A visa is not necessary if your stay does not exceed 30 days (but your passport must be valid at least 3 months upon your arrival in Thailand).
If you want to stay longer than 30 days, it is quite easy to obtain a visa in the Thai embassy of your country.
ATM are everywhere in Pattaya, you can withdraw money considering the weekly limits authorized by your bank in your country.
The cash is easy to change in the many exchange points, or bank offices.
The temperature in Pattaya is constant all year long; it varies between 28 and 35 degrees, but the humidity rate can vary more. The rainy season starts in July and finishes in October, but it is nothing comparing to the Indian monsoon; storms can occur, in general in the end of the afternoon.
The sea water temperature is between 27 and 30 degrees.
If you rent a car or a motorbike, then you may “theoretically” need an international driving licence.
The renters do not request any, leaving this matter to the police consideration in the traffic.
Thailand is a safe country, maybe safer than European countries.
In case of any problem, special police officers from the Tourist Police, who speak English, will assist you.
No vaccination is necessary for the people who are travelling from Europe to Thailand. The only sanitary precaution to deal with, is not to drink water from taps, but only from plastic bottles with cheap prices, and sold everywhere. The water in Pattaya is drinkable, but has a distinct taste of chlorine.
This region of Thailand is not at all affected by malaria, and any anti-malaria treatment might have side effects and spoil your stay. For more information, please consult your doctor.
Do you want to spend less and get the best? If you have planned to fix your teeth, choose Thailand! You will save a lot of money and that might pay some of your travel expenses back. Thai dentists are really experienced, so are plastic surgeons.