The Camino Portugués from Porto to Redondela on Coastal Route | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
Camino Portugues Map 13
2.10km → Cedofeita
Altitude: 
95

Porto is half the size of Lisbon, and twice as wonderful. It sits perched on the hillside on the north bank of the Rio Douro and has a historic center that would take two days minimum for only a casual stroll. If you plan on having a rest day, this is the town to do it in. If you had not planned...

History: 

Porto has a nice nickname among Portugues historians, who call it The Unvanquished City for having resisted the unlawful siege by King Miguel I. He wasn’t too keen on implementing the liberal constitution that was drafted after a local rebellion but after 18 months of attacking the city he...

Notice: 

Before you set off be certain to pick up a pilgrim’s credencial if you have not already done so. It can be found at the Sé Cathedral. This accordion-fold booklet is your passport to the camino and will become your most cherished souvenir of the trip. It is a required document in most pilgrim-...

The Road: 

Between Porto and the border with Spain the camino splits into three distinct routes. They are known as the Central Way, The Coastal Way, and The Braga Way. Additionally, there are several paths that connect each of these options, creating a network of trails that can sometimes seem confusing....

Accommodation in Porto

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos Porto
Municipal
Barão de Forrester, 954
24 12€
Private

2

Downtown Hostel
Private
Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes, 66
37 15€ Photo in Downtown Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

3

Gallery Hostel
Private
Miguel Bombarda, 222
40 22*€ Photo in Gallery Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

4

Spot Hostel
Private
Gonçalo Cristovão, 12
42 17€ Photo in Spot Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

5

Porto Lounge Hostel
Private
Almada, 317
17*€ Photo in Porto Lounge Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

6

Tattva Design Hostel
Private
Cativo 26-28
116 15*€ Photo in Tattva Design Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

7

The Poets Inn
Private
Caldeireiros, 261
10 No dormitories€ Photo in The Poets Inn on the Camino de Santiago

8

Oporto Sport Hostel
Private
Santa Catarina, 313
Parochial

9

Albergue do Peregrino Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Vilar
Parochial
Arcediago Vanzeller 50
12 23€
Association

10

Refúgio de Peregrinos ViaPortuscale
Association
Vasco Santana, 264
20 Donativo€
Bombeiro

11

AHBV Porto
Bombeiro
Rodrigues Sampaio, 153
2 Donativo€
Pension

12

Residencial Belo Sonho
Pension
Passos Manuel, 186
Photo in Residencial Belo Sonho on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

13

Antas Ville
Hostal
Vigorosa, 736
30 13€ Photo in Antas Ville on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

14

Hotel Universal ⭑⭑
Hotel
dos Aliados, 38
Photo in Hotel Universal on the Camino de Santiago

15

Hotel do Norte ⭑⭑
Hotel
Fernandes Tomas, 579
Photo in Hotel do Norte on the Camino de Santiago

16

Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Infante Dom Henrique, 1
Photo in Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira on the Camino de Santiago

17

Hotel Peninsular
Hotel
Sá da Bandeira, 21
Closed

18

Andarilho Hostel
Closed
Firmeza, 364
40 15€ Photo in Andarilho Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

The sprawl from the center of town runs all the way to Gião, where a revision to the camino takes you mercifully off of the road and to Vairão where a more tranquil walk resumes. That is a stretch of 25km, more than enough walking given the terrain. It is not uncommon for pilgrims to bypass much...

5.30km → Matasinhos
Altitude: 
5

Accommodation in Foz do Douro

Private

1

Pousada de Juventude Porto
Private
Paulo da Gama, 551
148 10/12*€
Altitude: 
10
Notice: 

The Metro of Porto Line A (Linha de Matosinhos) ends at Matasinhos and is a convenient way to bypass the least exciting scenery when leaving Porto. It is also possible to arrive here via the Porto Airport with only one transfer, if you do not plan to see Porto.

The Road: 

The camino enters town along the beachfront, and turns inland when it reaches the harbor, making a zig zag path to the bridge over the Río Leça. At the end of the bridge you will turn left at the large roundabout, to follow the Rua Hintze Ribeiro back towards the waterfront.

Accommodation in Matasinhos

Pension

1

Pensão Central
Pension
Brito Capelo, 599
Hostal

2

Hostal del Rei
Hostal
Brito Capelo, 843
Hotel

3

Hotel Porto Mar ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Brito Capelo, 169
Altitude: 
5

There is a bar at the group of buildings near the lighthouse, as well as the Capela de Boa Nova.

The Road: 

Passing the lighthouse, keep your gaze to the left, where you can enjoy a sea view far superior to the oil refinery to your right. Between here and the Obelisk you will follow off and on a walkway, passing several food options.

3.70km → Angeiras
Altitude: 
5
The Road: 

From the Obelisk, keep on the beachside walkways straight ahead. You will pass several bar/restaurants along the way to the Angeiras Sea Houses.  The camino follows a pedestrian promenade alongside the sea.

1.20km → Río Onda
Altitude: 
5

At the start of town are the Angeiras Sea Houses. If niche museums are your thing, these fisherman cottages are for you. Angeiras has a long history as a fishing village.

