To end of camino: 
42.30
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 (and to follow the camino), turn left after crossing the first bridge in town.

The camino passes through the old quarter before arriving at another bridge, on the opposite end of which is the municipal albergue and the way out of town.

The church in town is dedicated to Saint Thomas...

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€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Posada Doña Urraca
Private

2

Albergue O Cruceiro
Private
Juan Fuentes, 44

40
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Cruceiro

3

Albergue Timonel
Private
Travesía de las Ovejas, 8

20
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Timonel

4

Albergue Albor
Private
Real, 63

35
15€
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Hotel

5

Hotel Sena ⭑⭑
Hotel
Juan Fuentes Echevarría, 99

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Sena ⭑⭑

6

Hotel Balneario Acuña ⭑⭑
Hotel
Herrería, 2

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7

Hotel O Cruceiro
Hotel
Juan Fuentes 40

30
12€

8

Hotel Balneario Dávila
Hotel
Laureano Salgado, 11

9

Hotel Lotus
Hotel
Dolores Mosquera, 16
Photo in Caldas de Reis on the Camino de Santiago
5.30km → O Pino (Valga)
To end of camino: 
37.10
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 Casalderrique.

Photo in Santa Mariña de Carracedo on the Camino de Santiago

Camino Portugues Map 26

Camino Portugues Map 26
To end of camino: 
35.30
Altitude: 
150
Photo of Casalderrique on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
32.80
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
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos Valga
Photo of O Pino (Valga) on the Camino de Santiago
4.00km → Pontecesures
To end of camino: 
30.50
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.

Photo in San Miguel de Valga on the Camino de Santiago
0.70km → Aduana
To end of camino: 
27.20
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
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos Pontecesures
Hotel

2

Hotel Rural A Casa do Río
Hotel
Dr. Víctor García, 1

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Photo of Pontecesures on the Camino de Santiago
3.00km → Padrón
To end of camino: 
26.90
Off Camino: 
3.10
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 stopping point for pilgrims. 

The albergue here is run by the Galician Amigos of the Camino and it is one of the few places where you can count on eating dinner with all of the other pilgrims staying there.

The Road: 

To get there simply follow the red arrows marked Herbón. This detour if for anyone wishing to spend the night in the Albergue at the Monastery of Herbón (recommended). From Pontecesures it is 2.7km, with an additional 3km the following morning to bring you to Padrón. In all this...

Accommodation in Herbón

Association

1

Albergue de Herbón
Association
Convento Franciscano de Herbón. Rego da Manga,, 56

20
Donativo€
Photo of Herbón on the Camino de Santiago
1.90km → Padrón
To end of camino: 
25.80
Altitude: 
5
0.90km → Iria Flavia
To end of camino: 
23.90
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 fact that it was here that he first arrived to preach while still alive, so his return was a homecoming of sorts.

Padrón is also the birthplace of Rosalia de Castro, Galicia’s most famous and beloved laureate.

Padrón (and Herbón) are home to that delicious...

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
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de Padrón
Private

2

Albergue O Pedrón
Private
Juan Fuentes, 44

42
14€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Pedrón

3

Albergue Corredoiras
Private
Corredoira da Barca, 10

17
14-17€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Corredoiras

4

Albergue Rossol
Private
Manuel Rodríguez Cobián, 1

18
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Rossol

5

Albergue Camiño Do Sar
Private
Paseo Rio Sar, 2

20
15*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Camiño Do Sar

6

Albergue Flavia
Private
Campo da Feira, 13

22
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Flavia

7

Albergue A Barca de Pedra
Private
Vidal Cepeda, 6

25
15-18€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue A Barca de Pedra
Pension

8

Pensión O Grilo
Pension
Camilo José Cela 30

9

Pensión Jardín
Pension
Estación, 3
Hotel

10

Hotel Rosalía ⭑⭑
Hotel
Maruxa Villanueva

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Rosalía ⭑⭑

11

Hotel Chef Rivera ⭑⭑
Hotel
Enlace Parque, 7

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Chef Rivera ⭑⭑
Photo in Padrón on the Camino de Santiago
2.00km → Pazos
To end of camino: 
23.00
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

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

Accommodation in Iria Flavia

Private

1

Albergue Cruces de Iria
Private
Camilo José Cela, 48

20
13€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Cruces de Iria
Hotel

2

Hotel Scala ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. N-550

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Scala ⭑⭑⭑
Photo of Iria Flavia on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Iria Flavia on the Camino de Santiago
0.60km → Rueiro
To end of camino: 
21.00
0.90km → Tarrio
To end of camino: 
20.40
0.90km → Vilar
To end of camino: 
19.50
0.70km → A Escravitude
To end of camino: 
18.60

Accommodation in Vilar

Private

1

Albergue O Lagar de Jesús
Private
Vilar, 40

16
16€
2.00km → Angueira de Suso
To end of camino: 
17.80
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 de Capellania
Private
Esclavitude 3

18
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Capellania

2

Albergue Crucesinn
Private
Cruces, 5

50
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Crucesinn
Casa Rural

3

Casa Grande da Capellania
Casa Rural
Lugar de A Escravitude

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Grande da Capellania
Photo of A Escravitude on the Camino de Santiago
0.70km → Areal
To end of camino: 
15.90
0.35km → Picaraña
To end of camino: 
15.20
1.20km → O Faramello
To end of camino: 
14.80
Altitude: 
45
The Road: 

NOTE:  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-preferred option to the road. After turning left keep an eye...

Accommodation in Picaraña

Pension

1

Pensión Glorioso
Pension
Picaraña, 23

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Glorioso

2

Pensión A Milagrosa ⭑⭑⭑
Pension
Picaraña

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión A Milagrosa ⭑⭑⭑
0.90km → Rúa de Francos
To end of camino: 
13.50
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
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de Teo
Private

2

Albergue La Calabaza del Peregrino
Private
Faramello, 5

36
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Calabaza del Peregrino

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