3.60km → Galizano
To Santiago: 
579.30
Altitude: 
60

The albergue in Güemes, run by Ernesto and a small group of volunteers, has a reputation for being one of the not to be missed albergues along the way.

Fiesta: 

San Lorenzo is celebrated on the 10th of August and Nuestra Señora de Consolación on the first Saturday of September.

The Road: 

The route from the church in Güemes (along the shortcut) and the official camino rejoin on the CA-443 at the west end of town. This is the same road that led into town, but the number changed at the church.

Where it reaches a junction with another main road, turn left. ...

Accommodation in Güemes

Private

1

Albergue La Cabaña del abuelo Peuto
Private
el Albergue, 323. CP 39191

100
Casa Rural

2

Posada El Ángel de la Guarda ⭑⭑
Casa Rural
Barrio de la Iglesia

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9.20km → Somo
To Santiago: 
575.70
Altitude: 
20

Now that the business of training retablists and bell makers has gone out of fashion, Galizano has turned to tourism to supplement the cattle farming and dairy industry that otherwise keeps the town on the map. The Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción stands at the center...

Fiesta: 

May: San Isidro Labrador on the 15th, with a large fair celebrating farming.
July: San Pantaleón on the 27th, including a romería to the ermita in his name.
August: Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, patroness of the city, on the 14th and 15th. San Roque on the 16th.

The Road: 

The camino splits again in Galizano. One option is to return to the main road and follow it all the way into Somo. The quieter option is to pass through town and continue north to the sea to follow a coastal route which enters Somo at the edge of the Loredo beach.

Accommodation in Galizano

Hotel

1

Hotel La Vijanera ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Barrio de la Iglesia

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2

Hotel Las Cinco Calderas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Linderrío, 13

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5.60km → Santander
To Santiago: 
566.60
Altitude: 
5

Somo is a laid back surfer town, and even if swimming with the sharks isn’t your thing it is nice to stroll into town along a beach filled with students from the Somo surf school. There is one beachfront cafe at the start of town, above the surf center.

Fiesta: 

La Virgen de Latas is celebrated on the 8th of September.

The Road: 

Both the road route and the coastal route will take you through Somo. At the western edge of town are the Miera Estuary and the ferry terminal. Again the camino splits, and the majority of pilgrims choose the option to take the ferry all the way to Santander. The...

Accommodation in Somo

Hostal

1

Hostal La Concha ⭑⭑
Hostal
Cerámica, 13

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2

Hostal Meve ⭑
Hostal
La Fuente, 2

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Hotel

3

Hotel Bemon Playa ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
La Fuente, 3

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3.50km → Peñacastillo
To Santiago: 
560.90
Altitude: 
15

The ferry from Somo disembarks rather conveniently at the café lined Paseo de Pereda, and from this point you need to decide which direction to head; if you had been wondering where you could spend a rest day this is the place.

To your left is the Nuestra Señora de...

History: 

So fantastic are the stories surrounding the 8th century founding of the city of Santander that most people pay little notice that it was the Romans that first called this place Portus Victoriae. Their hard work was eclipsed by the arrival by boat of the mortal remains of two of their...

Fiesta: 

San Juan is celebrated, and bonfires are lit, on the 24th of June.
Santiago is celebrated on the 25th of July. San Emeterio and San Celedonio, patrons of Santander, are celebrated on the 29th of August.
The Fiestas de la Virgen de la Bien Aparecida are held on the 15th of September.

The Road: 

Between Santander and Boo de Piélagos there are two routes, the official camino and the Senda Litoral (coastal trail) that follows the coastline north of the city.

The Senda Litoral starts at the ferry terminal and continues along the...

Accommodation in Santander

Private

1

Hostel Santander
Private
Pereda, 15

20
19-29€
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2

Albergue Santander Central Hostel
Private
Calderón de la Barca, 4

40
21+€
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Association

3

Albergue de peregrinos Santos Mártires
Association
Ruamayor, 9

12
12€
Casa Rural

4

Plaza Pombo B&B ⭑⭑⭑
Casa Rural
Hernán Cortés, 25

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Pension

5

Hospedaje Cervantes
Pension
Cervantes, 5

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6

Hospedaje Magallanes ⭑⭑
Pension
Magallanes, 22

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7

Pensión Plaza ⭑⭑
Pension
Cadiz 13 Entlo.

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Hostal

8

Hostal del Carmen ⭑⭑
Hostal
San Fernando, 48

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Hotel

9

Hotel Silken Coliseum ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Remedios, 1

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10

Hotel Bahía ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Alfonso XIII, 6

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To Santiago: 
557.40
Altitude: 
40

The 19th century Iglesia de San Lorenzo (Loreto) is high up on the hill to your left as you enter Peñacastillo.

