Hotel el Gecko is accessible from two international airports, Gibraltar and Malaga. The village of Estacion de Cortes de la Frontera is less than 40 miles (60 km) from Gibraltar and 90 miles (140 km) from Malaga. The village is easy to find with good rail and road links. Travel time by car is about an hour from Gibraltar and hour and a half from Malaga airports.
Depending on available connections, the rail route can take slightly longer.
By road from Malaga
Leave Malaga airport on the C340 towards Cadiz. Exit the C340 at the A7 toll road.
Continue on the A7 passed Estepona and exit at Manilva, taking the road to the left, signposted to Casares.
Follow the road up the mountain to Gaucin, about half an hour drive.
At Gaucin, take the C341 to Ronda.
Exit two miles taking the left turn signposted to Cortes de la Fontera.
The village is a couple of miles further down the hill. The hotel is signposted as you enter the village.
By road from Gibraltar
Leave Gibraltar on the E15 heading towards San Roque, Manilva and Estepona.
Exit the E15 to join the A7 toll road.
Exit the A7 at the A377, signposted to Caseres.
Take the A377 towards Caseres and Gaucin.
After about half an hour on the mountain road, pass Gaucin, bearing left, and continue.
About 15 minutes further along the road, take the left turn to Cortes de la Frontera.
About 15 minutes further along the road, pass over a bridge and a river towards a sharp left bend.
The village is around the corner. The hotel is signposted here.
By rail from Malaga
Exit the airport at the front of the building and turn right towards tube station, located on the other side of a small bridge.
Take a brief tube journey to the main train station of Malaga Renfe.
At the main station take a train to Bobadillas (approximately 45 minutes travel time).
At Bobadillas take the direct route to Estacion de Cortes de la Frontera (less than two hours travel time).
By rail from Gibraltar
Cross the border to mainland Spain. There is a taxi rank on the right at the top of the Gibraltar exit road. Ask the taxi driver for San Roque Station (Estacion de San Roque). There is a fixed price, it should be no more than about 15 Euros (£10). Get the train, north to Estacion de Cortes (4 stops). It is about 3 to 4 Euros. The train will drop you in the middle of the village. The hotel is about 2 minutes walk from the station (directions provided on confirmation of booking).
The house is easy to find, down the steps and straight in front of you. Detailed information on where to go and key provision will be provided on booking.
Rail timetables can be found at: Telephone Sara on + 34 952 15 33 86 http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/ingles.html E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed maps of the region can be viewed at: www.hotelelgeckoandalucia.com