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

  • Aberdeen to Alicante
  • Edinburgh to Alicante
  • London Gatwick to Alicante
  • London Gatwick to Alicante
  • Manchester to Alicante
  • Belfast Intl. to Alicante
  • Bristol to Alicante / Murcia
  • Edinburgh to Alicante
  • Glasgow to Alicante
  • Liverpool to Alicante
  • London Gatwick to; Alicante / Almería / Murcia
  • London Luton to Alicante
  • London Southend to Alicante / Murcia
  • Manchester to Alicante
  • Newcastle to Alicante
  • Belfast Intl to Alicante/ Almería
  • Birmingham to Alicante/ Almeria/ Murcia
  • East Midlands to Alicante/ Almería
  • Edinburgh to Alicante
  • Glasgow Intl. to Alicante/ Almeria
  • Leeds Bradford to Alicante/ Almería/ Murcia
  • London Stansted to Alicante/ Almeria/ Murcia
  • Manchester to Alicante/ Almería/ Murcia
  • Newcastle to Alicante/ Almería
  • Aberdeen to Alicante
  • Birmingham to Alicante / Murcia
  • Bournemouth: Alicante/ Murcia
  • Bristol: Alicante
  • East Midlands: Alicante/ Murcia
  • Edinburgh to Alicante
  • Exeter to Alicante
  • Glasgow to Alicante/ Murcia
  • Glasgow Prestwick to Alicante
  • Belfast International Airport to Alicante
  • Leeds Bradford to Alicante / Murcia
  • Liverpool to Alicante
  • London Southend to Alicante
  • London Gatwick to Alicante
  • London Luton to Alicante / Murcia
  • London Stansted to Alicante / Almería / Murcia
  • Manchester to Alicante/ Almería / Murcia
  • Newcastle to Alicante
  • Cornwall Airport Newquay to Alicante
  • Dublin to Alicante/ Almeria
  • Cork to Alicante
  • Kerry to Alicante
  • Knock to Alicante
  • Shannon to Alicante
  • Birmingham to Alicante/ Almeria
  • Bristol to Alicante/ Almeria
  • Cardiff to Alicante
  • Doncaster Sheffield to Alicante
  • East Midlands to Alicante
  • Glasgow to Alicante
  • London Gatwick to Alicante/ Almería
  • Manchester to Alicante/ Almería
  • Newcastle to Alicante
  • Cardiff to Alicante
  • Dublin to Alicante
  • Edinburgh to Alicante/ Almeria
  • London Gatwick to Alicante/ Almeria
  • Manchester to Alicante/ Almeria

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) 902 402 405   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) 950 651 039  Mob: (+34) 635 539 325

PICK UP POINTAlmeria

ESP: (+34) 950 478 307  Mob: (+34) 609 545 794

PICK UP POINT - Almería / Alicante / Murcia / Desert Springs

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 International Airport
Directions from Murcia International Airport

Your total journey distance is approximately 130km/77 miles to Desert Springs Resort with a driving time of approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

This route uses a toll road with a current car fee of 9,60€.

- After leaving the car park of the airport, carry straight on at the first roundabout (first exit) onto RM-16. [400m]

- At the second roundabout, take the first exit and stay on RM-16. [1.9km]

- Take the exit toward RM-17. [210m]

- At the roundabout, take the first exit onto RM-17 heading to RM-F21 / Los Martinez del Puerto / A-30 / Cartagena. [1.7km]

- At the roundabout, take the second exit onto A-30 to CARTAGENA. [400m]

- Merge onto A-30. [15.6km]

- Take the exit 180 to merge onto E-15/AP-7 to Almería. Continue along this road until you reach the toll barrier. Stop and take your ticket. [92.9km]

- Continue straight on the motorway until you reach junction 901 Cuevas - Los Lobos, toll is 9,60€. [210m]

- Turn right at the roundabout signposted A332 to Cuevas del Almanzora. [1km]

- After coming out of Cuevas de Almanzora, continue straight onto the A352 to Vera. After 1.5km turn left (on the bend) to Palomares/Las Cunas AL8104. 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 2019

From

 

Almería Airport

Murcia Intl. Airport

Alicante Airport

Malága Airport

From

 

Almería Airport

Murcia Intl. Airport

Alicante Airport

Malága Airport

Taxi
4 Seater

105€

163

224

351

Coach
16-19 Seater

218€

327€

424€

629€

Taxi
6 Seater

127€

188€

266€

405€

Mini Bus
20-35 Seater

260€

387€

520€

787€

Mini Bus
7-15 Seater

169€

266€

351€

551€

Mini Bus
36-55 Seater

363€

551€

744€

1,137€

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/