Our Accommodation in the Picos de Europa
The delightful 3 star Posada El Corcal & Self Catering Apartments in Potes
- Accommodation in the Picos de Europa with Collett’s
- A delightful three star posada
- Plus a handful of self catering apartments nearby
Hotel or Self Catering Accommodation in the Picos de Europa
With Collett’s you can arrive and depart on the dates of your choice perhaps making your time with us part of a wider holiday itinerary. In the Picos we have two accommodation options. Firstly, you can opt for half-board or B&B at the exquisite Posada El Corcal. This is our base in the village, where we meet and greet guests and also where you can join us each evening to plan your days over a relaxing pre-dinner drink at Office Hour. Secondly, we have a variety of self catering options, either within walking distance of the posada or a short drive away. Remember you can arrive and depart on the dates of your choice perhaps making your time with us part of a wider holiday itinerary.
We have accommodation to suit everyone. It is all detailed in the tabs above. Wherever you choose to stay we can help you plan your days, join organised walks, plot self guided walking routes or visit places of interest.
Potes – a jewel in the crown of the Picos de Europa
Potes is the vibrant principal town of the Liébana valley region. It provides well for the holidaymaker, whilst being a charming step back in time. There is a hustle and bustle that somehow adds to the rustic splendour of this remarkable little town.
On market day especially, it is a hive of activity. Historically rich, Potes boasts impressive medieval buildings and a labyrinth of fascinating cobbled streets with interesting shops, markets and atmospheric cafés. These streets radiate from a beautiful town square, itself perched dramatically above the river, which flows through the town. In every direction, Potes enjoys majestic mountain backdrops and clearly this adds to its appeal for walkers.
Collett’s chose Potes partly for its weather. It has a temperate climate and generally enjoys the sun and warmth of León and Castille, whilst leaving the wetter westerly weather fronts to the northern and western mountains of the Picos de Europa. To be precise, we are 2kms outside Potes in the hamlet of Tama.
The exquisite Posada el Corcal
Our base in the Picos de Europa is the beautifully appointed Posada El Corcal. It is run courteously and with unassuming efficiency by its owners, the Soberon family. Posada 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 2km (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 posada’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. It has the charming and easy-going atmosphere of a rural restaurant and it is where we meet each evening (except Wednesday) to enjoy a three course dinner (with wine included). A good breakfast is served everyday in El Corcal’s attractive breakfast room.
Attractive apartments for couples and larger parties
We have a variety of attractive self catering apartments in Potes, which are well equipped, comfortable and in nice locations about the village. They all offer a good level of comfort and in some cases, access to a swimming pool. There are several apartments, so if self catering is your preferred option, let us know your dates of choice and we will send you details of the apartment(s) we can offer you.
In pictures – Potes & our Accommodation in the Picos de Europa
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.