Ardales Lake District & El Chorro
Can you imagine three stunningly beautiful turquoise coloured lakes bordered by pine forests . This is tranquil hideaway where you can swim, fish, or picnic on the lake shore. This doesn’t sound like a typical Andalucian scene, does it? This is Malaga’s “Lake District” is in fact three artificial lakes created by a dam built across the dramatic 200 m. high Guadalhorce river gorge. Look out for the eagles which continually circle around the sheer cliffs.
The gorge is famous for its dangerous bridge which is called the Caminito del Rey (King’s little pathway). This path provides access to a hydro-electric plant and took its name after an official visit by Alfonso XIII of Spain in 1921. The 110-year-old Caminito del Rey has been a crumbling, dangerous, forbidden walkway for the last few decades. The access to the path was removed in 2000 on grounds of safety.
THE long-awaited opening of the Caminito del Rey at El Chorro near Malaga has been announced for Easter 2015 by Elías Bendodo, president of the Diputación Provincial de Málaga. For tickets and more information visit www.caminitodelrey.info
The death-defying path could become one of Andalucia’s biggest tourist attractions.
It will be open from Tuesday to Sunday with different hours for summer and winter – which are still to be finalised.
The first three months after the opening will be free, but eventually a fee will be levied.