3.90km → Alba
To Santiago: 
104.50
Altitude: 
30

Your entrance to the old town center of Pontevedra is punctuated with its most famous church, the Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina, a shrine to the Pilgrim Virgen who guided pilgrims here from Baiona. 

To see the rest of Pontevedra’s notable buildings will required you to...

The Road: 

Leave by crossing the Ponte do Burgo and heading straight-ish through the next roundabout, turning left immediately after. Before long you will be alongside the railway, which you will cross just before the church of Alba.

TWO WAYS TO PONTECESURES / PADRÓN

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Accommodation in Pontevedra - Along Variante Espiritual

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos (Virgen Peregrina)
Xunta
Otero Pedrayo

56
8€
Private

2

Albergue Acolá
Private
Arcebispo Malvar, 15

16
17€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Acolá

3

Hostel Nacama
Private
Lavandeiras, 1

42
15€

4

Aloxa Hostel
Private
Gorgullón

57
10/12€

5

Slow City Hostel
Private
Amargura, 5

10
17.50*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Slow City Hostel
Hotel

6

Hotel Madrid
Hotel
Andrés Mellado, 5

7

Hotel Alda Estación ⭑⭑
Hotel
Eduardo Pondal, 76

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Photo in Hotel La Peregrina on the Camino de Santiago

8

Hotel Rúas ⭑
Hotel
Figueroa, 35

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9

Hotel Galicia Palace ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Vigo, 3

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10

Hotel Room ⭑⭑
Hotel
Filgueira Valverde 10

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11

Hotel Virgen del Camino ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Virgen del Camino 53-55

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12

Hotel Comercio ⭑
Hotel
Augusto González Besada, 5

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Comercio ⭑
Parador

13

Parador de Pontevedra ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Parador
Barón, 19

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Parador de Pontevedra ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Photo of Pontevedra - Along Variante Espiritual on the Camino de Santiago
1.00km → Fragmoreira
To Santiago: 
99.00
Altitude: 
110

A small church on your right, and on your left a kids playground and recreation area. Not too hidden in the park is an ancient petroglyph.  These are common throughout Galicia and more are discovered every year. The bar is at the far end of the small town.

The Road: 

The camino leaves town along the road but quickly picks up a track as it descends through the hamlet of Fragmoreira.  It emerges on a roundabout at the divided highway you have crossed over a few times. Keep to the left as you approach Poio.

Accommodation in Cabaleiro

Photo of Cabaleiro on the Camino de Santiago
1.90km → Poio
To Santiago: 
98.00
Altitude: 
80
3.00km → Combarro
To Santiago: 
96.20
Altitude: 
40

The first building in town is the rather imposing Monasterio de San Xoán Poio. Further along, as you descend from the monastery, there are several bars.

The Road: 

The camino descends from the Monastery and turns right at the bottom of the hill. Mind the traffic here, there are no barriers and not too many arrows. Follow the road to the first crosswalk and turn left to pick up a smaller country road.

Here there is one tricky turn. Shortly after...

Accommodation in Poio

To Santiago: 
93.20
Altitude: 
10

Combarro might just be one of the most charming and quintessentially Galician villages on the whole coast. Fishermen have worked these seas for centuries, and the horreós that line the coast (and which appear to hover just above the waterline) were used to dry fish as well as grain....

The Road: 

The Variante Espiritual crosses the road and immediately begins its ascent of the Monte Redondo. The climb varies in intensity from extremely steep to gently rolling and back again. Go gently.

Accommodation in Combarro

Hotel

1

Hotel Xeito ⭑
Hotel
Rúa da Cruz, 35

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Xeito ⭑

2

Hotel Combarro ⭑
Hotel
Carretera Pontevedra - Sanxenxo, Km 5

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Combarro ⭑
Photo of Combarro on the Camino de Santiago
5.60km → Armenteira
To Santiago: 
89.60
Altitude: 
280

Not well signposted, but noticeable for the large dirt parking lot adjacent to it. The mirador platform doesn’t inspire much confidence but does offer some excellent views East over the Ría de Pontevedra.

The Road: 

From the mirador the camino levels out a bit and follows along a mountain track. It eventually joins a paved road but only for 250m when it crosses the road and begins the descent into Armenteira.

