Tourist Information centres , located in the main towns that people want to visit, are wonderful things as long as you know where to find them. I've often found that you need someone who speaks your language, when you're abroad, to direct you to the nearest information centre, only to find that the only person who speaks your language works there and therefore wasn't available out on the street to direct you to herself - and on a good day they're drop dead gorgeous too...
Anyway - welcome to our tourist information centre with a big smile and a 'buenos dias'...
We hope that you can find all that you need, and feel quietly confident that you will let us know if there is anything that we have omitted, or that has changed but about which we have not yet been advised...Currency
Ibiza is part of Spain, therfore the official currency is the Euro.
Coins of: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and coins of 1 and 2 Euros.
There are notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 y 500.
Any amount in excess of 6.000 euros that enters or leaves Spain must be declared.
Euros - Money - Banks - Finance - Insurance
In bars, restaurants and hotels about 10-15% of the cost of food or drink.
There are two official languages: Castilian Spanish and Catalan. In the Balearic Islands, we have one of the most advanced tourist services sectors. As a result, ENGLISH and GERMAN are spoken in bars, restaurants and shops and in tourism orientated companies.
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Business hours: Normal business hours are from 09.00 to14.00 hrs. and from 17.00 to 20.00 hrs. However, supermarkets and department stores are generally open from 10.00 to 22.00 hrs. These shopping centres are also open on certain public holidays.
Entertainment Centres: Bars, pubs and big clubs and discos are generally open almost all week until 03.00 or 4.00 hrs. in the morning and, at weekends, until the early hours of the morning.
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. 1st January
. 6th January
. Maundy Thursday . Good Friday
. Easter Monday
. 1st May: Labour Day
. 15th August: Lady Day
. 12th October: Virgen del Pilar, Patron Saint of Spain
. 1st November: All Saints Day
. 6th December: Spanish Constitution Day.
. 8th December: Immaculate Conception
. 24th December: Christmas Eve
. 25th December: Christmas Day
. 26th December: St. Stephen's Day
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Visitors who would like to visit the Balearic Islands with their family pets should ensure that this is acceptable to the establishment where they have chosen to stay. In addition, if the animal is considered to be a dangerous breed, he will have to travel with a certificate. As a general rule, pets are not allowed into bars and restaurants.
Clothing varies according to the season:
. Autumn - Winter: Jackets or coats are necessary and an unbrella although we do have sunny days and get some very pleasant temperatures
. Spring - Summer: Light clothing is very suitable in the summer, although it can sometimes be cooler at night.
Electricity is, in general, 220 V - Electrical Plugs
Petrol Stations sell petrol as Normal (92 octane), Super 97, Unleaded (95 or 98 octane) and Diesel. Many service stations also have a supermarket, restaurant, newsagent, etc.
Emergencies Emergency telephone numbers
In the event of an emergency, phone 1 1 2 and the Balearic Emergencies Service will attend to you. This Service co-ordinates all calls for ambulances, fire brigade and security forces through this telephone number to provide a rapid and effective response in whatsoever emergency. Some useful numbers - Mobile phones & Internet
All tourist establishments have complaints books (hojas oficiales de reclamación) available to the general public.
Dirección General de Consumo del Govern de les Illes Balears
C/ Sant Gaieta, 3 Palma. Tel: 971 176262
Taxis in Ibiza charge by the meter, please see below for more information:Inner Town Fares (i.e. pick up and drop off in the same town)
Min fare during the Day 1.90€
Min fare at Night (21.00-06:00) 2.80€
Plus 0.82 cents per km Day 6:00h - 21:00h
Plus 1.02€ per km Night 21:00h - 6:00h
- Waiting time 15€ per hour
Supplement from the Airport or Port: 1,40€
Outer Town Fares (i.e. drop off outside of pick up town)
- Min fare during the Day 2.80€
Min fare at Night (21.00-06.00) 4.60€
Plus 0.80 cents per km
- Waiting time 15€ per hour
- Supplement from the Airport or Port 1.40€
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