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Benidorm Guide: Practical Information
--- >> [Useful Numbers] >> [Transport] --- !Government Advie for travellers https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain !Weather 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 12.7ºC in the coldest month, January and 26.2ºC in the warmest month, August. The maximum in August may reach 37ºC, and the minimum in winter never reaches as low as 0ºC. Average sea temperature varies between 13ºC (February) and 26ºC (August), which means bathing may be enjoyed all year round. !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). !Electricity 220-240V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard. !Dialling Code +34 (national), 96 + seven-figure number (Benidorm). !Money Euro (EUR) is the currency. !Time zone GMT/BST +1 . !Getting to Benidorm Most holidaymakers arrive at nearby Alicante International Airport (ALC) which is within easy reach to Benidorm. !Travel Insurance It is always advisable to ensure that you have travel and medical cover. The unforeseen may happen and mar your holiday but it need not ruin your life. !Tourist Information Offices Tourist Information Offices Benidorm Centre Edificio Torrejó, Plaza de Canalejas 1 03501 Benidorm Telephone: +34 96 585 13 11 Fax: +34 96 586 36 25 [Tourist Information Offices|http://www.benidorm.org] Tourist Information Offices Benidorm Rincón Calle Gerona 03503 Benidorm Telephone: +34 96 680 67 34 email@example.com Tourist Information Offices Benidorm Europa Avda Europa 03502 Benidorm !Opening Hours 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. 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. There are some establishments aimed especially at the British community where the opening hours are governed by British customs. !Tipping Service is often included in prices so tipping is not regarded as obligatory. Obviously tips are always welcome received and given if the service received has been very satisfactory especially in the bars and restaurants in Benidorm. !Postal Services The main office of Correos y Telégrafos is located 5 Avda de L’Aigüera and is open Mon-Fri from 8.30am to 8.30pm and Saturdays from 9.30am to 1pm. Tel. 965 853 434 !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. !ATMs ATMs are everywhere and usually have the option to choose your own language. Given a choice between being charged in Euro or GBP, ALWAYS choose the Euro option. The euro option is free but for GBP there is a charge (approx 2.5%) imposed by the local bank. This is on top of any charge your own bank will make for withdrawals.
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Benidorm Apartments, 5 World's End Lane, Orpington, BR6 6AA, England.