Why walk the Camino de Santiago? - JWT Travel

Why walk the Camino de Santiago?

Walking the Camino de Santiago is one of the most rewarding journeys someone can have.

The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage of medieval origin to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage city, located in Galicia, Spain.

Thousands of people walk the Camino de Santiago each year and they do so for a variety of reasons. Today, we would like to share with you some reasons why you should not miss this life-changing experience.


Personal Growth

Many people walk the Camino de Santiago for self-improvement and personal growth. For some, the Camino can be a way to improve and discover themselves, reach a personal goal, find their inner peace, or even change their perception of life.

One thing is sure, the many paths the Camino offers can lead you to constantly reflect, learn about life and other people’s stories, and above all, gain invaluable experiences.


Another reason to walk the Camino de Santiago is to experience the culture and history of this medieval pilgrimage that has attracted pilgrims from all over the world for many centuries.

Throughout the different Camino routes, you will learn about the origins of the Camino and what it represents to the Christian world.

From the Milky Way West trail to the discovery of the tomb of Saint James the apostle in the 9th century, and what we know now as the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, the scallop shell, and the Cathedral of Santiago.

These are many of the cultural treasures, you will find along your way.

For more information visit HISTORY OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

Enjoy the Spanish Cuisine

Why not walk the Camino de Santiago to taste its fantastic Spanish cuisine?

It is no secret that sitting in a welcoming restaurant and trying its delicious food can be a very pleasant experience after a long day walking the Camino.

Travellers will enjoy choosing from vegetarian local food to traditional Spanish cuisine, such as gazpacho, tortilla de patatas, vegetarian paella, Padron peppers, and pintxos.

You can find some advice on what to eat during your Camino trip on our blog post:  A tasty guide to food on the Camino de Santiago

Meet new people

While some pilgrims like walking The Camino in solitude, others may also enjoy some time to socialize and connect with others, which can be a very enriching experience.

“The Camino” can be the starting point of a nice conversation as people walking these trails are usually sharing the same experience, some even may be walking the same distance or stopping by the same bar to grab a delicious “café con Leche”.


Leave your comfort zone

For some pilgrims it is very important to leave the routine and detach from technology.

The Camino is the best occasion to connect with nature, leave your routine aside, and start exploring self-care, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Camino brings many challenges, but perhaps the greatest lesson is learning to keep going while getting out of your comfort zone.

These are some of our reasons to walk the Camino. Whatever your reason is, you will never regret walking its trails.

These magnificent paths can inspire you in ways you couldn’t imagine, and it will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

If you are thinking to walk the Camino de Santiago you can find more information HERE .

Talk to our travel experts to help you plan your next Camino trip and learn more about our Camino tours.

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