Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Bilbao's weather depends on its oceanic climate and is therefore the opposite of that of the sunny coasts of Andalusia on hot days. Precipitation is frequent in the fall and spring, while winters are relatively mild (average 8°C). In summer, the average temperature in Bilbao is 20°C, with some heat peaks in August.
From a global point of view, in Spain, life is cheaper than in France. However, don't get excited too quickly, because in Bilbao, some tourist places charge a high price. However, prices are falling significantly inland or in the small towns of Vizcaya. In general, restaurants, accommodation, shows, some consumer goods and all supermarket purchases are cheaper in Bilbao than in France.
To travel to Bilbao, members of the European Union and citizens of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Monaco only need a valid identity card or passport. Nor is a visa required for Canadians if their stay is less than three months in Bilbao and Spain in general. Don't forget your driver's license for car and motorcycle rentals.
You are not at risk when travelling to Bilbao, if you know how to protect yourself from the sun! However, remember to check that your vaccines are up to date. To find out about the country's health situation and receive advice, do not hesitate to consult your doctor. You can also contact the Travel Medicine Society of the Pasteur Institute's medical centre at ✆ 01 40 61 38 62 (www.pasteur.fr ; section "International vaccinations, travel medicine") or visit the Cimed website (www.cimed.org), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the heading "Travel Advice" (www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/voyageurs) or the National Health Monitoring Institute (www.invs.sante.fr). Tap water is drinkable.