After months of being pent up inside, residents in Spain are eager to get out and enjoy their newfound freedom, as illustrated by the whopping amount of tickets that have flown for Costa del Sol’s famous tourist attraction, El Caminito del Rey in Malaga, in just a week.
THE opening date for the cultural site is quickly approaching, as the Caminito del Rey is due to open on June 12. So far, they have sold 3,500 tickets until the end of July. A total of 2,080 of these have been via their website (https://reservas.caminitodelrey.info/) and 1,350 have been through travel agencies. However, do not fear if you are still eager to visit the site, as there are still 70 per cent of 11,500 tickets left on sale.
Francisco Salado, the president of the Provincial Council in Malaga, has highlighted the amazing interest that has arisen for the tourist attraction which is directly reflected in the high amount of ticket sales, especially given the extraordinary contextual circumstances.
“This is the most important tourist attraction in the interior of the province and, without doubt, one of the most relevant cultural and ecological tourist sites in Spain” he outlined. He encourages residents of Malaga to come and visit the Caminito del Rey which boasts of unequivocal beauty and has been enjoyed by 1.5 million people worldwide since its rehabilitation by the Provincial Council five years ago.
Furthermore, the reopening of this tourist attraction will contribute heavily to the reactivation of the tourist industry in general, especially for nearby establishments in municipalities such as Alora and Ardales, and the Valle del Guadalhorce.
The Caminito del Rey has assured customers that it will be employing all the protective measures necessary to guarantee the safety of its customers and its staff. They will strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and adopt new safety measures from the beginning to the end of the route.
For now, the tourist attraction has made tickets available to purchase for excursions until Sunday, July 26. Entrance times range from 09.30am and will stop at 2.00pm.
There will be two ticket options available: general entrance (€10) which includes travelling through the route at your own pace as a visitor; and a guided visit (€18) which will provide a more enriching experience about the history, geography and biodiversity of the route which is in both English and Spanish.