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. 

City Map

Comments

All Caminos App User (not verified)

We arrived in Vila Nova at about 5pm and almost all the boats were fully booked. We got the last 3 spots. Prebook.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

Nice, cozy room to stay in for a good price. Weak internet in the room. Has kitchen, bathroom and 5 minutes walk to the beach.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

Wer Bedenken hat, einen Platz in der Herberge zu bekommen, kann im Hotel Dinajan, zwei Kilometer vor Vila Nova de Arousa (an der Brücke zur Insel) ein Doppelzimmer für 40 Euro bekommen.
Es sind 100 m zum Strand, ein Supermarkt ist in der Nähe und am Campingplatz kann man gut essen.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

https://www.labarcadelperegrino.com

You want the Route Translatio from Villanova to Pontecesure. 25€.

Or there are other companies that take you on a rib style sporty boat.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I stayed here in Apr 2023, in a private room. Take care, the hot and cold taps were reversed!! Generally a good stay. There was a washing machine but only a small rack on which to hang laundry to dry. Main shopping area is a short walk, with several bars, cafe and restaurants close by. The hospitalera was great. Welcoming and helpful. Basic breakfast that I supplemented from the local supermarket, but several cafes were also open nearby in the morning.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

The phone number listed everywhere for the public albergue appears to belong to someone else now. There was another number posted for “Fran” who I believe was the woman sitting at the check in desk. +34 633319459

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I booked in advance online with Amare Turismo Náutico. Very efficient system. Cost €30 per person. They use two modern open speed boats which make for quite an exciting trip and get you to the destination ahead of the larger Pilgrim boat. Some stops on the way to point out things of interest. Commentary in Spanish and Spanglish. We did it in beautiful sunny weather. Might not be so much fun in the rain.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

When you walk across the wooden bridge into Vilanova de Arousa, there is a boat office more or less straight across the road. FYI it closes in the afternoon and re-opens at 4pm. I got a ticket for the following morning- 23 euros cash- with either a 7 or 9.30am departure

Camino de Sant…

Wished I went straight here instead of the municipal. We poked our head in and the owner invited us to look around. Beautifully renovated, small albergue. Looked like two rooms of 4 people and a camas matrimonial. €17 for a bunk. Awesome. Lovely hospitalero too.