Local information

Here we provide you a few information for medical supplies, emergency and mobility in Estepona.

Medical & Emergency

Emergency Numbers
National Police +34 091
Emergency services +34 902 102 112
Emergency ambulance +34 902 505 061
Helicopter service (private) +34 951 276 767

Local Police +34 952 89 09 45
Fire +34 952 79 21 21
Foreign Residents Department +34 952 893 548


Hospitals
State Medical Centre (Estepona)
+34 902 505 066
Located in Avenida Juan Carlos, this is a medical center and also a small hospital with x-ray and Ambulances.

Hospitan – Private Hospital (Estpona)
+34 952 76 06 00
Partido de Velerin, Carretera Nactional 340, km 162. It is a small and modern private hospital offering most hospital services. If you have no private cover it will be expensive.

Doctors
Dr. Peter Furness (Estepona)
+34 952 80 29 07
LPuerto Paraiso, Bloque 1, Bajo G, Ave. Virgin del Carmen 29, Estepona
Also house calls possilbe, 24 h call outs

Dr. Rafael Gonzales de Gor Santos (Sabinillase)
+34 952 893 535
Plaza Ginebra No. 11, San Luis de Sabinillas
Opening hours from 10 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm, english speaking

Mobility

Taxi phone number
+34 952 802 900
Please use only legal taxis, they have all white cars and are registered with the Junta de Andalucia. You can find taxi ranks in Duquesa Port, Sabinillas high street, Estepona…

Driving with own car
There are many roundabouts in Spain. The driver who is already in the roundabout has the right of way, unless there are traffic lights at the roundabout that govern the flow of traffic. Before you leave the roundabout, you should turn your right turn signal indicator to indicate that you are leaving the roundabout. That is the law in Spain. However you must also give way to drivers in the right-hand lane in the roundabout, so beware that the car in the right lane does not continue to circulate the roundabout which could block your exit from the left lane, ensure you change to the right-hand lane before attempting to exit a large roundabout or you could be forced to continue circulating it as well and end up doing a complete circuit.

Do not use a cell phone while driving because it is against the law, unless it is a hands-off phone.

Everyone in the car has to use their seatbelt. This includes people on the back seats. The driver will be fined if one of the passengers is not using his safety belt.

Children who are under 12 years of age cannot use the front seats, unless they measure 120 cm tall.

Spain has high accident rates, so the authorities have become extremely strict on the use of alcohol. The blood alcohol limit is 0.5 gram/liter (0.25 mg/liter for the alcoholmeter). Be aware that in the early morning hours, the Guardia Civil has roadblocks in many places and will force every driver to take the breath test.

About 5% of traffic violations are committed by foreigners, since there are so many foreigners who visit Spain. Most of the traffic violations are for speeding. If you are a foreigner and the Guardia Civil stops your car for speeding, the procedure is that you have to pay the fine immediately. The fine depends on how much over the speed limit you were caught at. If you cannot pay the fine, the Guardia Civil may impound your car. If you are stopped for the breath test and you fail it, the fine may range from 400 to 600 euros, depending on how much alcohol the test detects.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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