Booking and tickets selling portal of El Caminito del Rey is opening on Monday 18th April
The maximum price for visiting this path is to be €10. It’s opening is planned for 22nd April.
The online platform where one can book and buy tickets for El Caminito del Rey Path is opening next Monday on 18th April. The platform can be accessed through the path’s webpage (www.caminitodelrey.info). For the next four years, the path is going to be managed by the joint venture between the companies Hermandos Campano and Bobastro 2000. They will be in charge of booking and selling the tickets, as well as of the preserving, maintenance, security and surveillance of this spot.
The spot is going to be reopen for visits again next Friday on 22nd April. Nevertheless, from now on the entrance will not be free, as its maximum price of €8.2645 more VAT was established. Currently, VAT rate is sat at 21%, so that the final cost is €10.
The model which is used for tickets sale is similar to the one used in the case of Alhambra in Granada. According to it, tourist agencies are to be supplied with 37% of the tickets for organized travel bookings or sale in advance, and other 37% are meant for sale in advance to individual tourists by authorized establishments in the area. Moreover, 16% of the tickets are reserved for educational, scientific or cultural visits, as well as ceremonial visits and those related to the tourism development in Málaga, whereas other 10% are used for direct selling to the members of public on the web-based telematics platform.
The maximum number of visitors per year is set to be 300,000 people, while 1,100 people a day are to be allowed. At the beginning, the spot is going to be opened from Tuesday to Friday, except on 24th, 25th and 31st December and 1st January, and when the weather conditions are not suitable.
This new management model has been approved by the commission in charge of the path that includes the County Council of Málaga and the Town Councils of Álora and Ardales. This commission brought the decision that the maximum number of visitors, timetables, and opening hours are flexible, and can be changed depending on the kind of visits.