Caminito del Rey is located about 60 km from Malaga, in the geographical center of the province. It is one of the most amazing landscapes of the mountains, with its gorges, its heights and its sharp walls. In the middle of the canyon passes the Guadalhorce river.
It is known by this name because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII to take advantage of the slope and convert the water channel from the northern reservoirs to El Chorro into a hydroelectric plant.
If you are thinking of doing the route, perhaps you should also consider spending a night in a village near the Caminito to enjoy the beauty of the mountains of Malaga. In this post, we recommend the most famous accommodations in this area, some of them are located near the gorge and others in the surrounding villages.
This charming 3-star hotel is perhaps the most famous, located in front of the Caminito del Rey and next to the Gaitanes Gorge. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Guadalhorce Valley and even saty with children, as it has a swimming pool and a wide range of activities such as horseback riding, cycling or climbing. It is built on a former flour factory of the 20th century. The hotel is located in El Chorro and its restaurant has an extensive menu with local products and traditional cuisine.
La Posada del Conde is located in El Chorro. It is the perfect place for those travelers who, apart from the Caminito del Rey, wish to enjoy the wide variety of hiking trails in the surrounding area. The hotel’s restaurant has received numerous awards in recognition of its homemade gastronomy, with local products of the best quality.
This hotel is a 5-star thermal complex just 14 km away from the Caminito del Rey, known throughout Europe for its mineral-medicinal waters that emanate at an optimum temperature of 18 °C to provide beauty and health benefits. It is an 18th century neoclassical building built by King Fernando VII and has been recognized with numerous awards for being the best health and wellness center in Spain.
The Ardales Apartments are located in the historic center of Ardales. They have three stars and are fully equipped to enjoy independence and tranquility. It is the ideal place for inland tourism and to observe the heritage of the village. They have individual apartments for 2, 3, 4, 5 and up to 8 people, which makes the complex a perfect place for families.
The Caminito del Rey Hostel is located in Alora, 14 km from the Caminito del Rey. It has spacious rooms, very well equipped and with plenty of parking spaces. Near the hostel there are several restaurants and supermarkets. They offer guided tours of the Caminito del Rey and also alternative activities such as visiting Ronda, the Torcal de Antequera, the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, the Prehistoric Caves, and so on.
La Casa del Loto is a country house only 9 km from El Chorro Natural Park. It has a rural and vintage decor whose main objective is for guests to relax and enjoy their stay. It is perfectly equipped, with kitchen and space for 4 people. Therefore, it is the perfect place to enjoy with children. It has a wide variety of massages and special baths in the jacuzzi to suit your needs and make your stay unique. Pets are welcome.
Cortijo Vista Álora is a 4-star Bed and Breakfast located 4 km from the center of Álora, with views of the mountains, olive groves and surrounded by exotic trees that mimic tropical gardens. It has 4 double rooms and an independent studio, all of them decorated differently. They organize daily excursions to the surrounding tourist attractions, including the beaches of the Costa del Sol and cities such as Malaga, Seville or Cordoba.
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