Five of us are touring northern Spain in September and plan to spend three days visiting Pico de Europa. We will be driving and approaching the park from the northeast along the coast. Our main goals are to hike the Cares Gorge and ride the Fuente De cable car (plus some miscellaneous hiking). We are having a tough time deciding where to stay in (or near) the park. The RS guide book suggests Potes, but it is then a long drive to the Cares Gorge. Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternate base of operations, or is Potes the best bet? Any suggestions for a hotel?
Also, is it best to do the Cares Gorge from the north entrance or the south entrance? Any advice is appreciated.