For those of you renting long term on the Costa del Sol and looking for fun and exciting activities for your weekends, or days off, there’s so much to choose from, such as the many pretty white villages inland, Fuengirola zoo, several aquariums, and even a crocodile park and ice rink, but something which is really getting people talking is the reopening of the Caminito del Rey in the stunning countryside outside of Malaga.
This aerial walkway hugs the cliffs and crosses the stunning but vertigo inducing El Chorro gorge has been being restored for what seems like ages, but is now due to open in time for Easter. Already people are getting excited about it, with the Lonely Planet’s new booklet 26 of the world’s hottest new experiences for 2015 putting it at an amazing number 5 and dubbing it “one of the world’s scariest hiking routes” with views to take your breath away.
Malaga Town Hall announced at the end of January the Easter opening date and said that access to the Caminito del Rey will be free for the first few months and open every day apart from Mondays. You will not be able to just turn up, but to book online on the official website (unfortunately this hasn’t been released yet) and judging by the Lonely Planet and the Guardian’s reactions there will be a lot of interest. Residents of the Costa del Sol need to keep their eyes peeled for information and openings to make sure they can benefit from this great new attraction before they start charging.
There’s an excellent website with the latest information about the area as well as the path here which you can check out http://www.caminodelrey.es/ and if you want to find out more great things to do on the Costa del Sol download our free guide.