Map of all Caminos to Santiago de Compostela
Camino del Norte Map 1
Altitude: 
25
History: 

Irún, Irúña, and a third city named Iruña de Oca were the three most important outposts of the Roman empire in the Basque territories. Two significant battles took place here; the first and second battles of San Marcial. In the Summer of 1522 the local Basques, numbering less than a few hundred...

Notice: 

The name Irún is often confused with Irúña (the Basque name for Pamplona), something to keep in mind when booking tickets.

Irún is also the starting point for the Basque Interior Camino, which travels southwest to join the Camino Francés in Santo Domingo de la Calzada or Burgos. Do not...

The fiestas of San Pedro and San Marcial, known collectively as Sanmarciales, are held at the end of June. San Marcos is celebrated on the 25th of April.

The Road: 

Getting started in Irún is easiest from the train station or the municipal albergue, both are located in the Barrio San Miguel (though there is no church dedicated to the Saint).

From the terminal head straight towards the dome of the nearby Iglesia San Gabriel and Santa Gema...

Accommodation in Irún

Municipal

1

Hospital de peregrinos de Irun
Municipal
Lesaka, 1
60 Donativo€
Private

2

Albergue juvenil Martindozenea
Private
Avenida. Elizatxo, 18
60 17-23€
Pension

3

Pensión Bidasoa ⭑⭑
Pension
Estación, 14
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4

Pensión Mari Carmen
Pension
Serapio Mugica, 33

5

Pensión Lizaso
Pension
Aduana, 5
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6

Pensión Bowling
Pension
Mourlane Michelena, 2
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Hotel

7

Hotel Alcázar ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Iparralde, 11
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Altitude: 
10
History: 

It is said that the Apostle himself passed through Hondarribia on his way to Galicia

June: A Medieval market is held on the second Sunday of June.
July: Santiago is celebrated on the 25th of July.
August: Several neighborhood fiestas on the 15th to celebrate the Assumption of Mary.
October: San Francisco de Asís on the 5th.

Accommodation in Fuenterrabía

Closed

1

Albergue Capitán Tximista
Closed
Barrio Jaizubia, 14
36 23€
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Altitude: 
195
La Virgen de Guadalupe is celebrated on September 8th.
The Road: 

The way from the Santuario splits into three, one road and two trails. There is a sign and a map illustrating the differences. The official camino follows a trail just to the south of the ridge line, while an alternative known as the Purgatorio Route follows along the ridge line...

Altitude: 
10
June: San Juan on the 24th and San Pedro on the 29th. July: The patron, San Fermín, on the 7th. Followed by Santiago on the 25th and San Pantaleón on the 27th.

Accommodation in Pasajes de San Juan

Municipal

1

Hospital de peregrinos Santa Ana
Municipal
Ermita de Santa Ana
14 Donativo€
1.00km → Faro de la Plata
Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

Once off the ferry, the official camino turns right while a road variant turns left. Turn right to follow the coastline to the sea, passing a boat yard along the way. Where the road ends, the path and climb (on steps) begins. At the top the camino returns to a paved road, turn right when it does...

The Road: 

From the parking lot the camino turns left to return to a trail. Pay close attention to the various forks in the trail; although they are well marked there are many options through the forest.

Along this stretch you will also see markings for the GR-121, a 300km circuit that shares ground...

6.80km → Igueldo
Altitude: 
10
History: 

San Sebastián was founded in the late 12th century by King Sancho (the wise) of Navarra to be its principal maritime port. This was useful to Sancho, but to the people of the town it was of little benefit to support a kingdom with so few opportunities to expand. In less than a few decades it was...

Although a bit too early in the year for the majority of passing pilgrims, the Tamborrada is held on the day of San Sebastián, January 20th.

August makes up for the rest of the year with the Assumption of Mary on the 15th followed by the Basque Fiestas at the end of the month through the start of September.

The Road: 

Turn right on the Avenida de Navarra towards the sea, the road follows it and you follow the road. You can walk in the sand of the Playa Zurriola if it suits you, the way ahead is evident as it crosses the bridge over the Río Uramea.

Once over the bridge...