The Road: 

At the end of town, leave the road and rejoin the familiar wooden boardwalk, it will soon cross the Río Onda to rejoin the road into Labruge.

Accommodation in Angeiras

Camping

1

Camping Orbitur Angeiras
Camping
0.20km → Labruge
Altitude: 
0
Altitude: 
10

Labruge is a small seaside town, and most services (including the albergue) are located off the camino.

The Road: 

At the end of town is the Avenida Da Libertade, turn right here to get to the albergue or continue straight along the beach walk. Arrows are sparse, but a few point the way to the Castro of Sampaio.

Accommodation in Labruge

Municipal

1

Albergue de S. Tiago
Municipal
Labruge, 1720
24
1.20km → Vila Chã
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

The camino leaves the familiar beach setting but follows close to the shore while it climbs to reach the chapel and castro of San Paio. From here follow the walkway along the dunes to reach Facho - Vila Chã.

2.50km → Gafa
Altitude: 
5
The Road: 

At the start of town the camino turns away from the shore and passes through the village, gone is the wooden boardwalk. It will stay some distance from the shore until Povoa de Varzim.

Accommodation in Vila Chã

Municipal

1

Albergue de S. Mamede
Municipal
Sol, 4485-743
10
2.50km → Ávore
The Road: 

There are two ways from Gafa to Ávore, one along the waterfront and one inland.

1.80km → Azurara
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

From Ávore the walking is entirely along paved roads.

0.80km → Vila do Conde
Altitude: 
30
Notice: 

The Metro of Porto Line B (Linha da Póvoa) passes through Azurara. To stop here, disembark at the Azurara station, but note that one more stop takes you to Vila do Conde’s Santa Clara station.

The Road: 

Between Azurara and Vila do Conde flows the Rio Axe. Once over the bridge, turn left and walk along the park and Plaza de la Republica. At the end of the park follow straight (along the waterfront) until the next side street (the Rua do Lidador) where you turn right and uphill...

3.80km → Povoa de Varzim
Altitude: 
10

Vila do Conde is the first town along the coastal route which merits an extended visit. It is a popular destination for the Portugese, though it is somewhat outsized by the larger Póvoa de Varzim to the north. Its Bronze Age discoveries aside, the more contemporary sights to see are the Aqueduct...

History: 

Vila do Conde is among the oldest known settlements in Portugal, with discoveries in and near the city which date to more than 100,000 years ago. More recently it was a sea port that played a critical role in Portugal’s 16th century Age of Discovery. King Manuel I passed through on his...

If you are hungry, and have 9 days to spare, the Feira de Gastronomia is held during the 3rd week of August. A well known crafts fair, the Feira Nacional de Artesanato, is held between the last week of July and runs through the first week of August. Friday is market day, held next to the church.

The Road: 

From the Igreja Matriz you have two options, the one indicated by the signs takes you through the center of this large town and carries on straight past the church. It is well marked.

The other option is to follow along the Litoral route which is...

Accommodation in Vila do Conde

Municipal

1

Albergue Santa Clara
Municipal
5 de Octubre, 221
25 8€
Casa Rural

2

Erva Doce Guest House
Casa Rural
Cais das Lavandeiras, 39
Pension

3

Pensão Patarata 3
Pension
Cais das Lavandeiras, 18
Hotel

4

Hotel Brazao ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Dr. Joao Canavarro
Camino Portugues Map 15
3.80km → A Ver-o-Mar
Altitude: 
5

Povoa is one of Portugal’s most popular seaside resorts, with plenty of hotels, shopping and even casinos to show for it. All were built to support tourists who flock to the nearly 12km of beachs. A rich collection of artifacts relating to Povoa’s rich seafaring history are on display at the...

Notice: 

The Metro of Porto Line B (Linha da Póvoa) terminates here.

The Road: 

The entirety of the walk between Póvoa and A Ver-o-Mar can be done along the coast, following the shoreline. Shortly before arriving in A Ver-o-Mar the signs are unclear. If you get to a large soccer field (no grass) you want it to be on your right, but it will likely be on your left. If it is...

Accommodation in Povoa de Varzim

Municipal

1

Albergue São José de Ribamar
Municipal
Mouzinho de Albequerque, 11
Donativo€
Hostal

2

Hostal Sardines and Friends
Hostal
da Ponte, 4
Hotel

3

Hotel Luso Brasileiro ⭑⭑
Hotel
dos Cafés, 16

4

Grande Hotel de Povoa ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Alegre, 20
1.80km → Santo André
Altitude: 
5
The Road: 

At the far end of town, the camino turns right, and then left again to follow the road. A short distance ahead it turns right once more, on the very last street in town. DO NOT GO STRAIGHT HERE. Rather turn right and then left again on the first street. This street will curve...

1.70km → Aguçádoura
Altitude: 
10

Santo André is the chapel located up the first street on your right-hand side. There is a bar at the hotel and another on the way to the chapel.

History: 

The camino splits once more at the start of Santo André. You can either follow the coast or turn right towards the chapel, and then left at the first roundabout onto the Rua Santo Andre de Cima. The latter course will take you through quiet residential areas interspersed with vegetable patches...

Accommodation in Santo André

Hotel

1

Estalagem Santo Andre ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Avenida de Santo André

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