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Camino Portugués Coastal Way

Camino Portugués Coastal Way

  • Walk to Santiago along the wild Atlantic coastline of Portugal and Galicia
  • Enjoy a quieter Camino experience away from the crowds
  • Explore the medieval towns of Baiona, Pontevedra and Padron
  • Dine on fresh seafood and sip on ruby port
  • Experience the colorful, vibrant UNESCO heritage city of Porto
  • Stroll through seaside towns and past authentic fishing villages

An interesting and quieter variation of the main Camino Portugues central route, the Portugues Coastal Way or Caminho da Costa runs from Porto to Santiago following the wild Atlantic coastline of northern Portugal and Galicia.

Starting in Porto, you take in the last two sections of the Pilgrimage to Santiago following rugged coastline rather than the landlocked Traditional Route. This gives you a chance to explore a different Camino, one bursting with Portuguese flavours, amazing little fishing villages and traditional cuisine. It is also possible to combine the traditional and coastal routes, starting in Lisbon on the central route, before heading along the coast from Porto. 

Although the coastal way is a quieter option, we recommend testing this one out as soon as you can, as it is gaining in popularity! As with all of our Camino tours, we include daily baggage transfers and hand-picked accommodations, so you can be sure of a stress-free pilgrimage!

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  • Historical towns and villages of the Camino Portugues Coastal Way

    Povoa do Varzim - today this is a bustling seaside town popular with holiday-makers but there is a lot of history to this resort town too. Visit the Cividade de Terroso, one of the most complete Bronze Age settlements in Northern Portugal and the Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, an 18th century fortress.

    Viana do Castelo - located on the mouth of the Lima River, this historical city is often said to be one of the most beautiful in northern Portugal. Take in views from Santa Luzia hill and explore the historic centre with its Romanesque cathedral and Baroque church. 

    Caminha - this pretty little town is the last Portuguese city before you cross into Spain over the river Mino, and it's a charming little place with a 17th century clock tower, the attractive Praça Conselheiro Silva Torres with its ornamental fountain and cafes, and the 16th century Igreja da Misericórdia (mercy church).

    Baiona - previously a trading town, Baiona was the first port to receive the news that Colombus had made it to the West Indies and is now a charming little seaside town which is also home to the 12th century Castle of Monte Real, now the luxurious Parador de Baiona hotel.

    Pontevedra - a lively and traditional Galician town which bristles with life. Soak up the atmosphere here and enjoy it's charming Old Town filled with markets and tapas bars and discover ancient stone houses with coats of arms on their facades. 


    Historical towns and villages of the Camino Portugues Coastal Way
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