location and how to find us

El Cancho is 3km north of Tarifa town see positioning on map below.

by air

Gibraltar Airport (50km):  Served by British Airways, Easy Jet and Monarch.

Jerez Airport (80km): Served by Ryan Air

Malaga Airport (150km): Served by all major airlines.

from the airport

You definitely need to hire a car for your stay at el cancho as it is off the beaten track and you will feel very isolated without one.

how to get here

We highly recommend that you print off these detailed directions and try to arrive in daylight here is the accompanying map, you will not find the houses without instructions and the map.

from malaga airport

Click on the link below for a detailed map http://maps.google.es/maps?f=d&hl=es&saddr=Aeropuerto,+29004+Málaga,+Spain&daddr=Torre+La+Peña,+11380+Tarifa&sll=36.058303,-5.658518&sspn=0.010443,0.023389&ie=UTF8&ll=36.349785,-5.06822&spn=1.331679,2.993774&z=9&om=1

Follow the signs to Cadiz and Algeciras take the AP-7/E-15 towards Algeciras. You will have to stop three times to pay a toll charge (approx. 15€ July and August and 10€ all other times, credit cards are accepted).

Keep on the AP-7/E-15 and follow signs for Algeciras, upon reaching Algeciras follow signs for Tarifa and Cadiz. At this stage the road becomes the N-340, continue on this road for approximately 20km.

Pass the first and second exit for Tarifa town, after approximately 7km you'll find a bend in the road to the left (after Hotel La Cordoniz on your right) and two small roads off to the right 50 metres and 100 metres respectively after the bend.

THE FIRST HAS SIGNS FOR LA PEÑA HOTEL AND A B&B. THIS IS NOT THE ROAD,

THE SECOND HAS A VERY SMALL WHITE WOODEN SIGN "LA PEÑA" - THIS IS THE ROAD YOU NEED TO TAKE.

The Hotel Hurricane is 100 metres further on, on the left hand side, so you know if you have overshot the turning.

(See below for final directions).

from Gibraltar airport

Click on the link below for a detailed map

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&hl=es&saddr=Gibraltar+Airport&daddr=Torre+La+Peña,+11380+Tarifa&sll=36.40581,-5.913391&sspn=1.330732,2.993774&ie=UTF8&z=11&om=1

Follow signs to Cadiz and Algeciras and the AP-7/E-15 towards Algeciras. Upon reaching Algeciras follow signs for Tarifa and Cadiz. At this stage the road becomes the N-340, continue on this road for approximately 20km.

Pass the first and second exit for Tarifa town, after approximately 7km you'll find a bend in the road to the left (after Hotel La Cordoniz on your right) and two small roads off to the right 50 metres and 100 metres respectively after the bend.

THE FIRST HAS SIGNS FOR LA PEÑA HOTEL AND A B&B. THIS IS NOT THE ROAD,

THE SECOND HAS A VERY SMALL WHITE WOODEN SIGN "LA PEÑA" - THIS IS THE ROAD YOU NEED TO TAKE.

The Hotel Hurricane is 100 metres further on, on the left hand side, so you know if you have overshot the turning.

(See below for final directions).

from Jerez de la frontera airport

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&hl=es&saddr=Aeropuerto+de+Jerez,+Spain&daddr=Torre+La+Peña,+11380+Tarifa&sll=36.503013,-6.064453&sspn=0.664538,1.496887&ie=UTF8&z=9&om=1

Leave Jerez Airport and turn left onto duel carriage way (autovia) Direction Cadiz-Jerez. Leave highway at first exit (631) Direction E5 Cadiz. Turn left at second roundabout, E5 Cadiz. Turn right onto highway, E5 Cadiz. After 5 kms, leave highway exit 84 Los Barrios and than turn left A381 Algeciras. Follow the A-381 road to Medina Sidonia. After 16kms take exit 24 to Medina Sidonia. From Medina Sidonia, follow signs to Vejer de la Frontera (sometimes simply signposted Vejer) - Barbate. Eventually (after 23 kms) you will reach a major T-junction turn left signed E5, N340 'Tarifa / Algeciras'. Keep following the N-340 for about 25 minutes, past Tahivilla, past the two left turns to Facinas, past the right turn to Bolonia, past the right turn Punta Paloma until you pass the Hotel Hurricane at Km.78 on your right.

Turn into the first road on the left after the Hurricane Hotel (around 50-100m past the Hurricane). It is a very small road that has a small white sign "La Pena". Note that there is a second small road 50 metres after this turn-off which has a sign for La Pena Hotel. THIS IS NOT THE ROAD.

IT IS THE VERY FIRST LEFT AFTER THE HURRICANE HOTEL AND IS QUITE A SMALL ROAD.

BE CAREFUL TURNING INTO HERE IN HEAVY TRAFFIC, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. It is advisable to continue on and turn around in a safer spot during heavy traffic. (See below for final directions)

From la Peña turn-off (100m from hurricane hotel) to beach houses

A detailed map is available on the link below. 

http://maps.google.es/maps/ms?f=q&hl=en&ie=UTF8&om=1&msa=0&msid=114891542104767540445.000001128f05c932fea2a&ll=36.061832,-5.656929&spn=0.020191,0.046778&z=15

The road that you want to follow is concrete - there are many dirt roads coming off this, but always stay on the concrete road, also the steepest. The road winds up the hill - cross over a cattle grid and a signpost "Parque Natural", approximately 200m up from the main road. Continue along this very steep and winding road, past a cattle pen, PAST a turn off to the right, and along a further 50 metres around a steep bend.

As you are coming up the hill you will see the neighbours house at the very top of the hill (a white stone hose).  The Boston Beach House is a brown wooden house on your left hidden behind long canes. Directly opposite the small beach house is the best parking spot for the small beach house by a very large rock on your right.  Park and then you need to cross the road and take a small wooden foot bridge that leads to the back of the small house. 

About 50 metres further up the hill on your left, just under some stone ruins/house is a metal gate. This is the entrance to the property and you can go in and park at the top to walk down to the Wallpaper House which is at the bottom of the property.  You can access both the small and big beach houses from the main gate. Please always close the gate behind you.

If you miss the houses you will end up at the neighbours white house and dead end, you have gone too far.

The track into the property is bumpy and is not suitable for cars (unless rented of course). Some cars can enter when driven slowly.

Do not enter the property under any circumstance if it is wet or likely to rain, you will get stuck.

Please close the gate behind you otherwise you will need to crash course in cow and pig herding..

Welcome to El Cancho!!

If you struggle to find us please contact

Luisa Agnew on         

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Ben Agnew on                   

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