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Boutique hotel la Posada del Conde

The Boutique hotel la Posada del Conde is located between the Conde del Guadalhorce and Guadalteba Reservoirs in the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes natural park. It offers 24 spacious double rooms (and 1 suite) with huge beds.

Scenic forest views and the peace and quiet makes this hotel a very special place to spend a few nights. It is an ideal place for travelers exploring Andalusia and it is definitely off the beaten track. If you are on a road trip across Andalucia this hotel should be on your list for at least of 1 or 2 nights.

If you stay in this hotel the staff can arrange your entry permit for the Caminito del Rey and thus you avoid the sometimes difficult online booking system.

La Posada del Conde - Hotel close to el Caminito del Rey
La Posada del Conde – Hotel close to el Caminito del Rey

The hotel staff are very friendly and you can expect a professional personalized service (English is spoken). Rooms at La Posada Del Conde feature traditional décor, elegant furniture and under-floor heating. All include a TV, as well as a private bathroom (some with jacuzzi baths), hairdryer and free toiletries.

Meson del Conde Restaurante
Meson del Conde Restaurante

A continental breakfast is served daily and the restaurant has a charming terrace and beautiful dining room. The food is traditional Spanish cuisine adn the quality very high. The roasted lamb being one of the highlights plus soups, special salads and puddings and sweets. The wine list is extensive but In my humble opinion it’s always best to ask for a local wine and avoid the usual “Rioja” There is also a bar with talkative and friendly waiters and several comfortable lounge areas including a reading room with a fireplace.

The Boutique hotel la Posada del Conde is highly recommended by Ronda Today and the author of this article (Clive) who has stayed in this hotel on various occasions.
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Meson el Conde Restaurante
Meson el Conde Restaurante

Wildside Holidays – Spain

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Getting to El Chorro reservoirs and Camino del Rey

El Chorro

In order to visit the Caminito del Rey you need to get to the area of the small village of El Chorro located in Málaga province, Andalusia, Spain.

El Chorro is a few miles away from the larger town of Alora. REMEMBER THAT THE START POINT FOR THE CAMINITO DEL REY IS NOT IN EL CHORRO… EL CHORRO IS THE FINISHING POINT.

Check out types of travel to the Caminito del Rey and reserve your bus, train or taxi with GoEuro… Click here…

REMEMBER: Your destination (travelling to…) is the train station “El Chorro, Spain”

You can park at El Chorro and get a shuttle bus (every 30 minutes) to the start point which is the other side of the gorge by the kings chair/posada del Conde/Mirador and Kiosko restaurants… Or you can park by the restaurants, walk the caminito and get a shuttle bus back to your car…

GPS etc

Coordinates are 36°54’0″ N and 4°43’60” W in DMS (Degrees Minutes Seconds) or 36.9 and -4.73333 (in decimal degrees). Its UTM position is UF48 and its Joint Operation Graphics reference is NJ30-10.

By Car

From Malaga take the A-357 towards and past Cartama and around 47 km (from Malaga) take the exit towards M-442/Ardales/MA-5403/El Chorro. (About an hour)

The Map below explains the route towards El Chorro to take by car from Cádiz or Seville.

Map El Chorro
Drive to El Chorro

By Train

You can easily book a train ticket online from GoEuro… and just fill in your departure station and typemake sure  El Chorro  is in the destination. Follow the instructions and print your e.tickets straight away.

By Bus

Time tables keep changing and it’s impossible to get an updated timetable for buses to El Chorro. Also, the buses from Malaga, for example, go to the town of Alora, and then you have to wait and change for a bus to El Chorro. With that in mind and as the village of El Chorro sits on a railway station I am going to recommend the train and forget the bus. (see above for trains to El Chorro)


Wildside Holidays – Spain

Take a trip on the Wildside! Discover the wildlife and nature of Spain, its Natural and National Parks and find the top wildlife, activity and walking holiday companies.

Coronavirus – Caminito del Rey closed

The Caminito del Rey will be closed from the 14th of March 2020

If you have tickets booked for these dates then visit the official website of the caminito del Rey to apply for a change of date or refund. (www.caminitodelrey.info)

If you are planning to visit the area around the Caminito del Rey in the coming weeks, please check with your hotel or tour provider as they will be able to give you current information.

On the World Health Organization website you can find information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit the WHO page for daily updates.

https://www.who.int/