A visit to the Caminito del Rey on Saturday the 15th of May 2021 was a bit dismal to be honest and today I note that on the official website the “Caminito del Rey is closed until further notice”
I can’t get anyone to answer the phone and they aren’t responding to messages on their social networks.
The lamentable state of the “Interpretation centre” that has never been opened also drew my negative attention. Such a shame. The enormous car park goes unused whilst many people are forced to park illegally along the side of the road close the the kiosko bar making the road dangerous to all.
Of course I would recommend the Caminito del Rey but the organisation of this site has been terrible of late. Surely they must have some idea as to when tickets will be available again and could very easily publish this across the social networks and website.…
Oh! and to top it all I was informed by the hotel Posada del Conde that their bar and restaurant was closed untill further notice or at least until September!
I hope these instructions help you to reserve a walk on the Caminito del Rey. The official and ONLY booking website has some of the worst translations I have ever seen!!!!The comments and questions at the bottom are also very helpful so please feel free to ask or leave some feedback/experiences.
UPDATE March 2021….The online booking system has changed slightly for the better since the writing of this article and is now a little easier to navigate. REMEMBER that there is only one official website to buy your tickets from online.
Instructions to get your ticket for the Caminito del Rey
Remember! CLOSED ON MONDAYS… When does the path open? Every day from Tuesday to Sunday. When does it close? Every Monday, and January 1st, December 24th, 25th and 31st December
In the the top left column click on “Book your visit” and you’ll be taken to the booking portal (In Spanish) You can select English language at the top right of the booking portal.
(If you are rebooking for another date because of closure on your original date of entry click on the link at the top that says “CANJEO POR CIERRE”. (Or Exchange by Closing) Select the new date you want and then add the original reference number from the email you received when you made your initial reservation.)
The page with the calendar should load straight away so that you can select the date that you would like the permit for. (use the buttons to navigate through the calendar and select the date you want. If they are not available you will see RED writing and “Agotado” means no places available… GREEN writing means there is availability…
Select the hour you want to walk the Caminito del Rey and click seleccionar – Select
Enter how many people are going in your group. (YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN FOR THIS)
You can select the just ticket or ticket plus bus ticket or guided tour.)
Click on “Comprar – Purchase” and the page refreshes with an area at the bottom for you to fill out your details.
Make sure that you tick the box to say you accept the rules – (He leído y acepto las condiciones generales de compra y Política de Privacidad.)
Click on” Finalizar” and enter your card details and click “Pagar”. You will receive an email with confirmation of your entry…PRINT THIS and take it with you along with your passport AND the credit card that you used to make the purchase on the day of your walk.
Note: Try to get all your info right the first time. Sometimes when the page refreshes and you have got something wrong, the information you previously entered is lost and you have to start again.
Some people are having trouble with the system accepting emails. If this happens try a different email address.
If you can’t get a ticket for the day you want then the one alternative is to stay in a local hotel. These are the ones nearest to the Caminito del Rey.
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.