Handy Info Marbella
Just some general information about Marbella that is handy to know!
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General information about Marbella
Payment: By euros (€)
Country code (phone): +34
In case of emergency (phone number): 092
Police number (Theft or other stuff): 902 102 112
ATM services in Marbella
There are plentiful of banks in Marbella and you can withdraw your money everywhere. The banking hours are generally from 9:00 till 14:00. Credit cards are generally only accepted in hotels and shops.
Swimming in the sea of Marbella
The sea along the coast can be dangerous sometimes. For your safety there are flags placed on most (large) beaches.
White or green flag: safe swimming
yellow flag: be careful
red flag: prohibited to swim
Post office services in Marbella
Every town or village has its own post office. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 09:00 until 14:00 and on Saturdays until 13:00. Except at the post office you can also stamps at the tobacco shops, buy the Tabacos. In the typical yellow letter boxes you can post and deposit.
Public holidays of Marbella
Most shops and banks closed on public holidays. The public holidays of Marbella are:
|01.01.xxxx||New Year’s Day|
|15.08.xxxx||Assumption of Mary|
|01.11.xxxx||All Saints Day|
|02.11.xxxx||All Saints Day Conception|
|07.12.xxxx||Constitution Day Observed|
|31.12.xxxx||New Year’s Eve|
How late do the stores open and close
Marbella shops open their doors at 9:00 or 10:00, and close for lunch between 13:30 and 14:00. In the afternoon they open again between 16:00 and 17:00 and remain open until 20:00 or 20:30. However, the big shopping centers do not close at noon.
Saturday afternoon open some shops and all department stores, while close Sundays, except in some special dates such as Christmas.
In any case, the shops located in the historic center, in the so-called zone of great tourist influx, may also open on Sundays and holidays, especially when the demand is higher (for example, with the arrival of cruises to the city).