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Portuguese Coastal Way - Baiona to Santiago

Galiwonders - 8 days

  • Portuguese Coastal Way - Baiona to Santiago
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Difficulty: Easy
What's included
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> Last 100 km of the Portuguese Coastal Way to Santiago
> Trek along the sea coast
> Start your trek at the Portuguese border

The Portuguese Coastal Way, or Camino Portugués de la Costa, is a fairly recent route which has just obtained an official recognition.

This option begins in the Portuguese city of Porto, and it goes all along the coast up to the Galician boarder, almost in parallel with the inland Portuguese Camino.

Once in Redondela both Caminos join together on the same path until Santiago.

Although it is quite a new route, it is becoming very popular; many Pilgrims decide to follow this Camino every year, surely due to the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

During your trek your hotels, luggage and transfer will be sorted for you. The only thing that you have to worry about is enjoying this legendary path

*The price of the trek is per person, in double rooms. The price of the trek in single rooms is USD 891/€ 790 per person.

* These prices do not apply on dates such as Holy Week, during the festival O Son do Camiño in Santiago, or the Apostle’s Day in Santiago.


What’s the plan?

Day 1

You will have to make your way to Baiona. If you need our help with the planning, we will be there for you, so everything works out. Once you arrive, you will find all the information on our guided book to make your way to the starting point of the Camino. If you want us to arrange a private transport for you to the starting point, we can do it for you.”

Hotel: Hotel Anunciada

Day 2: Baiona– Vigo (23 km)

The route begins in Baiona, a small town where the first news of the discovery of America was received. The caravel Pinta docked in its port when it came back from the new continent.

The route will take you along the beaches of Nigrán and you will be able to admire the Cíes Islands.

The landscape in the last kilometres, will become more urban, as you get into Vigo, the most populated town in Galicia.

Hotel: Hotel Náutico

Day 3: Vigo – Redondela (15 km)

Pilgrims will be able to take in the impressive views of the Estuary of Vigo on the left.

This walking day is a bit shorter and less intense, so you can enjoy a quick dip in once of the many beaches you come across from Vigo to Redondela.

Hotel: El Refugio de la Jerezana

Day 4: Redondela – Pontevedra (20 km)

From this point up to Santiago, the path will be the same as the traditional Portuguese Camino, so you may see more Pilgrims on the way.

Pontesampaio is a village which is worth seeing, it is interesting to learn about the historical events which took place there, and cross the Roman bridge over the Verdugo river.

This stage ends in Pontevedra, a beautiful town which is famous due to its historical centre and its squares made of stone.

Hotel: Boa Vila

Day 5: Pontevedra – Caldas de Rei (21 km)

Our way out of Pontevedra will lead us back to the rural side of Galicia, so we will be able to enjoy the woods and streams.

Many pilgrims stop in Barro to see the Natural Park of the Barosa River with its cascades and mills.

Finally, we will arrive in Caldas de Reis, a town which is famous for its thermal spring waters and spa resorts.

Hotel: Hotel O Cruceiro

Day 6: Caldas de Rei – Padrón – 19 km

Today, the Camino passes peacefully through small villages, with dispersed houses along the route.

Padrón is known as the first place on land, spotted by the boat which carried the remains of Saint James the Apostle. Also, it is the birthplace of great authors like Rosalía de Castro or Camilo José Cela.

Hotel: Hotel Rosalía

Day 7: Padrón – Santiago – 24,5 km

The last stage is the longest of this itinerary, so we advise you to start early.

At the beginning the path will take you through rural landscapes as in the previous days, but during the last kilometers, as we approach Santiago, the landscape becomes more urban.

When you get to Santiago do not forget to go to the Pilgrim’s Office with your Pilgrim Passport if you want to get your “Compostela” (Pilgrim Certificate).

Hotel:Hospedería San Martín Pinario

Day 8

Check out Santiago.

What's included


√ Accommodation
The accommodation during the trek is in hotels with a category similar to 2-star hotels. They are usually small family hotels with few rooms. They are focused on the needs of pilgrims.The hotels are basic, but comfortable and clean. A private room with private bathroom is always guaranteed.

√ Luggage transfer
Every morning you can drop you luggage off at the hotel reception. If you arrive in the following hotel your lugagge will be already waiting for you. The daypack is your only thing that you need to carry.

√ 24/7 Phone asistance
You will have access to a 24 hour help line. In case of any emergencies we will be ready to help you and assist you where needed.

