GENERAL INFORMATION - travel, accommodation & venues

When the VENUE is in PIZARRA, Málaga:

Courses are held at the Hotel-Restaurante Cortijo del Arte, Crta. A7054, km22, 29560 Pizarra, (Málaga).  Pizarra is a small town on the banks of the river Guadalhorce towards the north of Málaga capital.  It is very accessible by train and by road from Malaga. Its nearest airport is Malaga-international AGP.

 

TRAVEL

BY TRAIN:  To get to Pizarra from Malaga airport:

The best way is by local train:  The airport has a train service that runs into Malaga-City Centre.  You will find the signs as you exit the main doors onto the terraced area.  The station is visible on the other side of the road.

 

There is only one train line that runs past the airport, it is the C1 between Malaga and Fuengirola.  You will need to take this C1 train, direction to Málaga.  You will need to get off at the Maria Zambrano stop. This is the main train station ‘Estación Maria Zambrano’.  Here you need to change lines.  Get the C2 line direction to Alora, you will need to change platforms (platform 10). There you will need to wait for the C2 train direction to Alora.  Pizarra is the 5th stop.  It will take about 20 minutes. 

 For train time table:   You can buy the tickets at the ticket machines at the airport train stop.  The price to Malaga Maria Zambrano is €1.80 and the price to Pizarra from the station is €2.80.  Have change available.  

 

Once at Pizarra station, you can phone:

-The Hotel Cortijo del Arte - Telephone:  +34 952 48 45 23 (if you are staying there).

-Taxi number on the board at the station car park if no taxies are there.

-Pablo’s taxies: +34 606157013.  – Say you are at “Estación Pizarra”. The fare is no more than €7.

It is over a kilometre walk from the station on the main road to the venue.  It is not very safe so it is not advisable.

 

DRIVING TO PIZARRA

You will need to come out of the airport and head towards Málaga.  It is about a 35 minute drive.  

Click here for map to Drive to Pizarra   

  1. MA-20:  Follow directions into Malaga, direction Granada, on the ring road; MA-20.  You will see signs for “Universidad” (a deep pink sign) or “Palacios de Congress”.  You will also see a big conference centre on your left that has a huge sha chi.  Don’t go into the city centre.  
  2. A-357: Follow the turnoff directions for the “Universidad” as they will take you over a fly over/spaghetti junction that will head north, inland to the mountains.  You will be on the A-357 road heading towards Cártama-Campillos.  You will then pass the university campus and a very industrial area.  After a few kilometres, once passed Cártama, follow the road until you see a sign for Pizarra. 
  3. A-7054: Take a right when you see the sign for Pizarra and head 2 kilometres on the A-7054 road until you get to Cortijo del Arte or... 
  4. A-357: You could also carry on a little bit further on the A-357 until you see a brown sign for “Alora, Caminito del Rey”, take the next turning on the right, this will be road A-343.  After approximately 2 kilometres, take a right into Pizarra.  You will need to go though the whole town until you come out the other side.  Cortijo del Arte is at the other side.

ACCOMMODATION:

The Hotel Restaurante Cortijo del Arte offers accommodation. We strongly advice students to book as soon as possible if they wish to get accommodation there as there are a limited number of rooms.  We have managed to hold some for the students, so please say you are attending the “Feng Shui Course”. If some student can share then there will be room for everybody.  It is very economic when sharing in the Duplex rooms.  The hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from Pizarra train station for those staying there. www.cortijodelarte.com  

 For reservations, please email the hotel directly:   info@cortijodelarte.com  

When the VENUE is in SAN PEDRO ALCANTARA:

Most courses are held at the NH Hotel - Calle Jerez 1, San Pedro de Alcántara unless otherwise indicated. 

San Pedro de Alcántara, is a small town belonging to the municipality of Marbella. It is 3 kilometres west of Marbella’s well known port of Puerto Banús and 8 kms away from the town of Marbella in the province of Malaga, Southern Spain. The hotel is in the town centre close to many restaurants, taxis, buses and shops.  The venue will also be offering special rates for course attendees.  Please see accommodation further on in this document. 

 

TRAVEL- Malaga Airport- AGP to San Pedro Alcántara

The main Airport for San Pedro Alcántara is Málaga Aeropuerto – Pablo Picasso- Costa del Sol (AGP).  The venue is situated at 65 kilometres from the airport.  You will find most airlines fly into Malaga from all over the world.   Please note that prices quoted below for external services such as transport are approximate only as they may vary according to the season.

 

Travelling from the airport by bus (BUS DIRECTO MARBELLA):  There is a bus stop just opposite the exit, in the distance as you come out of the terminal into the open air courtyard.  This is a direct bus to Marbella Bus Station.  It takes 45 minutes and costs around €8.   You have to buy the ticket at the bus kiosk in the courtyard near the exit door.  If the kiosk is closed, then you can pay the bus driver by cash only.   Buses run until 22:30 pm approximately.   Once at Marbella Bus Station you will need to catch the bus to San Pedro; L78 and L79.  Get off at San Pedro’s main bus stop at the main boulevard with a fountain, bridge walkway and roundabout.  The NH Hotel is northwards from the roundabout, up the main street (Marques del Duero) into the town centre.  Or you can take a taxi from Marbella Bus Station which is about €17 to San Pedro. 

