Something very important you should know about Spain during the month of August. Some Spaniards take a whole month of holiday, pack their bags and take off to the beach. Regardless of age or social status, there are many who engage in this “summer migration”: there are the employed taking their well-deserved holidays, the retired looking to get a change of scenery, and of course the students who so eagerly look forward to their summer holidays. Understandably, for foreigners who come to Spain, it can be a bit strange to find some cities emptier and quieter than usual or their towns suddenly saturated with Spaniards that usually do not live there but that are spending their vacation there, just like any other tourist.
But that's not to say all Spaniards engage in this August holiday custom. Many won't take a whole month off, especially those who work for a private company; many others take their vacations in June or July, and others prefer to opt for small trips to the beach or the mountains. It all depends on the individual company or professional sector in which a person works. There are no hard or fast rules about holidays in Spain, so the best advice we can give is not to expect much during this hot month, things should fall back into routine by September so the key is patience. On the positive side, Connect Conveyancing are open their usual times during August!