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About Spain

Spain ranks as one of the top tourist destinations in the world and it’s easy to see why. The laid back Spanish lifestyle combined with sunny days and great cuisine makes for an enjoyable holiday whether you’re lazing by the beach or off sightseeing.

Its tremendous history, reflected in its prehistoric cave paintings, Moorish palaces, crumbling castles, Roman ruins, Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals, is proudly embraced and combined with an infectious, go-ahead dynamism. Moreover, nowadays Spain’s avant-garde designers, architects and chefs have unleashed a formidable wave of innovation to make it one of the most exciting countries in Europe.

No matter what motivations you have to travel, Spain always stands out as one of the most appealing destinations in the world.


There are 47 public airports in Spain. The busiest one is the airport of Barcelona (El Prat) and secondly Madrid (Barajas). Other main airports are located in Majorca, Málaga, Tenerife, Las Palmas or Alicante.

Spain also has the most extensive high-speed rail network in Europe, and the second-most extensive in the world after China. Spain has so far a total of 3,500 km (2,174.80 mi) of high-speed tracks linking Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Seville, Valencia, Córdoba, Zaragoza or Toledo. This network keeps connecting new destinations and it is one of the fastest, accessible and easy ways to travel around Spain.

In terms of personal transportation we provide a wide range of wheelchair adapted vehicles like accessible minivans and vans, accessible minibuses or large accessible coaches for larger groups and airport transfers available in wheelchair adapted vehicles. Check our accessible transfers or wheelchair accessible van rentals services.


The Spanish hotel star rating system has requirements much more demanding than other European countries, so at a given rating Spanish accommodations are worth more. More and more hotels and holiday rentals in Spain have adapted their infrastructures in the late years, thanks principly to law requirements and the Spanish tourism sector´s growing awareness.

We personally audit every property before we decide to add it on our list of adapted accommodation. On top of that, we build a close relationship with the hotel management in every property with the purpose to have every resource available to provide you the best service.

These properties are also chosen in base of their service and awareness towards access needs, therefore we work with those hotels who go the extra mile when accommodating guests with different access requirements. Check here our portfolio of accessible hotels in Spain.

At Accessible Spain, we also specialize in helping groups plan their trips. Our personal group travel service helps you coordinate your group vacation or business trip, organizing accessible accommodations for your group and ensuring each group member meets its accessibility needs.


There are many accessible leisure and cultural tours and excursions available, and these are becoming increasingly common: routes which eliminate architectural barriers, numerous monuments, museums, nature areas, accommodation options and restaurants offering services, settings and activities that are partially or totally accessible.

The itineraries and the content of our tours have been specifically designed for travellers with physical disabilities. We make sure that every member in the supply chain (transfers or adapted taxi drivers, local guides, activities and workshops organizers, etc) have the training and experience to deliver a great service.

We personally audit the tours and activities and we are in constant search of the best accessible experiences that our country has to offer. At the same time we are aware of the specific needs that any traveler may require, and that’s why we tailor make your trip to your exact requirements. You can go through our list of accessible tours in Spain.


Many leisure and cultural venues nowadays in Spain are accessible and these are becoming increasingly common: routes which eliminate architectural barriers, most of the monuments, museums and many nature areas, accommodation options or restaurants offering services, settings and activities that are partially or totally inclusive.

Indeed, enormous efforts are being made to adapt to the needs of travellers with reduced mobility by eliminating barriers, providing access to cultural and natural resources or creating standards for transport, building and urban planning. Spain continues promoting inclusive tourism in all its destinations, infrastructures and public services.

The combination of local expertise and the accessibility knowledge provided by Accessible Spain Travel will ensure that you have the accessible holidays in Spain you are looking for. We hope that you enjoy perusing through our destinations and services, and we very much look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful country of Spain!


Spain gets very high ranking for universally accessible travel. For example, people with less mobility can move around fairly easily in the main urban cities, thanks to the national train system (High speed network), or the city’s public transport network, which has been designed for accessibility, including designated spaces and adapted features for people with disabilities and anyone with mobility challenges.

Mandatory accessibility standards for the construction and alteration of national and local authority buildings are in place in SpainAnd accessibility law requirements are provided for in building regulations, which means that to be granted a permit to build or to alter existing buildings, accessibility standards must be met.

At the same time, there’s a long way to go.  The country is in continuous efforts to promote accessibility at all levels, however, historical buildings, historical sites and certain parts of old towns, still provide many challenges, such as for example Santiago de Compostela, Toledo, Granada, Seville and most rural areas.

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