Dirt cheap but non-existent.
The buses to and from Almogia are fairly inflexible when it comes to reaching the place from the airport.
You would need to take a bus from the airport to the bus station and from there find a time-convenient bus to Almogia.
Although dirt cheap, the buses to Almogia are scarce and travel to Almogia only three times a day, which leaves you with limited options.
The link to Malaga's bus station website is http://www.emtsam.com Their phone number is 952 355 490.
The bus leaves Almogia for Malaga at 7AM, 9AM and 3AM and returns from Malaga at 12.45 PM, 14.45 PM and 7 PM. The fee is 1.51 Euros.
Perhaps this limited bus service is the reason of Almogia being so well hidden and so hard to find!
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- Road Trip
Hire a car if you are a hyper person.
As you leave the airport of Malaga, at the roundabout the road will be signposted for Malaga and for Torremolinos. Take MALAGA road. It will take you over a bridge. After this bridge, you will join a highway. 3 km onto it, you will see a sign on your left, saying CAMBIO DE SENTIDO.Take this slip road, get on the inside lane and follow it around the small roundabout for POLIGONO INDUSTRIAL GUADALHORCE. DO NOT TURN FOR MALAGA.* The industrial estate road will take you across the bridge and to the first roundabout. There are three roundabouts, stay on the main road and do not take any turn offs from the roundabouts. Carry on straight. Look for directions to Malaga-Campanillas. At this point the road will appear to have split in two - one going straight, one curling right. The main road is the one that curls right and continues for Malaga and Campanillas. Keep driving on this main road, you will drive through the industrial estate, over a few sets of traffic lights, a bridge and a roundabout, where you should head straight ahead. A minute later you find a traffic light on a T-junction. The road will divide to turn right or heads straight and turns left. You need the road, heading straight, turning left. Turn left and you will see a yellow sign MERCAMALAGA. Stay driving on this very same road for another 4 km from the Mercamalaga sign. You will drive underneath a bridge and on your left, you should see a very large old dilapidated mansion house on the hill. On your right, is a sign saying COLONIA SANTA INNES, and FRESNEDA. Near by is a meat merchant FAMADESA with a large red flashy sign. Look for it.
After a minute you will reach the right turn for Fresneda, Famadesa and Colonia Santa Innes. Take this turn. On the following roundabout, turn left, for Fresneda. Clock your kilometrage again. Stay on the main road for another 16.5 km. You will cross several small hamlets - Pilar del Prado, Huertecilla Manas, Fresneda, Los Nunez and twenty minutes later you will reach ALMOGIA.
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A different route...
Unless you are a Green person who insists on not using the car, you will not want to rely on the bus transport. If you are a couple, single, family on a holiday, etc., renting a country house walking distance from the town nucleus, you are lucky enough not to need the car, unless you will want to visit the surrounding towns, villages, beaches or do field trips to El Torcal and beyond. Shopping will be an easy affair, if you feel happy about carrying the shopping bags back to your villa from the town in your hands.
There are several ways of reaching Almogia.
If you are travelling from the airport, you can choose from several different routes, all depending on your own confidence.
Please beware, the roads in Spain are generally badly signposted and you may realise that the sign telling you to turn is positioned right after the turn, you were meant to take.Don't despair, this is Spain, take it as one excercise of the many more ridiculous manouvers to take.
To get here by car follow these directions -
Upon leaving of the airport, take the road over the motorway in the direction of Malaga.
After approximately 2 kilometres follow the N340 motorway in the direction of Motril / Almeria.
Leave this motorway at the first exit and take the direction of Cartama / Universidad on the
A357 motorway. Please note, it is important to stay on the left lane of the exit road (The two right lanes will take you into Malaga!), under the motorway bridge, and turn immediately right. (universidad sign is in red) Leave this motorway at exit 64 and at the T-junction turn left.
Take the first turning to the right and after 50 metres turn left at a roundabout. Follow the road through its many curves through the orange and lemon groves to Los Nunez.
From Los Nunez it is 9 kilometres to Almogia.
Once in Almogia, beware of the one way road system in the village and of the very very very narrow and steep streets, which were build in the mediaeval age with view of the donkey/horse/on-foot transport.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Family Travel