[FAQ] What are Casas Rurales on the Camino?

At CaminoWays.com you have the option to book your accommodation in some sections of the Camino de Santiago in ‘casas rurales’, what we sometimes refer to as ‘Country Cottages’.

Casas Rurales are very unique boutique properties that have been lovingly restored by their owners, keeping some of the original features and homely traditional feel combining them with all modern comforts.


Farmhouses, restored stone homes with their granaries, centuries-old priest houses, and other lovely period buildings are the type of property you will find when you stay in one of our ‘casas rurales’.

Another fact that makes them special is their location in the heart of rural communities, whether a small hamlet, an idyllic meadow, and other peaceful country settings.

Q. Do the Casas Rurales come as standard with my CaminoWays.com holiday?

While some casas rurales or country cottages are included as standard in some parts/sections of the Camino de Santiago, most country cottages are classified as upgraded accommodation.


Q. Are Casas Rurales located on the Camino de Santiago?

Some of the country cottages we work with are not right on the Camino de Santiago path but they are nearby (within a 10km radius).

Q. How do I get to my Casa Rural from the Camino?

If your Casa Rural is not on the Camino path, once you reach the end of your walk for the day, you should contact the owners of the ‘Casa Rural’ and they will pick you up from the Camino trail.

They will take you back to where they picked you up the following morning after breakfast so you can get back out on the Camino trail.


Q. What’s special about a Casa Rurale?

Country cottages are truly special family-run properties where you will enjoy not just superb accommodation in unique properties but also the best of local cuisine and hospitality.

If you are looking for a quiet property with rural charm, our selection of casas rurales is perfect for you.

We work with some stunning casas rurales in Galicia, León and other parts of the Camino de Santiago, such as award-winning A Parada das Bestas in Palas de Rei; Rectoral de Goián in Sarria; Casa Brandariz in Arzúa, Casa Casarellos on the Vía de la Plata, Paraíso del Bierzo in Herrerias, O Acivro in Rúa and many more.

*Ask the CaminoWays.com team if you’d like more information on availability and how to book your Camino de Santiago holiday by filling out the form below:



  1. By Sarah

    Hi Ginette, Thanks for your message. I have sent your query and details on to the team and someone will be in touch!

  2. By Ginette Watson

    My husband and I, along with another couple, are planning on booking the last 100 km of the Camino Frances with you this afternoon. We would like to do it this May. We cannot start until May 18. We are considering the easy walking option, and upgrading to country houses. I have two concerns: will we be bored, walking for 9 days, and will the upgraded options even be available on such short notice? When I checked on Booking, they were already booked. Also the casa rural in Morgade was booked, except for a few days, which might not fit our schedule. Do you have rooms at these places already reserved for pilgrims who book with you, and is there availability for our time frame or should we just book standard accomodations, and are these accomodations much better than the alburgues available en route?
    Thank you in advance for your patient reply. It’s hard to plan for four people, and I would like for us to have a very good all-around experience.

  3. By Sarah

    Hi Edwin,

    Thanks for your message. We’re glad to hear you’re interested in the superior accommodation. Please contact us using the contact form and one of our travel specialists will be better able to assist you with your queries and in booking your trip: https://caminoways.com/contact-us

    Buen Camino!

  4. By edwin grinberg

    Interested in superior accommodation

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