About the hotel

Welcome to Hotel La Fuente

Welcome to Hotel La Fuente, in the town of Candelario, 72 km from Salamanca and only 4 km from Béjar. A beautiful village in the province of Salamanca declared a Historic-Artistic Site, in keeping with the beautiful and typical mountain structure of its monuments, houses and streets. Our village is visited by thousands of tourists in search of a place of relaxation at the foot of the foothills of the Sierra de Candelario.

Candelario is a member of the "Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Spain". This recognition has been awarded to the town of Candelario for its unique architecture and town planning, its location in an exceptional environmental setting and for the maintenance of its festivities, traditions and customs; all of which make the town one of the most touristic municipalities in the province of Salamanca.

The Hotel La Fuente***, is located in the town of Candelario, a beautiful town in the province of Salamanca.

The building in which the hotel is located has been renovated from its traditional construction to provide a modern and quality tourist service, while maintaining the traditional characteristics of this traditional mountain village.

The careful decoration of the hotel together with its comfortable rooms, make the hotel la Fuente de Candelario a very good option to enjoy the holidays of all our clients.

We have a free public car park in front of the hotel to facilitate the unloading of our guests' luggage.

Tourist routes and villages

The cultural roots of the Sierra de Béjar and Candelario region throughout its history have left an indelible mark over time.
Through them you will discover the history of the textile industry, the textile factories, monuments, the group of villages that form part of the province of Salamanca and the North of Extremadura, which provide a varied colour of traditions and ways of life very attractive for the tourist.
Béjar is the head town of the region where you will find all the necessary services during your stay in Candelario. It offers tourists a large number of museums, monuments, leisure activities and culture. It is only 4 km from Candelario through a mountain road. More information at www.bejar.es
Montemayor del Río
One of the must-visits in the area around Candelario is the town of Montemayor del Rio, located in the middle of nature and with a beautiful castle-museum at the top. The traditional mountain construction, the monumental church and the varied wickerwork workshops in the houses of the basket-makers are its main attractions.
This medieval town stands out for its Jewish quarter, declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1969. The Jewish quarter, located in the northwest of the town, is a mixture of adobe and chestnut wood houses, labyrinthine, narrow and winding streets, cobbled with pebbles from the Ambroz river. Hervás belongs to the Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters "Caminos de Sefarad".
The town's highlights include the 15th century tower, the clock tower dating from 1909, which today houses the Guijuelo Town Hall, and the Plaza Mayor square and its arcades. A visit to the bullring is also a must, as well as the streets Alfonso XIII, where most of the shops are located, and Filberto Villalobos, with the most symbolic buildings.
La Alberca
La Alberca was the first rural town in Spain to be declared a National Historic Monument. The most representative religious building is the parish church of La Asunción, built in the 18th century, which conserves a 16th century granite pulpit and a splendid Gothic processional cross in gilded copper, as well as a figure of the Cristo del Sudor.
Baños de Montemayor
A town with a fascinating history, formerly divided between the kingdoms of Castile and León and the dioceses of Coria and Plasencia. At the northern and southern ends, there are still traces of the Roman road that crossed the town, the "Vía de la Plata".

