Camino del Norte Map 6
5.00km → Allendelagua
Altitude: 
5
History: 

Castro Urdiales was settled first by the Romans, who used the location more for its iron than the sea. It prospered under the reign of the Kingdom of Castile right up until 1813 when the French Army destroyed the city. It was quickly rebuilt and fortified.

June: San Juan on the 24th, and San Pelayo Mártir (the patron of Castro Urdiales) on the 26th.
July: La Virgen del Carmen on the 16th, and Santa Ana on the 26th.
August: The Assumption of Mary is celebrated on the 14th.
November: San Andrés on the 30th.

The Road: 

The camino through Castro Urdiales follows the N-634 but it is possible to walk the coastline, a route which is a great deal more scenic. It can be followed as far as the beach at which point you will need to turn back towards the main road. A short distance later the camino turns left towards...

Accommodation in Castro Urdiales

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Castro Urdiales
Municipal
Behind the Bullring on the way out of Castro
16 6€
Pension

2

Hostería Villa de Castro
Pension
Los Huertos, 2
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3

Pensión La Mar ⭑⭑
Pension
La Mar, 27
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4

Pensión Chili
Pension
La Ronda, 16
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5

Pensión Ardigales 11 ⭑⭑
Pension
Ardigales, 11
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6

Pensión La Marina ⭑
Pension
La Plazuela, 16
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Hostal

7

Hostal Catamarán ⭑
Hostal
Victorina Gainza, 3
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Hotel

8

Hotel Sercotel Las Rocas ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Flaviobriga, 1
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9

Hotel Agua Viva & Spa Castro ⭑⭑
Hotel
Alto de la Cruz, 6
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10

Hotel La Ronda ⭑
Hotel
La Ronda 18 bis
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1.80km → Cerdigo
Altitude: 
55
The Road: 

From Allendelagua the camino turns left, and follows a road that is parallel to the A-8. It turns right to cross under it at the first opportunity. After the underpass it leaves the paved road for a path that cuts up through the forest and into Cerdigo, passing the Iglesia de San Juan ...

3.20km → Islares
Altitude: 
50
The Road: 

At the far end of Cerdigo the camino crosses the N-634 where it picks up a coastal path. You will pass the Cerdigo cemetery along the way, eventually rejoining a smaller road that parallels the N-634 and into the town of Islares.

The first building you come to in Islares is the church,...

Altitude: 
30
Notice: 

When leaving Islares exercise caution along the N-634. There is no dedicated place for pedestrians along this stretch.

Accommodation in Islares

Camping

1

Camping Playa Arenillas
Camping
Arenillas, 43
12€
Hotel

2

Hotel Arenillas ⭑⭑
Hotel
Islares, 155
Closed

3

Albergue de peregrinos de Islares
Closed
Escuela
18 8€
1.90km → Rioseco
Altitude: 
15

January: San Vicente Mártir on the 22nd.
May: San Isidro Labrador on the 15th.
June: San Juan on the 24th.
August: Las Nieves, patron of El Pontarrón, on the 5th. San Mamés on the 7th.

The Road: 

The camino splits in El Pontarrón. The official route continues due south along a pedestrian path adjacent to the main road (which becomes the CA-151) and a coastal option follows the N-634 across the river.

Accommodation in El Pontarrón de Guriezo

Construction

1

El Pontarrón
Construction
El Pontarrón de Guriezo
14 Donativo€
2.10km → La Magdalena
Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

After Rioseco, the camino continues to the first roundabout and turns right to cross the river and enter the small hamlet of La Magdalena.

7.10km → Hazas - Liendo
Altitude: 
30

La Magdalena is celebrated on the 22nd of July.

The Road: 

The camino leaves the main road at the church in La Magdalena, turning right and uphill to follow the trail over the hillside. When it descends it passes under the A-8 and enters the area known as Liendo.

3.20km → Tarrueza
Altitude: 
30
The Road: 

From the albergue the camino climbs up to join the N-634, turning left to follow it a short distance. When it splits the official camino turns left to leave the main road and descend to Tarrueza. You can alternatively keep on the N-634 on a shorter course to Laredo; this option will rejoin the...

