Remember that most of the hotels in the area of the Caminito del Rey can help you with the entry permits for the Caminito del Rey.
With the restricted access (half normal capacity) and the difficulty in getting a permit on the online reservation system why not stay in a local hotel, help the local economy and take the hassle out of getting a ticket.
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The company running the Caminito del Rey have announced that tickets are now on sale for the period 12th of March to the 4th of April.
Remember to check that you are able to travel to the area of the Caminito del rey from wherever you live as there are still restrictions of cross province movement in some areas.
If for some reason the Caminito del Rey closes on the day that you have a ticket you can request a refund but remember you only have four days to do so from the date of the closure. Read more here for a refund. https://reservas.caminitodelrey.info/canjeo-por-cierre/?lang=en
The company that manages the Caminito del Rey put a total of 29,700 tickets on sale last Thursday the 20th of August. These tickets are availble up to and including the month of October.
After its reopening on June 12 the path has already recieved over a thousand visitors each day
In a statement, the company recalls that autumn is “an ideal time” to enjoy the almost three kilometers of hanging walkways attached to the rocks of the gorge, due to the gentle drop in temperature.
October also brings a change in the opening hours of the Caminito del Rey, which will open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., from Tuesday to Sunday.
El Caminito del Rey has adopted security measures against Covid-19, which has earned it the “Prepared for Covid” recognition by the Secretary of State for Tourism within the Comprehensive System of Spanish Tourist Quality in Destinations (SICTED). Since its reopening at the end of March 2015, more than 1.5 million tourists of 116 different nationalities have walked the Caminito del Rey.
Booking the Caminito del Rey (how to buy a ticket) Be quick as they sell really fast.
So you have been to the official website to book your tickets for the Caminito del Rey and to your dismay the dates you want are full (agotado). No tickets for the Caminito left online?…..Not to worry as there are two other ways that you can get your ticket.
Firstly, stay in a local hotel such as the Posada del Conde or the Garganta Complex. These are the two hotels nearest to the walk that can get the tickets for you. (When you make the booking, make sure that you add a message to say that you are specifically booking because you want to walk the Caminito del Rey.) If the hotels are full then other hotels found on booking.com can help as well such as the fantastic Hotel Magdalena closer to Antequera.
Secondly, Just turn up and buy your ticket at the gate. (10 euros each and you can pay by card as well as cash). THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK BUT MANY PEOPLE HAVE COMMENTED THAT THEY WERE ALLOWED TO PAY AT THE GATE.
Latest comments are that there are just 50 tickets available (unconfirmed) at the gate and people are turning up to queue as early as 07:30 am!
Thirdly, If you are staying in malaga go to a train station and see if you can get the combined ticket…. Click here to read more about the combined ticket!
Remember that the entrance for the Caminito del Rey is at the reservoirs/kings chair/el kiosko side… The north entrance. Right now you cannot start the walk from the El Chorro (south) side…
This is because there are a percentage of tickets (6% of the 1100 people allowed in daily.) When you can enter depends on how many people turn up for each allocated time slot. The maximum amount of people that enter every half an hour is 60 people so if you are there to buy your ticket at 11am and there are only 45 people checking in then you will be allowed to go along with that group… If there are 60 people you will have to wait for the next group in 30 minutes time.
Speaking with the manager there she told me that very rarely do people have to wait for more than an hour and on this day she had sold 120 entries at the gate and the people went in almost straight away but, she did say…”Try to get here as early as possible for the morning entries and weekends or holidays can be more complicated sometimes meaning people get turned away”
Even if you do have to wait a while, it really isn’t a hardship to sit and admire tha amazing scenery at the entrance to the Caminito del Rey!
The Caminito del Rey will reopen on the 12 june 2020.
This is the announcement (in Spanish) from the company managing the site. Tickets will be available from Friday the 22nd of May. The online system will allow reservations up to the end of July 2020.
The Caminito will open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a limit of 550 people per day allowed access.
Remember that we are in “phase 1” of the lockdown and there is a restriction on moving from province to province. So, as I understand this, only people living in the province of Málaga will be able to take advantage of the reopening.
(Please correct me if I am wrong!)
There is no announcement as to what time the online booking system will open on Friday 22nd but if you want to travel to the Caminito del Rey then I would suggest checking early in the morning and keep checking. I would expect that the tickets will sellout very quickly indeed!
Information here on how to book your tickets online.
Local councils are also promoting the use of public transport to arrive so I presume the train and entry combi ticket from Málaga will also be available. Read here for instructions on how to get the combi tickets.
I would apreciate any feedback about the caminito, it’s reopening, the train combi tickets or any other aspect of a visit to the Caminito del Rey.
Unfortunately I live in the province of Cádiz so won’t be able to visit untill restrictions are lifted further.
Caminito del Rey reopen 12 May