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Burgos - May 1st weekend 2023


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April 2023
Looking at the route, I am guessing that I will be coming into Burgos on the Friday leading in to the May 1 weekend. This will be my first Camino and am not sure if Burgos would be a popular city for folks on holiday (either for just a visit or for starting a Camino).. And if it is, how far out should I plan to secure accommodations?
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Your first Camino! How exciting! It is not too early now to work on your Burgos accommodations. If you go to Gronze.com or Booking.com, you’ll get a good sense of what is available. One of the nice features of Gronze is that many of accommodations are directly linked to Booking for easy reservations that can be cancelled if your plans change at all. Gronze will also be helpful if you decide to make other reservations along The Way or if you just want to see what accommodations lie ahead of you. We head to Burgos mid-April and are already set with reservations for private rooms. Buen Camino!
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I have walked this time of year several times. There is typical long weekend tourism all over Spain that weekend, including a pulse of Spanish pilgrims that walk part of the trail that week. Book ahead in cities for the may long weekend. Burgos is a big town, and you will find something, but prices rise as availability drops!

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