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Damian Corrigan

Best Time to Do the Camino de Santiago

By April 9, 2012

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With Semana Santa behind us, we're now entering the best time of year to do the Camino de Santiago.

The Camino de Santiago is the 800-km walk across Spain, culiminating in a visit to the Tomb of St James at the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Or, for the purist, an even longer walk all the way past Santiago to Finisterre, the pilgrimage's original destination before the Christians took it over.

Why is now the best time of year for the Camino? April and May are good months for the Camino because the weather is not too hot yet.  Avoid Semana Santa and the height of summer, as this is when the accommodation gets full very quickly. You don't want to walk 30 kilometers and then find there are no beds left.

Am I getting ahead of myself? Still not sure I'm talking about? Then read What is the Camino de Santiago?

If you're already looking into doing the Camino and were wondering if it's for you (it is, I promise), check out these pages to get a better idea of what it's all about:

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