UPDATE: 11/12/2021… All being well, the Caminito del Rey will re open on the 17th of December. Various guiding companies are taking bookings from that date onwards. (Tickets are not yet available on the official reservation online system) You can see avalable guiding companies here: https://www.caminodelrey.es/get-your-guide-for-the-caminito-del-rey/
Finally, it seems there has been a solution to the conflict between the current company (Hermanos Campano-Bobastro 2000) and the new company (Sando, Salzillo Servicios Integrales and Mundo Management).
Earlier this spring the contract was awarded to Sando and co effectively evicting Hermanos Campano from running the Caminito del Rey. Hermanos Campano immediately started an appeal process in order to keep hold of the running of the Caminito del Rey, its Reception and Parking.
I have written previouslty about the terrible state of the parking and visitor centre that is all but abandoned so it comes as no surprise (to me at least) that the contract was awarded to a new company.
Sando was the construction company that rebuilt the famous walkway and even ran the site quite efficiently for the first few months after opening to the public. Now they have partnered with two other companies, one that specialise in paperwork etc and the other, Mundo Management, is a market leader in ticket management and concerts.
So, last week at the monthly Malaga city council meeting, the appeal by Hermanos Campo was rejected and the project was officially awarded to Sando and co. Just waiting, apparently, for the contracts to be signed!
So will the Caminito del Rey start selling tickets for December 2022?
Who knows to be honest, the official facebook page for the Camito del Rey has deleted all the posts and comments back to the 7th of November. The official twitter account is tweeting useless tweets of “advice” and not answering any questions especially about tickets for December. It all seems a bit cloak and dagger to be honest 🙂
One has to assume that after signing the contract there will have to be some time for transition to a new staff system etc or maybe they will keep on all existing staff for the time being and open the Caminito del Rey for the month of December. I am looking forward to seeing the visitor centre open and, I guess, this was one of the important factors in the project of Sando and co.
One thing is sure, as soon as I find out that tickets are available I will let you all know and publish it here and across my social networks….
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