Vilanova de Arousa

Camino Portugues

To end of camino
60.3
Altitude
5

Cores

3.50

Vilanova de Arousa

6.00

Pontecesures

Services
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Correos
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Hospital
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Train
Yes

Vilanova is a lovely seaside harbor town with plenty of bars and food options but not much more besides gazing out to sea.

The Road

THE BOAT. Everything you need to know about the boat to Pontecesures is impossible to print here. The schedule varies with the tide, the number of passengers, and the whims of the captain and the hospitalero at the albergue (he who makes the arrangements). The matter is complicated by the fact that the same captain helms two boats of different sizes and capabilities and there is a daily calculation to maximize profit. Unfortunately, this means that there is little that you can do to plan it days in advance, and more or less need to turn up at the albergue and arrange things with the hospitalero.

THE ROAD. The alternative to the boat is a predominantly roadside walk along a path that roughly mirrors the coastline but doesn’t provide for much contact with it. The arrows are lacking in certain areas and the accommodation along this stretch should only be relied upon during peak Summer months and with a reservation. 

Comments

Camino de Sant…

October 2019, there operate 2 companies, A Mare and Pilgrims boat. went at 8, 9 and 11 o'clock. Both costs around 20€. We booked in advance, but in Vilanova is Office and you can buy the tickets evening before in the town.
I highly recommend to wear everything you have, its very windy and cold!!!!! on A Mare open boats.
Ride takes 1 hour 15 minutes. You will receive a stamp. No problem taking boat to get Camino ať the end.

Camino de Sant…

It would not be wise to turn up without having booked the boat. As of 27 April 2019 it can sell out and there are brochures with phone numbers (also in the Brierly book).

Camino de Sant…

Does the boat generally go in the morning? I understand it depends on the tide. But generally.?

Camino de Sant…

23/3 2019 the boat only sails when 8 are going to join .