Camino Finisterre - Santiago to Hospital | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
Map of all Caminos to Santiago de Compostela
1.40km → Ponte Sarela
Altitude: 
250
Notice: 
One word of caution regarding accommodation is in order. If you are arriving in the high season, you are advised to make a reservation in advance. There have been several additions to the albergue roster in recent year but the numbers of pilgrims still exceed capacity in the high season.

The Feast day of Saint James is celebrated with a full week of music and dance, with a fireworks display in the Plaza Obradoiro on the evening of the 24th of July. The best views can be had from Obradoiro, or from Alameda park.

The Road: 

The camino departs Santiago from the Obradoiro square, directly in front of the Cathedral. With your back to the Cathedral exit the square to your right, passing between the Parador and the Ayuntamiento building. It is downhill along the Rúa da Hortas. The end...

Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela at the Start of the Caminos to Finisterre & Muxía
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela
Estocolmo, 2

Private
60 10/12€ Photo in Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Acuario de Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de Santiago

2

Residencia de Peregrinos San Lázaro
San Lázaro

Xunta
80 10€

3

Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela
Quiroga Palacios

Private
199 10/12€ Photo in Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Seminario Menor en Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro
Algalia de Arriba, 3

Private
20 15€ Photo in Albergue O Fogar de Teodomiro on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue de peregrinos Jaime García Rodríguez
Estocolmo

Association
150 8€

6

Albergue Mundoalbergue
San Clemente, 26

Private
30 12/18€ Photo in Albergue Mundoalbergue on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Mundoalbergue on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue Santo Santiago
Valiño, 3

Private
40 10€

8

Albergue Turístico La Salle
Tras Santa Clara

Private
84 17€

9

Albergue Fin del Camino
Moscova

Parochial
110 8*€ Photo in Albergue Fin del Camino on the Camino de Santiago

10

Albergue The Last Stamp
Preguntoiro, 10

Private
62 15/25€ Photo in Albergue The Last Stamp on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue The Last Stamp on the Camino de Santiago

11

Albergue Azabache
Azabachería, 15

Private
22 14/18€ Photo in Albergue Azabache on the Camino de Santiago

12

Albergue Meiga Backpackers
Basquiños, 67

Private
30 11/13*€

13

Albergue Roots & Boots
Cruceiro do Gaio, 7

Private
48 12/18€ Photo in Albergue Roots & Boots on the Camino de Santiago

14

Albergue La Estrella de Santiago
Concheiros, 36-38

Private
24 10/14€

15

Albergue Porta Real
dos Concheiros, 10

Private
24 10/15€ Photo in Albergue Porta Real on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Porta Real on the Camino de Santiago

16

Albergue La Estación
Xoana Nogueira, 14

Private
24 12€

17

Hostal Reis Católicos (Parador de Santiago)
Obradoiro, 1

Parador
Photo in Hostal Reis Católicos (Parador de Santiago) on the Camino de Santiago

18

Hospedería San Martín Pinario
Pl. de la Inmaculada, 3

Hotel
Photo in Hospedería San Martín Pinario on the Camino de Santiago

19

Hotel Nest Style Santiago
Doutor Teixeiro, 15

Hotel
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20

Hotel Avenida
Fuente de San Antonio, 5

Hotel
Photo in Hotel Avenida on the Camino de Santiago

21

Hostal Alameda
San Clemente, 32

Hostal
Photo in Hostal Alameda on the Camino de Santiago

22

Hostal Mapoula
Entremurallas, 10-3

Hostal
Photo in Hostal Mapoula on the Camino de Santiago

23

Pensión Pazo de Argra
Calderería, 37

Pension

24

Albergue Monterrey
Fontiñas, 65a

Private
36 10/12€

25

Albergue La Credencial
Fonte dos Concheiros, 13

Private
36 10/14€

26

Albergue Compostela
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

Private

27

Albergue Basquinos 45
Pedro de Mezonzo, 28

Private

28

Albergue Linares
Algalia de Abaixo, 34

Private

29

Blanco Albergue
Galeras, 30

Private
20 12€
0.70km → Sarela de Abaixo
Altitude: 
195

The remains of an old watermill sit aside the Río Sarela on the outskirts of Santiago.

Ponte Sarela - Camino de Santiago - 4
1.50km → Moas de Baixo
Altitude: 
235

This hillside is the first and last place to catch a glimpse of the Cathedral from the camino.

