Virtual 360 degree views of the Camino del Rey

El Caminito del Rey is a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in the province of Málaga, Spain. The name is often shortened to Camino del Rey.

To get an idea of the dizzying heights and stunning views have a look at this very cool 360 degree virtual video.

Of course it hopefully won’t be as scary as it looks once the rebuilding work is finished and the path opens to the general public in early 2015

Bar la Cantina

Bar la Cantina, Presa de Guadalhorce
Bar la Cantina, Presa de Guadalhorce

This is a great little bar if you just want to stop off for a beer, a tapas and a rest whilst taking in the amazing atmosphere around the dam of the Guadalhorce reservoir… It is situated right on top of the dam a hundred metres away from the Meson del Conde. The only slight issue with this place is that it’s opening hours seem a bit hit and miss. However, if it is open when you pass by and you don’t feel like a big sit down meal then this is a great option. Service is a bit slow but the staff are very friendly and the various home made tapas are very tasty.

Meson del Conde (Presa de Guadalhorce)

Probably my favorite place to eat in the area of El Chorro, the Camino del Rey and Guadalhorce reservoirs, this restaurant is situated just a hundred metres from the Dam of the Guadalhorce reservoir. There is ample parking and the service and quality of food is exceptional.

Meson del Conde
Meson del Conde – Presa de Guadalhorce.

The  menu is based on the traditional Mediterranean diet with excellent salads and other starters (vegetarians can eat here without a problem) and highly recommended are the chefs specialties such as the melt in the mouth lamb shoulder with honey and a large variety of other meats as well popular game dishes such as rabbit, wild boar and deer.

Add to this the general friendliness of the staff and the attention to detail in the restaurant itself, if you are traveling through this area then this should be the place to stop off for an afternoon meal.

However, for an even bigger treat why not also stay in the adjoining hotel the Posada del Conde. Book a room and enjoy the peace and quiet of a high quality hotel, great food and the peace and quiet of the Guadalhorce reservoirs. See more about the hotel and reserve your room here.

Caminito del Rey tourist information -El Chorro – Hotel booking – Activities – The Guadalhorce lakes.