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Now in their 6th year as a mobile app, and their 11th online, the Wise Pilgrim Guides are the go-to source of up-to-date information on the Camino de Santiago.

Albergue Directory.  A full directory of Albergues, and notes on which towns have alternative accommodation like camping, hotels, pensions, casas rurales, and Paradors.

Stage Guide.  Full directory of Cities along the way, in the order in which you pass them, with accurate listings of what services are available.

Location Aware. Every location is geo-located.  Devices with GPS enabled will display actual distance from every point (albergue, church, city, etc.) within the app.  Devices without GPS will instead show measured distances between points.

Photos. Photos of albergues, monuments and other points of interest along the way are currently viewable while online from within the app. 

Maps.  If you have a data connection, or are connected to wifi, you can view the locations of every point  on a map. Unfortunately, this feature is unavailable without a connection.

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 - West.  One complete elevation, from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela, 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.  These comments are also used to keep the app up to date.  No registration necessary.

¡Buen Camino and thank you for your support!

What's New

Version 2.2.12

Massive new update! This update brings the Primitivo app up to date with the recently purchased printed guide.
All new content for 2018.

Ratings and Reviews

Distances comically inaccurate

Baby Bee in Wisconsin

Format of the app is wonderful. It lacks information about alternative routes (there are many) and albergue/food information could be updated.

In the offline map, distances are often inaccurate up to 5km, on one occasion after the Frances joins, it is off by over 20. This makes planning difficult.

The route for the offline map is mostly accurate- some stretches being on trail that the app shows as along highways. I assume it was created via bike.

Would give 4 stars if the distances were accurate.


Michael Matynka
88.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Michael Matynka


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