Municipal (26, 15€ with breakfast, March to October - in winter call in advance) Embalse de Alcántara, about 600m to the left of the Camino. After crossing the second roadbridge the Camino leaves the road to the right. To get to the albergue continue on the road and then take a left - signposted. Café / restaurant with good food, laundry (included in the price). Magnificent setting beside the reservoir. Under new management in 2019. (Do not confuse it with the guesthouse which caters mainly to anglers and is by the main road.) Website www.embalsedealcantara.com Open 12:00 *** Closed from late 2021. Please see updates section above.
The guest house on the main road, Alcántara, Pesca, Evasión, has single rooms for 25€ and doubles for 40€, breakfast included. However, they prefer dealing with groups and may be reluctant to open for individuals. Tel 927 090 510. Website www.alcantarapescaevasion.com
Café, although 1km off the Camino and closed if the albergue is closed.
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