El Pontarrón de Guriezo

Camino del Norte

To end of camino



El Pontarrón de Guriezo




The albergue is currently closed, but you may find some luck getting a private room at the bar.  Other pilgrims have reported 20€.


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
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: El Pontarrón


Camino de Sant…

Walked to Sonabia and locals advised not to continue because route extremely dangerous with several accidents needing helicopter rescue. Walked back to Oriñon and spent the night in a cheap hotel


This is the coastal route after Sonabia. If you see the black arrows then this path is best avoided.


The woman in the bar isn’t very friendly.


The route is marked with black arrows painted on rocks. I went this way today and turned back after finding myself scrambling over boulders with cliffs to either side. There was about 500m where one step wrong could be you off a cliff edge. No idea why this route is shown on the map.


The albergue was very dirty when we arrived- there was no one to look after the albergue just the check in process at the bar. There is a microwave at the albergue and no dinner is served at the pub, only small pinxos or vending machine junk food. If you stay, make sure you have your own sleeping bag and take food you can microwave.


It was very hard for me to find the red route and i was Warnerd.
I returned to sonabia en could get a bus to Castro


I agree that the coastal route is the more difficult way. You walk up the mountain on a very narrow pathway which gets quite steep towards the top and eventually you have to climb up big boulders. The way down is steep. The path is poorly marked with a black arrow but on the way down you can kind of the the pathway down to a cabin. If you are confident then you can take this path and be rewarded with stunning views of the beach and headlands but only do it if you have a smaller/lighter bag and it’s good weather.