Altitude: 
25

Caldas de Reis is best known for its hot springs (caldas). They still exist, but the tradition of putting your feet into the fountain is discouraged for obvious hygienic reasons. All the same really, a hot soak after a hot day of walking isn’t the best of plans. To see the springs...

The Road: 

On the way out of town, it is once more along the N550 (which frankly will be the case frequently between here and Santiago). Leave it to your right at the first bend in the road. 

Accommodation in Caldas de Reis

Municipal

1

Posada Doña Urraca
Municipal
Campo de la Torre, 1
36 6€ Photo in Posada Doña Urraca on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue O Cruceiro
Private
Juan Fuentes, 44
40 12€

3

Albergue Timonel
Private
Travesía de las Ovejas, 8
18 8€ Photo in Albergue Timonel on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

4

Hotel O Cruceiro
Hotel
Juan Fuentes 40
30 12€

5

Hotel Balneario Dávila
Hotel
Laureano Salgado, 11

6

Hotel Lotus
Hotel
Dolores Mosquera, 16

7

Hotel Sena ⭑⭑
Hotel
Juan Fuentes Echevarría, 99
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8

Hotel Balneario Acuña ⭑⭑
Hotel
Herrería, 2
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5.30km → O Pino (Valga)
Altitude: 
140

The way to Santa Mariña is through a quiet forest away from the busy road. The bar here is quite friendly and a welcome morning stop if you have left from Caldas. The camino crosses the N550 to the upper part of town to visit the church, and returns to cross again before ...

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Camino Portugues Map 26
Altitude: 
150
Photo in Casalderrique on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
140

The camino only touches the back side of O Pino, which has a bar and an albergue a bit off the track (200m). The albergue here is large and clean and friendly, with a shaded park in front.

Accommodation in O Pino (Valga)

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Valga
Xunta
O Pino
78 6€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Valga on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in O Pino (Valga) on the Camino de Santiago
4.00km → Pontecesures
Altitude: 
45

There is not much to San Miguel apart from the modest church and the bar-grocery-everything store. The quaint countryside walking will soon give way to the sprawl of Pontecesures.

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0.70km → Aduana
Altitude: 
15

Pontecesures is the town that you wished was prettier but isn’t. It enjoys a nice riverside location but is spoiled by the belching factory across the river.

The Road: 

The arrows go under the road and over the bridge and across the Río Sar to Aduana. Here it runs all the way into Padrón

Accommodation in Pontecesures

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Pontecesures
Xunta
Estrada das Escolas
54 6€
Hotel

2

Hotel Rural A Casa do Río
Hotel
Dr. Víctor García, 1
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2.60km → Padrón
Altitude: 
45

Herbón, and the Monastery and Albergue there, could not be better placed for a peaceful day of relaxed contemplation at the end of the penultimate day of walking to Santiago. 

It is a deviation from the camino’s yellow arrows, but one imagines that it has always been an important...

The Road: 

To get there simply follow the red arrows marked Herbón. It is a journey of 3.1km but you are not required to retrace your steps to get to Padrón, as there are arrows that take you directly to the city center, a distance of 2.5km.

Accommodation in Herbón

Association

1

Albergue de Herbón
Association
Convento Franciscano de Herbón. Rego da Manga,, 56
20 Donativo€
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1.90km → Padrón
Altitude: 
5
0.90km → Iria Flavia
Altitude: 
10

Padrón might just be the most important little town on this or indeed any other camino. It was here that the remains of Santiago arrived after being sent out to sea on a stone boat, as told in the story of the ‘translatio’. 

His arrival to the specific point is attributed to...

The Road: 

Take a look at the elevation profile for an idea of what these last 24km will be like, many pilgrims underestimate the elevation changes which increase as you near Santiago.

Accommodation in Padrón

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Padrón
Xunta
Costanilla do Carmen
46 6€ Photo in Albergue de peregrinos de Padrón on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Camiño Do Sar
Private
Paseo Rio Sar, 2
20 15*€

3

Albergue Flavia
Private
Campo da Feira, 13
22 12€ Photo in Albergue Flavia on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue A Barca de Pedra
Private
Vidal Cepeda, 6
22 15€

5

Albergue O Pedrón
Private
Juan Fuentes, 44
42 14€

6

Albergue Corredoiras
Private
Corredoira da Barca, 10
26 16€ Photo in Albergue Corredoiras on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue Rossol
Private
Manuel Rodríguez Cobián, 1
18
Pension

8

Pensión O Grilo
Pension
Camilo José Cela 30

9

Pensión Jardín
Pension
Estación, 3
Hotel

10

Hotel Rosalía ⭑⭑
Hotel
Maruxa Villanueva

11

Hotel Chef Rivera ⭑⭑
Hotel
Enlace Parque, 7
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2.00km → Pazos
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

Pass through Pazos, Rueiro, Tarrio and Vilar; none with services. 

Accommodation in Iria Flavia

Private

1

Albergue Cruces de Iria
Private
Camilo José Cela, 48
16 12€
Hotel

2

Hotel Scala ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. N-550
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0.60km → Rueiro
0.90km → Tarrio
0.90km → Vilar
0.70km → A Escravitude
2.00km → Angueira de Suso
Altitude: 
30

Although there is still more that 17 kilometers separating you from the Cathedral it will feel from here onward that you are marching along a string of increasingly larger Santiago suburbs. Many of them remain quite small, but the sprawl begins to present itself.

The Road: 

In town, turn right off the N550 at the church, passing around its park. A country road takes you steeply uphill. You will pass through the hamlet of Cruces, Angueira de Suso, and into Areal before returning to the main road at Picaraña.

Accommodation in A Escravitude

Private

1

Albergue Crucesinn
Private
Cruces, 5
22 13€

2

Albergue de Capellania
Private
Esclavitude 3
18 12€
Casa Rural

3

A Casa da Meixida
Casa Rural
Muiños
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4

Casa Grande da Capellania
Casa Rural
Lugar de A Escravitude
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0.35km → Picaraña
1.20km → O Faramello
Altitude: 
45
The Road: 

NOTE: The camino here follows the road but there is an alternative.  BEFORE the gas station a set of faded arrows directs you left and away from the road. Going that way takes you through a new route marked out by the local friends of the camino and is a much-...

Accommodation in Picaraña

Pension

1

Pensión A Milagrosa ⭑⭑⭑
Pension
Picaraña
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2

Pensión Glorioso
Pension
Picaraña, 23
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0.90km → Rúa de Francos
Altitude: 
70

Two bars in town, one at the entrance just after leaving the N550, and another at the private albergue.

Accommodation in O Faramello

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Teo
Xunta
Faramello
28 6€ Photo in Albergue de peregrinos de Teo on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue La Calabaza del Peregrino
Private
Faramello, 5
36 12€ Photo in Albergue La Calabaza del Peregrino on the Camino de Santiago

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