Travel to us..
Where to fly to?
It is best to fly to Malaga or Granada. There are several airlines offering cheap flights, check for example:
Location of our Retreats
Our retreats are held in beautiful retreat centers in the Alpujarra mountains. It is about a 2 hour drive away from Malaga or Almeria and about 1 hour from Granada. For more information about the surrounding area see: www.orgiva.org .
Prolong your stay
It is wonderful to come a few days earlier and already settle down and enjoy the sunshine and Andalusia, or stay a bit longer afterwards. Our friend, host and reiki healer Gerda, runs a small reikicenter at the coast and offers bed & breakfast and airport transfers for our visitors. More information and contact details you will find on www.chi-costa.com.
The Busjourney from Málaga to Órgiva
Since the timetables for the buses from Granada to Orgiva are given in OPTION B, we do not mention this journey apart.
There are a choice of two different bus routes from Malaga to Orgiva where by arrangement you can be met. Which one you choose will depend on your flight timing.
Remember you may choose one route for the outward journey and a different route for the return journey if you wish.
OPTION A (Direct Service)
This is the most convenient option if you can book a flight arriving in the morning and a return flight leaving in the late afternoon.
There is only 1 direct bus a day (except Sundays). Leaves Malaga bus station at 3.00 pm. If your flight arrives in the morning up to about 1pm this is the best option to choose. (Not Sundays)
There is also just 1 direct bus a day (not Sundays) from Orgiva at 8.15 am to return you to Malaga bus station at 12.00 noon.
Timetables in the BLUE boxes below.
OPTION B (Indirect Service)
This option involves one change but is more flexible in terms of matching up to flight timings.
There are buses every day of the week from Malaga bus station to Granada bus station where you can then catch a bus to Orgiva. There are several every day.
Timetables in the RED boxes below.
All the bus services mentioned above depart from Malaga bus station. So you will need to get from the Airport to the bus station.
You can easily do this by either catching the Airport shuttle bus or a train. Both methods are described here.
The number "A" airport shuttle bus from the airport will easily take you there. Here is how to catch it.
The cathedral scale new Terminal 3 building is now open at Malaga Airport and whichever gate your flight lands at you will now exit through it.
As you come out of the terminal onto the paved area into the outside air just walk straight ahead of you underneath the overhead building (see photo on left). There directly in front of you at the pavement edge is the bus stop.
You want the number "A" bus, ask for Estacion de Autobuses. (say - Estathion de Owtoebuses). The "A" runs about every 35mins. Don't be tempted to get on the FREE bus that uses the stop, it's the wrong one!
Below is a photo of the bus times displayed on the bus stop (July 2010). The fare is 2 euros. Some drivers will not accept notes larger than 5 euros, so if you need change you might like to break into a larger note at the airport.
There is also the possibility to take the train to the Malaga bus station. Just walk out of the terminal and follow the sign to the trainstation. Take the 3d stop to Maria Zambrana.
Once at the bus station you will need to buy a ticket for a coach to either Orgiva or Granada depending on which of the two onward routes (option A & B) that you choose. Buy your ticket from the "ALSA" (name of bus company) window inside the building.
If you are getting the direct bus to Orgiva, look for the bus service destination Lanjaron (Orgiva is the town before Lanjaron).
Timetables for all journeys (correct Jan 2012) are reproduced below.
There is plenty to look at en route either way, the direct service service goes along the coast (views of the Mediterranean and mountains), the indirect service goes inland (views of wide open spaces and mountains).
Once you get to Orgiva you can by pre arrangement be collected at the bus stop.
From Malaga to Orgiva (NO SERVICE ON SUNDAYS):
RETURN from Orgiva to Malaga (NO SERVICE ON SUNDAYS):
From Malaga to Granada to Orgiva. First the 1st part, from Malaga to Granada:
And the 2d part from Granada to Orgiva:
RETURN 1st part from Orgiva to Granada:
And the 2d part from Granada to Malaga:
We also can arrange a group transfer to pick you up and to bring you back from Malaga Airport for an additional cost of 50 € each way. Please let us know in advance if you would like to make use of this service.