Knowing the commercial timetable for Benalmadena is to know when you can visit our favorite stores, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, health centres and avoid those annoying moments when you turn up to a store or a bank and you find them closed!
In Benalmadena, as a general rule, business hours are from 10.00 am to 14.00 pm, and in the afternoon from 17.00 pm to 20.30-21.00 pm, usually from Monday to Saturday, excluding Sundays and bank holidays. However, businesses typically have a timetable in place in the store window or door.
However, this schedule is not applicable for establishments located in large shopping centres, supermarkets or hypermarkets. These stores are open morning and evening without interruption, from 10.00 am to 22.00 pm.
Bank branches and savings banks have extremely limited timetables, usually from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 14.00 pm, although there may be some exceptions as some bank stay open a little longer in the afternoon.
Public institutions maintain a similar schedule to that of the banks, that is to say they stay open until lunchtime, except post offices that are open from 8.30am, and close at 20.00 pm, even opening on Saturday mornings. Health centres are fully operational from 8.00 am to 15.00 pm, but there are doctors on call in the afternoon and evening in case of emergency.
As for catering services (bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels) they have farilt varied timetables. There are many cafes and bars that serve breakfast from 7.30 am, but the most common timetable in use is from 8.30 am to midnight. In restaurants, food is served from 13.00 pm with lunch hours ending at 16.30 pm. For dinner kitchens normally open from 19.00 until midnight. Most restaurants are open every day of the week except sometimes Mondays for a rest, although in high season restaurants are rarely closed.
The bars and clubs are open from 21.00 pm until the early hours of the morning (6 am or even 7 am), depending on whether it is a nightclub or pub. Although between April and November, due to the good weather, hours are extended with many bars and pubs opening from 17.00 pm onwards.
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