Photo of Miradoiro do Loureiro on the Camino de Santiago
3.90km → Aldea Labrega
To Santiago: 
84.00
Altitude: 
265

The camino delivers you directly to the front door of the Monasterio de Armenteira and to the two bars in town. Directly in front of you is the more popular of the two. The albergue is set off from town by a few hundred meters, follow the camino arrows and they will lead you to the...

The Road: 

From Armenteira the camino joins a popular (among locals) trail known as the Ruta de la Piedra y del Agua. It follows along a creek, with trails on both sides, as it descends to sea level. Along the way, it passes several dozen abandoned water mills. Note that although you can...

Accommodation in Armenteira

Xunta

1

Albergue de Armenteira
Xunta
Casa de la Cultura

32
8€
Pension

2

Monasterio Cisterciense de Armentaira
Pension
Lugar de la Iglesia
Photo of Armenteira on the Camino de Santiago
2.80km → Os Castaños
To Santiago: 
80.10
Altitude: 
50

Large picnic area and recreation space. There are public bathrooms here, and during the summer months there is a small bar/kiosko.

The Road: 

The riverside walk is interrupted by a large highway and associated roundabouts, but no sooner than you pass them do you return to the trail.

6.20km → Puente Arnelas
To Santiago: 
77.30
Altitude: 
10

There is a small bar (seasonal) on your left as you reach this junction. There is a larger bar/restaurant just over the river.

The Road: 

As you approach Puente Arnelas you need to follow the arrows that lead you up a steel and wood walkway under the belly of the bridge. At the top, turn right to get up to the road level and follow it into the small village. A short ways on the camino joins the broad Río Umia.

1.10km → Gombra
To Santiago: 
71.10
Altitude: 
10

A small village with a small chapel and a large pharmacy. There are bars at both ends. If both are closed, there is a gas station if you are in a pinch.

The Road: 

The camino ahead includes a small climb up through the town of Gombra. It also follows the road for a short stretch before turning left into the small village of Mouzas. There are a few more hamlets along this stretch before the camino arrives at a large crossing of the  PO-549....

1.10km → Mouzas
To Santiago: 
70.00
Altitude: 
30
5.10km → Cores
To Santiago: 
68.90
Altitude: 
35
To Santiago: 
63.80
Altitude: 
30
The Road: 

Just beyond Cores the camino arrives at last to the sea, and the last 3km are along sandy paths with beaches on your left and beach bars on your right. The camino keeps close to the water and arrives at Vilanova by way of a large bridge.

6.00km → Vilaxoán
To Santiago: 
60.30
Altitude: 
5

Vilanova is a lovely seaside harbor town with plenty of bars and food options but not much more besides gazing out to sea.  The camino arrives near the harbor and the albergue is to your west; after crossing the bridge turn right and follow the arrows to it.

The Road: 

THE BOAT. Everything you need to know about the boat to Pontecesures is impossible to print here. The schedule varies with the tide, the number of passengers, and the whims of the captain and the hospitalero at the albergue (he who makes the arrangements). The matter is...

Accommodation in Vilanova de Arousa

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Vilanova de Arousa
Xunta
José González Sanisidro, 69

28
8€
Private

2

A Salazón
Private
Callejón do boliche, 7

10
18€
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Hotel

3

Hotel Bradomin ⭑⭑
Hotel
Juan Carlos I, 29

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Photo of Vilanova de Arousa on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
54.30
Altitude: 
0
1.80km → Carril
To Santiago: 
50.90
Altitude: 
0

Accommodation in Vilagarcia de Arousa

Hostal

1

Hostal Nogal Cafetería
Hostal
Alcalde Rey Daviña, 20
Hotel

2

Hotel Castelao ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Arzobispo Lago, 5

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Castelao ⭑⭑⭑

3

Pension Derby
Hotel
Mariña, 16

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pension Derby
To Santiago: 
49.10
Altitude: 
10

Accommodation in Carril

Hotel

1

Hotel Carril ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Lucena, 18

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Carril ⭑⭑⭑⭑
4.30km → Catoira
To Santiago: 
44.50
Altitude: 
35
5.50km → Vilar
To Santiago: 
40.20
Altitude: 
5

Accommodation in Catoira

Casa Rural

1

Os Migueliños
Casa Rural
Aldea Barral, 12

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Os Migueliños
To Santiago: 
34.70
Altitude: 
35

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