Caminito del Rey - Statistics

The Caminito del Rey, The King´s path © Michelle Chaplow
The Caminito del Rey, The King´s path


Statistics about the 1.3m unique visitors to the Caminito de Rey official website  in its first year of operation were anounced in a press release by the Malaga provincial council.  22% of web visitors were from abroad. We were pleased to see reported that "The visits that come from, and other travel websites, such as and stand out".

On the actual footpath, there were 23.000 visitors in the first month of operation. In the first year of operation there were 300.000 (free) tickets issued online. The Malaga provincial council has not reported how many tickets were actually used as it is known a high percentage of the free tickets that could not be re-dated were 'no shows'.

Since the purchase of tickets was introduced on 22nd April 2016 up to 25th July 2016 there were 86.100 visitors, equal to 100% sales of the maximum 1.100 per day allocation. 

We calculate the annual visitor ticket sales to be slightly less than 300.000 per year making it about the twelth most Popular attraction in Andalucia

In September 2017  Francisco Campano of the path management company anounced that the number of foreigners using the path was increasing and over the summer had reached 65%. There had been visitors form 84 different countries.    

On the three year Aniversary of the reopening of the Caminito del Rey the Provincial government anounced that there had been one million visitors to the path. A figure widely reported with enthuasm in the local press. However since year one issued 300.000 free tickets with a large proportion of no shows, and year two and three were under a management contract with a limit of 300,000 per year we calculate a figure closer to 800.000. It was also reported that the economic benefit to the area is 100m € which assumes an unrealistic 120€ average spend per visitor and includes Advertising Value Equivalent (AVE) contrary to PR industry established Barcelona Principals.

Caminito del Rey Entrance Ticket

Caminito del Rey Entrance Ticket Caminito del Rey Entrance Ticket

Caminito del Rey entrance tickets can be booked on-line here for the official 10€ per person ticket price. Booking here via Viator includes a full refund if cancelled more than 24hrs in advance. You will need to book your date and time. Monday to Friday. Price 10€

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Caminito del Rey - Morning Guided Tour

Caminito del Rey - Morning guided tour book now

Caminito del Rey three hour guided tour. Meet at El Kiosko restaurant at 11.45. This time is suitable for catching the train from Malaga city.
Thursday to Saturday. Price 28€

Caminito del Rey Tour from Costa del Sol

Caminito del Rey Tour from Costa del Sol book now

Walk the Caminito del Rey with guide and transport from Costa del Sol. This tour helps you walk the exciting path without any of the logistical complications.  Wednesdays and Fridays or Saturdays. (Bookings to March 2020) 
From Marbella, Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Malaga - 42€

Caminito del Rey - Private Full Day Tour from Malaga or Nerja

Caminito del Rey - Private Full Day Tour from Marbella & Mijas book now

Be driven to Caminito del Rey entrance and walk the path. This is a small group guided tour by professional historian along Caminito del Rey, including outward and return transport. You will be collected from south exit for the return transport.   
Tuesday to Sundays.
From central Nerja & Malaga -  75  €