What is the best time to do the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago can be done at any time of the year. Although it is true that the experience will be very different choosing one or the other season.

High season: From the beginning of May to mid-September. At this time the temperatures are usually warmer and therefore the number of pilgrims is higher. It is even becoming more crowded in some sections of the most popular routes such as the French or Portuguese. It is the perfect time if, in addition to living the experience on the Camino de Santiago, you also want to meet people and enjoy the pilgrim atmosphere in all its splendor. If you plan your trip at this time of year we recommend you to book your accommodation in advance or opt for less crowded routes.

Low season: It includes almost the whole winter, from November to the end of February or the beginning of March. The inclement weather means that there are practically no pilgrims on these dates and most of the accommodation and services are closed. If you decide to do the Camino de Santiago at this time we recommend you to plan your itinerary well and make your reservations in advance.

Mid season: Corresponds to the remaining months of the year and for many it is the perfect time to do the Camino de Santiago. Mild temperatures, autumnal forests and fields and paths full of flowers will be a treat for the senses. In addition, the crowds are much smaller than in the summer months and it is not usually an inconvenience to enjoy the experience.

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