195+ Best Spanish Quotes & Captions for Instagram

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Written by Nadia Podrabinek

Best Spanish Quotes and Captions for Instagram

Anyone with an Instagram account knows it can take a lot of work to keep your followers engaged. And even if you manage to grab people’s attention, there is no 100% guarantee that they will stick around for a long. 

If you want to build a successful Instagram account, it’s essential to have fresh and outstanding content. You can use some Spanish quotes and captions to achieve that.

Based on its global audience numbers report, Instagram has about 1.4 billion active users worldwide (as of writing this article). That means about 17% of the planet’s population uses this social media. 

It is now hard to believe, but no one took Instagram seriously on its release in 2010, and everyone was fooling around with “another one app.”

Many things have changed since then, and today the app has a life-changing effect on many of us.

Follow this guide on the best captions in Spanish for Instagram, and feel free to take some quotes you like!

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What is an Instagram caption?

An Instagram caption is a text that appears under your photo on Instagram and may include hashtags, emojis, and links. It is limited to 2,200 characters (310-550 words with spaces). In short, we use Instagram captions to describe our photos.

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How to write an engaging Instagram caption?

A great caption can make a photo much more engaging and fun. Here are some tips for writing excellent Instagram captions:

  • Use emojis, but be careful to place only a few of them.
  • Use hashtags. It’s a great way to add context to a photo and make it more searchable. As with emojis, add just a few.
  • Keep it simple. Captions can be brief. You don’t need to write a novel every time you post on Instagram.
  • Be creative. Combine, change and surprise your audience. It is the chance to show off your personality.
  • Use captions from other languages, e.g., Spanish.

Spanish is the fourth most spoken language globally, with around 480 million Spanish speakers. It is a phonetic language (words are pronounced almost exactly as they are written). 

The Spanish language uses the same 26-letter English alphabet plus two additional letters: ñ (ny) and ll (y).

Let’s now make a perfect Instagram caption with some Spanish words and quotes!

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Short and Funny Spanish Captions

Sometimes you do not want to add much text to your Instagram picture. Maybe you’re feeling lazy, or perhaps the photo speaks for itself. Whatever the reason, there’s no shame in keeping your Instagram caption concise.

A short caption can be more engaging than a longer one, and it can also leave more space for comments and interaction. If you are looking for some ideas, just add Spanish flavor with these captions down below.

Short and Funny Spanish Captions
  • Oh my Gaudí!
    Antonio Gaudí was the famous Spanish architect. You can use this phrase to express something beautiful or make a caption for some tourist spots in Barcelona
  • Vamos! (Let’s go!)
  • La vida es corta, vívela (Life is short, live it).
  • Gracias a Dios (Thank God).
  • A Dios le pido (I beg God).
  • Pequeños momentos, grandes recuerdos (Little moments, big memories)
  • Todos tenemos dos elecciones: estar llenos de miedo o llenos de amor (We all have two choices: to be afraid or to be in love).
  • Si te cueste la paz, no vale la pena (If it costs you your peace, it’s not worth it).
  • La vida es corta, acéptalo (Life is short, deal with it).
  • Is Silicon same in Spanish? Si (No explanation needed. Unless you skipped chemistry classes).
  • LimonHada (Lemon Fairy).
  • Buenos Nachos.
  • Mi mascota es dos animales en uno — es gato y araña (My pet is two animals in one, it’s a cat and a spider). It also can be translated as “It’s a cat and it scratches”.
  • Qué hace el pez? Nada (Translates as “What fish does? Nothing” and “What fish does? Swims”).
  • Haz el bien y no mires a quien (Do your best and let the devil take the rest).
  • No dejes para mañana lo que puedes dejar para la proxima semana (Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do the next week)
  • Es bello usar un mínimo de palabras… para expresarse al máximo (It is beautiful to use minimum words for maximum expression).

Spanish Song Captions and Quotes

Spanish Song Captions and Quotes

Here are some good captions from Spanish songs:

  • A Dios le pido (To God I pray)
  • Vamos a la playa (Let’s go to the beach)
  • A ella le gusta la gasolina. Dame más gasolina. (She likes gas. Give me more gas)
  • No, no es amor. Lo que tú sientes se llama obsesión. (No, it is not love. What you feel is called obsession).
  • Es mala amante la fama y no va a quererte de verdad. (Fame is a bad mistress and will not really love you).
  • Baby, no me llames. Que yo estoy ocupada olvidando tus males. (Baby, don’t call me. I’m busy forgetting your troubles), by Rosalía in Despechá song.
  • Despacito. Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito. Deja que te diga cosas al oído. Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo (Slowly. I want to breathe your neck slowly. Let me say things in your ear. So you’ll remember if you’re not with me).
  • Quería decirte, como te he dicho otras veces. Que pase lo que pase, estoy aquí. I wanted to tell you, as I have told you other times. That no matter what happens, I’m here