Accommodation in Hazas - Liendo

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos Saturnino Candina
Municipal
Barrio de Hazas, 7
17 8€
Pension

2

Pensión Valle de Liendo ⭑⭑
Pension
Barrio de Iseca Vieja, 58
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3

Posada La Torre de la Quintana ⭑⭑⭑
Pension
Barrio de Hazas, 26
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3.40km → Laredo
The Road: 

After Tarrueza the camino crosses back over the A-8 and at a large roundabout junction with the N-634 it leaves the busy road for a side road uphill. There is only one clear way across this large roundabout, to your right, and the road uphill is the first obvious choice. The road takes you...

Accommodation in Tarrueza

Closed

1

Albergue de peregrinos La Encina
Closed
El Solar, 9
15 8€
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4.40km → El Puntal
Altitude: 
5

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.

The Road: 

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...

Accommodation in Laredo

Private

1

Albergue El Buen Pastor
Private
Fuente Fresnedo, 1
20 13€
Parochial

2

Residencia Albergue Casa de la Trinidad
Parochial
San Francisco, 24
27 10*€
Pension

3

Pensión Esmeralda ⭑⭑
Pension
Fuente Fresnedo, 4
Hostal

4

Hostal El Carro ⭑
Hostal
La Arenosa
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5

Hostal Tucán
Hostal
Gutiérrez Rada, 2
Hotel

6

Hotel Cortijo ⭑⭑
Hotel
González Gallego, 3
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7

Hotel El Ancla ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
González Gallego 10
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8

Hotel Cosmopol ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Cantabria, 27
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9

Hotel Miramar ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Alto de Laredo
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1.50km → Santoña
Altitude: 
5
The Road: 

Note that the distance to the center of Santoña includes the water crossing, a distance of about 600m. The ferry will deliver you to the south shores of Santoña, where you cross through the park and into the city.

Camino del Norte Map 7
2.60km → Berria
Altitude: 
10
History: 

The Iglesia de Santa María del Puerto, which dates from the 13th century, was built in the same location as an earlier 8th century Benedictine Monastery which itself is rumored to have been built at the location of a church founded by Santiago himself in the year 37.

The monument...

The Road: 

From the ferry terminal, with your back to the water, walk straight into the city. You will pass through the Plaza San Antonio and then the large Manzanedo Park. Keep going straight when you get to the first roundabout (bus terminal here) and at the next one do the same; you are looking for the...

Accommodation in Santoña

Municipal

1

Albergue Juvenil de Santoña
Municipal
Carretera Santoña-Cicero
68 9.50€
Private

2

Albergue La Bilbaína
Private
Plaza San Antonio, 1
24 12€
Hostal

3

Hostal El Parque ⭑⭑
Hostal
El Cantal, 15

4

Alojamiento Buciero ⭑
Hostal
Manzanedo, 1
3.80km → Helgueras
Altitude: 
10
Notice: 

At the end of Berria, the camino splits. This is one of the rare points where the official camino might not be the best option. Where the main road turns left at the end of town, the camino turns right onto a trail which climbs 100m up to the top of the El Brusco headland. Although this climb...

The Road: 

The official camino over the Alto de Brusco is straightforward. To follow the alternative along the road, turn left at the bend to follow a pedestrian path past the first roundabout. At the second roundabout bear right to follow the CA-141 in the direction of Somo. There exist several...

Accommodation in Berria

Pension

1

Posada Las Garzas
Pension
Primera, 31
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Hostal

2

Hostal de Berria ⭑⭑
Hostal
Playa Berria 40
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Hotel

3

Hotel Juan de la Cosa ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Playa Berria, 14
1.70km → Treto
Altitude: 
10

June: San Juan, the patron of Colindres, on the 24th.
July: El Carmen on the 16th and Santiago on the 25th.
August: San Roque on the 16th and San Ginés on the 25th.

Accommodation in Colindres

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Colindres
Municipal
Heliodoro Fernández
18 6€
3.10km → Cicero
Altitude: 
30
1.70km → Escalante
Altitude: 
5

Accommodation in Gama

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Gama
Municipal
Plaza El Ferial de Gama
12 4€
Altitude: 
5

Accommodation in Escalante

Hostal

1

Posada Los Gallos ⭑⭑⭑
Hostal
Ramón y Cajal, 3

2

Posada La Rivera de Escalante ⭑⭑⭑
Hostal
Paseo de la Rivera, 1
Hotel Rural

3

Hotel Las Solanas de Escalante ⭑
Hotel Rural
Puente Somaza