As a member of the European Monetary System, the accepted currency in Spain is the Euro (€).
Torremolinos is on Central European Time, GMT + 1 hour (+ 2 hours during summer time from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
European type 2 pin sockets with 220 volts AC at 50 cycles are used. Visitors from the UK will need an adapter for electric appliances, and US citizens need a converter/transformer as well in order to use their 110/125V appliances.
Spanish is the official language in Spain.
Many restaurants, especially those in the city center, have menus in several languages. But if there’s something you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask, people will be happy to help you. Many people from Torremolinos understand English.
Torremolinos has a coastal Mediterranean climate with cool winters and hot summers.
The working day in Torremolinos usually begins at 8 or 9 in the morning and ends around 6 or 7 in the evening, with a one- or two-hour break for lunch at 2pm.
Lunch and dinner are usually eaten a little later than in the rest of Europe. Most restaurants open from 1pm to 4pm, and from 8pm until 11pm. Tipping isn’t obligatory, but people usually leave 5% if they are satisfied with the service.
Shops have long opening hours, from 10am to 2pm and from 4.30 to 8 or 8.30pm.
With regard to prices, Torremolinos features a wide range of accommodation, shops and services to suit all pockets. Here are some approximate prices in Torremolinos: a single public transport ticket costs €1,5; an espresso coffee between €1 and €1,50; a lunchtime set menu can cost between €8 and €15, a cinema ticket €10; a sandwich €3 to €4, and a newspaper about €1.30. Smoking is prohibited in all bars and restaurants in Torremolinos.