Firstly, you might not know that there is more than one route. The most popular Camino is Camino Francés but there are others which are becoming really well-known such as Camino Portugués, Camino Primitivo,  Via de la Plata, Finisterre way… Pilgrims and secular travelers alike, following the yellow painted arrows and iconic scallop shells that […]

As you walk your Camino de Santiago, you can stay in wide range of accommodation. There is a great variety of places to choose. Most of pilgrims prefer the traditional pilgrim hostels, which are along the Camino and which are quite basic and modest. In these hostels, also called “albergues” or “refugios”, accommodation is in […]

Whatever the starting point of the Camino de Santiago is, pilgrims will walk through big cities, towns, small villages … they will hike along beautiful rivers, they will make their way through valleys, mountains … they will meet people from the place, share their journey with other pilgrims from any corner of the world … […]

The Camino is usually unknown for first pilgrims so you should adjust and adapt to it and eventually roll with what happens as it comes, which would be good or bad. Most pilgrims have got pre-camino fears just before doing it. Which ones are they? The Camino planning. Is the Camino planning which you have […]

Is the Camino Primitivo a good alternative to other caminos? The Camino Primitivo is the original pilgrim to Santiago, which starts only  at about  300km from Santiago de Compostela. The Camino Primitivo is perfect for those wishing a more challenging alternative to the popular Camino Frances.  A journey through quiet unspoilt landscapes and charming medieval […]

Saint James´wort (Jacobaea Vulgaris or Jacobaea Secenio), also known as herba de Santiago in Spain,  is one of the wild plants whose properties have been used for centuries by pilgrims to try to heal the possible ailments of the walkers. It’s found widely distributed throughout all the Caminos de Santiago, growing along roadsides and in […]