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Camino Mozarabe from Almeria - Albergues to re-open!

Raggy

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2021
Announced today on the Almeria association facebook page:

Municipal (donativo) albergues are re-opening:
Alboloduy albergue - Open since May 15
La Peza, Hueneja and Tocon de Quentar - Scheduled to open on the 15th (of July)
Rioja, Santa Cruz, Ocaña and Abla - Will open as soon as preparations are finished.

And, of course, many private accommodations are also operating.

All will be run in compliance with sanitary rules and COVID protocols. I don't know exactly what that will entail, but I hope to find out soon. It might mean that communal kitchens and dining rooms on site are off limits. I hope not but there are rules to be observed, which might not take into account the nature of the Mozarabe, which has far fewer pilgrims than other routes.
 
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Announced today on the Almeria association facebook page:

Municipal (donativo) albergues are re-opening:
Alboloduy albergue - Open since May 15
La Peza, Hueneja and Tocon de Quentar - Scheduled to open on the 15th (of July)
Rioja, Santa Cruz, Ocaña and Abla - Will open as soon as preparations are finished.

And, of course, many private accommodations are also operating.

All will be run in compliance with sanitary rules and COVID protocols. I don't know exactly what that will entail, but I hope to find out soon. It might mean that communal kitchens and dining rooms on site are off limits. I hope not but there are rules to be observed, which might not take into account the nature of the Mozarabe, which has far fewer pilgrims than other routes.
Good thing to know, as there was an update guide from June 1st by the Mozarabe Association, where it was noted all the ‘’temporary closed’’ places to stay.
 

Raggy

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Good thing to know, as there was an update guide from June 1st by the Mozarabe Association, where it was noted all the ‘’temporary closed’’ places to stay.
I expect that they will update the guide soon.

When an update is published they generally upload it to their Facebook page first (accessible even if you are not a Facebook user), and then to their website a couple of days later. Because they are so assiduous in keeping the guides up-to-date, I don't post PDFs that go out of date. I point people to Facebook and the website, where they will find the latest edition:


 

Ghislaine

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Yes, there probably will be some other updates. As I’m leaving in sept. I’m in contact with Nely from the Association and that’s what she told me.🤗😊
 

Ghislaine

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A quick question, any suggestions which hotel I should book downtown for 2 nights in Malaga beginning of Sept, to visit the town. After those 2 days, we’ll take the bus to Almeria, to start our Camino. I have all those great tools to look, but quite often, it’s worth asking.😊 Thank you for any suggestions!
 
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Raggy

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A quick question, any suggestions which hotel I should book downtown for 2 nights in Malaga beginning of Sept, to visit the town. After those 2 days, we’ll take the bus to Almeria, to start our Camino. I have all those great tools to look, but quite often, it’s worth asking.😊 Thank you for any suggestions!
Last time I was in Malaga, I stayed at an apartment that a friend of mine rented for a month, so I don't know the hotel scene.

The Camino Assoc. lists the youth hostel and a private hostel. I expect you can find reviews online.

Frankly, with the virus very much at large, I would probably avoid a hostel in a large city, unless I could get a private room ... and a private bathroom ... So unless you're on a tight budget, I would suggest that you look at Airbnb and Booking.com

[I don't have the same concern about hostels on the Camino Mozarabe. I think that they are far less frequented, and attract fewer young people whose behavior and vaccination status makes them more likely to be carrying the virus. Anything is a risk, of course, but each of us must determine which risks we wish to take and which ones we don't].

Finally, although Malaga is more famous for tourism than Almeria, don't discount Almeria as a city to visit. It's Moorish castle is at least as interesting as Malaga's, ditto for the cathedral. The old town is less extensive, but still charming. Definitely worth exploring.
 
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Ghislaine

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Last time I was in Malaga, I stayed at an apartment that a friend of mine rented for a month, so I don't know the hotel scene.

The Camino Assoc. lists the youth hostel and a private hostel. I expect you can find reviews online.

Frankly, with the virus very much at large, I would probably avoid a hostel in a large city, unless I could get a private room ... and a private bathroom ... So unless you're on a tight budget, I would suggest that you look at Airbnb and Booking.com

[I don't have the same concern about hostels on the Camino Mozarabe. I think that they are far less frequented, and attract fewer young people whose behavior and vaccination status makes them more likely to be carrying the virus. Anything is a risk, of course, but each of us must determine which risks we wish to take and which ones we don't].

Finally, although Malaga is more famous for tourism than Almeria, don't discount Almeria as a city to visit. It's Moorish castle is at least as interesting as Malaga's, ditto for the cathedral. The old town is less extensive, but still charming. Definitely worth exploring.
Thank you for your quick answer. My intention was to book and hotel through Booking or else. We won’t stay at an Hostel. I will arrive from Canada at 16:30 so those 2 days are fir relaxing and visiting. Just thought of popping the question.😀 Sometimes, people know a nice spot. I guess I’m starting to be excited a bit!😀
 

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Thank you for your quick answer. My intention was to book and hotel through Booking or else. We won’t stay at an Hostel. I will arrive from Canada at 16:30 so those 2 days are fir relaxing and visiting. Just thought of popping the question.😀 Sometimes, people know a nice spot. I guess I’m starting to be excited a bit!😀
There is an upscale hotel right across the pedestrian street from the Iglesia de Santiago, starting point for the Mozárabe from Málaga, if you are looking for a nice place, maybe a bit of a splurge (surely not in normal pilgrim range), this is well located and very comfortable.. Hotel Palacio Solecio.
 

Ghislaine

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There is an upscale hotel right across the pedestrian street from the Iglesia de Santiago,, starting point for the Mozárabe from Málaga, if you are looking for a nice place, maybe a bit of a splurge (surely not in normal pilgrim range), this is well located and very comfortable.. Hotel Palacio Solecio.
A bit of a splurge, indeed, but beautiful. I’ll continue my research, but still, I’ll keep your recommandation in my little book and I thank you.🙏
 

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And no matter where you stay, El Pimpi has a huge outdoor area that looks right over the Roman theater and Moorish Alcazaba. It’s pretty nice to sit there with that view as night falls and the sites are illuminated. Decent food.

Sorry for derailing the thread, Raggy.
 
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Raggy

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June 2021 edition of the guide - now uploaded to the Guadix association facebook page:

Expect to see it on the Almeria association Facebook page and website soon.
 

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