Practical Information & Advice for Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain

Benidorm is one of the most popular choice of millions of holidaymakers every year in Spain and Europe. It is one of the world's largest and vibrant resorts. And it continues to be the ultimate holiday destination as there are lots of things to do in Benidorm for the holidaymakers. As for travel insurance for Spain; it is essential to ensure that you and your belongings are fully covered should the unforeseen happen during your Spanish holidays.

Costa Blanca / Alicante, Valencia Community, on southern Spain

Public Holidays
New Year's Day (1 Jan), Epiphany (6 Jan), St Vincent's Martyrdom (22 Jan), San José (19 Mar), Good Friday (Mar/Apr), Easter Sunday (Mar/Apr), St Vincent Ferrer (second Mon after Easter), Labour Day (1 May), St Dionís (9 Oct), All Saints (1 Nov), Constitution Day (6 Dec), Immaculate Conception (8 Dec), Christmas Day (25 Dec).

Benidorm enjoys over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. The average annual temperature is 18°C (15°C in winter and 26°C in summer). The average monthly temperature varies between 12.7ÂșC in the coldest month, January and 26.2ÂșC in the warmest month, August. The maximum in August may reach 37ÂșC, and the minimum in winter never reaches as low as 0ÂșC. The water temperature of the sea varies between 13ÂșC (February) and 26ÂșC (August), which means the crystal clear seawater may be enjoyed practically all year round.

220-240V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard.

Dialling Code
+34 (national), 96 + seven-figure number (Benidorm).

Euro (EUR) is the currency.

GMT +1 (+2 in summer).

Travelling to Benidorm
Most holidaymakers prefer to travel to Benidorm by air arriving at nearby Alicante International Airport (ALC) that is within easy reach to Benidorm.

Tourist Information Offices
Tourist Information Offices Benidorm Centre
Edificio TorrejĂł, Plaza de Canalejas 1
Telephone: +34 96 585 13 11
Fax: +34 96 586 36 25

Tourist Information Offices Benidorm RincĂłn
Calle Gerona
Telephone and Fax: +34 96 680 67 34

Tourist Information Offices Benidorm Europa
Avda Europa
Telephone and Fax: +34 96 586 00 95

As service charge is already included in prices and on bills and invoices, tipping is not regarded as obligatory. Nevertheless, tips are usually left if the service received has been very satisfactory especially in the bars and restaurants in Benidorm.

Banks & Credit Cards
Most banks in Benidorm are open from 8.30a.m to 2p.m. There are automatic cash dispensers available 24hrs in all around the city most of which provide an international service. Most hotels, restaurants and shops in Benidorm accept major credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Mastercard, 4B, Access and Diners Club.

Opening Hours
In Benidorm, shops are open from 10a.m to 1.30-2p.m and from 4.30-5p.m to 8-8.30p.m. Large stores and shopping centres remain open all day long from 10a.m to 10p.m. In the many tourist areas the shops and leisure venues, restaurants and eating places are open all days of the week. Restaurants are usually open from 1p.m to 4.30p.m for eating, although the kitchen might close earlier. And from 8.30p.m to 00.30a.m for evening meals. Nevertheless, there are establishments aimed especially at the British community where the opening hours are governed by British customs.

Postal Services
The central office of Correos y Telégrafos is open on weekdays right through from 8.30am to 8.30pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 1pm.
Address: Avda de L’AigĂŒera, 5
Tel. 965 853 434

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