Spanish Flair. Buzzing Culture. Breezy Coastlines.
In the midst of the summer months, we've secured a gorgeous oasis to work and play in the northwest of Spain's Galicia region. You may know Santiago de Compostela as the final point on the Camino de Santiago – but this buzzing little city is so much more than just a stop on a map. With a thriving university culture, stunning architecture, and delectable tapas scene – we're thrilled to discover Santiago de Compostela as the perfect home base and ideal launch pad for adventures around Spain and Portugal.
Santiago de Compostela’s historic quarter is one of the most elegant in all of Spain, as you'll find graceful monasteries and jaw-dropping churches and cathedrals around. With magnificent Gothic architecture and quaint cobbled streets, you'll find yourself lost in the magic and majesty of this gorgeous city.
Santiago de Compostela is significant as the ending point for an epic journey of over 780 kilometers on the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James. Each year, thousands of travelers and spiritual seekers come to walk this path (of which there are several routes), and it is a truly emotional experience to witness these pilgrims complete their journey at the Cathedral.
Spain truly possesses a culture and flair all its own, one that is palpable here in Santiago de Compostela. From the buzzing tapas bars to the unique Galician culture and architecture, this is the perfect place to immerse in a Spanish city off the beaten tourist track, for a more local experience away from the crowds in the European summer.
Without a doubt, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is one of the most impressive cathedral you are going to see in a while. Bright late-summer sun lights up the vast space, casting long, deep shadows across the cool stone floor - making it the perfect spot for the golden hour. Inside the main cathedral, you’ll see the famous botafumeiro, weighing 53 kilograms and measuring 1.5 metres, suspended 20 m high in the centre of the cathedral.
Culinary adventures are a huge part of any trip to Spain – nearly every bar or cafe you step into will offer a huge array of colorful tapas to choose from. It's the perfect way to sample all the flavors of the region.
When you think about the most decadently delightful cafe culture, Spain probably comes to mind - and for good reason! Here in Santiago de Compostela, you can hardly step outside your door without stumbling upon an irresistible cafe buzzing with locals, where you can spend hours taking in the culture, enjoying local small plates, and maybe even getting some work done!
Red wine and cola? Mixed together? In equal parts? Yes, that’s exactly what Kalimotxo is. Pronounced cal-ee-MO-cho, it’s an incredibly iconic drink originating from Spain’s Basque Country, that’s just waiting to be tasted by the Tribe. Its perfectly balanced flavors are the ideal match for a cafe break while warm day exploring northern Spain.
Join us for a hike to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (hint: Dragonstone). An islet on the Basque coast where some of the scenes for the well known series have been shot.
Avoid the Lisbon crowds and spend a weekend in laidback Porto. Being just around the corner, it makes the perfect item on our weekend trip bucket list.
If you feel inspired by the pilgrims you see entering Santiago de Compostela with tears in their eyes, you may want to venture out to discover the Way of Saint James for yourself. Gorgeous roads winding through lush vineyards and landscapes can take you on a spiritual journey – if your heart seeks it!
The Galician coast is one of the richest in Spain not only as far as raw materials are concerned, but also for its underwater beauty. Dive lovers will have a great opportunity to swim with fish and discover the unknown flora and fauna of the region.
Hiking abounds with opportunities to take the pilgrim's trail to Finesterre - the "end of the world" - with pilgrims from the Camino.
With Santiago de Compostela as your base, you're perfect positioned to explore Spain from a whole new vantage point in the region of Galicia! Bilbao, San Sebastian and multiple beaches along the coast are waiting to be explored. From hiking, renting bikes or ATVs, fishing, body boarding, shopping or just sun bathing and soaking up panoramic views, there’s a lot to do
Sail around to see this spectacular coast with beautiful white sandy beaches, the famous Rande bridge, and the mussel grower platforms of the Bay.
We'll have space for 18 adventurers, staying in 4 luxurious apartments a short walk from each other in the heart of downtown Santiago de Compostela, walking distance from an array of cafes and coworking spaces.
July 5 - Aug 2, 2019
If you're interested in our Santiago de Compostela chapter, please apply here first. If you're already a WiFi Tribe member, please just send us an email and we can book your place in Santiago de Compostela!
Santiago de Compostela is a Tier 2 chapter. Monthly prices start from:
Private Room: $1600
Shared Room: $1000
Note: the rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All shared rooms are between 2-3 people.
Culture / Beach / Architecture / European Flair / Relaxed / Nature
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