✈️ Heading to Spain? We've gathered some tips from the bunq community to make sure your trip is the smoothest it can be. 😎
Check them out below! 🌈 👇
Using your card
💳 Do I need cash in Spain, or can I use my card everywhere?
Card payments are accepted nearly everywhere in Spain. While it's a good idea to carry a bit of cash as a backup, your bunq card is likely to be accepted at all merchants.
💰 What currency do they use here?
The currency here is Euros! The symbol is € or EUR.
🏧 Which ATM’s can I use for free?
The bunq community has reported free withdrawals at these ATMs.
- Banca March
Note: there are mixed reports on free Spanish ATM's, but if the ATM is going to charge a fee it will tell you before completing the transaction.
💵 If I want cash, how much should I take out of an ATM?
€50 should be enough for a few days, since you can use your card for nearly everything.
📱 Can I roam, or should I get a local SIM?
All EU mobile plans should let you roam for free.
If you don't have an EU plan, you can learn about your local SIM card options here.
Useful things to know
💁♀️ How does tipping work?
Tipping is considered polite, and is well appreciated by the service staff.
The most common way to tip is leaving the change behind, or rounding up to the nearest Euro.
If the service was really good, adding an extra few Euros will show your appreciation.
🍺 How much does a 0.5L beer cost?
🍽 How much does an average meal cost?
🚨 What’s the emergency number?
🔌 What type of plug do they use?
This one! It’s the standard European plug.
🚗 What side of the road do they drive on?
They drive on the right side of the road here.
🗺 How do I navigate my way around?
Google and Apple Maps both work well in Spain.
Otherwise, we recommend Rome2Rio as the best way to find out how to get anywhere. It even tells you the cost of each option. 🙌
👀 Any other good tips?
- If you're driving in Spain there are some toll booths that only accept cash, so it's wise to carry some with you.
- Some merchants have a minimum amount of €5 or €10 to allow card payments.
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If you've been to Spain 🇪🇸 share your experience! The following would be really useful for other bunqers to know:
- Which ATMs are free to use?
- What card should I use and where?
- Any other info you think may be useful.
Share your experience with us in the comments below! 🌈 👇