GENERAL INFORMATION

CURRENCY EXCHANGE:

At this time, approximate exchange rates are:
1$= 0,84 € / 1€ = 1,18$
1 GBP = 0,89 € / 1€ = 1,12 GBP

BANKING HOURS:

Banking hours are from 9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday to Friday. Certain banks stay open on Thursday afternoons until 8:00pm.

CREDIT CARD COMPANIES:

International VISA Card: +34 900 991 124
American Express: +34 900 814 500
Mastercard: +34 900 971 231

TIME ZONE:

Spain is in the time zone GMT +1
1 Hours ahead of UK/Ireland
6 Hours ahead of NY
9 Hours ahead of LA

ELECTRICITY:

Local supply is 220/240 volt. AC 50 cycle. Two round pin plugs are in general use.

WATER:

Mineral water is recommended although in some parts of Spain tap water is ok to drink.

SHOPPING:

Shops are generally open Monday-Saturday from 09:30 to 13:30 and 17:00 to 20:00. Large department stores, such as El Corte Ingles, and stores within shopping centers are open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00. (Not all stores open on Sunday´s)

TIPPING:

The tip for taxi service is optional, usually about 5% of the amount shown on the meter. Although there is sometimes a service charge on restaurant bills, it is customary to leave between 5 and 10 percent if the service is good (but not obligatory)

EMBASSY:

UK EMBASSY
Tel: +34 917 146 400
Paseo de la Castellana, 259,
28046 Madrid
Open: Monday-Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm

USA EMBASSY
Tel: +34 917 14 63 00
Calle de Serrano, 75
28006 Madrid
Open Monday-Friday from 08:30am to 5:30pm

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS:

CITY HALL
Tel: +34 966 900 886
Plaça de l’Ajuntament, 1
Open: Monday-Thursday from 8.30am to 5.00pm  Friday 9:00 am to 2 pm

ALICANTE DEPUTATION
Tel: +34 965 121 300
Av. de la Estación, 6
Open Monday-Friday from 09:00 am to 2:00pm

GOVERNMENT SUBDELEGATION
Tel: +34 965 233 100
Pl. de la Muntanyeta, 6
Open Monday-Friday from 09:00 am to 5:30pm

INMIGRATION
Tel: +34 955 148 934
Calle Ebanisteria 6 03071
Open Monday-Friday from 09:00 am to 2:00pm

ALICANTE INFORMATION AND TOURISM
https://www.alicanteturismo.com/oficinas-de-turismo-alicante/

 

LAUNDROMATS:

321 WASH LAUNDROMAT
C. Poeta Quintana, 8 
T: 601 11 37 24
https://www.instagram.com/WASH

LAVANDERÍAS AUTOSERVICIO ALICANTE
Av. d’Oriola, 41
T:649 609 252
https://lavanderias-autoservicio-alicante.negocio.site/

LAVANDERÍA AUTOSERVICIO LAVAPIU
Carrer Arquebisbe Loaces, 7
T: 649 090 101
https://alicante.lavapiu.es/

 

OFFICE SUPPLIES AND COPIES:

COPISTERÍA LUA FOTOCOPIAS
Carrer Colon, 17
T:965 214 416

EUROCOPY ALICANTE
Carrer Jerusalem, 14
T: 965 211 907

COPY ALICANTE, S.L.
Av. Salamanca, 24
T: 965 126 445

 

SHIPPING:

SHIPPING OFFICE 1
C. Asturias, 8, 03006
T: 965 281 651

SHIPPING OFFICE 2
Carrer Bono Guarner, 1
T: 965 227 871

SHIPPING OFFICE 3
Carrer Arquitecto Morell, 3
T: 965 131 887

 

HARDWARE STORES:

FERRETERÍA BILBAÍNA
C. Susana Llaneras, 7, Bajo
T: 965 207 983

FERRETERÍA FLORIDA
Av. d’Oriola, 92
T: 965 116 621

FERRETERÍA DEL MERCADO
Carrer Calderón de la Barca, 4
T: 965 212 286