Fiesta: 

Nuestra Señora de Loreta, patroness of the city, is celebrated at the start of July.

The Road: 

The camino does not leave the N-611 until it gets to the border between Santander and Peñacastillo, a point which is marked. Here it turns right and then immediately after crossing over the railway it turns left. This road winds a bit but is well marked, taking you under two...

Accommodation in Peñacastillo

Hostal

1

Hostería de Adarzo
Hostal
Adarzo, 68
Hotel

2

Hotel San Millán ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ortega y Gasset, 94

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1.40km → Mompía
To Santiago: 
551.60
Altitude: 
45

Most services located off camino, including the albergues.

Fiesta: 

Día de la Cruz is celebrated on the 3rd of May and San Roque is celebrated on the 16th of August.

The Road: 

The only tricky part about Santa Cruz is getting to the albergue, which requires a detour from the official camino. It is left-hand turn at the church, at a junction with the CA-300. This will take you back over the railway, and then over the A-67. Immediately after the A-67, where it...

Accommodation in Santa Cruz de Bezana

Private

1

Albergue La Santa Cruz
Private
Santa Cruz, 22

14
Donativo€
Hotel

2

Hotel Camargo ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Barrio Bojar, 2

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3.40km → Boo de Piélagos
To Santiago: 
550.20
Altitude: 
65

There isn’t much to Mompía apart from several residential neighborhoods and a hospital.

Notice: 

It is near Mompía that the local utility company has taken to marking their services with yellow arrows. As you would imagine this creates a bit of confusion and it might lead you astray if you are not paying enough attention.

Although the yellow is the same their orientation is...

Fiesta: 

La Virgen del Rosario is celebrated on the first Sunday of October.

The Road: 

The road into Mompía ends and the camino turns left past several residential areas, the Mortera train station, and the Mompía hospital. Past the hospital it turns right at the roundabout. When it gets to the Barrio Vivero it leaves this road for another on the right....

Accommodation in Mompía

Hotel

1

Hotel Alcamino ⭑
Hotel
Navalías 10

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1.90km → Puente Arce
To Santiago: 
542.30
Altitude: 
5

Arce and Puente Arce are technically the same town, though spread out enough to warrant a distinction; the grocery store is near the church at the upper part of town, and the restaurants are closer to the river and bridge.

Fiesta: 

Nuestra Señora de la Soledad on the 2nd of July, Santa Ana on the 26th of July, and Nuestra Señora de la Anunciación on the 15th of August.

4.50km → Arce
To Santiago: 
546.80
Altitude: 
35

The FEVE train station, church, and albergue are all located in curve in road.

History: 

Although the town of Boo is new the camino has always passed through this point. Modern travelers have the luxury of a quick train across the Río Pas but ancient pilgrims relied on the Barco de Mogro (the boat of Mogro) to get across; a service which was free to...

Notice: 

Once upon a time the camino between Boo and Mogro required pilgrims to cross the river along the very narrow FEVE railway bridge. This is now prohibited and enforced by the locals and the police. It is dangerous and very much to be avoided. This leaves pilgrims with two options...

Fiesta: 

San José Obrero is celebrated on the 19th of March and San Juan Bautista on the 24th of June.

The Road: 

Once in Boo it is possible to cross the train tracks at the platforms, though do exercise caution. This is the shortest path to the Albergue Piedad. The arrows will otherwise take you around town (it is a small town) on the main road and over the railway.

Accommodation in Boo de Piélagos

Private

1

Albergue Piedad
Private
Barrio San Juan, 23

18
14€
8.20km → Cudón
To Santiago: 
537.40
Altitude: 
40
The Road: 

If you have arrived in Mogro via the train from Boo, follow the road from the train station up to the CA-232. On the opposite side of the roundabout there are arrows painted on the stone retaining wall, directing you to the left and uphill to rejoin the official route as it too...

Accommodation in Mogro

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural La Joyuca del Pás ⭑
Casa Rural
Mies Dehesa, 51

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Pension

2

Posada Condado de la Mota ⭑⭑⭑
Pension
Blanquía 270

14
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3.20km → Requejada
To Santiago: 
529.20
Altitude: 
15

Bar where camino meets busy road.

The Road: 

The entrance to Cudón is marked by the crossing of the CA-232 at which point you will find the bar. Once across this busy road turn left to follow a gravel side street. This path parallels a set of supply pipelines all the way into Requejada; when they head underground you are...

Accommodation in Cudón

Casa Rural

1

Posada La Victoria ⭑⭑
Casa Rural
Mies de Abajo 40

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Altitude: 
50

Accommodation in Polanco

Municipal

1

Albergue municipal de Polanco
Municipal
Before Requejada, on the 611

6
5€
2.20km → Barreda
To Santiago: 
526.00
Altitude: 
20

Requejada is a medium sized factory town; the river port here was originally developed to receive iron ore and dispatch wheat but now deals primarily in plastics, soda ash, and brewery machinery. Then as now the going is noisy and hectic all the way down to the crossing of the river...

