Caminito del Rey

Buy your ticket on time :

Check weather conditions before departure, should the route be closed you can reschedule.

Tip:Park your car at the terminus – at El Chorro (acceso Sur)

restaurant el kiosco

A good tip is to use the restroom at this restaurant and possibly buy something to drink or eat because from this location there are no restrooms and or restaurants until after the hike. and that’s only about 3 hours later.

1st access to entrance caminito del rey, king’s path


You then follow the bordes Caminito del rey. This takes you along a trail through a pine forest of about half an hour walk (2.7 km) to also the entrance to the King’s Path where ticket control takes place.

2nd access to entrance caminito del rey, king’s path:

The second option is a slightly faster route, shorter of about only 20 minutes to the entrance of the King’s Path.  however, this time you must then pass through a dark tunnel 300 meters long.

For this second option, do not take the exit immediately after the restaurant but keep walking on the main street. after about 3 minutes walk you will see on the left side of the road a sign pointing 1.5 km to Caminito del rey. you can see that a tunnel has been built through the mountain there. this tunnel is 300 meters long.

caminito del rey
on the left on hooftstraat a few minutes after restaurant EL KIOSKO

300-meter-long dark tunnel right through the mountain. is shorter.
So either you take option 1 through the forest , or you take option 2, faster and through this tunnel.

Eventually you will arrive at the entrance. see photo below.

After 30 minutes of walking we arrive at the entrance, ticket control
After 30 minutes of walking we arrive at the entrance, ticket control

how does the walk go ?

The hike runs from the north down through the gorge, 2.9 km long. you cannot walk back !!! once you arrive at the end of the hike you will reach the reservoir and train station EL CHORRO.

Aloe Vera

Come and visit the Santaverde Finca

In the hills of Estepona, you can find everything you ever wanted to know about the organic cultivation, harvesting and processing of the medicinal Aloe plant.

During the harvest periods from September to December, and also from January to April, you can follow the complicated procedures involved in the extraction of the rich Aloe Vera gel and Aloe Vera blossom nectar, through the glass walls of our production lab.

You can also purchase plants and leaves fresh from the field, as well as our natural cosmetic products available directly from the site.

Finca Santaverde Camino Cala Bujeo s/n 29680 Estepona – Málaga

Most beautiful beaches in and around Estepona

Tapas, sun, sea and beach. Of course, you can also read about the stunning mountains and downtown on #VisitEstepona.

We make a top 10 of the beaches in Estepona. Curious to see yours….

  1. Playa del Christo

2. Playa Rada

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To be continued 😉 It is still winter when we write this 😉

Murals Estepona

Route of Murals in Estepona, also fun with kids, find them all!íptico-2019-web.pdf

Dia de Pesca (1000m2)

Dia de Pesca Estepona muurschilderingen wandelroute VisitEstepona
Photo from #VisitEstepona

Divided into 6 apartment buildings, in Estepona you will find the largest mural in all of Spain and probably the largest in Europe!

Opposite the 1st block is a sidewalk on which an arrow is painted. From here you can try to take the perfect picture.

The route passes 40-50 murals in Estepona, in 2020 is the new competition so looking forward to the next Murales!

Also read the extensive article in Kosta about this route

Senda Litoral Estepona longer again!

Soon another new section that allows you to walk 10 kilometers along the coast in Estepona. With the implementation of this new stretch on the Senda Litoral de Estepona, which connects the Laguna Village shopping center with Dominion Beach, we can go from the city center to the Guadalmansa River. The longest yet, at 870 meters long and 3.5 meters wide. The project also includes the construction of a printed concrete walkway (417 meters), two wooden walkways (125 meters and 326 meters) and two bridges, one of 20 meters and one of 30 meters to cross the Castor River. In addition, landscaped areas will be created and new lighting and street furniture will be installed. Once the work is completed, a half marathon to the new Athletics Stadium is on the cards!

You can already stroll along the Senda Litoral in Estepona, most of it lit up at night.

Walking from the eastern end of the promenade of Paseo Maritimo to the open-air museum in Playa del Angel was already possible, this walk has now been extended.

For this longer walk, you can now walk all the way from Playa del Cristo through the marina, along the beautiful promenade, to the promenade that goes all the way around from the end of the paved Paseo Maritimo promenade until it ends at the statue museum at the Playa del Angel. It is a nice stretch and the hike now continues.

Walk along the Playa del Angel and then turn left among the orange trees. You come to a pedestrian bridge. As you cross, note the old water wheel and 19th-century aqueduct, remnants of the time when sugar cane grew and needed irrigation.

After the footbridge, follow the yellow stone footpath, turn right again toward the sea and finally back along the coast.

You will pass a number of beautiful residential complexes and the Kempinski hotel, along a very attractive section of lawn and gardens to Playa del Padron, via the new pedestrian bridge over the Padron River, at the cozy beach clubs, bars, restaurants and Laguna Beach and stores.

This entire stretch from Playa del Cristo to Playa del Padron takes almost 2 hours.

85% of the entire route will be completed by 2020 – Around Estepona you can already walk it completely!

Check the complete route and progress on the interactive map of the Senda Litoral

16,000 Trees!

More than 16,000 copies for the “tree plan” to make Estepona a sustainable town.

Estepona City Council reports that the Árbol Plan Tree municipal project “has already reached a total of 16,423 trees since it was launched in 2012 to promote a more environmentally friendly city. In particular, the Consistory has planted a total of 4,123 over the past year – mostly leafy or shady trees such as tipuanas, jacarandas, ficus, cypress, poplars, pines or firs, as well as palms – an important step forward in the work being carried out by the City Council to promote a city with a better quality of life.

“Tree plan” means not only beautifying different parts of the city, but also has many other benefits, such as: oxygenation of affected places, temperatures are softened and sanitation. The deputy mayor of the Services area, Blas Ruzafa, emphasized that this tree has turned the town of Estepona into a more habitable environment with many other benefits, such as air purification, absorbing odors and polluting gases. Similarly, trees help conserve water because trees reduce evaporation from grasslands or also help prevent soil erosion and reduce runoff, among other things. The City Council has been working on initiatives to promote a more livable and sustainable city since 2012. In this sense, it should be recalled that the project “Estepona, the garden of the Costa del Sol” has been implemented, which has renovated and beautified thousands of plants in more than 120 streets of the municipality, creating a green space for pedestrians . Finally, the municipal official recalled that the City Council continues the “A Tree, a Life” initiative through which the city’s children can sponsor or sponsor a copy with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of preserving our environment.

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