10 Tips to Help You Prepare for the Camino de Santiago

If you are not used to walking for several hours, day after day, planning ahead to prepare yourself for the Camino de Santiago will make the experience more enjoyable. The terrain is varied and presents some challenges – granite cobblestones, I’m looking at you – and though extremely rewarding, the Camino can be physically demanding. […]

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What Is the Pilgrim Passport and How does It Work?

For many people who choose to follow the Portuguese Camino de Santiago de Compostela, it’s important to qualify for the official certificate issued by the cathedral authorities to prove and recognise their accomplishment. This is called a Compostela and to get one, you will need a pilgrim passport, also known as a credencial, as evidence of […]

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The Best places for Rest Days on The Portuguese Camino

Walking the Camino is, for many people, a life changing experience. But if you want to make the most of it it’s important to properly manage the effort you’re making while also focusing on your main target: reaching Santiago de Compostela. It doesn’t hurt to also keep your eye on the smaller prizes along the […]

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Good News from Santiago de Compostela

The ancient city of Santiago de Compostela is a wonderful place to visit at any time, especially the old town. Its narrow streets, attractive squares and magnificent buildings are atmospheric and captivating, especially so if you’ve arrived there after making the epic journey along the Camino de Santiago. That’s why we’re excited to share two […]

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The Best Cities for Rest Days on the Coastal Camino

Although in the Portuguese Central Camino you’ll find more ups and downs putting an extra strain on your legs, the truth is the Portuguese Coastal Camino includes less shades and the possibility of cold winds from the north / northwest. This means it is crucial to know which cities you should use for rest days […]

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Camino de Santiago – Special Symbols

Since the miraculous discovery of Saint James’ remains over 1200 years ago, people have been making their way across Europe to his tomb in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in order to pay homage or do penance.   The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is made up of these numerous trails from Portugal, Spain, France, Germany […]

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Portuguese Camino de Santiago: Don’t miss the Holy Year in 2021

2021 arrived and it will be a very special year: the year of the Jacobeo! A Jacobeo or Holy Year (also referred to as Jubilee Year or Xacobeo) is when Saint James’ Day, July 25th, falls on a Sunday. In Holy Years it is possible to obtain plenary indulgence, the full forgiveness of one’s sins, […]

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Cycling the Portuguese Camino de Santiago

What you need to know about cycling the Portuguese Camino de Santiago While the ancient pilgrim trails through Portugal and Galicia to Santiago de Compostela were developed by walkers, the good news for cycling enthusiasts is that it’s also possible to cycle the Camino. Whether you opt to follow the Coastal Way, the Central Route or the lesser-travelled […]

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When is the Best Time to do The Camino?

When thinking of walking the Camino de Santiago it’s important to plan ahead. For many people the Camino is among the most important experiences of their lifetime and, of course, that experience should be as close to perfect as possible. Choosing the best months to do the Camino is among the most relevant aspects of planning. […]

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How to Choose Your Camino de Santiago?

Once you’ve decided to do the Portuguese Camino de Santiago you need to know how to choose the best route for you.   The two main routes between Porto and Santiago de Compostela are the Central Portuguese Way and the Portuguese Coastal Way.   You can probably guess the main difference between them from the name but don’t […]

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