When the worse comes to worst and you need medication outside of normal working hours, there are a handful of options available to you in the city.
If it’s an emergency, of course you should go directly to the Urgencias department of the closest hospital. The closest to Malaga city centre is the Hospital Regional Universitario (formerly Carlos Haya).
If you need to see a doctor but it’s not an emergency, there are a number of health centres (centros de salud) open weekends and evenings.
However, many smaller issues can be dealt with by a pharmacist.
In Malaga city centre, there is one 24-hour pharmacy: Farmacia Caffarena. It’s located on the Alameda Principal, just at the end of Calle Larios.
Pharmacies with extended opening hours
There are also several pharmacies in Malaga city that open late (information correct as of February 2023).
- North of the centre, Farmacia Segalarva 13h is open every day of the year (including bank holidays) until 10pm.
- Just east of centre, Farmacia Reding, in front of the bullring, is open every day until midnight.
- On the western side of the river, Farmacia Maldonado 40 is open daily until 1am.
Tip: If you’re heading to a pharmacy late at night, it may appear to be shut from the outside, but look for a small window hatch or doorbell to ring and someone will come to the door to see you.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.