Marbella - Costa del Sol Hospital

The Costa del Sol Hospital, on the main A-7 coast road 7km east of Marbella center, is one of the best-equipped hospitals in Spain. Inaugurated in December 1993, the hospital is run by an independent company on behalf of the (SAS) Andalucian Health Authorities. It was set up as a pilot scheme to improve the efficiency and quality of services, under a modern structure or organisation.

Hospitals in Malaga Province

There are a number of private hospitals and clinics along along the Costa del Sol.  Hospital Hospitén Estepona on the A7 between Estepona and San Pedro town has a 24 hour emergency department. To the east of the centre of Marbella is the large Hospital Quiron Marbella (formelly known as USP) with separate outpatients and 24 hour emergency department. Xanit Hospital International has a modern Hospital in Benalmadena with clinics in Fuengirola and Malaga.


The quality of health care and hospital facilities in Andalucia (and throughout Spain) is generally of a high standard. Progress is always being made and in January 2005, it was announced that there was a 35% improvement in hospital service in Andalucia. There are excellent doctors, and highly trained Spanish medical staff.

Hospital Regional Universitario de Malaga

Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga still known locally by its former name; Carlos Haya Hospital. It consists of four hospitals and one specialist clinic.