Category Archives: Caminito del Rey

Caminito del Rey closed due to bad weather?

I have had hundreds of emails from people over the last few months stating that they arrived at the entrance of the Caminito only to find that it was closed… This was AFTER many of them had checked the official website, (The one where they booked and paid for their tickets) on the day of the walk and NO notice was posted to say that the pathway was closed… 🙁

So, what to do?… If you think that the weather might be bad then of course check the official website but I would say that the only real way to find out is to call them on the phone or write a message on their facebook page.. (The facebook page seems to answer messages a lot faster than emails) and, they do tend to post closure notices on the facebook page…

The phone number is… 902 78 73 25

You can get a refund if the walk is closed for some reason that is not your fault or you can change your ticket for a different date…. There is a deadline of 4 days from the date the Caminito del rey is closed… The claim form is at the bottom of this page at the official website https://reservas.caminitodelrey.info/canjeo-por-cierre/?lang=en

As of 25th of August 2019 it seems that refunds are NOT given…

From this page….
https://reservas.caminitodelrey.info/frequent-questions/?lang=en

What is the cancellation, exchange and / or return policy?

Tickets can not be changed by date or time. Tickets can only be changed in case of closure by security for visitors due to climatological reasons, rockfall or maintenance work.

The amount of the tickets will not be refunded.


And though the facebook page is in Spanish, you will be fine writing to them in English… https://www.facebook.com/caminitodelreyoficial/

Remember… If you do have a complaint about your Caminito del Rey experience, then tell them about it… Nothing gets changed for the better if we all stay silent.. 🙂

Also remember that the Caminito del Rey is closed on Mondays… It will close in very heavy rain, high winds and other inclement weather, and also when there is the danger of rockfalls or essential and urgent maintenence that needs to be carried out…

Tickets for combining Train, Bus and Caminito del Rey entry on sale from 1st February 2019.

If you are staying in Malaga,  this is a great way to visit the Caminito del Rey. You can purchase a ticket combining train, bus and the entrance to the path on any of the ticket vending machines at train stations in Malaga. All the information regarding the steps to follow when buying the tickets can be read on the poster located next to the machines.

Important! You can only buy tickets on the same day you are going. the ticket machine is open from 6am to 09:15 every day except Monday (when the Caminito del Rey is closed)

There are 100 tickets available each day with 30 allocated for guided tours and 70 for self guided tours. Prices are 23 euros sin guía (without a guide) and 31 euros con guía (with a guide)

Its in Spanish but fairly straight forward to follow.

combined train, bus and entry tickets for the Caminito del Rey

120,000 tickets available for the Caminito del Rey.

Tickets are now available for the period October 2018 to March 2019 but move fast as you can be sure that they will get booked up pretty quickly. Last year over 300,000 people visited and it is expected that next year will be the same.

If you can’t get the tickets for the dates you want then consider a guided tour or just turning up at the gate but don’t forget that many people get turned away using that option….

I still maintain that to really enjoy the walk and the area then stay in one of the local hotels such as the Magdalena, Garganta or Posada del Conde (Thats what I always do!)…

Reservations for Caminito del Rey now available up to end of May 2018

The official portal for reserving a walk along the Caminito del Rey has opened up the booking system to the end of May 2018… For details on how to make a reservation click here…

If you cant get the date you want try this……No tickets? No Problem!

There will be around 100,000 tickets available and with December and January pretty much full,This next booking period is for February, March, April and May2018.