Best 3 weeks of my life Just go. Don't plan to much. Everything you think you know about travelling should go out the window . This is unlike any holiday you ever had. When in doubt, go on the Camino!
We booked through Camino Way. They took care of everything. Booked all of our hotels (which included supper and breakfast) and arranged luggage transfers between hotels. Also they send you maps that have places of interest... More
We booked through Camino Way. They took care of everything. Booked all of our hotels (which included supper and breakfast) and arranged luggage transfers between hotels. Also they send you maps that have places of interest and where restaurants, cafes and washrooms are along the way. It cost a bit more but was worth the extra. We talked to people along the way who had booked everything themselves and they thought our way was better. What price range of hotels are you looking at? Will you have a suitcase or just a backpack that you will carry each day? Our first stop after Sarria was Portomarin. We stayed at Villajardin Portomarin. Ok room but food was not bad but not the best. Everyone we talked to said Portomarin was their least favourite stop. Next stop was Pallas de Rei. The hotel was Complejo la Cabana 3* Palas de Rei. Nice place with laundry facilities. Great food. Next stop was Carlos 96 Melide in Melide. On the edge of town on the main route through town. Nice hotel. Good food. Day five was Azura. Casa Teodora. Good hotel. Food was ok. Here I would ask for a room at the back. Day 6 was in Pedrouzo. The hotel was Pension Platas Pedrouzo. Good hotel. In Santiago de Compostela we stayed at Herradura 3. Actually stayed an extra night before heading to Madrid. Excellent hotel. Great service. Good breakfast. Laundry service. If you are transferring luggage between hotels take a small backpack for walking. Have a bottle of water, snacks, a small first aid kit. Take some blister bandages. More than you think you might need. We bought extra at a pharmacy there. Everybody gets a couple of blisters but if you take care of them it won’t be a problem. Also take a roll of moleskin so if you feel anything rubbing put a piece over that area right away before a blister forms. It works wonders. People may tell you that you need hiking boots but 90% of the people are wearing running shoes. Just make sure they are good ones and get them a month or so in advance so you have a chance to make sure they feel ok. My wife bought a walking stick there and she thought it helped a lot. I didn’t use one but lots of people did. If you buy one before you leave look for one that collapses small enough to go into a suitcase. Some airlines won’t let you bring them on as carry on luggage. If you have any other questions let me know. I hope this helps.