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Language:

In Benidorm there are two official languages:

  • Spanish: the official language of the Spanish state.
  • Valencian: the local language of the Region of Valencia.

 

Meal times:
Meal times tend to be a bit later than in the rest of Europe.

  • Breakfast: Between 7.30am and 10am.
  • Lunch: Between 2pm and 3pm.
  • Dinner: Between 9pm and 10.30pm.

 

Local Time:

GMT +1 (Madrid)

Banks:
Most banks are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 2.00pm. Only a few branches are open on Saturday morning. There are 24-hour ATM cash dispensers throughout the town, most of which accept international bank cards.

Credit cards:
Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Mastercard, 4B, Access and Diners Club.

Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220-240V AC, 50 Hz.
Electrical appliances from the US require a transformer and an adaptor. From the UK adaptor only
Plugs are two-pin and adaptors are available at any hardware store.

Currency

Official currency is the euro.

Notes come in denominations of 5,10,20,50,100, 200, 500. It is recommended however that you avoid larger denominations of 200 and 500€ as not all businesses may accept due to possibly not having change available.

Coins denominations of 1,2,5,10,20,50 cents,  1 € and 2 € coins.

International dialling code

The international dialling code for Spain is +34 + number you want to dial

Download the Map of Benidorm (includes Wifi Areas)
View Map of Benidorm

Using your EHIC in Spain

This video has been jointly produced by the Department of Health and the British Embassy, Madrid to explain how to use the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in Spain.  The EHIC can only be used in public hospitals and it entitles the card holder to any medically-necessary treatment that cannot wait until they return home. For further information, please visit www.healthcareinspain.eu.