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We are pleased to offer advice such as airports, car hire, taxis etc.  El Sueño is located in the small rural village of El Soto, just 3km South East of Vejer de la Frontera, within the Natural Park of La Breña y las Marismas.  Please note: detailed Arrival Notes & Directions will be sent on booking confirmation.                      

For eco-friendly train travel to Seville, Jerez or Cadiz from across Europe, (with the chance to see & visit some wonderful places en-route too!) we highly recommend the comprehensive & informative website:   www.seat61.com/Spain.htm

Airports 

We have four 'local' airports within two hours driving distance of El Sueño - with both scheduled and chartered flights, giving plenty of national & international choice from wherever you are travelling from.  Aer Lingus, British Airways, Easyjet, Iberia, Lufthansa, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook & Vueling are just a few of the airlines.

* The closest airport is Jerez which is small and set in the country outside of the town - an easy 40 minutes drive to the North East of us.  

* Seville is 90 minutes in the same direction and a lovely drive - particularly if you take the peaje (toll road) for just a few euros down to the coast to avoid the busy towns en-route and resembles more of a deserted country dual-carriageway than a busy motorway.

* To the South East is Gibraltar, just over an hour away with flights from the UK and some Spanish airports - it a tiny airport which is just 150m from the Spanish border, so less than walking to passport control at most airports.  European left-hand drive cars can be picked up either side of this border, but collecting them/dropping them off on the Spanish side is easier as it avoids any potential customs queue by car (you can walk straight over on foot) - particularly if you are late returning to catch a flight!   

* Finally, the larger new airport terminal at Malaga is about 2 hours around to the South East on the Costa del Sol with the largest range of flights and times (so often the most economical too) - still very accessible with the direct peaje (toll road) avoiding most of the traffic around the larger coastal towns en-route.                                                                                  

Location Map   You can use this 'Google'  map link to get a better idea of our exact location and the four airports. Please note that the map of the area currently used is now several years old - before a great deal of the restoration work was completed on the buildings and the gardens.    It is also offered for a general location guide, not Directions - which are provided separately!

 

BUS STATIONS - the nearest is Barca de Vejer 3km away - located beside  'Venta Pacquito' restaurant, just off the main N340/A48 road between Cadiz and Tarifa below Vejer.  Bus timetables for local towns and  routes to Cadiz, Jerez & Seville are posted at the Venta, as well as bus stations and Tourist Offices.

TRAIN STATIONS - the closest are either Jerez or Cadiz about 40 minutes away to the North, or Algeciras about 45 minutes to the South -  although for the fastest connections to Madrid and European stations, we use and recommend Seville.  The Spanish national train website is www.renfe.es,where you can find some great online and advance details -  although for those who do not speak Spanish we suggest you first visit the excellent website www.seat61.com , which will explain how to use it in English!

 

 Local Transport & Car Hire 

As we are located in a rural area with limited local transport (just one bus a week to our village!), we do recommend that guests hire a car to fully enjoy all the area as to offer.  We can also give numbers of taxis for airport collection, as well as local regional bus, train and taxis details - although taxis are not a cheap option, particularly for airport runs.  However, they are popular for local trips, such as enjoying an evening out at one of the wonderful restaurants tucked away in the local villages - without having to take the car!   With recommendations from guests & ourselves, we are pleased to suggest:

   www.bravocarhire.com Bravo Car Hire have a very transparent website for their clients -  listing not only the different prices of their providers, but also clearly stating the excess, range of options and actual car collection location so you can make a informed comparison.   They use a number of established local providers with a wide range of vehicles found at locations throughout mainland Spain, both at Spanish airports and also at local offices in larger towns - so very useful for bus and train travel too.    (Also known as:  www.airportcarhirespain.com)
   

Excess Waiver  Beware the extras you may end up paying for, when renting a car.  While most pre-paid car hire has some insurance included in the on-line price, it normally comes with a large excess - which will cost hundreds of pounds for any damage to the vehicle while it is in your care.  Rental companies can reduce this excess to zero at the rental desk - but often for an exorbitant charge of up to £10 per day. Often, far more reasonable are separate excess waiver policies sold by specialist insurers, which can offer single holiday or annual Europe and Worldwide policies. A useful price comparison service for car hire excess insurance is: www.moneymaxim.co.uk .

 

 

Bike Hire  We also work with a great new local company that offers all types of bikes and   mountain bikes for every age and level of experience.  They can deliver and collect the bikes from the   estate, as well as provide all safety equipment, maps and even GPS route planners.  Please Enquire!

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