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General Information about Miami

You're sure to have a few doubts when planning a trip to Miami, and here we'll try to help you with some of the most common.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Documentación necesaria
    Necessary Documentation
    What documents are needed to enter the United States? What forms do you need to enter the country? Will I need a visa?
  • Seguro Médico en Miami
    Medical Insurance and Sanitation
    What do you need to be able to use the hospitals in the USA? Do you need private medical insurance? How much does it cost?
  • Idioma en MiamiLanguage
    What language is spoken in Miami? Is the main langage Spanish?
  • Precios en Miami
    How much do things cost in Miami? Is it an expensive city to visit? How much money is needed to visit Miami?
  • Días festivos en Miami
    Public Holidays
    When are the public holidays in Miami? Will the museums and monuments be closed? What are the parties like?
  • Tiempo en Miami
    Is it always sunny in Miami? When is high season? Which is the best time of year to head to the beach?

Further Information


The registered population of the Miami-Dade district is approximately 2.5 million people, with a 60% Latino.

Electricity and Plugs

Plugs in Miami have two flat pins, and if you're coming from Europe you'll need an adaptor. These adaptors can be found in any hardware shop or corner shop. If you don't have one, hotels often have one they can lend you. 

Voltage in the USA is 110V, and although these days almost all products are compatible with 220/110V it's better to confirm before you travel.


The official timezone in Miami is GMT-5 (GMT-4 in Summer).

Opening Times

The opening times of the Miami shops is, generally, from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm. In the more touristic areas such as Ocean Drive, you may find shops open as late as midnight.

Shopping malls have a similar schedule, from Monday-Saturday 10 am to 9:30 pm, and on Sundays they usually open an hour later and close around 8 pm.

Useful Phone Numbers

  • Emergencies: 911
  • General Information: 311
  • Miami City Code: 305
  • Miami Beach Code: 78
  • USA code: 1