One word Spanish captions for Instagram

These could also be used as comments in Spanish:

  • ¡Vamos! (Let’s go!)
  • ¡Hola! (Hello!)
  • ¿Qué? (What?)
  • ¿Cuándo? (When?)
  • Estrella (Star)
  • Vivo (I live)
  • Guapa (Beautiful lady)
  • Guapo (Nice guy)

Cute Spanish Quotes for Instagram

Cute Spanish Quotes for Instagram

These are some of my favorites:

  • No llores porque se terminó, sonríe porque sucedió (Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened).
    The phrase is attributed to Gabriel García Márquez, one of the most famous writers. He was born in Colombia in 1927. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 “for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts.”
  • Lo que es para ti siempre te encuentra (What is for you always finds you).
  • No hay camino, se hace camino al andar (There is no path, you make it as you walk).
  • Aprender a dudar es aprender a pensar (Learning to doubt is learning to think).
  • Se puede encender miles de velas con una sola vela. La felicidad nunca cesa por compartirla (Thousand of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never cease by being shared)
  • La vida es una aventura, atrévete a vivirla (Life is an adventure, dare to live it).
  • La felicidad no está en el dinero, está en nuestros momentos (Happiness is not in the money, it is in our moments).
  • Sueña con cosas imposibles y luego hazlas realidad (Dream of impossible things and then make them reality).
  • Siempre sonríe, aunque estés triste (Smile always, even if you’re sad).
  • La felicidad es una elección, no un resultado (Happiness is a choice, not a result).
  • No te comparas con nadie más, eres único y especial (Don’t compare yourself to anyone else, you’re unique and special).
  • La felicidad es una forma de continuar (Happiness is a way of continuing).
  • Si puedes sonreír cuando todo va mal, entonces tienes algo que nunca te quitarán (If you can smile when everything goes wrong, then you have something that nobody can take away from you).

Spanish Captions for Instagram Selfies

Spanish Captions for Instagram Selfies
  • Mientras dure la vida, sigamos con el cuento (As long as life lasts, let’s continue with the story).
  • Hoy es siempre todavía (Today is always still).
  • Nadie sabe lo que tiene, hasta que lo pierde (No one knows what they have until they lose it).
  • A buen entendedor, pocas palabras bastan (To a smart person, a few words are enough).
  • Cuando el río suena agua lleva (Where there’s smoke there’s fire).
  • Para ayudar a otros, ayúdate a ti mismo (To help people, help yourself).
  • Para aprender mas rapido, diviértete (To learn faster, have fun).
  • La autodisciplina se disminuye mientras pasa el día. Siempre haz lo difícil por la mañana (Your willpower will deplete as the day passes by. Always do the hard work in the mornings).
  • El miedo del fracaso es peor que el fracaso (Fear of failure is worse than failure).
  • El éxito es despertarse cada el día, rodeado de la gente que ama, haciendo lo que ama hacer (Success is when you wake up every day around people you love doing what you love).
  • Tu poder en una negociación es tu habilidad de dejarlo por detrás (Your power in a negotiation is your ability to walk away).
  • Libros buenos te hacen pensar. Libros sobresalientes renuevan tu forma de pensar (Good books make you think. Great books reshape your thought process).
  • El crecimiento es la consecuencia de su consistencia (Growth is the direct consequence of your consistency).
  • La fuente de la sabiduría es el dolor (Wisdom comes from pain).
  • Las dudas matan más sueños que los fracaso (Your doubts are killing more dreams than your failure ever will).
  • No te preocupes si a alguien no le gustas. A la mayoria de la gente, no le gusta a si misma (Don’t worry if someone doesn’t like you. Most people don’t even like themselves).
  • El que domina a los otros es fuerte, pero el que se domina a si mismo es poderoso (He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still).
  • Recuerda que solo porque tocaste fondo no significa que tengas que quedarte allí (Remember that just because you hit rock bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there)

Spanish Quotes for Instagram Bio (with Meaning & English Translation)

Spanish Quotes for Instagram Bio (with Meaning & English Translation)
  • En la bandera de la libertad bordé el amor más grande de mi vida (On the flag of freedom, I embroidered the greatest love of my life).
    The phrase is attributed to Federico García Lorca, a Spanish poet and playwright executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. His works, including plays, poems, and essays, are known for their expressive language and dark themes.
  • Llora como mujer lo que no supiste defender como hombre (Cry as a woman what you did not know how to defend as a man).
    The phrase is attributed to the sultana Aixa, which she told her son when he surrendered the Alhambra (Granada) after handing over his keys to the Catholic Monarchs in 1492.
  • La libertad, Sancho, es uno de los más preciosos dones que a los hombres dieron los cielos (Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts the heavens gave men).
  • Siempre es levemente siniestro volver a los lugares que han sido testigos de un instante de perfección (It’s always slightly sinister to return to places that have witnessed a moment of perfection.)
  • Concéntrate en el progreso, no en la perfección (Strive for progress, not perfection).

