Mar de Santiagonow has its own website! Vilanova de Arousa, Catoira, Valga and Pontecesures welcome you to this space, where you can discover everything you need to know about this sea-river route that gave rise to the Camino.
The Mar de Santiago route runs through these four Galician municipalities, along Ría de Arousa and the Ulla River. We begin at the port of Vilanova, contemplating the beautiful scenery of Catoira and Valga before reaching the river port of Pontecesures.
At this last point, in Pontecesures, the route links up with the final stage of the Portuguese Camino, just 25 kilometres from our destination: Santiago de Compostela. This route features the essence of the Original Way, since it follows the itinerary of the boat that, according to legend, brought the Apostle’s remains from Palestine to Galicia.
Discover our website
Our website consists of 5 sections so that you can immerse yourself in Mar de Santiago. The first one answers the question: What is Mar de Santiago? It also features a brief explanation of our origin, the Traslatio.
In the Discover section you can find the best options for your trip to Mar de Santiago, divided into different sections: travelling as a family, gastronomy, active tourism and on board; and in Plan your trip you’ll find all the information you need about our destination: the best places for eating and sleeping, how to get here or each municipality’s main transport links, etc.
Finally, in the Download section you can download a map, a brochure and a guide for your trip. With all of this available, we’re sure you won’t need anything else.
Mar de Santiago, municipality by municipality
However, the Mar de Santiago website also features a classification according to municipality, featuring each one’s main tourist resources. It provides detailed information featuring descriptions, photographs, addresses and locations on the map. We’ve also included interesting information about each municipality, such as road links, public transport and distance to the nearest airports; a list of hotels and restaurants; and a gallery of photographs.
At Mar de Santiagowe hope that all of this content will help you to plan your trip and discover the route that gave rise to the Camino (Way of St. James). Don’t miss the localities of Vilanova, Catoira, Valga and Pontecesures or all of their services. We can’t wait to welcome you!