With an estimated investment expected to exceed 5 million Euros the restoration of the Caminito del Rey seems to be on schedule and is due to open in January or February 2015. It is hoped that king Felipe of Spain, like his great grandfather Alfonso XIII will open the hanging footpath high above the Gaitanes Gorge. Once completed, the 6 kilometre path will take about an hour to walk.
Work on the Visitor Centre has yet to commence and will be situated at the El chorro railway station.
As of today access to the footpath is still prohibited but it is possible to walk up to a viewpoint to see the extent of the work carried out from the El Chorro side of the path.