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Ibiza Travel Guide

Ibiza — Travel Tips

Language

Despite being part of Spain, Catalan is the official language of Ibiza. Most of the population speaks the Castilian form of Spanish, but many locals also know English or German due to the high number of tourists.

Currency

Like the rest of Spain, Ibiza uses the euro (EUR). Currency exchange bureaus, banks or large hotels are the best places to change money, and they will often take travelers’ checks as well. Most banks have an ATM, and there are often cash machines at supermarkets. Most purchases should be paid for in cash, although credit cards are commonly accepted at larger establishments.

Time

Ibiza is on the Central European Time Zone, which is one hour ahead of GMT (GMT +1).

Electricity

Ibiza has the same electrical standards as Spain, 50-130 V with Type C and F plug sockets.Travelers should bring a transformer and plug adapter. Most European appliances will work, but those from North America probably will not.

Communications

The dialing code for Spain and the islands is +34. The top mobile operators are Movistar, Vodafone and Amena. Cell phone coverage is good almost all over Ibiza, although the mountainous inland can sometimes experience patchy reception. Phone booths exist, but can be expensive with VoIP internet calling usually a cheaper alternative. Internet cafés are common and affordable.

Duty-free

International travelers arriving from outside the EU may take advantage of the following duty-free allowances: 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco, one liter of spirits over 22 percent alcohol or two liters of alcoholic beverages under 22 percent, two liters of wine, 50 grams of perfume, 500 grams of coffee, and 100 grams of tea.

Tourist Office

Ibiza Airport Tourist Information Office: +34-9-7180-9118 or http://www.ibiza.travel/en/

Consulates in Ibiza

British Embassy, Ibiza: +34-9-1334-2194
Consulate of Netherlands, Ibiza: +34-9-7130-0450

Emergency

Emergency services: 112

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