As to healthcare, there is a broad network of hospitals and healthcare centres throughout the province where you will be treated if you need to. EU travellers should request the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) replacing form E111. If you do not have the card, you will be treated likewise, the only difference laying in the subsequent administrative procedures between your country of origin and the Andalusian health authorities.
In Málaga, as in the rest of Spain, citizens’ safety is in the hands of the National Police, the Civil Guard, the Regional Police, and the Local Police. These four bodies are interrelated, to you can go to any of them if in need. The best thing to do is call 901 (National Police) or go to the closest police station (there are over 40 across the province), Civil Guard post, or local police headquarters.
English is the second most spoken language on the Costa del Sol, so if you cannot speak Spanish, you will be still able to communicate, especially in coastal towns. (English is less often heard in the hinterland, except for the most touristy areas.) At most tourist offices, assistants can speak Spanish, English, German, and French.
Costa del Sol Tourist Board - Plaza de la Marina, nº4 - 29015 Málaga - Tel: +34952126272 - Fax: +34952225207 - email@example.com