Tips are already included in the bill in some restaurants and cafes. As a rule, the amount of tips charged is 10 - 12% of the total order. If tips are not included in the bill, you should leave an extra of the abovementioned amount.
Power supply voltage is 220 V; all hotels are equipped with standard European wall outlets. All visitors are advised to check all their appliances for compatibility before the trip and purchase adapters if necessary. Many hotels already have adapters that are available on request.
Despite the fact that Biarritz is a rather quiet city, tourists need to observe basic safety precautions. Do not leave your belongings in restaurants and cafes unattended, and do not take a large amount of cash or other valuable items without any particular need.
Shops and trading centers of the city are open from 9:00 till 19:00 at night. During the daytime shops can be closed for a small lunch break. In many shopping malls Monday is the only day off. Working days on Saturdays and Sundays are usually reduced for a couple of hours.
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