El Pontarrón de Guriezo | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
PRIMARY ROUTE
4.30km → El Pontarrón de Guriezo → Rioseco
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE
El Pontarrón de Guriezo → 2.40km → Rioseco
To Santiago: 
627.30
Altitude: 
15

If you plan on staying at the albergue in town, check for the key at the bar first.

Fiesta: 

January: San Vicente Mártir on the 22nd.
May: San Isidro Labrador on the 15th.
June: San Juan on the 24th.
August: Las Nieves, patron of El Pontarrón, on the 5th. San Mamés on the 7th.

The Road: 

The camino splits in El Pontarrón. The official route continues due south along a pedestrian path adjacent to the main road (which becomes the CA-151) and a coastal option follows the N-634 across the river.

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Services
Bar: 
Yes
Accommodation in El Pontarrón de Guriezo

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

The albergue was very dirty when we arrived- there was no one to look after the albergue just the check in process at the bar. There is a microwave at the albergue and no dinner is served at the pub, only small pinxos or vending machine junk food. If you stay, make sure you have your own sleeping bag and take food you can microwave.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

I agree that the coastal route is the more difficult way. You walk up the mountain on a very narrow pathway which gets quite steep towards the top and eventually you have to climb up big boulders. The way down is steep. The path is poorly marked with a black arrow but on the way down you can kind of the the pathway down to a cabin. If you are confident then you can take this path and be rewarded with stunning views of the beach and headlands but only do it if you have a smaller/lighter bag and it’s good weather.