Where is KMC Spain?

KMC Spain is on the outskirts of Alhaurín el Grande, approximately 30 minutes drive from both Málaga city and Málaga airport, and also 30 minutes from the closest beaches on the famous Costa del Sol.

Málaga's Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is well served by regular direct flights from around Europe, and is connected worldwide through most major airlines and their partners. The airport is well connected by inexpensive public transport to both the city and the coast eg. Málaga city and Torremolinos are only 10-12 minutes by train from the airport, and Málaga city is 15 minutes bus ride - visit the Travel Info page for more details.


The currency in Spain is the Euro €


Typical Max/Min temperatures in Oct: 22C/15C (72F/59F).

Can I book accommodation through the Festival?

Accommodation available to book through your Festival booking will be limited to onsite accommodation at KMC Spain. For those unable to stay at the KMC, shuttles will be organised from Málaga city, Torremolinos, Alhaurín el Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre. Full information about shuttles is available on the Travel Info page.  If you are planning to bring a car, note that there will be no onsite parking (except registered disabled). Offsite parking and shuttles will be arranged, see Parking for details.

Arrival & Registration

You are required to show your booking confirmation letter (either digital or printed) to gain access to the Festival site.   If you are unable to show this, you will be required to show either your passport or National ID card.

Campers must register before pitching your tent and only camp in designated areas.

Strictly no naked flames of any kind (e.g. candles, gas cookers or gas lighting) are permitted anywhere on the campsite. 

General Guidelines

During your visit to KMC Spain you are requested to please refrain from smoking (incl. electronic cigarettes), taking intoxicants and drinking alcohol in the building and in the grounds.


Please note that it is not possible to bring pets to the Festival.


You will be required to wear a Festival Pass at all times. Please co-operate fully with this requirement for the sake of the safety and smooth running of the Festival. Please note that the Festival Management cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to personal items or cars parked either on or off the Festival site. Please bring essential items only and carry valuables with you.


The entire Festival is organised and run by volunteers. There are many opportunities and ways in which you can help, such as preparing food, serving, clearing, dish-washing, cleaning, setting up, cafes etc. It is a wonderful way to meet with other Kadampas from around the world – your contribution of time and energy is an important part of making the whole thing happen.

To find out how you can get involved, please see the volunteering page.


Flash photography, video or audio recording are not permitted in the Temple during sessions.