In general, business hours for most stores throughout the country start at 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon, Monday to
Saturday. The afternoon schedule is normally from 5:00 to 8:00.
Department stores have an uninterrupted schedule, and most boutiques and department stores are typically open the first Sunday of every month.
Restaurants are open from 1:00 until 4:00 for lunch, and from 8:00 to 11:00 for dinner. In smaller restaurants, as well as in bars and cafés, it is
possible to get something at any hour.
Banks are open from 8:30 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon, Monday to Friday. From October to April, banks are also open on Saturdays from 9:00 in the morning until 1:00 in the afternoon.
The majority of public services, including civil centers and health clinics, are open from 9:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon from Monday to Friday.