Deciding where to stay on your vacation to Barcelona can be a head scratcher at times. A great way to make your accommodation much easier on the entire traveling pack is to get an apartment. This works great for a group of friends, a family with children, or even a couple who wants to re-ignite some old flames. It’s often times comparable to renting a four or five star hotel room, or you can save money and get the bare bones survival style apartment.
Of course the more you spend the better your accommodations will be naturally. You should think ahead of time of your needs and when the time comes to choose your decision will be made much more easier. As well, choosing your location and what parts of Barcelona and other areas of Spain that you’ll want to see. Perhaps you’ll want to see much of what Barcelona has to offer therefore fixing yourself smack in the middle of the city will be a perfect idea for you. In this instance you will also have the opportunity to have fabulous architectural pieces of art all around you, such as Sagrada Familia, the beautiful church in Barcelona that sadly was never finished by it’s creator Antonio Gaudí but what work was done on the project is a sight in itself.
Of course you can also get an apartment closer to the ocean, or even mingle with the locals in a near by neighborhood on the outer reaches of the main city of Barcelona. Getting around will also be made simple if you choose to rent a vehicle so that you can come and go at your own pace.
Getting an apartment for your trip to Barcelona gives everyone involved the chance to have there own space and may solve many problems before they are started. This beats the hotel room where little is there to accommodate many guests, with one TV and two beds for four people things can get crowded rather quickly. With an apartment it’s simple to just choose ahead of times the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.
As well you can save both time and money on meals since you’ll be able to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner at “home” when you feel like it. Most of these apartments are furnished and contain most of what you’ll need in the kitchen, as well as utensils and appliances. This makes grabbing a quick snack simple, and less arguing about where to go eat.
Just imagine being able to eat your breakfast on your terrace in Barcelona, relishing in the beautiful Spain year around summer weather. Of course don’t forget about the fabulous pastries and Spanish coffee that Barcelona has to offer as well. A fritter is the perfect quick breakfast pleasing even the pickiest eating kids.
Of course if you’re a big eater there’s plenty for you there as well. If you really want to live like the locals do order yourself, or make yourself a nice Spanish omelet in honor of your new temporary home.
Going out to eat at restaurants throughout an entire vacation can get very expensive very fast. You’ll be able to pick without pressure the best restaurants to visit, and probably if you’re one to mingle with neighbors get some very good suggestions from the locals as well.
The bottom line is that renting an apartment for your vacation could and likely will turn out to be a very good idea for you and your fellow travelers, and create a vacation that you soon will not forget.
Johnathan C. Baker