Private (25, 15€) Camping Las Catalinas, turn right when you come down the hill into the village, it's beside the main road. Café / restaurant. They do an evening menu and breakfast. If you chose to stay here the friendly and helpful hospitalero may be able to drop you back on the original route in the morning. Website www.campinglascatalinas.es Tel 605 824 086 or 927 451 150
Casa Rural Abuela Máxi has singles 25€ in an apartment with kitchen. Website abuelamaxi.com/peregrinos Tel 670 733 093
In the village there are two small shops, cafés, a bank and a pharmacy, all near the church. In the park beside the albergue is an enormous duck pond.
From Ríolobos you can return to the Camino by continuing past Camping Las Catalinas, for 4.4km along the road until you rejoin the Camino where it leaves the road to the left. From there it's 6.3km to Galisteo.
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