Refugio del Poquiera
The Refugio de Poqueira is known as the most confortable base to climb Mulhacén, the highest mountain of the continental Spain. In fact, it is situated on the SW slopes of the mountain, at aproximately 3 hours from its summit. The hut is administrated by the FAM (Federación Andaluza de Montaña). It is a stony structure of two floors, at 2.485 m of altittude, that opens its doors the whole year. Normally, it is guarded and it offers all kind of facilities like: 76 beds with blankets, chimeney warmed living/dinning room, warm-foods and bar service, heated sleeping rooms (heating does not always work!), electricity and light in rooms, lockers for personnal things and climbing material, drinkable water, toilets and showers (with warm water when paying). There is an area for those ones who do not want to use the food services of the hut and where 'free cooking' is allowed. This area also works like 'winter' refuge in case the guard is not opening the house.