 

-Travelling from the airport by Train and then bus:  There are 2 options; from the airport take the train to the town of Fuengirola or to Malaga Centre (both around €3).  Trains depart frequently.  Once in Fuengirola or Malaga Centre, come out of the train station and go to the Bus Station which is next door.  From Fuengirola/Malaga there are many buses that stop/go to San Pedro (around €8).   The main bus stop in San Pedro is on the Boulevard.  This can be slightly longer option due to timetables. 

 

 -Pre-booked transfer services:  There are various companies that organise shuttle and transfer services from Malaga airport.  Their prices depend on requirements but if you can manage to share a minibus shuttle it can work out for a reasonable price.  To book go directly to their websites.  They have language options.

 

- Directly by taxi from the airport:  There is great availability of taxis from the airport.  The price is according to the time of day.  The approximate price is quite expensive at €95 and €115 for the evening.  You may be asked if you wish to pay an extra €5.50 for toll charges to go via the motorway as it is much quicker.

 

-By private car hire:   Malaga has many hire car companies offering amazing deals on car hire.  Many flight companies also offer car rental at very competitive prices.   If booking online DON’T take out the online insurance as when you arrive in Spain you will have to take out the companies Spanish insurance regardless of what you have already booked.

 

-Driving from Malaga (airport) to San Pedro.

The drive from Malaga airport to Marbella is very straightforward.   As you leave Malaga Airport take the road west with direction to Algeciras. You will see a San Miguel factory, keep to the right, and take the right lane off just after the factory.  Once on this dual carriageway, after about 2 or 3 kilometres, take exit number 1 direction E-15/AP-7 Algeciras.  Once on this road, keep on it, you don’t have to come off until San Pedro.  It’s a 45-minute drive.   It will take you via the motorway E-15 –PEAJE (approximately €5).  Carry on until you get directions for Algeciras/Marbella/San Pedro on A-7, follow sign posts for San Pedro once passed Marbella, keep to the right line as not to go back on to the motorway E-15. Pass Puerto Banus.  Take the exit nº 172 for San Pedro Norte-Ronda. Go around a roundabout.  Follow signs for turning ‘Avenida Luis Braille’. Keep to right lane.  This will take you to the main Park/Boulevard.   At the big roundabout with metal bridge walkway and fountains on the Boulevard, take a first right up street Marques del Duero.  You will see the venue (Hotel NH) on the left. 

 

-Returning to the airport

Taxi:  A taxi from San Pedro is 78 Euros to the airport during the day till 10 at night.  

Bus:  Marbella – Airport.   The bus from Marbella Bus Station to the airport is €6.50 approximately however, you will need to get to the bus station.   A taxi to Marbella Bus station is 17 Euros.    Local bus to the bus station €1.50.

Bus:  San Pedro – Malaga capital centre with connections by local train or bus to airport - You may also get a bus direct from San Pedro Boulevard to Malaga Central Bus Station.   This takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. Price about €6.    Once in Malaga you may get bus 19 to the airport.  It leaves approximately every 20 minutes or cross the road, to the main Train Station: Maria Zambrano and get the local train called ‘Cercanias’ to Fuengirola/Torremolinos.  This train stops at the airport.  The price is about 5 Euros.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

We recommend NH Hotel San Pedro as this is where most courses take place. They are offering us discount prices for students.  You just need to contact them directly via email and reserve under ‘Feng Shui Marbella'.  Please don’t reserve with NH Hotel through their website as prices may vary!

 

NH Hotel San Pedro Email:  nhsanpedro@nh-hotels.com   Tlf. +34 952853040    www.nh-hoteles.com

Single + breakfast: €56 inclusive of vat

Double/twin + breakfast: €60 inclusive of vat

 

You will find alternative accommodation at affordable prices around San Pedro.  It is only a small town and the listed hostels are a walking distance to the venue.  Room prices vary between €30 and €50 per night.  We can also recommend:

 

Hostal Acemar:  email direct: Hostal.Acemar7@gmail.com   Tlf: (+34) 650 400 704

 

Apartamentos San Pedro, www.sanpedro-apartments.com  email:  info@sanpedro-apartments.com,   Tlf: (+34) 650 908 703. 

 

 

Hostal Doña Catalina: www.hoteldonacatalina.com  You have to book online. Tel (+34 951 406 348)

 

You may find many short term holiday rental apartments with Booking.com, AirBnB or Tripadvisor.

 

 

LUNCHES & REFRESHMENT BREAKS

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes near the venue to choose from near the venue.   As most people want to pop outside for some sunshine and coffee/tea and refreshments are so affordable and available in Spain, we don’t offer tea or coffee on the courses.  You can get a quick great quality coffee across the road from the venue for €1.20

 

 

 

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