Accommodation in San Sebastián

Municipal

1

Albergue juvenil Ondarreta - La Sirena
Municipal
Igueldo, 25
100 16-20€

2

Albergue Juvenil Ulía
Municipal
Ulía, 297
54 15-18€
Pension

3

Pensión Artea ⭑⭑
Pension
San Bartolome, 33
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4

Pensión Kaia ⭑⭑
Pension
Puerto, 12
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5

Pensión Anne ⭑
Pension
Esterlines, 15
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6

Pensión San Fermín ⭑
Pension
Fermín Calbetón, 23

7

Pensión Donostiarra ⭑⭑
Pension
San Martín, 6
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Hostal

8

Hostel Urban House
Hostal
Plaza de Gipuzkoa, 2
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9

Downtown River Hostel
Hostal
San Martín, 2
30/40€
Hotel

10

Hotel Términus ⭑⭑
Hotel
Francia, 21
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11

Hotel de Londres ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Zubieta, 2
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12

Hotel María Cristina ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza República Argentina, 4
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13

Okako Hotel ⭑
Hotel
Iztueta, 7
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Closed

14

Hospital de peregrinos Claret Ikastola
Closed
Navarra, 1,
60 Donativo€

15

Albergue de peregrinos de la Ikastola Jakintza
Closed
Escolta Real, 12
50 Donativo€
Altitude: 
150
The Road: 

Getting from the monte to the camino is a simple matter. From the parking lot at the top of the monte, make like a car and roll downhill along the road. When you get to the small gravel parking lot on your right, cut across it to pass the hotel Leku Eder and keep on that road. A description from...

10.10km → Orio
Altitude: 
175
The Road: 

From the Buenavista Hotel the camino keeps to the paved roads for several more kilometers but eventually heads back into the forest along trails and even along centuries old cobbled roads as it descends to the AP-8. After passing under the AP-8 turn right to follow the road steeply...

Accommodation in Igueldo

Camping

1

Camping Igueldo San Sebastián
Camping
Plaza Padre Orkolaga, 69
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Hotel

2

Hotel Nicol’s ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Gudamendi, 21
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Camino del Norte Map 2
5.50km → Zarautz
Altitude: 
5
History: 

The local church is dedicated to San Nicolas de Bari, patron of fishermen and a well known Saint among pilgrims.

The Day of the Fishermen, San Pedro, is celebrated on the 29th of June. The patron of Orio, San Nicolás de Bari, is celebrated on the 6th of December.

The Road: 

The camino reaches the riverfront and turns left (inland) towards the nearest bridge over the river. Once across the bridge, it turns right to follow the N-634 a short distance. Where the road bends left, the camino exits to the right to follow the waterfront and the Portua. Stay along the road...

Accommodation in Orio

Private

1

Albergue de peregrinos San Martín
Private
Casa Arteta
20 12€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural Mailán
Casa Rural
Arratola, 18
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Hostal

3

Hostal Xaloa ⭑⭑
Hostal
Estropalari, 26
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Hotel

4

Hotel Txanka Erreka ⭑
Hotel
Barrio San Martín, 5
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5.20km → Getaria
Altitude: 
5
History: 

Very little of Zarautz’s famed fishing past remains. The men here were the dominant whalers of their time until the whales disappeared from the Bay of Biscay. During the 19th century, when seaside palaces were the rage, the bourgeoisie built them here along the promenade.

Notice: 

Zarautz is a popular event town and plays host to several surfing competitions and bike races throughout the summer. Both can put a crunch on the number of beds available.

January: San Sebastián on the 20th, as well as a few wine celebrations throughout the month.
February: Santa Águeda, patroness of the Basque Country, on the 4th. The town also celebrates Carnaval.
May: Santa Marina is celebrated on the 21st.
June: San Pelayo from the 25th to the 27th.
July: Santiago on the 25th.
August: Santa Clara on the 12th, and the Virgen from the 14th to the 16th.
September: Semana Vasca, or Basque Week, from the 1st to the 9th.

The Road: 

The marked way through Zarautz is along the Nafarroa Kalea, about two blocks from the waterfront and parallel to it. As an alternative, you can turn right towards the beach and follow it to the end of town.

Leaving Zarautz can be a confusing affair and the local information...

