3.50km → A Guarda
Altitude: 
5
Notice: 

Change the time on your watch/phone/sundial/wind-up alarm clock. Spain is one hour ahead, so assuming you wake up at the same hour as the day before you will find things to be darker than usual. 

The Road: 

From the ferry terminal in Camposancos you can choose to take an alternative route that circumnavigates the peninsula to the south, adding about 4km to the journey but adding some great views.

Otherwise turn left from the ferry terminal to follow the water a short distance to the...

1.20km → Area Grande
Altitude: 
35

A Guarda prides itself on serving the freshest catch-of-the day seafood in Galicia.

History: 

A Guarda's single most important natural landmark is the mountain peak to the south, the Monte de Santa Trega. If you choose to make the hike to the top you will be rewarded with more than great views. On the way up is an Iron Age Celtic hill fort (castro) and museum, and at...

The Road: 

Leave A Guarda along the Rúa Puerto Rico, passing the municipal albergue. The arrows are poor here and the best way is to keep an eye out for a sign indicating the way to Playa Area Granda, a left turn off the Rúa Puerto Rico.

Follow this road all the way to...

Accommodation in A Guarda

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos
Xunta
Puerto Rico, 7
Hotel

2

Hotel Vila da Guarda ⭑⭑
Hotel
Tomiño, 8

3

Hotel Eli-Mar ⭑⭑
Hotel
Vicente Sobrino, 12

4

Hotel Celta ⭑
Hotel
Galicia, 53
5.60km → Portocelos
Altitude: 
5
The Road: 

From the Area Grande beach keep to your left and through the car park. Where the car park ends the path narrows, and a smaller trail to your left presents itself. Follow it along the coast.

About 1.2km later the camino turns right at a large house, rising uphill to the main road...

Accommodation in Area Grande

Hostal

1

Hostal del Mar ⭑⭑
Hostal
Baixada á Praia
6.00km → Oia
Altitude: 
35
The Road: 

From Portocelos, continue along the same secondary road parallel to the main road. It will invariably return to the main road, once again following the dedicated bike/hike path adjacent to the road.

Where the curb barrier ends the camino veers left away from the road and into ...

4.50km → Villadesuso
Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

The path through Oia takes you past all of the important stuff; first the Casa Puerta, then the restaurant, and then the Monastery of Oia.

300m beyond the Monastery the camino turns left to follow a coastal footpath and always keeping to the shoreline. You will eventually...

Accommodation in Oia

Casa Rural

1

Casa Puertas
Casa Rural
Vicente Lopez, 7
Hotel

2

Hotel A Raíña ⭑⭑
Hotel
A Riña, 21
Camino Portugues Map 21
2.00km → Mougás
Altitude: 
20
The Road: 

The Hotel Glasgow is the first building in town, and just beyond it is a Repsol station. Just beyond that the camino crosses the main road and turns right uphill.

At then end of this short road it jogs right then left again to keep on the path that is marked for bicycles. Follow...

Accommodation in Villadesuso

Private

1

Alojamiento Camino Portugues Oia
Private
Rua Serrallo, 12
20 12€
Hotel

2

Hotel Glasgow ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
O Serallo, 7

3

Hotel Costa Verde ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
O Serallo, 51
5.30km → As Mariñas
Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

The camino from Mougas to As Mariñas follows the now familiar pattern of following the bike/hike path as it parallels the road, occasionally departing from it.

Along the way you will pass the O Muino campsite on your left, the defunct OMAR3 restaurant, and the Mougas...

Accommodation in Mougás

Private

1

Albergue Turístico Aguncheiro
Private
Mougás, km 28
18 10€
1.90km → Baredo
Altitude: 
35
Notice: 

A short distance before arriving to As Mariñas the camino splits into two routes. The trail turns off the main road in favor of a hiking trail that bypasses the winding shoreline road. Directions for the trail are given below, and following the road along the coast is as easy as that, all...

The Road: 

The camino takes a right turn off of the main road before arriving to As Mariñas and the Hotel Talaso. The arrows are not very generous here so keep an eye open for the turnoff; if you get to the hotel you've gone too far.

The climb ahead is both steep and beautiful but not...

Accommodation in As Mariñas

4.10km → Baiona
The Road: 

Arrows will lead you through and out of Baredo, across a small river (the low point) and then back uphill for a short distance to the asphalt road and turn left, passing the Os da Ponte restaurant. Follow it to the first road on your right and veer uphill, you'll be sharing the camino...

4.70km → Ramallosa
Altitude: 
15

Baiona has a charming old town which is well preserved, and a waterfront which has a few well protected beaches. Although there is no pilgrim albergue here, it remains a favorite stopping point.

