→ 1.90 → Caldas de Reis → 5.40km → Santa Mariña de Carracedo

Altitude
25
To end of camino
42.30
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes

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 Becket, one of very few of the sort in Spain and possibly the only one in Galicia. If you are only passing through town in the afternoon, the palm trees that surround the church make for a cooling place to relax.

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. 

Comments

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Stayed at Casa Herreria and it is lovely…has a pool and a garden. Rooms are gorgeous! So happy to stay here!

michael

We stayed here basically because I was given the pamphlet on the road. €6 for a bed ina room of 4 . No bunks. It seems fine

michael

We found a small, (3 rooms - double, twin, 4 bunks), clean, quiet, unlisted Pension. The modern bath is shared. Washing machine, kitchenette. Very helpful host, son speaks English.
Right hand side of road, just past the first bridge. Must reserve. Pension Rio Umia. $30 euro double room.

michael

We are staying in Aires de Umia and it is very good, located on the path immediately after crossing the bridge. Beautifully renovated by the architect owner. Private room with bathroom €56 ( three single beds, making it a reasonable price for three friends sharing).

michael

Today i stayed in alberge albor. Very nice and ca trying host. Good beds and big, clean bathrooms. And the Best stamp ever.

michael

The villa had a pool which was a welcome sight after a long days walk. Staff and villa was perfect and close to restaurants etc. There is a lovely mass at 8pm for Pilgrims. Great food in most of the restaurants, well worth a stop.

michael

I found a not listed Albergue Agarimo - central location, just 1 min walk from the church. Looks like old rich building and apartment in it made for hostel. Has a two bathrooms, rooms with 3 beds. Clean and comfortable beds. Really nice host. Have a kitchen and washing machine. Good WiFi.

michael

As you walk into Caldas drop down to the tapas bar on the right . Unbelievable food and cheap too. A place to lose an afternoon

michael

Amazing stop here. Thermal baths to soak tires feet. Stayed at the Albor, which is run by a very lovely lady and has an amazing wax stamp. Finally had maybe the best meal of my Camino at the simple cafeteria therma (right at the river). 11 for the menu del dia and 100% worth every penny.