The Portuguese Coastal Way starts in Porto, same as the standard Portuguese Way. However, from this point both routes follow different paths up to Redondela (in Redondela, they merge together until Santiago de Compostela).
Those who decide to walk the Portuguese Coastal Way from Porto, will have the chance to discover really nice fishing villages in Northern Portugal, such as Povoa de Varzim, Esposende, Viana do Castelo, Vila Praia de Ancora… Same in Galicia, as the path passes by lovely towns like A Guarda, Baiona or Vigo.
The Portuguese Coastal Way is a new route, but is becoming really popular. Each year, more and more pilgrims decide to walk it because of its stunning landscapes and gastronomy.
Do not hesitate to take on this adventure, from Porto to Santiago following the coast line!
These hotels offer private rooms with private bathrooms as well as other additional services that may vary depending on the type of category: restaurant service, television, room service, dry cleaning, ironing service, etc. It is common to stay in this type of hotels in the cities along the Camino.
These accommodations have the necessary services to cover the basic needs of cleanliness and rest at a more moderate price than the hotels . Officially, hostels and guesthouses are 1-star accommodations. However, this rating should not be taken into account when evaluating the level of comfort and quality of their services.
Typical in the large cities along the El Camino. They can be family hotels or international hotel chains. They are perhaps the most expensive alternative, although you can find different price levels according to the category and services they offer.
These are small accommodations characterized by having few rooms and providing personalized attention. They are hotel concepts with a modern style and their own character. They can be between 1* and 5*.
This is a public hotel chain that manages a network of almost 100 charming hotels distributed throughout the Iberian Peninsula. The establishments are located in buildings of cultural interest and great historical value, and stand out for their scenic, artistic or natural interest (including ancient palaces, monasteries, fortresses, convents, fortresses…).
Rural houses, pazos, inns, rectories, castles, monasteries, farmhouses… These are historic buildings of great architectural and patrimonial value. So much so, that this characteristic sometimes gives them the status of “luxury lodging” despite the fact that they are
“luxury accommodation” despite the fact that they are often rustic constructions in which natural stone and wood predominate.