Vilela

Camino del Norte

To end of camino
180.1
Altitude
125

Ribadeo

6.70

Vilela

4.80

A Ponte de Arante

Services
Bar
Yes

Has bar, but the hours are unpredictable.

Notice

If the bar in Vilela is closed, the only option for buying supplies between here and Villamartín Grande is in San Vicente, a short detour from the camino described below.

The Road

Take the turn off to the right to follow a smaller road through the forest. This road follows a broad bend and eventually turns back towards the LU-133 (which was the main road in Vilela). Before the camino gets all the way to the road, it turns to the right along a path.

NOTE: At this point you do have the option of continuing straight to the LU-133 where you can find a coffee in the town of San Vicente without adding any extra distance to your walk. When you get to the LU-133 turn right. At the far end of the sparsely populated village the camino turns from the north to cross over the LU-133 so you can simply follow it (about 2km) all the way to this junction.

When the official camino returns to the LU-133 it does not follow it; instead it crosses to the other side and descends along a path to the next road. It then zig zags a bit as it descends via paved roads to the bridge in Arante.

City Map
Accommodation in Vilela
Private

Comments

All Caminos App User (not verified)

Read the reviews in this app and booked Casa Domingo. The place was really disappointing. Although the owner was nice, value for money was poor. The rooms (30 per person) smelled stale, the bedding was stale, the bed was extremely hard.
The evening meal consisted of a salad, overcooked beans, eggs and potatoes for 14 euros per person. Bocadillas to take instead of breakfast were bread with tomato paste and cheese, for 4 euros each. I would not recommend unless you have no other option.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

C’est une albergue très agréable,le dîner est parfait et la personne qui s’occupe de nous est très agréable,une belle rencontre !

All Caminos App User (not verified)

Great stop with a host and his wife that were welcoming and provided great services . Had my clothes laundered which was fantastic! And the evening meal was lovely .

Pedro and his wife went out of there way for us
Grateful pilgrims Yvette and Andre

All Caminos App User (not verified)

Hello friends,

Specially for Camino del Norte pilgrims.

Just to help you avoid bad experience.
6 km after Ribadeo there is a place Restaurante a Pena Vilela.

Avoid it. The worst Corrientes and attitude towards pilgrims. We don’t tent to write negative things, but this time it’s better to write.

Bad attitude. Talking behind our backs and laughing.

He was cheating with money and things that we ordered. The way he communicated was terrible. We asked if we can pay with card, he said no, and right away begin to shout that he will call to police. Very unstable person. We usually don’t complain. This time we do so you don’t get into this strange place. Yes. Unless you stay in albergue, otherwise you are nothing and his attitude will show you.

He understands English until he needs to understand when he doesn’t like something, he says that he does not understand.

Terrible.
Try to the avoid this place.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

He was cheating with money and things that we ordered. The way he communicated was terrible. We asked if we can pay with card, he said no, and right away begin to shout that he will call to police. Very unstable person. We usually don’t complain. This time we do so you don’t get into this strange place. Yes. Unless you stay in albergue, otherwise you are nothing and his attitude will show you.

He understands English until he needs to understand when he doesn’t like something, he says that he does not understand.

Terrible.
Try to the avoid this place.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

If possible stay and eat somewhere else. We noticed that he treated nicely the ones who stay here but others - not so nice. It’s all about attitude.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Rude attitude. Talking behind backs. Trying to earn. Better eat your own sandwiches than support this kind of attitude.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Here at 9.30am on a Friday and very closed.

Camino de Sant…

If you choose to add a couple of kilometers to your day, there is a good, low price, hotel called Casa Domingo in San Vicente. Single room with your own bathroom, excellent dinner and good breakfast served at the hotel for the package price of EUR 40.

Camino de Sant…

Was unable to stay here. The municipal albergue was closed and the private albergue was full at 13:00. The private albergue is a part of the bar and the owners were not very friendly to us nor to other pilgrims that came in. Just know that if you don’t stay in vilela that the next accommodations are in villamartin grande 12km down the road (or you could go backwards). We ended up having a very long day but the pilgrim guesthouse in villamartin grande is fantastic!