• Benidorm - Essential Information

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Turismo Benidorm
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Airport

Altet Airport is located near the city of Alicante only 60 km. from Benidorm. There is a regular bus service (www.alsa.es) which offers the possibility to travel quickly, comfortably and economically from Alicante airport to Benidorm and vice versa. You can also book shuttle transfer service, such as Beniconnecttransfer (www.beniconnect.com) or take a taxi.
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Public Transport

Benidorm is located in the Valencia Region and in the province of Alicante, 38km from Alicante and 106 km from Valencia. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Mediterranean and has excellent connection with the rest of Spain and other countries for easy access. By road, Benidorm is well situated on the Mediterranean coast right by the AP7 motorway and the national road N332 which connect the Mediterranean coastline from north to south, so that visitors travelling by car or scheduled bus service can reach the resort with ease. There are connections with most national and European cities. Train connections are also available via the city of Alicante. The nearest airport is Alicante International airport, just 60 km away served by numerous airlines daily. There are also ports in Alicante, Altea and Villajoyosa should one wish to reach Benidorm by boat.
Weather

Weather

One of the initial attractions of Benidorm was its location, on the Mediterranean coast, opposite a beautiful bay which is split into two by the rocky tip of the old castle and facing south. All the other sides were protected from the dominating winds of Levante or from the cold Northern winds of Levante or from the cold Northern winds by mountain ranges, so the microclimate, especially in spring, winter or autumn, is very mild, with considerably higher temperatures than along the rest of the coast. The sea water is also warm enough to bathe all year round. Benidorm enjoys a special micro-climate all year round due to the position of the mountains which surround it.
Language

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.
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Meal times

Meal times tend to be a bit later than in the rest of Europe. Breakfast: Between 7.30am and 10am. Lunch: Between 1pm and 3pm. Dinner: Between 8pm and 10.00pm.
Banks

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. Bank holidays: New Year’s Day: 1st January. Epiphany: 6th January. Good Friday and Easter Monday: exact dates vary. Labour Day: 1st May. Region of Valencia day: 9th October. Columbus Day: 12th October. All Saints’ Day: 1st November. Local Benidorm fiestas: from the 2nd Saturday of November to Wednesday Day of the Spanish Constitution: 6th December. The Immaculate Conception: 8th December. Christmas: 25th December.
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Tourist Information

Centre Address: Edificio Torrejó, Plaza de Canalejas 1 Telephone: +34 96 585 13 11 Fax: + 34 96 586 36 25 Email: turinfo_centro@benidorm.org Rincón Address: Gerona St. confluence with Derramador St. Telephone: +34 96 680 67 34 Email: turinfo_rincon@benidorm.org Europa Address: Europa Avenue Telephone: +34 96 586 00 95 Email: turinfo_europa@benidorm.org
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Emergency numbers

SAMU (ambulances) Telephone: 112 Local Police Address: 6, Grecia street Telephone: +34 96 680 77 66 / 092 / 900 100 012 National Police Address: 36, Apolo XI street Telephone: +34 96 683 19 30 / 091 / 902 247 364 DNI / 902 102 112 Denuncias Guardia Civil Address: 2, Capitán Cortés street Telephone: +34 96 585 40 30 / 585 03 30 Firemen Address: Comunidad Europea Ave Telephone: +34 96 585 44 75 / 112 SATE (Foreign Tourist Assistance Office) Address: 1, Canalejas Square. Torrejó Building. Tel: +34 96 681 23 34 / +34 96 680 98 70
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Medical Care

Outpatients Department for Non-Residents Address: 69, Tomás Ortuño Street. Tel. +34 96 687 89 00 Address: 1, Juan Fuster Zaragoza Ave. Tel: +34 96 586 60 46 Address: 12, Venezuela Street. Tel: +34 96 687 05 00 Outpatients Department for Residents Address: 11, Ametlla de Mar Ave. Tel: +34 96 680 20 16 Address: 4, Benissa Ave. Tel: +34 96 687 04 00 Address: 69, Tomás Ortuño Street. Tel: +34 96 687 89 00 Address: C/ Venezuela 12. Tel: +34 96 687 05 00 Specialists Centre: Telephone: +34 96 6870200 Address: 5, Venezuela street Accidents & Emergencies: Address: 12, Venezuela Street Tel. +34 96 585 26 83 Address: 1, Juan Fuster Zaragoza Ave. Tel. +34 96 586 60 46 Hospital IMED Levante Address: 7, Ramón y Cajal St. Tel: +34 966 87 87 87 Hospital Clínica Benidorm Address: 8, Alfonso Puchades Ave. Tel: +34 96 585 38 50
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Taxi

Taxis are readily available through the resort. Taxis can be called from establishments or you can get a taxi from one of the numerous taxi ranks dotted around the resort. Taxis are regulated and equipped with meters.
Post

Post

The post office in Spain is called correos. Open Monday to Friday 08:30 to 14:30 and Saturday 09:30 to 13:00.
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Pharmacy

Pharmacies are called “Farmacias” and have a green cross displayed outside. Duty chemist are available outside normal opening hours, details of which will be posted on the door. There is a 24 hours chemist open on 29, Mediterráneo Ave.
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Telephone

Country code: +34
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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.
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Consulates

Finland (Honorary Consul) Address: 37, Almendros Ave. Telephone: +34 96 586 69 42 Iceland (Honorary Consul) Address: Mediterráneo Ave. Casa de las Flores Building Telephone: +34 96 585 16 67 / +34 96 585 08 63 / +34 96 585 65 04 Norway Address: C/ Pal 8, Edificio Aurea Teléfono: +34 96 585 21 66 Netherlands Address: 7, Finestrat Road, Servitur Building Telephone: +34 96 585 38 24 Czech Republic Address: 15, Ibiza street Telephone: +34 96 585 38 24 United Kingdom (Alicante) Address: 1, Calvo Sotelo Square Telephone: +34 96 521 61 90
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