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TOURIST INFORMATIONPRACTICAL GUIDE21 NOVEMBER 2019

PRACTICAL INFORMATION OF ADRA-ROQUETAS DE MAR

Language:

Spanish

Currency: 

Euro

Banks: Banks open from 8:30 to 14:00 / 14:30 approximately. Some entities open in the afternoon, but it not usual. You can change your money both at banks or airports.

Vive Zone Services:

1. Check the currency exchange online: go to Banking > Currency Conversior

2. Find your ATM or bank office: go to Banking > Banks and ATM's

3. How to change money: go to Banking > Currency Exchange

4. How to cancel a stolen or loss credit card: go to Bank > Credit Card Cancelation

 

Shopping

Opening hours

Shopping centres

10am-10pm

Monday-Sunday

Other shops

9am-1:30pm and 5pm-7pm

Monday-Friday

 

9am-1:30pm

Saturday

 

Closed

Sunday

However, the beach areas have extended programs. For example, many shops located at recreational areas close to the beach open on Sundays and some holidays. 

Holidays in Adra and Roquetas de Mar:

Adra: 1st and 6th of January, 28th of February, Monday, Thursday and Easter Friday (variable date), 1st May, 15th of August, 8th and 10th of September, 12th of October, 1st of November, 6th, 8th, 24th, 25th and 31st of December. 

Roquetas de Mar: 1st and 6th of January, 28th of  February, Monday, Thursday and Easter Friday (variable date), 1st of May, 15th of August, 7th and 12th of October, 1st of November, 6th, 8th, 24th, 25th and 31st of December. 

Street markets:

Traditional street markets take place once a week and you can find different types of markets: from traditional fish markets and food markets to flower markets or flea markets. For more information you can check Shopping section on Vive Zone.

Tax Free:

All foreigners citizens not residing in a European Union country who spend more that 90,15 Euros are entitled to a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund on their purchases in Spain.

Vive Zone Services:

1. Filter and find the store you need: Shopping > Stores

2. Discover the typical handmade products of this area: check them in Shopping > Craftsmanship

3. Where and when can you find a street market: check it in Shopping > Markets

4. Find all shopping areas full of amazing stores:go to Shopping > Shopping Centers

  

Eating

Meal

Regular meal schedule

Breakfast

8am-10am

Snack

11am-12pm

Spanish lunch

2pm-4pm

Dinner

9pm-10pm

 

Vive Zone Services:

1. Restaurants with special food, how to pay and much more information: go to the section Restaurants > Establishments

2. Traditional Cuisine: discover what you have to taste if you visit this place in Restaurants > Cuisine

3. Local recipes: how to cook typical Spanish food, go to  Restaurants > Local Recipes

4. Dining areas with every kind od restaurants : just go to Restaurants > Dining Areas

 

Pubs and Clubs

Going out times:

If you want to go out at night, the best time is around 11 pm (when the partying atmosphere starts). Yet, anytime is good to enjoy the nightlife of Adra and Roquetas de Mar, especially in the summer in the area of Aguadulce.

Vive Zone Services:

1. The best selection of areas to go out: have a look at Restaurants

 

Emergency

Emergency number: 112

The European Health Insurance Card is required to have free access to public health centers and hospitals.

Vive Zone Services:

1. Panic button: a button that puts you through to the emergency services and displays your GPS position in case you do not know where you are. Go to Emergency > Panic Button

2. Hospitals, Firemen, Public health centers, Police stations and other information: go to Emergency > Emergency Calls

3. First Aid Manual: if you have any doubt, have a look at Emergency > First Aid

4. What to do in case of...: practical cases in emergency situations at Emergency > What to do in case of... 

 

Cost of living in Adra and Roquetas de Mar:

Regular transportation ticket

€1.3

A regular coffee

€1.20

Taxi service initial fare

€1.45  ::  €0.81/1km

A McDonald's meal

€7

Tips

Your are totally free to tip in bars, restaurants, pubs and taxis.

When paying, it is sometimes very common to round quantities.

For example: €10.70 = €11

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