Second International Conference on Mathematical Software

Castro Urdiales, SPAIN, September 1-3 2006





 Our conference site la Residencia provides free WI-FI internet access.

The computer room is located in the second floor and, it has nine computers connected to internet.


 There are several restaurants in the small village of Castro Urdiales. Most Spanish restaurants open to lunch between
13:30 -16:30 and to dinner between 20:30-23:30.

Local currency

 The Euro (€) is the Spanish currency. (Euro (€) 1 = 1,19 US $ as per March 2006).

Bank and exchange

 Most Spanish banks will change traveller’s cheques as well as cash. Banking hours in general are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 14:0h.

Credit cards / Cash machines

Major credit cards are accepted by hotels, restaurants and most shops. Cash machines are located throughout the village.


 Please check that your health insurance is valid in Spain. Registration fee doesn't include any kind of health insurance.


 Like much of the north coast of Cantabria, Castro Urdiales has a rainy climate. Temperatures are pleasant for most of the year (mild winters and summers).


Electricity in Spain is 220 volts. Foreign appliances could require an adapter.

Passports and Visa

Passport-holders from countries in Western Europe as well as from North America and Australia will not need a visa to enter Spain. Others may have to apply before.


Cantabria is a safe region . Anyway be careful about pickpockets at touristic places or crowded places.