Eurock 2024
Universidad de Alicante
+34 96 590 3793
Important dates
Eurock 2024
+34 96 590 3793
Important dates
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Useful Information

Official language
English is the official language of the conference

As member of the European Monetary System, the EUR is the Spanish monetary unit. At present, the bills in circulation are EUR: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200. The coins are as follows: 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, EUR 1 and EUR 2.
Credit cards are accepted in most restaurants and shops, the most widely used are Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. ATMs are scattered over the city of Alicante.

Business hours
Shops usually open 09:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00 on weekdays. Most of them only open in the morning on weekends. There are a number shopping centers which are typically opened until 22:00 to midnight.
Most restaurants open for lunch from noon to 15:00 and for dinner from 19:00 to 23:00.

Car rental
As soon as arriving at Alicante airport one can choose between the world well-known rent a car companies.

Useful telephone numbers
Emergency 112
Tourist Information La Rambla. +34 / 965 200000
Radio Taxi Alicante +34 / 965 252511

Climate and clothing
In July, Alicante experiences a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers. The weather in Alicante during this month is typically warm and sunny. Daytime temperatures often range between 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F), occasionally reaching even higher levels during heatwaves. The city enjoys long hours of sunshine, with an average of 10 to 12 hours of daylight per day. However, it's important to note that July is also one of the driest months in Alicante, with minimal rainfall and low humidity levels. The evenings are generally pleasant, with temperatures dropping slightly.
Light clothing is recommended, and don't forget your swimsuit for a beach swim!

In Spain, the standard type of plug is type F, which is also known as the Schuko plug. This plug has two round pins and a third grounding contact at the bottom. It's important to note that the electrical current in Spain is 230 volts at 50 Hz. If you are traveling to Spain from a country with a different type of plug, you may need an adapter to connect your electrical devices.

Local taxes
All fees include local taxes. All delegates are required to pay VAT regardless of whether they are based in Spain or not, and this amount should not be deducted from the fee under any circumstances. The standard VAT rate is currently set at 21%. However, certain products such as food, transportation, etc., may have a reduced VAT rate. Stores that offer tax-free shopping facilities will display a sign indicating this option.