Accommodation in Zarautz

Municipal

1

Albergue público de Zarautz
Municipal
Zumalakarregi, 16
30 Donativo€
Private

2

Blai Blai Hostel
Private
Nafarroa, 37
24 22+€

3

Galerna Zarautz Hostel
Private
Mitxelena, 35
18 22€
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4

Zarautz Hostel
Private
Gipuzkoa, 59
24 20-30*€
Camping

5

Albergue Gran Cámping Zarautz
Camping
Monte Talai-mendi
Pension

6

Pensión Musika Plaza ⭑
Pension
Orape 7-2
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7

Pensión Lagunak ⭑⭑
Pension
San Francisco 10
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8

Pensión Txiki Polit ⭑⭑
Pension
Plaza Musika
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Hotel

9

Hotel Olatu ⭑
Hotel
Ipar 10
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10

Hotel Zarauz ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Nafarroa, 26
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11

Hotel Alameda ⭑⭑
Hotel
Guipuzkoa
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Closed

12

Albergue Juvenil Igerain
Closed
San Ignacio, 25
100 15*€
1.80km → Askizu
Altitude: 
30

April: San Prudencio on the 27th.
May: Antxoa on the 3rd, San Isidro on the 4th, and the Day of the Fisherman on the 5th.
June: San Juan on the 23rd and 24th.
August: San Salvador on the 6th.
November: San Martín on the 11th.

The Road: 

If you came into Getaria along the N-634 you will have to climb up to rejoin the camino. If you came into Getaria along the trail you will have to decide whether you want to descend into town (and then return) or whether to keep on walking.

The camino passes the Kanpaia...

Accommodation in Getaria

Private

1

Albergue Kanpaia
Private
San Prudentzio, 28
30 15€
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Pension

2

Pensión Iribar
Pension
Aldamar, 23

3

Pensión Getariano ⭑⭑
Pension
Herrerieta, 3
32
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Hotel

4

Hotel Itxas Gain ⭑
Hotel
San Roque, 1
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5

Hotel Rural Gaintza ⭑⭑
Hotel
Barrio de San Prudentzio, 26
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2.90km → Zumaia
Altitude: 
115
Notice: 

At the far end of Askizu the camino forks at a house, turn right. The trail here affords excellent views of the sea. It will begin to descend, passing the Playa de Santiago far below. At sea level it rejoins the N-634 along a pedestrian walkway into Zumaia.

The walkway bears...

The Road: 

At the far end of Askizu the camino forks at a house, turn right. The trail here affords excellent views of the sea. It will begin to descend, passing the Playa de Santiago far below. At sea level it rejoins the N-634 along a pedestrian walkway into Zumaia.

The walkway bears...

Accommodation in Askizu

Private

1

Albergue Agote Aundi
Private
Barrio de Azkizu
15 15€
4.00km → Elorriaga (Deba)
Altitude: 
10

San Pedro on the 29th of June.

The Road: 

Just over this second footbridge, the camino splits. The official camino continues straight ahead and upwards through town. The alternate route again follows the GR-121 by turning right. They rejoin within 3.5km.

The alternate route, known as the Ruta de Flysch because it...

Accommodation in Zumaia

Private

1

Albergue Santa Klara
Private
Santa Klara, 2
16 25*€
Association

2

Albergue de Zumaia (Convento de San José)
Association
Arritokieta kalea
25 8€
Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural Landarte
Casa Rural
Ctra. Artadi, 1
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Pension

4

Pensión Goiko ⭑⭑
Pension
Erribera, 9
Hotel

5

Hotel Zumaia ⭑⭑
Hotel
Alai Auzategia, 13
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6

Hotel Talasoterapia Zelai ⭑
Hotel
Playa Itzurun
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5.20km → Itziar
Altitude: 
200
The Road: 

In Elorriaga the camino splits again. The GR-121 turns off to the right just before you get to the bar in town, and follows the coastline once more and in doing so it does not pass Itziar.

The official camino follows the road out of Elorriaga, descending towards the N-634. Cross with care...

3.80km → Deba
Altitude: 
260
History: 

The name Itziar, and a few derivations of it, is a popular name given to Basque women. Its origin goes back to the 8th century when a temple was built in reverence to Santa Maria de Itziar. Her statue remains here, and is venerated as much by sailors as by pilgrims.

The Road: 

From Itziar the camino turns north to return to the sea at Deba. Past the church turn right at the first fork and follow the country lane. You won’t notice any more highways as you wind your way towards Deba, but they are none-the-less tunneling beneath you.

Accommodation in Itziar

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural Donibane ⭑
Casa Rural
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Hotel

2

Hotel Kanala ⭑⭑
Hotel
Itziar Auzoa
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Altitude: 
185

Accommodation in Lastur

Private

1

Albergue de Lastur
Private
Plaza San Nicolás
70 17-20€