Travel Information

Desert Springs Resort is located in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Almería International Airport is the fast growing local airport for the Almanzora and Desert Springs Resort. An easy 40 minute drive along the E15, a new and virtually empty section of the Autopista de la Mediterrania motorway, which skirts the the Cabo de Gata National Park and the majestic Cabrera Mountains, brings you to the Almanzora and to Desert Springs Resort.

The region is also served by two other international airports, Murcia and Alicante. Both are less than two hours away by car, again all but directly via the E15, making the area easily accessible using both chartered and scheduled 2 1⁄2 hour flights from all parts of the UK and Europe.

 

For your information

The Almanzora Group Ltd. does not itself sell flights or car hire. For your own protection, flights should only be booked with Agents who carry a bond (e.g. ABTA, ATOL). The Almanzora Group Ltd. is happy to provide assistance with flights through Agents who carry such bonds and specialise in flights to Almería, Alicante and Murcia airports. Similarly, we are happy to assist with car-hire on your behalf, but you have to pay for these direct to the supplier.  Please discuss your requirements with any of our offices.

We would be pleased to advise you of the most convenient and appropriate routes available at the time you wish to visit us. If you prefer to make your own preliminary enquiries here are some helpful contacts.

GPS Coordinates

*Warning: If using a Satellite Navigation system in your vehicle, do not forget to set the guidance options in the menu to Use Main Roads or similar in order to avoid being sent down unpaved country lanes and tracks.

Las Cunas, Almería

 
Type Latitude Longitude
 

DD

 

37.2597085

 

-1.8271637000000283

DMS N 37° 15' 34.951'' W 1° 49' 37.789''

Flights

0844 493 0787

London Gatwick to Alicante

0843 104 5000

Bristol / Edinburgh / Liverpool / London Gatwick / London Stansted/ Luton / Newcastle / Nottingham to Alicante / London Gatwick / London Stansted to Almería / London Gatwick to Murcia

0871 230 2406

Bristol / Birmingham International / Cardiff / East Midlands / Glasgow / Manchester / Newcastle to Alicante / Birmingham International / Glasgow / London Gatwick / Manchester to Almería

0871 226 1737

Blackpool / Leeds / Manchester to Alicante / Belfast / Blackpool  / Edinburgh / Leeds / Manchester / Newcastle to Murcia / Leeds / Manchester / Edinburgh / East Midlands / Newcastle to Almeria

0871 246 0000

London Stansted to Almería / Dublin / East Midlands / Liverpool / London Stansted / Luton / Prestwick /  Shannon to Murcia

Car Hire

For airport car hire we generally advise Holiday Autos. They have offices at Almería, Alicante and Murcia airports.

But when in Spain, for local car hire, we use the local company Crown Rent a Car. We receive no commission, but a small discount is applied for our Clients. They are always very reliable.

ESP: (+34) 902 112 585   UK: (+44) 0808 284 444

PICK UP POINTAlicante - Murcia - Almeria

ESP: (+34) 902 50 30 10   UK: (+44) 0871 384 1087

PICK UP POINTAlicante - Murcia - Almeria

ESP: (+34) 902 119 726   UK: (+34) 965 943 186   

PICK UP POINTAlicante - Murcia - Almeria

ESP: (+34) 902 402 405   UK: (+44) 020 7365 3369

PICK UP POINTAlicante - Murcia - Almeria

ESP: (+44) 20 3740 9859   UK: (+44) 20 3740 9859   

PICK UP POINTAlicante - Murcia - Almeria

ESP: (+34) 950 478 307   UK: (+34) 950 478 307

PICK UP POINTMojacar

Driving Directions

• Driving Directions from Alicante Airport
Directions from Alicante Airport

Your total journey distance is approximately 202 km (125 miles) to Desert Springs Resort with a driving time of approximately 2 hours.

- As you leave the car park of the airport bear left to take the N338 following the signs for Murcia A7/E15. [1.0km]

- Join the E15 and continue towards Murcia. Be careful at the junction (138) with the N301 to keep on the E15/N340 following the signs for Alcantarilla/Almeria/Granada. [70.0km]

- Keep travelling along the E15 then take junction 537 signposted Cuevas del Almanzora / Antas. [120.7km]

- As you come off the slip road turn left back under the motorway and continue following the signs to Cuevas del Almanzora, A332. [5.0km]

- This road ends at a T junction, turn right in the direction of VeraA352. [1.6km]

- Take the first left turning, signposted PalomaresALP 212 (AL-8104). Continue along this road to the entrance of Desert Springs Resort on the right hand side. [3.3km]

• Driving Directions from Almeria Airport
Directions from Almeria Airport

Your total journey distance is approximately 95kms (59 miles), to Desert Springs Resort with a driving time of approximately 50 minutes.

