[FAQ] What are Casas Rurales on the Camino?

28 April 2022

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.

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