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La Herradura / Re: BBC and Football via internet in Spain
« Last post by granadagirl on February 07, 2014, 07:25:29 AM »
It is possible to use netflix in Spain if you have a VPN.

If you use a VPN which has both US and British location you can get both the Almerican and UK version of Netflix on one account.

You can sign up using an English credit card.
You can only use paypal if the paypal address  is in the UK or in the USA.

Netflix has loads of films and TV series.
The price is about $8 per month.

There is some difference between the US and British content.
For example Family Guy is not available in the British version and there is more British content on the British site but if you use a vpn you can use both.

It is possible to get a free month trial.

I started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix on the free trial and as it works very well I have continued.

Another advantage of netfix is that it is possible to watch using a fairly slow 1mb per second internet conexion such as you would get with Iberbanda etc.  A normal 10mb per second adsl conexion is more than enough even for HD quality.


Accommodation / Re: What are the nearest Hotels in Granada to the Alhambra?
« Last post by Steven Wellington on February 06, 2014, 09:03:46 AM »
You should remember that the Alhambra is above the city of GRANADA and it may be more interesting to get a hotel right in the centre of Granada near to Plaza Nueva.

Here are some links to lists of hotels organised by the distance to certain locations.

The nearest hotels in Granada to the Alhambra are here:

The nearest hotels in Granada to Plaza Nueva are here:

The nearest hotels in Granada to the bus station are here:

The nearest hotels in Granada to the train station  are here:

Accommodation / What are the nearest Hotels in Granada to the Alhambra?
« Last post by Ernest on February 06, 2014, 08:53:48 AM »
I would like to know the nearest hotels to the Alhambra because that is my main reason for visiting Granada
Getting to Granada / Very cheap car hire - 45 euros per week
« Last post by Steven Wellington on January 29, 2014, 11:58:43 AM »
Someone told me about delpaso car hire.

Prices start at 45 euros per week!!!!
What to do in Granada / Free walking groups around Granada. (senderismo)
« Last post by Steven Wellington on January 19, 2014, 03:32:24 AM »
I am often asked about walking groups around Granada.

Granada is a wonderful province for walking especially in the winter when most days are sunny and cool enough. After May it gets too hot unless you walk high up in the mountains. Here are the ones I know about. There are commercial walking tours but the ones ones I mention below are all free.


A Spanish group who organise senderismo (walking) on Sundays and other cultural activities.

The website is very confusing and you might have to phone.

They normally meet at EL CUBO which is a big white building in the south of Granada.

There are lots of very interesting locations for walking around Granada.

El Cubo de Caja Granada Avenida de la Ciencia, 2, esquina con Avenida Fernando de los Rios

You can get a 4 or a 5 bus. There are normally spaces in cars. Passengers give the drivers a donation for petrol.


Based around the Lecrin Valley which is half way between Granada and the coast.

The majority are English speakers. Either English or northern European.

Every month they slit into 2 groups with one difficult and one easy walk.


The majority are English speakers. Either English or northern European.

They walk every Sunday and Wednesday between September and May.

Most of the walks are around 15km and are within about 20km from Almuñecar.

There is almost always space in someone's car. Ask Stuart if you need a lift.
Accommodation / Re: Map of all the hotels in Granada
« Last post by granadaexpert on January 18, 2014, 04:32:12 AM »
There is a very good map with the location of all the hotels in Granada here.
Accommodation / Map of all the hotels in Granada
« Last post by Julian on January 18, 2014, 04:27:35 AM »
Does anyone know here there is a map of all the hotels in Granada including the location of car parks, places of interest etc? 
Getting to Granada / Granada park and ride
« Last post by John on January 18, 2014, 03:44:51 AM »
Granada does not have an official  park and ride system.

This is my personal idea of the best park and ride.

Here are instructions:

The Sacromonte Abbey is about 40 minutes walk from Plaza Nueva (the absolute centre of Granada)
The Abbey has a large free parking area.

Leave the A92 at EXIT 253 (GRANADA ESTE - EL FARGUE)  Drive through el fargue.
Take a left into Camino Viejo de El Fargue

Take the next left at the football pitch. (If you go past the electricity substation you have gone too far)

Drive down the road until you get to the abbey.
Park your car.

You are now at the M on this map

If you want to get a bus get on a 35 which will take you to Plaza Nueva.
The 35 goes every 30 minutes.
For more frequent buses walk down to Cuesta Chapiz where there are buses every 15 minutes.


Getting to Granada / bla bla car Cheap travel to and from Granada
« Last post by Steven Wellington on July 12, 2013, 05:54:26 AM »
There is a car sharing service called bla bla car

At the moment I have a friend here with me here from Puerto Rico.

She came to Granada from Alicante for 21 euros.

Tomorrow she is going to from Granada to Cadiz for 17 euros

(The normal price is 38 euros by bus)

It seems a great way to meet people and get cheap travel.

The website is.
Getting around in Granada / Re: Getting from the Airport by taxi
« Last post by granadaexpert on April 21, 2013, 11:37:31 PM »
The price of a taxi to San Miguel Bajo in the Albayzin should be 30-32€.
As in all walks of life there are a minority of bad people who will overcharge you.
There seems to be little effort to discipline the bad taxi drivers who give the majority of good ones a bad name.
For this reason I advise you to look at this page about avoiding getting ripped off by taxi drivers.
This journey should take about 35 minutes.

If you take this option the price of the bus is 3 euros per person.
A trip on the 31 bus is 1.20 euros.  So this option will cost 12.60 euros.

It could be a little taxing getting 3 suitcases onto the bus and off again.
If you are worried about this then get off the airport bus at Jardines de Triunfo
where there is a taxi rank and get into a taxi.  There is a taxi rank next to the big pole with a Spanish flag on top.

You can see the aiport bus stops on this page.

If you get off the plane and go straight to the bus there should be no problem with missing it.
When you go out of the arrival area where you pick up the suitcases just turn right and go out of the door at the end.
You should see the bus waiting.

This journey should take about 50 minutes.

Other usful links

Airport Bus times

The 31 bus route

Guide to San Miguel Bajo

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