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Albergue Majalavara: Open again from early May.

Carcaboso

Private (11, 13€) Albergue de Peregrinos Señora Elena, continue up the main road. Laundry facilities, kitchen with microwaves. A little run down. Tel 659 774 580 or 927 402 075

Municipal (30, 15€ with breakfast) Albergue Majalavara, signposted to the right of the Camino on Calle Los Militarios. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Nicely renovated old school building. Good reports. Website majalavara.com Tel 640 281 337 Open 10:00

Hostal Ciudad de Caparra (adjoining Restaurante Cáparra) has singles 25€, doubles 44€. Good reports.

The Camino arrives into town on the main road, along which you will find cafés and a small supermarket next to a small park on the right. Further up on the left is a smaller shop with longer opening hours. Pharmacy up a street on the right. 

Restaurante Cáparra, on the main road up from Señora Elena, does an excellent menú del día, and meals in the evening.

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