Spanish Girl Quotes for Instagram

Spanish Girl Quotes for Instagram
  • Es tan corto el amor y es tan largo el olvido (Love is so short and oblivion is so long).
  • Tu cuerpo era el último país donde me derrotaban (Your body was the last country where I was defeated).
  • Lo bueno si breve, dos veces bueno (Good things, when short, are twice as good).
  • Y aunque no siempre he entendido mis culpas y mis fracasos, en cambio sé que, en tus brazos, el mundo tiene sentido (Although I have not always understood my faults and failures, I know that the world makes sense in your arms).
  • Poesía eres tú (Poetry is you).
  • Ama como puedas, ama a quien puedas, ama todo lo que puedas. No te preocupes de la finalidad de tu amor (Love as you can, love who you can, love as much as possible. Don’t worry about the purpose of your love.)
  • Vení a dormir conmigo: no haremos el amor, él nos hará (Come to sleep with me: we will not make love; it will make us).
  • Alguien que ama no insulta ni maltrata (Someone who loves doesn’t insult or mistreat).
  • El amor es fe y no ciencia (Love is faith and not science).
  • Un mundo nace cuando dos se besan (A world is born when two kiss).
  • Acaso hay que tener una razón para amarte? (Do I need a reason to love you?)
  • Dicen que me brillan los ojos cuando hablo de ti (They say that my eyes are giving it away when I speak about you).
  • Eres mi locura más cuerda (You are the sanest madness in my life).
  • La familia no es algo importante. Lo es todo (Family is not something important. It’s everything).
  • Es feliz el que soñando, muere. Desgraciado el que muera sin soñar (Happy the one who dies while dreaming. Disgraced the one who dies without dreams).
  • A veces el paraíso es apoyar la cabeza en el hombro correcto (Sometimes paradise is putting your head on the right shoulder)

Inspirational Spanish Quotes

I hope these will get you inspired!

Inspirational Spanish Quotes
  • Cualquier cosa que la mente humana pueda concebir o creer se puede conseguir (Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve).
  • El mayor de los peligros para la mayoría de nosotros, no es que nuestros objetivos sean demasiado grandes y no los alcancemos, sino que sean demasiado pequeños y los consigamos (The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it).
    If you set your goals too low, you can, once you reach them, you can become stuck. Well, if you reach your goals every time, how you know how you’re, and you keep going.
  • El mejor tiempo para plantar un árbol fue hace veinte años. El segundo mejor tiempo es ahora (The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now).
  • La felicidad no es algo que este preconcebido, te llega a través de tus propias acciones (Happiness is not something ready made, it comes from your own actions).
  • No hay atajos para llegar a un sitio que se precie (There are no shortcuts to any place worth going).
  • Nunca serás capaz de cruzar el océano, hasta que pierdas de vista la costa (You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore).
  • Recuerda siempre que tu propia resolución de triunfar es más importante que cualquier otra cosa (Always bare in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other).
    So if you think that there’s a possibility of doing something, you will eventually find a way to make that happen.
  • Se el cambio que quieres ver en el mundo (Be the change you want to see in the world).
    First, you have to start with yourself and only then change the rest. If you change the way you are and you are the type of person you want others to be, you may inspire them. So, you can have a bigger effect than you can imagine just by changing yourself.
  • Sin prisas pero sin pausas (It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop).
  • Todo tiro no hecho es tiro errado (You miss 100% of the shots you do not take).

What people say on Reddit

Yo sólo sé que no he cenado”

A play on the phrase by Sócrates “Yo sólo sé que no he cenado”. I don’t remember if I came up with this myself or if I heard it somewhere, but I use it as a way to remind oneself to eat appropriately even when dealing with difficult or stressful situations.


Soñar con is an interesting one – if you parse it literally you get “to dream with,” but it means “to have dreams of.


“No por mucho madrugar, amanece más temprano”

The fact that you wake up early doesn’t mean the sun will rise earlier.


Dios aprieta pero no ahoga.

Something like “God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb” or “When God shuts a door, He always opens a window”.



I hope you find this article helpful and now have captions for Instagram in Spanish for your post. Let me know in the comments below if I need to include other beautiful phrases in the collection!

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