net about these varied activities. However, most of it can be too generic and the experience usually leaves one with a case of information overload. Therefore, it is a welcome relief to find online resources with all the information you need precisely, in one place, and available in numerous languages.

  1. Flight Reservations: assuming, that you originate from a country, whose access to Spain, is aerial you will need to buy a flight ticket. There are many flight portals available with great offers if you book ahead of time.
  2. Currency Considerations: Depending on your country of origin, your money might we worth less or more compared to the euro. Check with your bank as to what works best for you, also taking into account safety concerns. In most cases, payment cards like visas, mastercards, American Express are accepted in most establishments like hotels, restaurants, shops and museums. This can be a cheaper and safer solution than carrying and converting cash.
  3. Driving Requirements: If you are considering hiring and driving a car in Madrid, keep in mind that we use the right hand lane and you might need an international driving license. Additionally, do specify if you want an automatic car, since most cars are manual or stick shift cars.
  4. Accommodation: There are many online accommodation portals, but only few simplify your search by cost, number of stars for a hotel, location, currency options, reviews and multiple languages. This is the case with Venere, which takes the chore out of finding suitable accommodation coming to Madrid or other destinations. They have coupled their reviews with those of TripAdvisor and offer all ranges of accommodation from hostels, hotel, Breakfast & Bed as well as apartments.
  5. Visas: Depending on your country of origin, you will need a Schengen Visa. However, if you have a European Union (EU) passport or residence card, from any of the EU countries then you will not need a Schengen Visa. Please note that, obtaining visas, has minimum requirements like invitation letters, bank balance proofs, health insurance etc.