Posada El Corcal, Potes
The delightful 3 star Posada El Corcal
- Accommodation in the Picos de Europa with Collett’s
- A comfortable & traditional Spanish Inn
- A delightful three star posada
A beautiful three star posada in the heart of the Picos de Europa
Our base in the Picos de Europa is the beautifully appointed Posada El Corcal. Run courteously and with unassuming efficiency by the Soberon family, El Corcal is 2kms from the small town of Potes, which itself is a delight.
El Corcal is in a charming rural setting in the hamlet of Tama alongside the road between Potes and Panes near the Picos National Park. It is less than 5 minutes in the car to Potes, but you can also walk there in 40 minutes along a riverside track.
You will be more than comfortable at El Corcal. It is immaculately presented throughout. Whilst modern inside, there are some delightfully rustic touches. All of its en suite bedrooms, most with balconies, have been individually decorated with exquisite taste. Bright colours and stylish furnishings characterise every room.
After a day in the mountains, relax in the lounge over a book and a drink, or wander through French windows into an attractive garden with furnished terraces. Or you can take time out in the hotel’s health spa, where there is a jacuzzi, sauna and small gym.
At the entrance of El Corcal’s driveway just 50 yards from the posada itself, there is a traditional Spanish taverna restaurant, Casa Fofi, which is also run by the Soberon family. Each evening (except Wednesday) we meet here to enjoy an excellent three course dinner (with wine included). A good breakfast is served everyday in El Corcal’s attractive breakfast room.
In pictures – Potes and Posada El Corcal
My questions were dealt with quickly and efficiently. We arrived earlier than expected but were shown to our room. The Collett's representative found us soon afterwards. The evening meals were very good, with unlimited good wine, and served nearby. It was lovely that all guests ate together along with 2 members of the Collett's team.
We enjoyed Office Hour as a way to chat together with the Collett's team and other guests. We only did one walk by ourselves and it was ok, some guests said the directions were not always clear.
The Collett's team at Picos really made the holiday for us. We could have done the walking by ourselves but it would not have been nearly so enjoyable. We enjoyed walking in a group as well as eating together every night with the other guests and staff members.
We felt that the Collett's staff made sure that the walks were safe for us in the weather conditions and frequently asked if everyone was ok. Everyone seemed able to walk at their own pace and felt comfortable. As experienced walkers everyone knew of the risks involved and acted responsibly. It was not an issue as I felt it might be.
We wanted the flexibility of being able to choose every day whether to walk in a group and which level of walk to choose.