Protaras resort information and FAQ's
What currency do I need in Protaras?
The currency in Protaras is the Euro.
Are there doctors in Protaras?
Yes, there are several doctors in Protaras who offer a walk in service for tourists. They will examine and treat almost any and every injury or illness that you may have. If you have travel insurance the cost of visiting the doctor may be covered by this or you may have to pay an amount as an excess and your insurance will take care of the rest. If you do not have travel insurance then you will need to cover the cost yourself. EHIC cards are not valid at private doctor's practices in Protaras.
Are there ATM machines in Protaras?
Yes there are ATM machines at several locations around Protaras as well as branches of local banks. All businesses will take payment by card or cash. You can also use Revolut in Protaras.
Is there free Wifi in Protaras?
Most restaurants and bars in Protaras will offer free wifi for their customers. Hotels will also offer either free wifi or a paid access for a set amount of time. At the beach, you will receive a wifi code on your receipt when you pay for sunloungers.
Is there somewhere to do laundry in Protaras?
Yes, there are self service launderettes in Protaras as well as a full service laundry service.
Are drinks expensive in Protaras?
Drinks prices in Protaras are reasonable compared to many European countries. Local drinks start at €2 in some bars with higher prices for imported drinks and cocktails. In the more trendy bars and drinks will be more expensive. Some bars offer a 2 for 1 or an open bar ticket and some will offer free shots or a free fishbowl for groups.
What's the weather like in Protaras?
The weather in Protaras is very warm for most of the year with an average of 320 days of sunshine. From June to August the temperatures can reach the high 30's every day. During the winter months the daytime temperature rarely drops below 15 degrees Centigrade but nights can be very cold from November until April. There is a chance of heavy rain showers and thunderstorms from October though to May but these are usually very short and pass quickly.
How do I get to Protaras from the airport?
The quickest way to get to Protaras from the airport is by taxi. Pre-booking will save you money on the metered rate at the airport and you will get taken straight to your hotel. The cheapest way is on the airport shuttle bus which goes via Larnaca town but there are less buses at night and at weekends. This will take you to the main road in Protaras. There are also pre-booked shuttle buses available which are midway between the prices of taxi's and the airport shuttle. They will take you to your accommodation but you may have numerous other stops on the way.
What is the legal drinking age in Protaras?
You have to be 18 or over to legally buy alcoholic drinks in Protaras. The legal drinking age used to be 17 but was increased in 2020.
Can I smoke in bars and restaurants in Protaras?
No. A smoking ban has been in place in Protaras for many years meaning it is illegal to smoke inside any building. The legal smoking age is 18.
Is there a lot of crime in Protaras?
No. Protaras is one of the safest places to holiday in Europe. The crime rates are very low but we would always advise that you take sensible precautions and make use of safety deposit boxes and avoid carrying large amounts of cash or high value items around with you. Drink spiking is very rare but you should never leave drinks unattended as a precaution.
Is nudity allowed in Protaras?
No. Cyprus is quite a traditional country and whilst topless sunbathing is perfectly acceptable on the beach, nudity in other public places is not allowed. There are no nudist beaches and the police will take action on indecent exposure and nudity in public areas.
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