The Road: 
The camino turns left where it meets the mountain road and follows it for 100m before turning to the right.
Sarela de Abaixo - Camino de Santiago - 4
0.90km → O Carballal
Altitude: 
160
The Road: 
The forest meets the road again in Moas, and when it does turn right to follow newly installed arrows.
2.50km → Quintáns
Altitude: 
150

Heavy traffic here. 

The Road: 

Turn right at the bus stop / Hórreo.

1.90km → Alto do Vento
Altitude: 
165
The Road: 

When you arrive at the main road of Quintáns, the camino turns left and then immediately right again... watch out for the arrows.

At the same intersection, there is a bar on your right.

Altitude: 
100

There is a bar where the camino emerges into town.

The Road: 

The camino crisscrosses the main road and follows safer side streets. Keep an eye out for yellow arrows near a small bus stop that takes you to the right. If you miss it and walk too far, stay on the road and keep an eye out for a yellow arrow that will take you left. If you miss that one, just...

1.30km → Aguapesada
Altitude: 
95
The albergue is about halfway through town and about 400m off the camino.
Accommodation in Ventosa (Castelo)
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue Casa Riamonte
Aldea de Castelo

Private
10 13€ Photo in Albergue Casa Riamonte on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Casa Riamonte on the Camino de Santiago
2.90km → Carballo
Altitude: 
55

Bar and pharmacy on your right. Check out the vines above the bar patio; they are a combination of grapes and kiwi.

The Road: 

The road from Ventosa to Aguapesada is straight and along the road. Beyond Aguapesada, it follows a quiet track and road up and into the forest. The climb here is fairly steep. The towns between here and Ponte Maceira are of little note, and there is only one bar along this stretch.

0.90km → Trasmonte
Altitude: 
255
0.60km → O Reino
Altitude: 
220
The Road: 
Keep on the road through Trasmonte.
0.50km → Burgueiros
Altitude: 
200
There is a bar in O Reino, which technically is a bit off of the camino to your left. Useful if the bar in Trasmonte was closed or if you prefer taking the path less traveled.
0.80km → Ponte Maceira
Altitude: 
185
2.10km → Barca
Altitude: 
145

The highlight of Ponte Maceira is the bridge over the Río Tambre. If not that, then the río itself. For legal reasons I cannot advise you to swim in the river, but I can tell you that if you waited until the late afternoon to do so, you would not be alone. I can also tell you it is...

The Road: 

Cross over the bridge and follow the road out of town. As is common in these parts, the camino will continue to parallel the main road, often crossing and then crossing back, it feels un-necessary, but it keeps you away from the traffic. Negreira is the next city of note and has all of the...

Photo in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Ponte Maceira on the Camino de Santiago
1.90km → Negreira
Altitude: 
150
km →
Altitude: 
145
3.30km → Zas
Altitude: 
165

The Xunta albergue is on the far end of town, be sure to pick up supplies if you are not keen on walking back. All services are available in town.

The Road: 

The camino leaves Negreira near the municipal albergue on the West side of town. If you stayed in that albergue, go back towards town a short distance and follow the signs to the church. If you are an early morning (in the dark) walker, do yourself a favor and scout the route the night before....

Accommodation in Negreira
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue de Negreira
Patrocinio

Municipal
20 5€

2

Albergue Turístico de Logrosa
Logrosa, 6

Private
20 17*€ Photo in Albergue Turístico de Logrosa on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Turístico de Logrosa on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Turístico San José
Castelao, 20

Private
50 12€ Photo in Albergue Turístico San José on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue Lua
Santiago, 22

Private
40 12€

5

Albergue El Carmen
Carmen, 2

Private
34 12€

6

Albergue Alecrin
Santiago, 52

Private
40 12€ Photo in Albergue Alecrin on the Camino de Santiago

7

Hostal La Mezquita
Carmen, 2

Hostal

8

Casa de Bola
Lugar de Covas, 9

Casa Rural
10 Photo in Casa de Bola on the Camino de Santiago

9

Hotel Millan
Santiago

Hotel

10

Albergue Anjana
Chantada, 39

Private
18 12€
Photo in Negreira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Negreira on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Negreira on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
265

There may or may not be a bar open in Zas, it is also a shop for necessities but does not do much to advertise. It is on your left, and the last time I was there asking for a coffee (May, 2018) I was told to keep on going to Peña.

The Road: 

You enter Zas along the road, but leave it at the bar mentioned above. The town is small, and you will very quickly find that the camino follows a nice country trail all the way to O Rapote .

Altitude: 
525
Small farming village with a picnic table and fountain at the entrance.