How to get to Cantueso from Málaga Airport.
The road layout in and out of the airport has changed in recent years, so even if you have been before please note the changesRead more >>
When leaving the airport from a car hire pickup point (or from departures) follow signs to Málaga MA20 or MA21, both roads are signed to Motril and Almería. If you follow either of these roads you will connect onto the A7/E15 motorway also signed to Motril and Almería. As you leave Málaga the A7 divides and the right-hand lane goes to Granada. Do not take this, keep in left lane and stay on A7 signed to Almería and Motril. Satnav and Google maps if set to 'shortest route' can sometimes take you up the Granada motorway which becomes very narrow and winding.
You stay on the A7 for about 20 minutes until junction 272 signed Torre del Mar/Vélez Málaga/Viñuela. At bottom of slip road keep left as you will leave the roundabout signed A356 Colmenar and Viñuela. The A356 continues almost all the way to Periana (about 24 km total). Follow signs to Alhama. After about 15-20 minutes. at the kilometre marker post for 36 km you will go up a long hill with a crawler lane. After this watch carefully for the kilometre post 35 (they are counting down), as 100 metres after this is the right turn. Easy to miss. It is signed to A402 Alhama and Periana. If you end up going over a long bridge with the lake on your right, you have missed the turn!
When you get the right turn, it is a slip road, which after a few metres joins a road which leads past the Hotel Viñuela with the lake on your left and is still the A402.
After a couple of kilometres, you will see, on the left, a petrol station 'Gueroil' painted black, red and white. Just after this there is a large shop on the left with the end wall painted with a sign 'Maroma' just before traffic lights. Turn left at the lights signed to Periana – now the A7204. Now follow winding road over stone bridge (you have to give way to oncoming traffic) and later under railway arch, turn right and keep on up to Periana. (NB: If using Google Maps, ignore the right turn it suggests part way up the hill and instead continue up to the village of Periana)
Past a factory 'Perimetal' and then as you enter the built up area there are some shops on the right-hand side and a speed bump. Shortly thereafter a pedestrian crossing and roundabout, turn sharp right.
Our video at the bottom of this page shows just what you will see from here to Cantueso. Not the most exciting video you will have seen but it will make sure you know what to expect.
Follow the road up the hill into the countryside. After about half a kilometre there is a bend in the road with a right turn and there are several signs in front of you including one for 'Cantueso'.
Turn right and keep right, onto an unmade road. If you have the correct turn you will now see a long yellow wall on your left. Follow road until after about half a mile (0.4 km) there is a fork in the road with Cantueso sign, and you keep right, and can now see Cantueso ahead and to the right, a white building on top of a hill.
Turn right into the next track and you have arrived!
For helpful notes on arriving at Malaga airport see our blog article 'Travelling to Periana from Malaga Airport'.
Please note Sat Nav systems sometimes bring you up the Granada motorway but it is a winding road and we do not recommend itRead more >>
However if you do take this route you will enter the village from the direction of Mondron and should turn left at the roundabout before the pedestrian crossing mentioned above and shown in the photo. (Alternatively, if you approach Periana from the direction of Velez-Malaga, when using Google Maps, ignore the right turn it suggests a couple of kms outside the village and instead continue up to the roundabout.)
Call us if lost on 00 34 699 946 213.
If you are flying to Granada Airport please contact us for the route details.
Driving time approximately 1 1/2 hours.
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