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Paraje Natural Desfiladero de los Gaitanes y Caminito del Rey

Paraje Natural Desfiladero de los Gaitanes y Caminito del Rey


Running 300m deep into the earth for over 3km, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is arguably the most spectacular gorge in the Costa del Sol.

Immersing you in this natural wonder, Caminito del Rey is a suspended walkway that clings to the sheer rockface. It is named after King Alfonso XIII of Spain (rey means king), who walked the route during his visit to El Chorro in the year 1921. This area affords awe-inspiring views over this spectacle of nature.

The gorge is home to over 20 caves that are not only impressive geologically, but also archaeologically, thanks to the cave art located here that dates all the way back to the Upper Palaeolithic. The area is also a haven for rock climbers, though the utmost respect to the environment must be paid here, as it is a protected natural area.



  • Recommended for families
  • Located outside an urban area
  • Inland area

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