Laredo is a popular tourist town, drawing beachgoers to its 5km of beachfront. The camino brings you through the old town but sort of goes around the best parts. Take your time to explore a bit before setting off down the long beach. In the old town, you will find the Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción.
July: Día del Carmen on the 16th.
August: The Batalla de Flores (the battle of flowers) sees large flower covered floats parading and is held on the last Friday, and San Roque (the patron of Laredo) on the 16th of August.
In Laredo the camino follows two options, and in this instance the alternative route is part of a series of options that appear further to the west.
At issue is the best way to cross the broad estuary between Laredo and Santoña. The official camino requires the use of a ferry between the...