Hiking trails

The perfect and amazing landscapes that we can see if we decide to walk around Candelario, are something that most of the tourists who visit us are most grateful to do. In the sierra with really high peaks, presided over by the Calvitero, more than 2,400 metres high, with forests that climb the slopes of the sierra showing their most beautiful diversity, and with streams, lakes, glacial cirques accompanied by a varied fauna that will delight us while we observe and feel the overflying of birds as authentic as the griffon vulture.
Here we show you some options for low-difficulty hiking routes for the whole family.
La Garganta del Oso
Leaving Candelario on the road to Navacarros, after approximately 3 km, we come to a wide track on the right, not very steep, which will lead us to a building used to house livestock. From here, the path becomes steeper, crossing a forest of oak trees, whose shade we are very grateful for in summer. On this stretch, if we pay attention, we will be able to see, on the left, a path marked with stone milestones, which will lead us to the Colorino peaks, first, and then Peña Alaíz. If we continue along the path we came from, we will reach the confluence of the Águila and Oso streams, whose course runs down to here, boxed in the Garganta del Oso (Bear Gorge).
This route, which can be done on foot or by mountain bike, is of medium-low difficulty. If we want to avoid riding on the road, we can do the first section by going down to the privately owned La Canaleja hostel, and from here we can take the Béjar road to the sierra.
Walk around the Cruz del Herrerito
To the southwest and a short distance from Candelario, a hill covered by a dense pine forest presides over and watches over life in the village. Here we find the Cruz del Herrerito recreation area, where we can find tables, stone barbecues and a fountain.
From here the views are very interesting, in front we can see the Navamuño dam with the mountains in the background and if we go up the hill a little, we will reach the top in a few minutes from where we will have a view of the village in the foreground, a little further on we can see the city of Béjar and in the background the Cabeza Gorda mountains and the Vallejera pass.
To get here we have two options: the easiest is to drive up the road to the sierra, and in about 2.5 km, shortly before reaching the sausage factory, take a dirt road, indicated by a stone monolith of the Junta, which will take us about 400 metres to the recreation area.
The other, more rewarding option is to follow a path that starts in the village itself and takes you on a pleasant stroll.
Route to Hoya Moros
To the east of Candelario, next to the municipal swimming pools, there is a crossroads where the road to La Garganta begins. Following this road for about 4 kilometres we reach the bridge of Los Avellanes, which crosses the river Cuerpo de Hombre. Next to it a track starts on the left and in about 1 kilometre it will take us to the recreational area of La Dehesa de Candelario, where there is a stone shelter and a fountain surrounded by a large oak grove.
An esplanade will allow us to leave our car and continue on foot along a good track that, first crossing the oak grove and avoiding all the forks to the left, will take us up a steep ascent to a path marked with milestones that leads to the glacial valley of Hoya Moros, where an extensive meadow surrounded by high cliffs is the source of the river Cuerpo de Hombre.
This is one of the most beautiful spots in the entire sierra and of great environmental value, as is the entire route described.
Routes to the Lagunas de El Tempral
From Candelario, take the road to the Sierra, and you will immediately pass the Cinco Castaños tourist complex on your right and, some two kilometres further on, a sausage factory.
From this point, the road, without leaving its upward angle, enters an area with a wide horizon, reaching the first platform in about 7 kilometres, where there is a car park and a hostel-shelter. Weather and snow permitting, we can drive up another three kilometres to the second platform. Before we have passed the Mirador de la Sierra, a privileged balcony from which we can contemplate an exceptional panoramic view.
The second platform inevitably marks the end of our journey by car. From this point onwards we must continue on foot along a path marked by stone milestones. In just over an hour's walk we reach a large milestone that indicates the end of the ascent, crossing the plain we find on the other side the lagoons of El Trampal, already in the province of Ávila, of glacial origin, they are staggered and almost always covered with snow.
This route, which can only be done on foot, is of medium-high difficulty.
Peña Negra and El Castañar
This route, of medium difficulty, can be done on foot or by mountain bike. Our route begins on a road where transhumance is still practised to some extent and which takes us to a Roman bridge that spans the Cuerpo de Hombre river. From here we climb up to the wall of the Navamuño dam and, bordering the reservoir, we take the track that comes out opposite the Cancho de la Muela.
Our route can be circular, going up to Peña Negra, descending to Peña de la Cruz, to continue descending to the Llano Alto hostel. A little further down, very close by, is the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de El Castañar (patron saint of Béjar), next to which is the bullring (18th century), considered to be the oldest in Spain. The return can be done from here by taking the road that in 2 kms. will take us to the road that joins Béjar with Candelario.
Routes to Puente Nueva
This circular walk, less than four kilometres long, is a pleasant way of getting in touch with the Cuerpo de Hombre river and what its banks have to offer. Oaks, chestnut, hazel and alder trees accompany us for a large part of the route.
We leave Candelario on the road to La Garganta, pass the crossroads of the road to the sierra and about 900 metres further on we will find a comfortable path on the right, an old cattle track, which in about 1,200 metres will take us to Puente Nueva, a bridge over the river in an incomparable setting. From here we will descend the course of the river for a little over a kilometre, along which we will be immersed in a lively and overflowing nature. Once we reach the spot known as Pontón del Coto, a path takes us back up to the village of Candelario.


If you like adventure and culture, our area has a variety of companies that can offer you all kinds of activities, which are sure to be to your liking.
Paintball is a team game that combines strategy, skill and action in contact with nature launched by markers powered by compressed air, specially designed for this sport.
Duration: In Paintball there is no set duration. As a reference, the journey through our scenarios, usually occupies about 3 hours of play.
Recommendations: Wear comfortable shoes (trainers or boots).
Quad biking routes
Quadaventura is an active tourism, leisure and events company whose activities are available all year round, with prior reservation, in the beautiful region of Béjar in the province of Salamanca.
The starting point of our routes and activities are by land, water and snow, using the natural environment as a backdrop. In addition, you will find a changing room service with toilets, showers and parking, as well as help with accommodation, lunches and dinners.
Ski La Covatilla
Only half an hour's drive away is the ski resort of La Covatilla with 31 slopes and more than 14 km of skiable terrain.
Casa Chacinera de Candelario Museum
Ethnographic Museum that shows the basic way of life in Candelario at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. The setting of this house is achieved by using original furniture and equipment donated by the neighbours and which have been used in the daily life of this village.
David Melul Jewish Museum
Housed in a manor house dating from the end of the 15th century, located within the monumental complex of Béjar, this museum is responsible for disseminating knowledge of the religion, history and culture of the Jews up to the time of their expulsion, the subsequent integration of the Judeo-converts into Christian Spain and the survival of Sephardic culture.
The Béjar Forest
El Bosque is a stately Renaissance park, built for the Dukes of Béjar. It is notable for its abundant water, such as fountains and a large pond where boats used to sail. It also hides magical corners, surrounded by a grove with gigantic trees, some as old as the park itself, dating from the 16th century. El Bosque has one of the oldest and best preserved Renaissance villas in Spain.

Our satisfied customers

Dalila la bella

The owners are charming. The cleanliness could not be cleaner. Safety standards for the Covid-19 at 100 x 100. The food is fresh and tasty. Very nice and cosy hotel in an unimaginable environment. I will be back.

Sonia Larrotcha

They are very friendly and hospitable. The common areas are very nice and the children had fun in them. The room was very comfortable. The breakfast is delicious: fruit, cold meats, pastries, toast and coffees to taste...


Good hotel, good service, best attention, clean and comfortable room, great breakfast, the owners are wonderful, close, attentive to any questions or requests. You can't ask for more.