Buen Camino from A Guarda!
I visited the town of A Guarda yesterday preparing for our Wild Camino Guided Journey in September! Our journey begins in the village which is deemed to be a European Destination Of Excellence.
The village is nestled under the green forests of the Monte Santa Tecla with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, earning A Guarda the title of one of the most unspoiled fishing villages in Galicia. We’ll enjoy a pilgrim dinner in the small port overlooking fishing boats dotting the crystal clear waters.
The town has a historical centre which includes an old monastery and church built in the 10th century. The highlight is the village plaza (as pictured) where our Camino officially begins when our guests receive their first stamp on their pilgrim passport.
From there, we wander the narrow lanes out of the old town to be met by the stunning mountain vistas and the sound of the waves of the Atlantic Ocean caressing the shoreline.
I share my love for the people, the culture, the food, and my passion for the Camino de Santiago in my book, A Wild Woman’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago. I provide practical advice for pilgrims preparing to walk the Camino de Santiago including snippets from my journey and stories from Camino pilgrims.