Buen Camino de Santiago App 4+

Way of St James routes

Buen camino

    • 4.7 • 897 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



This App provides you with useful guides to the Way of St James by Carlos Mencos, a journalist and a well-known pilgrim himself! His guides have helped tens of thousands of pilgrims on their Way to St James. The guides have now been adapted to the App layout – and are even more comprehensive than the hardcopy of the printed guide!

What will I find here that no other Apps provide?
- Actual layout of the route and all possible variations, on foot and by bike, based on Google maps or on ready-to-download maps for you to use when going offline.
- Detailed profile of the route, which you can navigate through.
- Your position in the map and in the profile, so you do not lose your way.
- Stage planner for you to organise the route your way.
- Real-time alerts and situations in the Way, updated on a daily basis by the journalists of Editorial Buen Camino Publishing House.
- Thousands of geo-tagged points of all types of accommodation (hotels, B&Bs, hostels, etc.), points of interest and important notices. All this information is comprehensively extended and constantly updated using pictures from our own picture database.
- This App is add-free! No accommodation business, bar or restaurant pays any fee whatsoever to be featured in it. Our guides are professional top-quality and updated guides.
- Detailed information on every locality, available services and real-time weather information.
- Mode-specific information for pilgrims on foot and by bike.
- Available in Spanish and English, French, Italian and German.
- Made for you by journalist Carlos Mencos, a pilgrim himself, distinguished with the 2015 Aymeric Picaud Award for popularising the Way of St James.

Which guides are available? And what is their price?
Right now you can download the Camino de Baztán - Baztán Route Guide – in full and at no cost! And the Camino de Santiago Francés - French Route, the Camino Aragonés - Aragon Route, North Way - Camino del Norte, Camino Portugués from Tui the Camino Primitivo - Primitive Route and the Route extension to Fisterra-Muxia.

What’s New

Version 4.2.4

Bug fixes and some improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
897 Ratings

897 Ratings

Kathy in salem ,

Good but needs improvements. They r very responsive to ???s

Overall good app. Be aware you have to buy your section. It allows you to use KMs or miles and it is very useful to create your own stages based on the miles you want to walk each day. Missing is detailed written descriptions of the stages but there are symbols and grade maps. You can chose town with amenities you need by looking at symbols and it also gives you info on places to stay in towns so you can call to reserve
I have sent them many suggestions and they respond right away but the changes won’t come for a while yet. Problems are that the stages function puts all the standard stages that you delete back in about daily. Your custom stages r still there but you have to delete all those standard stages regularly. Also does not recognize your location so every time you want to set up a stage your choices start at the very first town again. Takes a lot is scrolling towards the end! I think with some improvements you’ll have a good app here but would still have one of the written guidebooks on my phone for route guidance.

chuck-mino ,

What a helpful tool

I used this Buen Camino on my Camino from St Jean to Santiago. I did not book any hostels ahead, I used the app to investigate the upcoming villages and walked up to the hostels and got a bed every night. The map with the yellow dot showing my location bailed me out a couple of times when I got turned around or I went off trail to see tourists items. The yellow dot shows your current location and the app shows the Camino path, this was handy to see if I was north or south. The app also helps plan the next day distance and planned stops. I will be doing the Portugués from Lisbon and plan to use Buen Camino again.. I highly recommend this app!!!

JRebis ,

Hard to navigate on the map but otherwise on

Overall the app is pretty good. It’s very informative and is kept up to date. It’s also very easy to see where you are on the Camino at any time so making sure you make the right junctions is easy

My only complaint, and it’s a big one, is that the developers made the service icons (for the albergues ect) so big that they obscure the name of the town they are in. When you try to zoom in, the name of the town disappears. So it’s really hard to know exactly where you are at any given time. You can zoom in and see where you are on the trail, but you lose all reference to where that is on the map because the names fade away. This makes it really difficult to plan and navigate.

I wish the developers would only show the Camino trail and village/city names on the map when zoomed out, and then fade them out and replace them with service icons as you zoom in closer. This would be extremely helpful.

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