√ Meals
Half board is included. Breakfast x7 and dinner x4. On the Camino the Santiago you will find plenty of little bistro’s and cosy restaurants on your way where you will meet a lot of other pelgrims as well. We will share the best place with you in our travelguide.

√ Pilgrim Passport
Your pilgrim’s passport is a document that identifies you as a pilgrim and provides proof that you have walked at least the last 100kms into Santiago necessary to obtain your Compostela certificate, the official testament to your journey. It also provides a wonderful record of the places that you stayed and makes for a beautiful, soulful reminder of this special journey.

√ Walking Notes
We will prvide you with a detailed travel guide whith all the information you will need during your trek.


× Airfare
The plane tickets are not included.

× Guide
This trek excludes a guide, but our guidebook will definitely help you through.

× Accommodation before the trek
Before the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel.

× Meals
Only half board is included.

× Personal Expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Entrance fees
Museum entrances & other paid visits are not included.


Frequently Asked Questions

Best season
The best season to do the trek to Santiago de Compostela is in Spring, form May to June. During these months the weather starts to get better and there are not that many trekkers in the hotels along the way. September is also a good month to do it, but the weather can be quite unpredictable, unlike during Summer. Only 4% of the trekkers choose to do the trail in winter (October to April) because of the cold, rain, and even snow.

This trek is an easy one, children and old people complete the trail, and you probably won’t have problems. However, you will be trekking many days, so it is better if you get ready for it. Try walking a few hours a day the weeks before your trekking and try wearing the same shoes you will be wearing during the trek, that way you prevent getting blisters or hurting your feet. Another good idea is to walk with a backpack on your shoulders so that your back gets used to the weight.

Where does the Camino begin and end?
All trails lead to the same destination: Santiago de Compostela. Where they begin? Well, that is a harder question. When the remains of Santiago the apostle were found, people from all over the continent travelled to see them. Truth be told, there were many trails that the people at that time used, based on where they came from. So the answer to where the trail begins has no single answer. The most common one and world famous, is the one coming from France, but there are some also from Portugal and Spain itself. Which one to choose? Well, that is up to you.



The accommodation during the trek is in hotels with a category similar to 2-star hotels. They are usually small family hotels with few rooms. They are focused on the needs of pilgrims.The hotels are basic, but comfortable and clean. A private room with private bathroom is always guaranteed.

These are examples of the hotels we like to work with. Should any of them not be available, we will provide you with one of the same standard & price.

Day 1: Hotel Anunciada

Day 2: Hotel Náutico

Day 3: El Refugio de la Jerezana

Day 4: Boa Vila

Day 5: Hotel O Cruceiro

Day 6: Hotel Rosalía

Day 7: Hospedería San Martín Pinario

*The price of the trek is per person, in double rooms. The price of the trek in single rooms is USD 891/€ 790 per person.

Packing list

Packing List

Do you know what things to pack for the Camino de Santiago? Here is our Camino de Santiago packing list. Want a complete detailed list? Then you should definitely have a look at our blog post with all the details.


– Backpack
– Shoes
– Flip flops
– 2x Socks
– 2x Clothing
– Reusable water bottle
– First aid kit
– Toiletries
– Travel towel
– Paper tissues
– Utility knife
– Plug adapter
– Lightweight sleeping bag
– Cash
– Sewing kit


– Camera
– Guidebooks and maps
– Gaiters
– Hiking poles
– Ear plugs and eye mask
– Flashlight/headlamp
– Power bank
– Plastic ziplock bags
– A spork
– Snacks
– Expandable tote bag
– Novel
– Journal


Is it safe to do the Camino without a guide?

The Camino de Santiago is completely safe. It is well signposted, with yellow arrows and shell symbols to guide the pilgrims during their stages. Bear in mind that many people travel on the Camino, so it is necessary to be aware of your belongings.

Galiwonders will have access to a 24 hour help line. In case of any emergencies we will be ready to help you and assist you where needed.



At Galiwonders we want to help you to discover all the different sides of the Camino de Santiago walk, and Galicia region. We have full confidence in everything our region can offer you, and we are at your disposal to organize an unforgettable trip.

We have a lot of experience in the tourist sector; we love traveling and we have lived and worked abroad. One day, we decided to pack our bags and come back home, to get all the travelers to know Galicia, its culture, its landscapes, its cuisine… and of course the Camino de Santiago.

How To Book

How does it work?

On you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company. uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.

After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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