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21km after Casar, Embalse de Alcántara: Closed. No opening date.

Casar de Cáceres

Municipal (20, 6€) Albergue Municipal, follow the Camino into town until you see the Town Hall / Ayuntamiento on your right, the albergue is on your left. Ask in Bar Majuca or Bar El Siglo for the keys, or the Tourist Office across the square. Kitchen, laundry facilities. The first room suffers from being too close to the toilets with their noisy extractor fan. Possibly also earplugs needed at weekends due to the town's riotous night-life. Tel 669 961 887

Albergue Rural Ruta de la Plata is on the left at the beginning of the town, it bills itself as El Albergue however it's more a hotel than an albergue. Singles from 30€, doubles 60€. Tel 661 178 430

Dia supermarket on the Camino on the way into town. Cafés, shops, banks and a pharmacy on the Camino near the municipal albergue.

Bar Majuca is friendly and does excellent food.

Bar El Siglo has also been recommended. 

Churrería Borges on Calle Barrio Nuevo opens at 06:00, from the door of the municipal albergue pass through the arch opposite and take the first left, closed Tuesday.

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