Picos de Europa

Picos de Europa, photo by Evolah
Picos de Europa (photo by Evolah)
 

The Picos de Europa is a range of mountains, protected by a national park, located near the northern-central coast of Spain.

It consists of several massifs, with a large gorge (Cares Gorge, or Garganta del Cares), in the middle, by the village of Caín.

Almost all of the rock in the Picos is limestone, and glacial action has contributed to create scenic alpine karst filled with dramatic scenery and some of the deepest caves in Europe.

Picos de Europa is popular with both hikers and climbers, and there is a well-established network of mountain refuges. There is also an aerial tramway at Fuente Dé.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
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Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Hostal Casa Abascal

Hostal Casa Abascal offers accommodation in Posada de Valdeón. The guest house has a terrace and ski storage space, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 222 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$59

 
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Eigón

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Eigón offers accommodation in Posada de Valdeón, 110km from Llanes. Certain units include views of the mountain or river. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$69

 
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Refugio La Ardilla Real

Refugio La Ardilla Real is situated 7 km from Posada de Valdeón, in the Picos de Europa Nature Reserve. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Refugio La Ardilla Real features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$16

 
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Los Horreos

Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, Los Horreos is situated in Posada de Valdeón in the Castile and Leon Region, 33 km from Llanes. Potes is 24 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 75 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$160

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Arcea Mirador de Cabrales

This charming hotel is perfectly situated in Cabrales to explore the superb Cares route, where you can enjoy trekking and hiking across spectacular landscapes. Average score from 292 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$115

 
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See all hotels in Picos de Europa.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Eigón

Eigón

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Eigón offers accommodation in Posada de Valdeón, 110km from Llanes. Certain units include views of the mountain or river. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$69

 
$699.8
Refugio La Ardilla Real

Refugio La Ardilla Real

Refugio La Ardilla Real is situated 7 km from Posada de Valdeón, in the Picos de Europa Nature Reserve. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Refugio La Ardilla Real features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$16

 
$168.8
Hostal Poncebos

Hostal Poncebos

Hostal Poncebos is 500 metres from Bulnes Funicular Railway on the Cares Route in the Picos de Europa National Park. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and views over Cares River and the mountains. Average score from 743 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$25 - $75

 
$258.7
Hotel Garganta del Cares

Hotel Garganta del Cares

Set within the Picos de Europa National Park, Hotel Garganta del Cares is located in Poncebos, the starting point of the Cares Route and the cable car to Bulnes. This mountain hotel features spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Average score from 336 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$29

 
$298.7
Los Horreos

Los Horreos

Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, Los Horreos is situated in Posada de Valdeón in the Castile and Leon Region, 33 km from Llanes. Potes is 24 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 75 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$160

$1608.7
Parador de Fuente Dé

Parador de Fuente Dé

Located in the foothills of the Picos de Europa Mountains, Parador de Fuente Dé has free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and easy access to the Fuente Dé cable car. It has a picturesque setting in the Liébana Valley. Average score from 835 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$70 - $177

 
$708.5
Hostal Casa Abascal

Hostal Casa Abascal

Hostal Casa Abascal offers accommodation in Posada de Valdeón. The guest house has a terrace and ski storage space, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 222 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$59

 
$598.2
Hotel Rebeco

Hotel Rebeco

Hotel Rebeco is situated in the heart of the Picos de Europa Natural Park, metres from the Fuente Dé Cable Car. Rooms come with a terrace with views over the landscape. Average score from 341 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$76 - $100

 
$768.2
Arcea Mirador de Cabrales

Arcea Mirador de Cabrales

This charming hotel is perfectly situated in Cabrales to explore the superb Cares route, where you can enjoy trekking and hiking across spectacular landscapes. Average score from 292 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$115

 
$1158.1

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