The Camino de Santiago from Latin America

Tips for organizing the Camino de Santiago from any point in Latin America

El Camino de Santiago desde América Latina

El Camino de Santiago desde América Latina

You only need to look at the numbers of pilgrims who make the Camino de Santiago each year to know how many of them come from Latin America. Although in recent years the number of Spanish pilgrims has increased due to restrictions, it is very common that part of the annual total belongs to pilgrims from Latin America. Doing the Camino de Santiago from this part of the world can be an unforgettable experience, but it also requires taking into account certain aspects.

Tips for organizing the Camino from Latin America

The necessary luggage

If the 10% rule was already an important rule for all pilgrims, in the case of pilgrims arriving from Latin America, it is even more so. On the one hand, it is important to keep in mind that the best way to travel is to carry just enough so as not to have to check in more than necessary. On the other hand, you have to think that you are in a foreign country and that this luggage will accompany you all the way, so the ideal is to carry only what is necessary and not to carry more.
Regarding what luggage to carry or not, the recommendations are the same for all pilgrims in general. Do not overload the backpack, carry a small emergency kit and do not use new shoes are some of the most important, among all the tips for doing the Camino de Santiago.

Choosing the right starting point

One of the things you have to think very well before flying to Spain and start the Camino de Santiago, is to choose the right starting point to do it. First of all you have to take into account that there are many different Jacobean routes and that it is necessary to travel at least 100 kilometers to get the famous Compostela. 
After this you have to think about the time you can invest in walking the Camino, always taking into account the days needed to travel from one place to another. There are some locations that have already become the most common starting points of the Camino de Santiago, however everything will depend on your needs.
El Camino de Santiago desde América Latina

El Camino de Santiago desde América Latina

The best time of the year to travel

One of the main problems faced by people who want to do the Camino de Santiago from Latin America is the cost of flights. The airplane is the only mode of transportation to get to Spain, so it is necessary to put into practice some techniques to save as much as possible when buying tickets.
In addition to looking at offers to travel to Spain, it is recommended to choose a less crowded time of the year so that the flight will be cheaper. As in the rest of the world, in the summer months, weekends and special holidays, it is more expensive to travel so it is better to avoid these periods. This choice has the disadvantage that the influx of pilgrims is higher in high season, something to keep in mind if you want to meet many other people. 

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