Caminito del Rey launches new batch of free tickets

Tickets are for January and February - paid entry expected to start in April

The Caminito del Rey is pegged high on the walls of the Gaitanes gorge at El Chorro, Photo: J.M. Álvarez

By Oliver McIntyre

A NEW batch of free tickets to walk the Caminito del Rey cliff-side walkway at El Chorro was released last Friday on the reservation website for the popular attraction (

The newly available tickets, for the months of January and February, may be the second-to-last batch to be released free of charge, after officials recently approved the launch of a fee-based system, expected to come into force in April with the ticket price estimated at seven to 10 euros (CDSN last week). Reservations for weekend dates during the two-month period were rapidly snapped up.

The release of the latest batch of tickets came on the same day that the Caminito was selected by the Spanish government to receive a Plaque of Merit for Tourism in Emerging Destinations.

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