- Leave the airport parking and turn immediately left following the signs for Almeria. [0.2km]

- Follow the road that leaves the airport in the direction of Almeria (E15)/Nijar. [0.5km]

- At the first large roundabout continue straight towards Nijar/Murcia (N344/N347), you will go under two flyovers [0.5km]

- At the second large roundabout bear right towards Almeria/Murcia (E15/N344/N347). Travel along this road until you reach the E15 Autovia. [3.9km]

- Turn right onto the E15 Autovia signposted Nijar/Murcia (E15 / A-7), stay on this road for most of the way. [78km]

- Turn off at Junction 537 signposted Cuevas del Almanzora . Turn right towards Cuevas del Almanzora,  A332. [5.0km]

- This road ends at a T-junction, turn right towards Vera, A352. [1.6km]

- Take the first left turning, signposted Palomares, ALP 212 (AL-8104). Continue along this road to the entrance of Desert Springs Resort on the right hand side. [3.3km]

• Driving Directions from Malaga Airport
Directions from Malaga Airport

Your total journey distance is approximately 310kms (192miles), to Desert Springs Resort with a driving time of approximately 3 hours, 30 min.

- As you leave the car park of the airport, bear left and continue to the MA-20. [3.0km]

- Join the MA-20 towards Malaga/Almeria. [98.0km]

- Follow the signs for MA-20/Almeria/A-45 then merge onto Autovia E-15 / A-7.

- Stay on the Autovia E-15 / A-7 for most of the way. [200.0km]

- Turn off at Junction 537 signposted Cuevas del Almanzora . Turn right towards Cuevas del Almanzora, A332. [5.0km]

- This road ends at a T-junction, turn right towards Vera, A352. [1.6km]

- Take the first left turning, signposted Palomares, ALP 212 (AL-8104). Continue along this road to the entrance of Desert Springs Resort on the right hand side. [3.3km]

• Driving Directions from Murcia Airport
Directions from Murcia Airport

Your total journey distance is approximately 150Kms (94 miles) to Desert Springs Resort with a driving time of approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. This route uses a toll road with a maximum car fee of 12.70€. (*Be sure to start the drive with at least ¾ tank of fuel; there is only 1 petrol station at about half way, and you might miss this as it is not directly off the motorway.)

- After leaving the car park of the airport, continue straight at the first roundabout (2nd exit) signposted ALICANTE / CARTAGENA. [2.1km]

- At the second roundabout, carry straight on under the bridge, (4th exit), following the signs to ALCAZARES / CARTAGENA. [0.2km]

- At the third roundabout take the 2nd exit, left, onto the AP-7 signposted AP-7-CARTAGENA. [0.3km]

- Take Exit 800 for AP-7 MURCIA, VERA, ALMERIA. [16.4km]

- Continue along the AP-7 until you reach the toll barrier - stop and take your ticket. Exit the Autovia at Junction 901 Cuevas del Almanzora. [102.0km]

- Turn right at the roundabout signposted A332 to Cuevas del Almanzora. [0.3km]

- Coming out of Cuevas del Almanzora continue straight on the A352 towards Vera.

- After 1.5km turn left signposted Palomares, ALP 212 (AL-8104). [1.5km]

- Continue along this road to the entrance of Desert Springs Resort on the right hand side. [3.3km]

Taxis

A local and reliable company providing a professional service to our visiting guests.

Taxi y Autocares Marlan SL

Telephone numbers:

+34 609 764 900

+34 699 311 240

 

Example transfer taxi prices - Valid 1st January - 31st December 2016

From

 

Almería Airport

Murcia Airport

Alicante Airport

From

 

Almería Airport

Murcia Airport

Alicante Airport

Taxi
4 Seater

106€

182€

225

Coach
16-19 Seater

218€

363€

424€

Taxi
6 Seater

127€

214€

266€

Mini Bus
20-35 Seater

261€

436€

521€

Mini Bus
7-15 Seater

170€

309€

351€

Mini Bus
36-55 Seater

363€

617€

745€

Ferry Services

For those who don’t want to fly, there are regular ferry services from the UK to both Northern Spain and Southern France, which allow you to take advantage of the excellent motorway network to this most spectacular region of Spain. Below is a website for ferry crossings from UK to Spain, it covers a range of routes with numerous departure and arrival options.

http://www.spain.ferries.org/