Its two most recognizable churches, the Ex-colegiata Santa Maria and the ...

History: 

On the 1st of March, 1493, Baiona became the first Old World town to learn of the successful journey made by Christopher Columbus to the New World. It was here that La Pinta arrived, captained by Martín Alonso Pinzón, the true brain behind the voyage. The news reached Spain...

The city celebrates the return of La Pinta during the first week of March, during the 15th century market festival known as the Fiesta de la Arribada.

The Road: 

The camino leaves Baiona along the Rúa Ventura Misa, the old town road that is set inland from the main road which follows the coast. It is possible to follow the main road out of town and all the way to Ramallosa.

The arrows are abundant and will take you past and...

Accommodation in Baiona

Private

1

Hostel BaionaMar
Private
Calle Venezuela, 6
18 15€

2

Estela do Mar
Private
Laureano Salgado, 15
20 15€
Hotel

3

Hotel Rompeolas ⭑⭑
Hotel
Joselín, 8

4

Hotel Carabela La Pinta ⭑
Hotel
Camino Entrehortas

5

Hotel Pinzon ⭑
Hotel
Elduayen, 21
Parador

6

Parador de Baiona ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Parador
Monterreal
3.80km → Nigrán
Altitude: 
5
The Road: 

The arrow through Ramallosa take you uphill in the direction of Nigrán, and at the top of the short hill is the Albergue Pazo de Pias. Turn right at the albergue.

The camino here is well indicated by arrows, and follows along a bramble of winding side streets as it makes its...

Accommodation in Ramallosa

Private

1

Albergue Pazo de Pias
Private
Camiño da Cabreira
14.80km → Castrelos Park
Altitude: 
30
The Road: 

Nigrán sits due west of the camino, to get there turn left on the first road after the camino path narrows near the roundabout mentioned above.

Otherwise keep on straight. The camino makes several crossings with busier roads, and when it does there exist a few options for stopping...

3.80km → Vigo
Altitude: 
20
The Road: 

Vigo is the largest city in Galicia, and the largest you will have seen since Porto. It is spread out across a large hillside and can divided into an upper and lower half (Alto and Bajo). The marked camino trail keeps strictly to the upper half. The way through the...

14.50km → Redondela
Altitude: 
100

Vigo, from the diminutive Roman word for small village, is no longer deserving of the name. It is now the largest city in Galicia which is a remarkable feat given that it didn't start to see any real growth until the end of the 19th century. When it did begin to grow, it did so with...

History: 

Unlike many of the port cities to the south, Vigo didn't garner much attention during the Age of Discovery; such are the currents. The Vikings took a liking to it though, and so too did both Francis Drake and the French Army. The city didn't see much peace until the middle of the...

The Road: 

Departing Vigo is a simple affair, and it provides much better scenery than the way into the city. Follow the pedestrian Ruá de Urzáiz to the Rúa de Toledo (which is one street before it ends), and turn left. You will cross the Rúa de Jenaro de la Fuente and continue...

Accommodation in Vigo

Private

1

Kaps Hostel Vigo
Private
Emilia Pardo Bazán, 12

2

Albergue de Peregrinos O Freixo
Private
Estrada Regueiro-Valadares
Hostal

3

Hostal los Tres Países
Hostal
Venezuela, 61
Hotel

4

Hotel Sol Por
Hotel
Vía Nte, 9

5

Hotel Hesperia Vigo ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Florida, 60
Camino Portugues Map 24
2.80km → Cesantes
Altitude: 
15

Getting into town and out again is straightforward. There is an alternative route that is signed, which takes you through town closer to the river. As a city, Redondela has its charms. It sits well inland of the Vigo estuary and is bisected by two massive train bridges.

The Road: 

When leaving town, the camino crosses the N550 at a bottleneck on the north side of town that is heavy with traffic at all hours. Cross the N550 as soon as you get to it, and almost immediately veer left gently onto a side road.

The arrows from here leave a bit to be desired. They are...

Accommodation in Redondela

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos (Casa da Torre)
Xunta
Praza de Ribadavia
42 6€
Private

2

Albergue Alfonso XII
Private
Alfonso XII, 22
4 15€

3

El Camino
Private
Telmo Bernárdez, 11
40 12€ Photo in El Camino on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue A Conserveira
Private
Pai Crespo, 60
38 10€

5

A Casa da Herba de Redondela
Private
Isidoro Queimaliños, 35
24 12€

6

Albergue Santiago de Vilavella
Private
Pai Crespo, 55
46 15€

7

Albergue Rosa d'Abreu
Private
Queimaliños, 33
6 15€
Parochial

8

Albergue Santiago Apóstol
Parochial
Telmo Bernárdez, 15
30 10€

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