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Los Arcos

Private (42, 11€, February to November) Casa de Austria (or La Fuente), on a street to the right of the Camino. Kitchen. Breakfast (with black bread!). Website www.lafuentecasadeaustria.com Tel 622 184 325 Open 12:00

Private (24, 12€) Casa de la Abuela, facing you on the corner where the Camino turns right. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Breakfast with home-made cake. Friendly. Website www.casadelaabuela.com Tel 630 610 721

Municipal (70, 6€, Easter to October) Isaac Santiago, past the church and across the bridge and it's on the right. Run by Flemish volunteers. Garden, kitchen, good showers, pet ducks and massages. Tel 948 441 091 Open 12:00

Private (30, 10€) Casa Alberdi, on the Camino past the Municipal on the right. Laundry facilities, basic cooking facilities. A last resort! Website www.alberguecasaalberdi.com Tel 650 965 250 Open 12:30

The Camino arrives directly on to Calle Mayor where there's Tourist Office on the right near the Ayuntamiento and a Pharmacy. Opposite the main entrance to the church on Plaza Santa María are Mesón de Gargantúa which does a good Pilgrim Menu, and a small shop which opens in the evening. On the main road around Plaza del Coso there are several restaurants and banks. Restaurante Mavi, across the main road, does good food. Café Abascal underneath Hotel Monaco does decent food and is open for breakfast. Fiestas, Los Arcos 16 May, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción y San Roque 16 August.

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