BENIDORM INFO

Benidorm useful info : Importants things you need to know…

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Importants things you need to know before traveling to Benidorm. Check this post first!

Benidorm Info

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

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.

BENIDORM EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Emergencies (Police, Ambulance, Fire): 112/085
Medical Care 24hrs: 900 161 161
Local Police: 092
Fire Fighters: 080
National Police: 091
Generalitat Valenciana (PROP): 012
Benidorm Town Council: 965 85 55 00
British Consul – 965 216 022
Albir/Alfaz Police (non-emergency) – 965 887 100
Benidorm Town Hall – 965 855 500

Citizens Advice Bureau – 96 680 21 21 (Plaza de SS MM Reyes de España s/n)
Tourism Development Office – 96 687 00 00 (C/ Benissa, 1)
Youth Information Centre – 96 585 30 41 (C/ Tomas Ortuño, 66)

Alicante Airport – 966 919 400
Radio-Taxi – 96 586 18 18/96 586 26 26

BENIDORM TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES
Tourist Info Benidorm Centro
Av. Martínez Alejos, 16. Tel. 965 851 311 / 965 853 224

Tourist Info Benidorm Europa
Av. Europa, s/n. Tel. 965 860 095

Tourist Info Benidorm Autobuses
Av. Comunidad Europea, s/n. Tel. 965 859 658

Tourist Info Benidorm – Rincón de Loix
Av. Derramador, s/n. Tel. 966 805 914

BENIDORM HOSPITALS
Hospital Comarcal de la Marina Baixa
Av. Alcalde en Jaume Botella Mayor, 7. La Vila Joiosa
Tel. 966 859 800

Hospital Clínica Benidorm
Av. Alfonso Puchades, 8.
Tel. 965 853 850

Hospital de Levante
C/ Doctor Ramón y Cajal, 7.
Tel. 966 878 787

Dentist – 965 861 860

CONSULATES IN BENIDORM
United Kingdom
Plaza de Calvo Sotelo, 1, 2º, 03001 Alicante
Tel: 902 109 356 ; 91 334 2194

Iceland
Av. Mediterráneo, 37. Edif. Casa de las Flores;
Tel. 965 851 667

Finland
C/ Almendros, 37, 2º izq.
Tel. 965 866 942

Norway
C/ Pal, 1. Edif. Aurea 6º A y B.
Tel. 965 852 166

Netherlands
Ctra. Finestrat, 7. El Planet. Edif. Servitour.
Tel. 965 857 012

Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic
C/ Ibiza, 15. Apartamentos Triomar. Tel. 965 853 283

TOWN BUSES
Llorente Bus, C/ Castellon, Poligono Industrial de Finestrat – 96 585 43 22

REGIONAL BUSES
Grupo Alsa (Enatcar-Ubesa), Avda. Jaime I, Aptos. Valencia II
Av. Europa, (Centro Comercial La Noria) – 902 42 22 42
Bilmanbus, C/ Lepanto – 96 586 15 58
Jimenez, C/ Lepanto – 96 586 15 58

INTERNATIONAL BUSES
Grupo Alsa (Eurolines), Av. Europa – 902 42 22 42
Iberbus-Linebus, C/ Portugal – 96 522 93 36/96 522 95 04

TRAINS
Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV), C/ Estacion – 96 585 18 95
Renfe, Avda. Salamanca – 902 24 02 02

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