The summer holidays, that time of year so long awaited by everyone. Moments to relax, disconnect, enjoy the good weather with your family and finally make that trip that you have been waiting for so many months.
As is the case with most tourist destinations in our country, the Camino de Santiago also increases considerably in the summer months. In spite of this, it is still a perfect trip for your holidays, a perfect alternative to the stress of those crowded beaches, hotels with exorbitant prices and restaurants where it is difficult to find a table.
As lovers of the Camino de Santiago, we would like to tell you that the best time to do the Camino de Santiago is when you take the first step and dare to do it. We assure you that whatever time of year it is, you will have a wonderful experience.
If you are looking for a different kind of holiday, one that will leave its mark on the rest of your life, you are in the right place. In this article we tell you the advantages and disadvantages of doing the Camino de Santiago in the hottest months of the year.
Advantages in summer
The days are longer
Unlike in winter, in summer you will have many more hours of light to walk through so you can start your stages very early without having to go out walking at night. You can even go on much longer stages without worrying about being caught in the middle of the night.
You will walk more calmly
Having more hours of light you can walk without hurry, resting and making all the stops you want, enjoying every step.
It is true that in high season you will find more pilgrims, but also more services. Unlike the low season, all the establishments remain open, the bars and restaurants take their terraces and tables out into the street and every few kilometres you can stop to rest and recover your strength.
You will meet many people
As we have said many times, the socialising power of the Camino de Santiago is incredibly magical. Throughout the stages you will meet many people and we are sure that you will find like-minded people with whom you can share paths, conversations, stories, hugs and emotions. You will make friends for life!
As is the case in a large part of Spain, talking about summer is talking about festivals, local fiestas, gastronomy, culture… we are sure that you will take away some joy after finishing a stage and finding a whole village in festivities.
Municipal swimming pools
Almost all the villages on the Camino de Santiago have a municipal swimming pool which is open from July to September, so don’t forget your swimming costume!