Wise Pilgrim Camino Portugués 4+

A Camino de Santiago Guidebook

Michael Matynka

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99



The ORIGINAL and ONLY guidebook/app for the Camino - More than just a list of beds! Celebrating 12 years! Includes offline maps and a WhatsApp Helper for reservations.

No Signup. No Login. Now in their 12th year as a mobile app, and their 13th online, the Wise Pilgrim Guides are the go-to source of up-to-date information on the Camino de Santiago.

The app is updated regularly with new content and new features and offers you the ability to leave tips for pilgrims following behind you.

This guide covers the Camino Portugués and its three most common variations; the Central Route, the Coastal Route, and the Variante Espiritual. It has been redesigned and now works almost exclusively offline (to share your comments with others will require a data connection). As more an more albergues share their WiFi this becomes less of an issue, and the guide will tell you which ones offer WiFi.

Accommodation Directory: A full directory of Albergues, camping, hotels, pensions, paradors, and cases rurales. Over 400 in total, with special attention to those that can be booked online.

Stageless Guide: No more "stage anxiety" or guide created bottlenecks.

Maps: Offline and online versions of a beautiful topographical may will give you a good view of the terrain ahead.

Photos: Photos of albergues, monuments and other points of interest along the way. Currently 400+ images and growing.

Scrollable Elevation Map: This one is hard to show with just a screenshot, but the elevation that appears at the top of every city page scrolls East to West. One complete elevation, from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago, uninterrupted by page folds.

Comments: Albergue closed early for the season? Have a restaurant that you want to share, or perhaps one to warn others about? Every location in the app gives you the opportunity to leave a comment and to read the comments left by others. No registration necessary.

¡Buen Camino and thank you for your support!

What’s New

Version 5.8.2

Big update for the early Spring as pilgrims are already walking.
This update contains many small bug fixes (albergue closing times), better visibility of maps using dark mode, and a critical fix that caused the app to crash when you tried to auto-scroll to your closest location.
It also includes gps track updates.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

capntang ,

Promising but broken.

A few points to start. I used it. It worked to get me through the Camino. I’m comparing it to the unfortunately defunct Camino Ninja app.

The most annoying bug is that it won’t zoom to your current position without crashing. At least on my phone. If this had behaved better, I wouldn’t have been quite as annoyed with the app, especially after paying for it. I was constantly having to select my route and scroll for a ridiculous amount of time to find my position.

There’s some inconsistency in links within the app. Sometimes clicking the elevation profile brings up the profile for the wrong route. Selecting a town on the map doesn’t seem to display a list of accommodations there, while selecting it from the list-view of the route does.

There really should be a better way to visualize stages. Being able to select a desired end point using current position (or closest official point to current position) and visualize elevation, distance, and services only along that stretch would be better.

Again, it worked. I guess I got my money’s worth. Still a bit disappointing though.

Aiello Bella ,

Missing info?

Hi Michael, I love your apps, but with the Portuguese Coastal route it appears that there is something missing as Vigo isn’t there though it talks about getting through Vigo and the detail ends with Castrelos Park (though there this no detail either only the kms info). Am I missing something? Should I be switching to another section? Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Indeed there was a glitch which caused a section of the Vigo-Redondela to not appear. It has been fixed!

Relearning Greek ,

Great for Portuguese Coastal and Litoral

Absolutely loved this app for navigation on the Portuguese coastal/Litoral Camino. Was spot on for navigating 99%. Not that this would be a difficult route to navigate by simply following the arrows and signs most of the way, but there were several times, especially in larger towns and cities that the app was very useful for not getting lost. Loved that it combined the coastal and Litoral routes. Also very good for the Spiritual Variant, which I highly recommend. Only used this for Navigation, and there are other resources for other info.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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