"El Chorro, in Malaga" El Chorro by diageva

El Chorro Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 33 photos

El Caminito del Rey

At Alora, in the province of Malaga you will find Malaga's "Lake District" is in fact three artificial lakes created by a dam built across the dramatic 200 m. high Guadalhorce river gorge, known as the Garganta del Chorro. Watch out for the eagles which continually circle around the sheer cliffs.
The Desfiladero de los Gaitanes in El Chorro is one of the most impressive sights in all of Andalucia, while the lakes further on have been favourably compared to many famous lakes all over the world. In El Chorro too one can see the famous Caminito del Rey, the King's Way, formerly used to cross this huge rock-face.
The dam was officially opened in 1921 by King Alfonso XIII of Spain and on this occasion he took a walk along the specially constructed catwalk pinned to the face of the gorge some 100 m. above the river.
It is no longer possible to walk along the "Camino del Rey" (The King's Path), as it has been closed, pending repairs. As you can see in the pic the actualy conditions ...

The dam "Conde de Guadalhorce",

The natural surroundings of camping Parque Ardales, located next to the natural site of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and by the shores of the dam Conde de Guadalhorce, makes possible to develop lots of activities in contact with the environment. Very suitable for trekking, water sports, climbing. With supermarket, bar-cafeteria (in high season), children playground, guarded...

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  • Pros:Incredible
  • Cons:you must be careful
  • Last visit to El Chorro: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated Apr 6, 2004
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2007 at 5:48 AM

    Looks stunning. I don't fancy the Kings Way at all.....

  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2007 at 5:39 AM

    Gheee ... looks like a well hidden gem. Thanx for sharing!

  • Mar 24, 2005 at 12:04 PM

    Nice page. Liked that intro picture of Caminito del Rey!

  • gregoryr1m's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2005 at 5:47 PM

    I enjoyed viewing your pages in El Chorro tonight. The caves seem incredible and that main intro picture shouldn't be viewed by the agrophobic ;*) Great page and I would love to visit Spain sometime.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2004 at 5:33 AM

    Whoa, this is a scarey page. What a brave king!

  • babar_1's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2004 at 7:21 AM

    Interesting page. I like to cross the King Way ;)

  • kentishgirl's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 12:02 PM

    Beautiful page here Eva! It looks stunning.....but a little too high up for me ! Ali xx

  • shivan's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 4:36 AM

    a "dangerous" page

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2004 at 4:43 PM

    me gusta mucho la andalucia evita,,,! been there 10 days. i'll be back!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2004 at 9:55 AM

    Nice place to explore :-) The turquoise water is so beautiful!!! Nice page Eva :-)

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