Emergency Telephone Numbers - Police/Ambulance/Health/Fire
Please find below a list of Emergency numbers that you can call in the unlikely event that you need them. It is advisable to take note of the following information or URL to this page (should you have a Smart/I-phone), prior to your holiday and bring them with you. At the very least, the main Emergency Number should be stored to your phone prior to your Holiday.
Please remember that Sol Rentals staff are available if you experience any kind of emergency. Should you need us, feel free to call us on our contact numbers on your booking forms. Please note though that we cannot guarantee to be available 24/7 - 365 days per year, so in the event you have an emergency during your stay you are responsible for dealing with it yourself.
In such an event, please note below all emergency telephone numbers and local authority numbers. You are expected to print these numbers or to store the essential emergency numbers on your telephone before your stay:
Emergencies......................112 (All Languages)
Fire Brigade.......................080 Emergency calls only!
Local Police Station.............092 Emergency calls only!
Ambulance........................061 Emergency calls only!
Constabulary.....................062 Emergency calls only!
National Police...................091 for Emergencies OR 952 47 32 00 for other calls.
Red Cross..........................913 35 45 45
Traffic constabulary ...........952 27 24 00
Civil Protection...................952 21 47 33
Maritime security................900 20 22 02
The most important piece of information is NOT to
hesitate in the face of an emergency due to lack of confidence in
speaking Spanish. Simply give your name, telephone number and
location in clear and slow English and they are sure to have no
problem understanding you; they are very used to Foreign Visitors
in this area.
The following Hospital Telephone numbers are NOT for medical emergencies. In the event of a medical emergency use the 3 digit numbers for ambulance above.
These are contact numbers for the various hospitals in the area, in the case of a member of your group being taken to one of them. You should bring your EU Health Card with you on your travels as they will be required, along with your passport:
HOSPITAL (COSTA DEL SOL) (Marbella).......952 86 27 48
HOSPITAL CARLOS HAYA (Malaga).......951 03 01 00
HOSPITAL CLÍNICO UNIVERSITARIO (Malaga): ................952 64 94 00
The hospital below is private, but they usually accept most forms of Travel Insurance, if you'd rather go private than public with any consultations or health problems during your stay!:
XANIT HOSPITAL INTERNACIONAL (Private Medical Services & Care)
If you will be staying on the Costa del Sol longer term and wish to enquire about Xanit's Private Medical Cover options, contact us.
Sol Rentals recommend that you check the current UK Goverment advice for all travel to and from Spain.
It is also highly advisable that you check the expiry dates on ALL passports for your travel party, as far in advance as possible to your travel date as once your holiday is paid for, no deposits or balances are refundable if you don't make it!
You can use the following Travel Advice to Spain link to get up to date information on relevant advice relating to Spain travel. CLICK HERE
Malaga to Fuengirola Train Service
The first train travelling to Fuengirola leaves the Airport at 05:42 am and the last train leaves at 22:42 pm so most UK flights will be covered with the train service.
Bus Train and Taxi Services
Taxi's are available at the Malaga Airport Arrival Terminal freely (no need to book) and are the quickest option for travelling to and from your Holiday Home with us here at Sol Rentals. They are however a little pricey. Prices can vary dependant on Season, but as a general rule we would advise clients to budget 40-50 Euros each way for their Taxi ride.
If you wish to call and order a Taxi for your return to the Airport, or to use at any time during your stay use the following contact for any pickup in the Fuengirola area:
Radio Taxi Fuengirola
Sol Rentals also have a more personal Airport Pick Up service available at far lower rates than local taxis will provide. Our airport pickups require reservation and are first come first served in the Peak Seasons. Ask us for more information when booking your holiday.
Train - ideal for Arrivals to our properties in Torreblanca/Carvajal/Fuengirola!
The Costa del Sol has a modern, easy to use electric train service. There is one line, with trains running in both directions between Malaga City Centre and Fuengirola, stopping at many locations between.
The trains are spacious, air conditioned, clean and most importantly running approx every 20mins or so, always on time. They are ideal for arrivals and departures to and from the airport in many of our apartments between 8am and 11pm.
Click the link for the RENFE Cercanias webpage below showing train times between various locations, including the Airport:
Bus Services, though not quite up to the standard of Spains excellent Rail Networks, are cheap and allow you to travel between virtually any Town or City in Andalucia. For instance, if you wish to visit Marbella, the bus service will get you there for under 2euros per person.
