Disabled Travelers: Because of Spain’s many hills and endless flights of stairs, visitors with mobility issues may have difficulty getting around the country, but conditions are slowly improving. Newer hotels are more sensitive to the needs of those with disabilities, and the more expensive restaurants, in general, are wheelchair accessible.

Organizations that offer a vast range of resources and assistance to travelers with disabilities include the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB; tel. 800/232-5463) and SATH (Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality; tel. 212/447-7284). For information on travel agencies that offer customized tours and itineraries for travelers with disabilities, visit DisabledTravelers.com, which also has a wealth of information on accessible house swaps and other independent travel. Minneapolis-based Dignity Travel (tel. 612/381-1622 or 877/337-4272) specializes in group travel for people who have trouble walking or use a wheelchair. British travelers should contact Tourism for All (tel. 0845-124-9971 in the U.K. only) to access a wide range of travel information for seniors and those with disabilities.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.