El Caminito del Rey is a must stop in the province of Málaga. This natural place of incalculable wealth is located in an area known as El Chorro, in the heart of the mountainous area of Málaga. Recently rehabilitated, it is currently one of the most important natural attractions in Andalusia, visited by thousands of people every year.
Aleppo pines, stone pines, holm oaks and eucalyptuses make the tree population for this area very diverse and rich, supplemented with particularly junipers, Sabine junipers, Mediterranean fan palms, brooms, etc. The vegetation on the riverbank comprises rushes, reeds, canes, oleanders and tamarisks, as well as some poplars and willows. Notable among the fauna are mountain birds, several species of amphibians and numerous reptiles. The mountain goat inhabits the upper parts, along with foxes, rabbits, dormice, badgers and genets.
A walk of vertigo
This walkway of approximately 3 kilometers was built at the beginning of the 20th century on the walls of the famous Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, about 100 meters high. Its inauguration in 1921 by King Alfonso XIII would give this wonderful enclave its popular name. For decades the Caminito del Rey was considered one of the most dangerous walks in the world due to the deep deterioration of its facilities. In 2015 it was reopened to the public after a profound rehabilitation, which today allows the use and enjoyment of the Caminito del Rey in a comfortable and safe way. Not in vain, the Caminito del Rey has been recognized with numerous national and international awards for its touristic quality and contribution to architecture.Book now your transfer from Malaga Airport to Caminito del Rey