Pension San Simon

Ctra La Estrada Km 3, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15894, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

Viana do Costello to a Coruna

A travel blog entry by analegge


We went the longer slower coastal road to the border. Portugal colourless and depressing with grey cloud still hanging about limiting visibility. Building and houses desolate and lacking and appeal. Eventually crossed into Spain over a huge estuary and headed for Santiago do Compostela, the final call for pilgrims. I have never seen so many hobbling trampers with bandaged knees. It must be ...

The San Juan festival

A travel blog entry by sophistikitty


... outside to serve sardines to their customers and it seems the air is filled with the smell of grilling fish. As we set out after dark to join the celebrations from the marina on the edge of the city we could smell the fish before we could even hear the music.

Then the fireworks start and hundreds of Chinese Lanterns take to the sky; thankfully blown on the breeze far away from our boat! As we cross the narrow ...

High winds and headlands

A travel blog entry by sophistikitty


Yesterday was definitely a day of extremes. We'd been sitting in Viveiro for a couple of days, waiting for the strong-ish winds to pass us by so we could safely continue on to Cadeira, our intended stopover before rounding the bumpy bit on the north west corner of Spain to A Coruña, where we planned to have a long break of around a week.

We rose early, hauled the anchor in with some difficulty, as it was very firmly set after two days of strong winds, and chugged out ...

To the end of the world

A travel blog entry by startrailers


... seeing comments from Spanish and Portuguese immigrants who left from A Coruna, about how apprehensive they had felt on passing the Tower of Hercules as they left Europe.
Before we settled down for the night, we went for a walk up to the headland to watch the beautiful sunset


Old friends, botafumeiro and farewells...

A travel blog entry by kymmurphy


... our plane is scheduled to land 15 minutes before theirs.

So tomorrow I head off to Finisterre with Cheryl, Sharon, Kate and always with the Camino a new group emerges. Only four days of walking left over a distance of 87 kms, to reach the end of the earth at the mighty Atlantic Ocean :)

And as an endnote...I've managed to walk from St Jean Pied de Port and not have to use a bush toilet! I think that needs to be recorded in the Guinness book of Records ...


This hotel, located on Ctra La Estrada Km 3, Santiago de Compostela, is near Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), Aquarium Finisterrae, and Palacio de la Opera de La Coruna.
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