Practical information


Euro, commonly used throughout the European Union.


Warm climate, characterised by mild temperatures, high humidity, frequent clouds and regular rain spells all year-round.

Time zone

GMT + 1 (Paris).

Electric network

In San Sebastián, the common voltage is 230 V. The frequency is 50 Hz. Plugs and sockets are type F.


Hospital Donostia and Policlinica Gipuzkoa – Grupo Quirón Salud


Tap water is high-quality and drinkable.


Taxis usually allow clients to pay with a bank card; however, we suggest asking before getting in.

Telephone – Use of mobile phones

There are no roaming charges in the European Union. If you have a SIM card from a member state of the EU, you will be able to use your phone with no additional charges for calls, texts or internet use in any other member state.


No password is needed in the majority of establishments and meeting venues. It is available outdoors in gardens, streets, markets, squares and bus stops. (There is a map of the free municipal Wi-Fi areas).

Banks and cash

More than 180 bank branches are open on midweek mornings. There is an extensive network of 24-hour cash machines, this means you can take money out whenever you like.

Bureau de change

Bureau de change Navinet (C/Narrika, 12). Open from 10:00 to 22:00, Monday to Sunday (exchange only available for U.S. dollars and British pounds).

Tourist tax

There is no tourist tax.