Before you leave for Budwig Center in Spain, please note the following points that will hopefully help you to have a successful journey.
Once you decide to come to our clinic please contact us and find out which dates are available, and then choose one that works for you.
Email us your choice and confirmation and we will put your name in our ‘calendar’ for a temporary period of three (3) days to give you time to arrange your flights, pay the down payment and complete the Registration form.
Once the deposit is paid, please send us a copy so that we can guarantee your space in our clinic. It is very important that you complete these steps and not purchase any airline tickets, etc. until you have confirmation from us that we have space for you.
You will have a Vega test and GSR scan first thing in the morning on the first day of your program so here are some important instructions to keep in mind:
You will have a medical consultation, and if requested a second opinion with the oncologist, so please bring your appropriate medical history records such as PET, CT, MRI, bone scans, and x-ray imaging, a recent blood test and if possible cancer tumor markers (not more than 3 months old).
However, we prefer tests that are no more than 30 days old if possible. We will, of course, do a Vega test upon your arrival.
Please bring us photocopies of all the records you have and you keep the originals. It will save us a lot of time if you bring us photocopies that we can keep in our files.
On the weekends, you are free to explore beautiful Spain. We have several brochures on hand that outline the different places you can visit and see.
You can, of course, look on the internet beforehand so you can plan what you would like to see.
In Malaga, there are sightseeing buses that take you to all the key tourist points of interest in the city.
All the nearby hotels have kiosks with several brochures advertising all the activities in the area such as Flamenco dancing, bus tours, Alhambra Palace in Granada, Sea World, Picasso and other museums, etc.
Unfortunately, we do no longer provide airport pick ups or transfers due to complications we’ve had in the past with flight delays and other issues.
As a result, we now recommend using the very efficient taxi service. We are very close to the airport and for about 20 Euros you can catch a taxi to our Clinic. Once you arrive, we will be on hand to help you get settled in.
You can contact us urgently on +34 649 702 573, if you are calling with a cell phone from abroad you may have to put the calling code 011 before the number (For example 011 34 649 702 573).
As soon as you get through customs and you have your luggage, please use your phone or a phone booth at the airport to call us and alert us that you are now on your way.
We will then be waiting for you to arrive either at one of the Budwig apartments you will be staying in, or the location of your choosing.
You may find it useful to differentiate Malaga the City, and Malaga the Province. Malaga City is in the Province of Malaga. Sometimes this is confusing, similar to New York City being in New York State, our clinic is right in Malaga City, Malaga.
Spain uses 220volt, so computers and other devices will work fine, and we provide a plugin adaptor that will allow you to connect to the wall socket.
Bring a laptop computer and you can connect to our Wifi at the clinic as well as in each apartment. We usually like to load on a few comedy movies, the EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), course and other important presentations on your computer to look at while you are here.
However, there is no need to bring hair dryers and irons, etc., as these are provided for you.
We understand that many have no choice but to arrive on the weekend because flight times work out much better to arrive on a Sunday, but if this is the case, let us know in advance and we will make a special exception and meet you at the apartment where you will be staying.
Also, you will need to inform us if your flight arrives on Sunday so that we can let you know if the apartment will be available.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A SURCHARGE OF 20€ FOR ARRIVING OUTSIDE OFFICE HOURS.
So you will need to arrange to depart on a Friday night or Saturday at noon (6 or 13 days approx.) as we have other people that arrive on the following Monday to start another visiting cycle. If you would like to stay longer and do some touring please check with us regarding the apartment’s availability.
Alternatively, you could book a hotel in the area, there are many very close to the clinic with great reputations.
From May to October the weather is usually warm and sunny. From the middle of November to middle of March the weather can get down to 9 degrees at night 16 during the day with the risk of rain.
We have 325 days of sunshine but that still leaves 40 days of cloud and rain. Please bring rain equipment and proper clothing for the November to March period.
The only currency that is useful to bring is Euros. If you bring any other currency you will have to go to the bank and change it. This is not always easy.
The banks prefer to only change money with people that have an account with their bank. If you go to Exchange centers they do not give a good rate.
You are better to purchase Euros at your bank in your home country before coming or exchange at the airport, this will also be useful so you can pay the Taxi fare from the Airport and pick up food, etc., upon arrival.
Credit and Debit cards are accepted. Master Card and Visa are the two that work well.
PLEASE NOTE: Discovery, American Express cards, American Express Traveler’s checks, Diners are NOT used in Spain.
We request a down payment to register. The balance can be paid with cash, credit card or bank transfer.
Please inform us what final payment arrangements you would like to use before coming.
We provide some basic foods for you such as rice, millet, baking soda, cottage cheese (Quark), flaxseed oil, as well as some cleaning supplies, towels, and bedding.
However, you will need to purchase fresh fruit and veg, fish and other food items that you prefer to prepare your meals.
There is a grocery store and a farmer’s market right next door to the clinic. The Cortes Ingles shopping Center has a nice choice of organic foods and it is just 2 blocks away.
We strongly encourage you to come with a family member or a friend as a caregiver, unless you are strong enough to care for yourself.
There is no additional cost for bringing a guest companion. If the guest would like to receive some health care such as emotional healing, massage, reflexology, hydrocolon etc. this could be arranged as well with our team, but it must be scheduled in early upon arrival.
If you need the prices for these therapies before arriving, please email us beforehand. As you should be strong enough to walk around our center without help, the guest will be free to explore Malaga, or do other things in the mornings and during the times that you are receiving therapies, and then you will have afternoons to spend time together and go out.
If you come by car you could park in the Public Parking area right next to the Galaxia Building then we will take you to your apartment.
NOTE: Our Cancer Center is a daytime clinic and we do not have our medical and regular staff working 24/7. Therefore we do not accept patients that are bedridden, very weak and in constant need of medical attention. It is always best to have a family member or a friend come with you for company and moral support, even if you are in a generally good condition.
Some find they are somewhat overwhelmed by the trip, all the new things they need to do, dealing with Spanish labeled products and the language in general outside the clinic, etc. The Budwig Center staff speaks, English, French, Spanish and Russian. We will do all we can to help, and make your stay as comfortable as possible.