Schedules change often and in the busy season are so popular they rarely run on time.
The local bus (single level, shorter bus either yellow or red) will get you between your apartment and Fuengirola centre. Simply ask the driver if he goes where you want (they are used to it!).
If you want to travel to Marbella, Benalmadena, Torremolinos or anywhere else further afield, you need to make your way on the local bus (they virtually ALL stop here at some point on their route) to the Bus Station in the centre of Fuengirola and purchase a ticket at the kiosk. Then, simply wait for the bus with your destination written on to come along! Queuing in Spain is generally regarded as optional, by the way.
CLICK THIS LINK to get a general idea of bus services from Fuengirola to all the major Towns and Cities in the region.
Spain, Malaga, British Consulate
(+34) 902 109 356
Alternative telephone number: (+34) 91 334 2194
|(34) 95 235 92 11|
|(local time = CET):
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:30
European Satellite solutions - Wi-Fi and UK TV Providers to the Costa del Sol
Some of our Properties offer Wi-Fi Internet as an optional extra during your stay. If you require this service, Euro-Sat Solutions is located in Torreblanca secondline from the beach and is within 5 minutes walk of virtually all the apartments which offer the service!
Prices vary depending on the length of your subscription, but are on average from 10 euros per device per week. There is also a free 1 day trial available!
For all you satellite needs - Free to air TV - European Sat TV channels - Dish Upgrades - Viewing cards, Etc.
We also have WiFi internet solutions
for you whether you are an Expat or just visiting!
UK TV in Spain is due for big changes in 2013, with the most likely outcome being that no Satellite dishes, even up to 3metre giants, will be able to receive a signal for UK Freeview television boxes which offer BBCs/ITVs.
Euro Satelite Solutions have many options already in place to solve this issue when your Satellite becomes redundant, thanks to Peters (the Boss of Euro Sat) relationship and contacts in the world of Satellite and Internet TV!
One thing's for sure, when the days of a Sat Dish and Sat Freeview Box pass, the one thing UK TV viewers on the Costa del Sol will need is a reliable company to ensure they still get the channels they want, so come to Euro Sat Solutions where all their guarantees are assured thanks to their shopfront (open for over 10 years) and excellent reputation - don't risk Armchair Sat experts working out of a van, come to the professionals.
Euro Sat cover the entire Coast! Call in for a free consultation and/or quote.
Rent a Car, Scooter or Bike!
We can help by recommending the best local hire car providers for the duration of your stay. Most of our properties don't require you to have one, but many people find they offer the chance to visit other major towns and cities on your own terms during your stay!
Fancy being able to get about a bit quicker but without the cost of a hire car? Why not Rent and Scooter or Bike?! Scooters only require a standard UK class B driving license (your standard car driving license) to hire and are huge fun, easy to park and economical!
Contact us for more information as we can get you excellent deals from local bike & car hire companies.
Mijas Lawn Bowls Club on the Costa del Sol, Spain
The club is located just north of the popular resort of Fuengirola, just 10 minutes south of Mijas pueblo, famous for narrow Andalucian streets and Mule Taxis. The club was founded in 1989 and bought by the members in October 2001, subsequently major parts of the clubhouse were completely renovated and modernised. 2005 saw an extension of the clubhouse area, a completed new bar and kitchen, covered terrace and a new changing room. The clubhouse, green and parking make up the secure private complex. A new green was laid in the summer of 2009 and is now one of the finest greens on the Costa Del Sol.
Members meet three times a week - all year round - and there is always a warm and friendly welcome for new members and visitors. There is also an excellent social side to the Club for its members, and an expanding programme of matches against local and touring parties from the UK which reflects the clubs popularity.
The club is a member of the Costa Del Sol Federation as well as the Costa Del Sol association of bowls clubs, and is actively involved in all competitions organized and arranged between the member clubs.
For anyone wishing to take up the sport we can offer excellent coaching to new bowlers. We also have a range of used sets of bowls in good condition for sale.
Club opening times are as follows:
Winter Season 1st October to 31st May
Tuesday & Thursday 10.00 for 10.30 am and 1.30 for 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00 for 10.30am
Summer Season 1st June to 30th September
Sunday 9.30 for 10.00 am
Please contact Sol Rentals or the Mijas Lawn Bowls Club directly for further info!