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:

Date Holiday
01.01.xxxx           New Year’s Day
06.01.xxxx   Epiphany
03.04.xxxx Good Friday
01.05.xxxx   Labor Day
15.08.xxxx Assumption of Mary
12.10.xxxx Hispanic Day
01.11.xxxx All Saints Day
02.11.xxxx All Saints Day Conception
06.12.xxxx Constitution Day
07.12.xxxx   Constitution Day Observed
08.12.xxxx Immaculate Conception
25.12.xxxx   Christmas Day
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).