/ El Chorro Accomodation
I will not have a car.
I second the Olive Branch http://www.olivebranchelchorro.co.uk/
I've stayed there a few times - Gary and Mel are fantastic hosts and they have a range of options from bunkhouse to camping. If you camp, you still have use of a communal kitchen and store cupboard so you can bring a load of supplies from the supermarket and eat cheap for the trip too, so it's about the cheapest way you can do El Chorro other than wild camping in the forest (which is of course illegal, but can be done http://gazleah-climbing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/wild-camping-el-chorro.html )
Sounds good. Where are you staying?
Olive branch already booked up. Does anyone have any other options in the same area as i won't have a car
Ob + 4.
There are 2 refugios at Chorro, never stayed at them though. Might be an option.
Do you know what they're called?
Are there any other b&b options that anyone is aware of?
fill your boots.
the other main spot for cheap accommodation is the finca campana http://www.fincalacampana.com/. got a good international feel and friendly place. i find it a bit noisier so prefer the olive branch. i'm out here till mid jan and tend to always travel out on my own. never had any trouble finding people to climb with. if you're stuck give me a shout.
there are a couple of refugios in the village which I don't have any details on but i'm sure you could google them. again i find them very noisy, so only go for a wee drink at them for a bit of craic.
you don't need a car once you get to chorro but there are no significant supermarkets in chorro, so it's worthwhile getting a pick-up from alora with a stop at the bigger supermarket there. Gary at the Olive branch offers this. pretty sure you don't have to be staying here to make use of the service.
from the airport you can get the train to alora for 2.20euros. get a train towards malaga and change at victoria kent.
once at the finca, everything is walking distance.
hope that helps buddy. give me a shout if you need any further info. been coming here for the last seven years so can hopefully answer most queries.
Thanks for the advice. Finalacampana has only bunk bed available. Can't decide whether to go for bunk house or just camp at olive branch. Will probably go for the camping option. Everything is fully booked up apart from the expensive options.
I'll probably have more questions to ask. Thanks again!
Thanks for this - I checked them out - only the expensive options available though :(
I need to be more organised next time!
The Refugio in El Chorro has a Facebook page with contact details.
Have you seen this article as well ?
Elsewhere on the site
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more
A product review by James Turnbull. James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the... Read more
2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we... Read more
The British climbing scene is very exciting at the moment. It is quite clear that as a sport it is developing at a rapid rate and... Read more
Nick Livesey discovered the mountains of Snowdonia over a decade ago and finally moved there a year and a half ago, quitting a... Read more