• Get your Camino Frances Guidebook here.
  • For 2024 Pilgrims: €50,- donation = 1 year with no ads on the forum + 90% off any 2024 Guide. More here.
    (Discount code sent to you by Private Message after your donation)
  • ⚠️ Emergency contact in Spain - Dial 112 and AlertCops app. More on this here.

Search 69,459 Camino Questions

SJPP on a Sunday ?

hampshire!tim

Active Member
Time of past OR future Camino
Frances (2013), Ingles (2014), Finisterre (2015)
I plan to arrive in SJPP on Sunday 3rd Nov
Taking train from Bayonne in morning
I assume the pilgrim office will be open and hostels
Will much else be open?
I suspect that as a small country town it will be a quiet day.
Anyone have experience of Sunday in SJPP?
Not that critical, no missions to accomplish, just wondering.

Tim
 
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
Hi Tim,

While I can't for sure answer your question about what might be open on SJPdP on Sunday, I'd like to think early in the day you would be able to get what you need. However, if you have a bit of time to spare before leaving the train station in Bayonne, you could walk to the nearby supermarket to pick up whatever you think you might need for the next day. This has worked for me twice. I could simply start walking early the next morning with all I needed for the first day.

Do you already have a place to stay in SJPdP? Might they have a meal for your first night?
 
I assume the pilgrim office will be open and hostels

I have read that the pilgrim office stays open for the last train and have not heard anything about it being closed on Sundays. They will also set you up with somewhere to stay if needed.
Buen Camino

Anyone please correct me if I am wrong.
 
The 9th edition the Lightfoot Guide will let you complete the journey your way.
Can anyone help me with why my replies sometimes look like part of my conversation? Computer illiterate here...as you can see!!
 
I plan to arrive in SJPP on Sunday 3rd Nov
Taking train from Bayonne in morning
I assume the pilgrim office will be open and hostels
Will much else be open?
I suspect that as a small country town it will be a quiet day.
Anyone have experience of Sunday in SJPP?
Not that critical, no missions to accomplish, just wondering.

Tim

I arrived to SJPDP on a Sunday afternoon (around 1600) and checked in with the pilgrims office, got my credential stamped and was offered a bed at the municipal albergue for 8 euros with breakfast included, stores and restaurants were open in the afternoon.
 
Can anyone help me with why my replies sometimes look like part of my conversation? Computer illiterate here...as you can see!!

Karen, add another space after you click reply to separate the quote.
 
The 9th edition the Lightfoot Guide will let you complete the journey your way.
Transport luggage-passengers.
From airports to SJPP
Luggage from SJPP to Roncevalles
Don't worry Tim. Sunday is a popular arrival day for pilgrims in SJPP and everything will be open. Pilgrim Office opens late and you'll have no problem finding a restuarant if the albergue you book doesn't provide you with an evening meal. As far as I can remember, the shops close around 6pm so buy your snack food and water for the next morning before then. If you get a chance, head down to the main archway (only a short stroll) leading out of St. Jean towards the Pyrennees. At the archway, turn left and walk down what appears to be a dead-end dirt street. At the end is a pelota court. It's a fascinating game to watch and we sat for about an hour marvelling at the strength and skill of the players. Sunday is a big day for pelota, so the chances are you'll get to see a game.
 
Join our full-service guided tour and let us convert you into a Pampered Pilgrim!
I plan to arrive in SJPP on Sunday 3rd Nov
Taking train from Bayonne in morning
I assume the pilgrim office will be open and hostels
Will much else be open?
I suspect that as a small country town it will be a quiet day.
Anyone have experience of Sunday in SJPP?
Not that critical, no missions to accomplish, just wondering.

Tim
Yes, I was there on a Sunday and it was pretty quiet, although some of the touristy shops were open and so were the bars and restaurants. The big supermarket on the edge of town was also open for a few hours.
 

Most read last week in this forum

This is my first posting but as I look at the Camino, I worry about 'lack of solitude' given the number of people on the trail. I am looking to do the France route....as I want to have the...
The Burguete bomberos had another busy day yesterday. Picking up two pilgrims with symptoms of hypothermia and exhaustion near the Lepoeder pass and another near the Croix de Thibault who was...
Between Villafranca Montes de Oca and San Juan de Ortega there was a great resting place with benches, totem poles andvarious wooden art. A place of good vibes. It is now completely demolished...
Left Saint Jean this morning at 7am. Got to Roncesvalles just before 1:30. Weather was clear and beautiful! I didn't pre book, and was able to get a bed. I did hear they were all full by 4pm...
Hi there - we are two 'older' women from Australia who will be walking the Camino in September and October 2025 - we are tempted by the companies that pre book accomodation and bag transfers but...
We have been travelling from Australia via Dubai and have been caught in the kaos in Dubai airport for over 3 days. Sleeping on the floor of the airport and finally Emerites put us up in...

❓How to ask a question

How to post a new question on the Camino Forum.

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

This site is run by Ivar at

in Santiago de Compostela.
This site participates in the Amazon Affiliate program, designed to provide a means for Ivar to earn fees by linking to Amazon
Official Camino Passport (Credential) | 2024 Camino Guides
Back
Top