Everyone seems to find the villa easily...except us…its the first few kilometres from the airport that are tricky.. Don’t panic,

On leaving the airport head for MALAGA/ TORREMOLINOSMA21

After less than 1k followMALAGA MA21 (San Miguel Brewery on your right)

Over flyover signed Malaga….you go round in almost a complete circle.

After another 1k join the dual carriageway MA 21 MOTRIL/ ANTEQUERA/ PALACIO DE FERIA

Follow CARTAMA, PARQUE TECHNOLOGICO A 357…..YOU GO AGAIN ROUND IN ALMOST A COMPLETE CIRCLE

Another 2k, past the silvery modern University building on the left..

Stay left in slip lane to CARTAMA

(hard work is now over!!)

Follow A357 towards CAMPILLOS but take A367 to TEBA / RONDA before Campillos

Just before you enter Ronda take right turn to ARRIATE on MA7400 (if you overshoot you’ll get to complicated roundabout about 200 metres past the ‘missed’ turn …it’ll be your first roundabout for ages and just come back on the CAMPILLOS road

Back to the MA7400 to Arriate…you go past the tennis club and some depressing light engineering works …after about 2k take a left…the road widens to create a short left turn lane...there’s a blue sign for El ESPEJO…over a railway bridge with new concrete walls

Another 2k, past a pink villa with multicoloured roof tiles you go over another much smaller bridge with similar concrete walls

Sttraight ahead is the black gate to FINCA LA AMAPOLA…go LEFT of this gate/walls down the hill…its now single track and worth going slowly for road bumps and hollows as well as narrow.

When you get to a T junction go left…past the riding stables on your right...tarmac stops and its now a dirt track...another 200 metres and the back entrance to El Noque will be on your left…black metal gates…just past a totally unnecessary 20 kph sign.

WELCOME to El Noque…congratulations!!

Alternative Airports

If you come from Jerez, Sevilla or even Gibraltar you want to head for Ronda on the A397 from the south, the A374 from the north…..skirt around Ronda on the Sevilla/Marbella ring road and take the A367 road to CAMPILLOS at a roundabout and then a quick left onto the MA7400 towards ARRIATE and follow the main instructions.