Fiesta: 

San José is celebrated on the 19th of March.

The Road: 

In Requejada the camino turns right to follow along the busy and noisy N-611 all the way to Barreda.

Accommodation in Requejada

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Clara Campoamor
Municipal
Requejada

12
5€
1.20km → Viveda
To Santiago: 
523.80
Altitude: 
10
Notice: 

Note that there may be conflicting arrows after crossing the river. In recent years the camino has changed course and the businesses along the old route through Quevada are still promoting the original way with adverts and arrows. The official camino follows a slightly longer course...

The Road: 

The camino passes the entrance to the Barreda train station and comes to a roundabout, turn right here to follow the road over the Río Saja and into Viveda.

Altitude: 
35

Accommodation in Queveda

Private

1

Albergue Osa de Andara
Private
Cuesta las Quintas, 35

20
10€
Casa Rural

2

Posada la Leyenda ⭑
Casa Rural
Barrio de Queveda, 46

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Hotel

3

Posada Gran Sol
Hotel
Barrio La Cruz

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2.70km → El Arroyo
To Santiago: 
516.20
Altitude: 
85

Santillana del Mar is like something out of a movie, which is perhaps why so many are filmed here. It is also an obligatory stop on the tourist bus tour so take a deep breath and get to enjoy the crowds a bit. The streets are lined with shops and restaurants and artist workshops and...

History: 

The nearby Altamira Caves are the most important prehistoric site in Spain, and proof that man has called this area home for a very long time indeed. It is the Sistine Chapel of the Paleolithic era and was nearly written off as just another cave were it not for the casual discovery of the 8 year...

Fiesta: 

Santa Juliana, the patroness, is celebrated on the 28th of June and San Roque on the 15th and 16th of August.

The Road: 

The path through Santillana is well marked with wooden plaques on the stone walls, but they may be difficult to see with the crowds. If you get as far as the CA-131 you have gone too far, turn back and veer to your left towards the main square.

The camino passes the nearby ...

Accommodation in Santillana del Mar

Municipal

1

Albergue municipal Jesús Otero
Municipal
Plaza Abad Francisco Navarro

16
6€
Association

2

Albergue El Convento
Association
Antonio Niceas, 2

64
12-16€
Camping

3

Camping Santillana
Camping
Carreterra a Comillas, km 6
Casa Rural

4

B&B Posada Santa Juliana ⭑
Casa Rural
Carretera, 19

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Pension

5

Hospedaje Villa Pillar ⭑⭑
Pension
le Dorat, 38

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6

Hospedaje Angelica ⭑
Pension
Los Hornos, 3

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Hostal

7

Albergue Solar de Hidalgos ⭑⭑⭑
Hostal
Santo Domingo, 5

14
16€
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1.20km → Oreña
To Santiago: 
513.50
Altitude: 
105
2.30km → Caborredondo
To Santiago: 
512.30
Altitude: 
55
The Road: 

The camino keeps to smaller back roads between Oreña and Caborredondo, across farmlands with views to the sea. Along the way you climb up to and pass the 16th century Iglesia de San Pedro before descending into Caborredondo.

Accommodation in Oreña

Pension

1

Posada La Aldea ⭑⭑
Pension
Barrio Viallan

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Hostal

2

Posada La Roblera ⭑⭑
Hostal
Barrio Viallan, 266

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3

Posada El Pescador ⭑⭑
Hostal
Viallan, 255

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2.90km → Cigüenza
To Santiago: 
510.00
Altitude: 
45
The Road: 

Keep on going straight through town and across an overpass. Not far after the camino leaves the road for a path on your right which takes you directly to Cigüenza.

Accommodation in Caborredondo

Private

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Izarra
Private
Barrio Caborredondo, 17

20
6€
Casa Rural

2

Posada San Pedro ⭑⭑⭑
Casa Rural
Barrio San Roque, 79

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3

Posada Caborredondo
Casa Rural
Barrio Caborredondo, 81

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3.10km → Cóbreces
To Santiago: 
507.10
Altitude: 
30

Cigüenza is located in a valley between two hills and with a population under 100 it is surprising to find so many large estates here. The 18th century baroque Iglesia de San Martín de Tours was modeled after a church in Lima, Peru where its patron (from Cigüenza...

Fiesta: 

San Pantaleón is celebrated on the 27th of July and San Martín on the 11th of November.

The Road: 

After passing the Iglesia de San Martín the camino rejoins the CA-353 into Cóbreces.


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