Directions from Malaga Airport (45-60 minutes)
Take the “All Directions” route and look out for ALGERCIRAS or CADIZ AP7 / A7 / E-15 signs. After about 15 minutes you either take the AP7 Toll or longer / thicker traffic AP7 all the way to and through San Pedro. After passing through the San Pedro “Underpass” tunnel you will see the sign for BENAHAVIS. You follow the Benahavis road for 7.5km passing through the gorge and into the village.
River Route to Esencia
On the approach to the village keep the river on the right by turning right at the tower/fountain roundabout. After several road humps the road goes up-hill and swings left. As it swings left there is and you take a right turn. Couple of more speed bumps and a bend; there is a school on the left and the road to the Grand Hotel is on the right. Go straight and up a steep cobbled incline. At the top – turn right. That is Calle Los Pinos. We are the large last house on the right before the steep incline; number 24.