Majorca: Useful Information
Most Popular Spanish Mediterranean Island
-In Majorca it is customary to tip. The amount is up to you but the usual would be somewhere between 5-10% of the bill.
-In the event of an emergency in Majorca call 112 and this will put you through to the Balearic Emergency Services. They will let you select one of four languages: English, Spanish, French or German.
-In Majorca it is part of the culture to have a siesta in the afternoon which means that the business hours vary from English hours. The usual hours will be 9am until 1.30pm and 5pm until 8pm. These hours vary from business to business and most bars, cafes and large supermarkets or department stores will be open all day.
-As in the rest of Spain the currency of Majorca is the Euro. The coins are 1,2,5,10,20 and 50 cents with coins of 1 and 2 Euros. The notes are of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro notes. Any amount in excess of 6,011 Euros that leaves or enters Spain must be declared.
-Electricity in Majorca is 220v but sometimes 125v
-Petrol stations in Majorca sell unleaded gas and diesel
-When it comes to Duty Free there is no limit to the amount of excise goods you bring back to the UK as long as you carry it and it is for your own use. However if you bring back large amounts you may be asked as to the purpose by customs officers.
-Most major credit cards are accepted and ATMs are easy to find in Majorca
-It is recommended you drink bottled water in Majorca rather than tap although it won’t kill you it doesn’t taste great.