Practical information

San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque) is a medium-sized cosmopolitan city (186,700 inhabitants). It is renowned for its cuisine, award-winning urban beaches and Parisian-inspired architecture. The city is well prepared to welcome demanding visitors who want it all: high-quality services, unique spaces, memorable experiences and a full range of cultural and leisure opportunities.


Euro, commonly used throughout the European Union.


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

Zona horaria

Time zone
GMT + 1 (Paris).

Red eléctrica

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


Tap water is high-quality and drinkable.


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 in the majority of establishments and meeting venues. Available outdoors in gardens, streets, markets, squares and bus stops. (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, meaning 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).


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


Tourist tax
There is no tourist tax.