Adventure Travel in Barcelona

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A Guide to Adventure Travel in Barcelona

Vibrant. Colorful. Energetic. This sun-soaked city in northeast Spain boasts beautiful beaches with mild weather year-round along the Mediterranean Sea. From educational tours of museums and galleries to adrenaline-filled activities of water sports and freefalling, you’ll discover Barcelona activities that appease any type of adventurous spirit in you. The eight UNESCO Heritage Sites and mountain views are just icing on the pastel, mis amigos. Not to mention its well laid-out design makes it easier for exploring. Dance the flamenco on over the Atlantic Ocean to find the best trips to Barcelona.

Life in Barcelona for Travelers

Luckily for you, Barcelona is one of the more affordable cities for travel compared to most global cities! You can expect to spend about $50-$70 a day for accommodation, food, transportation, entertainment, and other activities. Of course, if you’re more frugal, you can get by on $30-$40 a day by staying with host families or in hostels, eating street food or making your own meals, and doing a fair amount of walking. 

The program fees vary based on how long you’re in Barcelona and what the program offers. Most program fees, however, will cover the cost of accommodation, some meals, and in-country transportation. The best part? Programs will take organize everything for you, so you won’t need to worry about how best to spend your money every day. In most cases, airfare is not included, so budget your money, fundraise, and save save save to make this dream come true!

GoAbroad Insider Tips

Are the fiesta flames in you starting to burn out? Perhaps you’re looking for low-risk activities that require little experience? For those who want to re-energize and relax, you’ll have no problem meeting that goal with the following soft adventure Barcelona activities. 

Tour the sights of the whimsical Park Güell, the Picasso Museum, and the Sagrada Família. On the side, experience Barcelona even more by tasting fresh fruit juice at Boquería Marketplace, shopping in hip boutiques, and watching the Magic Fountain light up the night.   

Seafood restaurants with market-fresh produce, tapa bars, and chocolate shops, oh my! The world-class dining offers gastronomical delights (not to mention the abundant vinos), so why not take some private cooking courses to learn to make your very own paella?! Your friends and family will be so jealous of your cooking skills when you return because you’ll know how to flavor dishes of all types like a pro!  

Immerse yourself in a city with hidden passageways, Gothic Quarters, and lively musical rhythms. Whether you’re learning Spanish from the locals, exploring new heights on the rocks, or dancing at discotecas, your time in Barcelona will be an adventure from start to finish. Ándale!

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