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No tickets for the Caminito left online? No problem (hopefully)

So, you have been to the official website to book your tickets for the Caminito del Rey and to your dismay the dates you want are full (agotado). No tickets for the Caminito left online? No problem (hopefully)…..Not to worry as there are a few other ways that you can get your ticket.

Get your Guide

If the reservation system is full and you don’t want to use the suggestions further down this page, have a look at these links for guided visits to the Caminito del Rey from Get Your Guide. This is an excellent option especially for larger groups. There are lots of trips are organised from many areas along the Costa Del Sol and other main cities.


Hotels can help with your Entry ticket for the Caminito del Rey

Firstly, stay in a local hotel such as the Posada del Conde or the Garganta Complex. These are the two hotels nearest to the walk that can get the tickets for you. (When you make the booking, make sure that you add a message to say that you are specifically booking because you want to walk the Caminito del Rey.) If the hotels are full then other hotels found on booking.com can help as well such as the fantastic Hotel Magdalena closer to Antequera.

Secondly,  Just turn up and buy your ticket at the gate. (10 euros each and you can pay by card as well as cash). THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK BUT MANY PEOPLE HAVE COMMENTED THAT THEY WERE ALLOWED TO PAY AT THE GATE.

Latest comments are that there are just 50 tickets available at the gate and people are turning up to queue as early as 07:30 am!

This is because there are a percentage of tickets (6% of the 1100 people allowed in daily.) When you can enter depends on how many people turn up for each allocated time slot. The maximum amount of people that enter every half an hour is 60 people so if you are there to buy your ticket at 11am and there are only 45 people checking in then you will be allowed to go along with that group… If there are 60 people you will have to wait for the next group in 30 minutes time.

Speaking with the manager there she told me that very rarely do people have to wait for more than an hour and on this day she had sold 120 entries at the gate and the people went in almost straight away but, she did say…”Try to get here as early as possible for the morning entries and weekends or holidays can be more complicated sometimes meaning people get turned away”

Even if you do have to wait a while, it really isn’t a hardship to sit and admire tha amazing scenery at the entrance to the Caminito del Rey!

Remember that the entrance for the Caminito del Rey is at the reservoirs/kings chair/el kiosko side… The north entrance. You cannot start the walk from the El Chorro (south) side…

If you are staying in malaga go to a train station and see if you can get the combined ticket…. Click here to read more about the combined ticket! This is now discontinued.

So, there you go. No tickets for the Caminito left online? No problem (hopefully)

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Exclusive private tours in Spain

Spain is a favorite destination for travellers and across the Iberian Peninsula there can be found carefully designed and, sometimes very exclusive private tours in Spain that combine cultural touring, food and wine experiences, luxury hotels and special-interest activities customized to individual interests.

Private guides and drivers are sometimes essential to getting the most out of Spain’s rich culture, including fascinating cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Seville; whitewashed villages, ancient churches and royal palaces; incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Alhambra, the buildings of Gaudi, and the historic center of Toledo; historic Jewish Quarters and synagogues; world-class museums such as the Prado, Reina Sofia and Guggenheim Bilbao; and much more.

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Guided walking in the Sierra de Grazalema

Guided walking in the Sierra de Grazalema, one of Spain’s most famous natural parks. A fabulous location to spend time be it resting, walking, bird watching or photography.

The park status envelopes several beautiful towns and villages; Grazalema, El Bosque, Ubrique, Zahara de la Sierra, Benaocaz, Benamahoma, Prado del Rey, and Villaluenga del Rosario are within the Cadiz side of the park. Ronda, Benaojan, Cortes de la Frontera and Montejaque, are in Malaga province.

Why not try Nature Plus – Grazalema is based in the picturesque white village of Grazalema in southwest Andalusia. The village is known for its white-washed houses, clay-tiled roofs, steep cobbled streets, traditional architecture, and deeply rooted cuisine.

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World-class service at Hotel Convento La Magdalena

Nestled in the Torcal de Antequera Natural Park, a typical, Andalusian countryside, this grand, Romanesque-style hotel is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in style. With a World-class service at Hotel Convento La Magdalena, it is one of my favorite hotels in the area and I have stayed there quite a few times never being dissapointed.

The indoor pool area is amazing and of course the staff can arrange your visit to the Caminito del Rey as well.

This beautifully renovated convent features attractive arches and impressive wall paintings. Enjoy wonderful original features including high vaulted ceilings, wooden beams and traditionally terracotta floors.

Dine in style within the property impressive á la carte restaurant which allows you to admire this special building while tasting delicious cuisine.

Soak up the tranquil ambience which this hotel enjoys due to its privileged position surrounded by stunning countryside. You can admire views of rolling Andalusian hills covered by olive groves and vineyards. Enjoy a world-class service at Hotel Convento La Magdalena


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