- Flight duration:
- 2 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
- Transfer Time:
- 40 minutes
WHEN TO GO
The climate in Spain is typical of the Mediterranean region. On the mainland, the spring and autumn months are normally mild. And things start to heat up in the summer, when the mercury regularly reaches into the high 20s and there’s plenty of sunshine. The Balearic Islands feature hot summers, as well, beginning in May, when temperatures climb into the mid-20s, and peaking in July and August with highs topping 30°C. To the south, the Canary Islands – also known as the ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’ – have mild, sub-tropical weather, with temperatures rarely dipping below 20°C in winter and 25°C in summer. As far as rainfall goes, the western islands see the most showers. However, during the summer it hardly rains at all.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for the Santa Ponsa location.
TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving Ireland. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Spanish nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety info, visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/spain/
Passports and Visas
Irish citizens don’t need a visa to enter Spain but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/spain/
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/