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How to get mobile and Internet access if you are in Spain walking the Camino

Although the Camino is a place to forget about daily routine and find new experiences, it’s always convenient to keep a link to “civilization”: home, family, friends, that Wikipedia article explaining the history of the church you have in front of you… Not to mention the chance to share pictures of your experiences:

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Therefore, we here present some of the best options for pilgrims who have travelled to Spain to walk the Camino and wish to access the Internet or phone home.

This is not a comprehensive list. As anyone with experience in the subject knows, keeping track of all possible plans for all phone carriers can be exhausting. Instead, we have picked the most attractive offers for the non-spanish traveller spending a few days in Spain.

Consider also the following:

  • Buying a SIM card is easy. Most of the carriers listed here have stores in almost every city and midsize town (and even some small towns) along the Camino.
  • Spanish law requires you to provide ID (ID card, passport…) when purchasing a new phone line.

 

Vodafone.vodafone-logo

Vodafone has the Tourist in Spain plan. For 15 euros you can have a SIM card with:

  • 1 Gb. data.
  • 60 min. in phone calls to Spain or abroad (to a list of 35 countries).

All of them valid for one month.

Vodafone also has other offers under the “Vodafone yu” brand, with similar prices.


 

Orange.orange-adsl

The SIM Holidays plan from Orange provides you, for 15 euros, with:

  • 1.5 Gb. data.
  • 60 minutos in phone calls to Spain or abroad (to a list of 40 countries).

Valid for 15 days.


 

Movistar.movistar_logo_ecuador

Of all the offers provided by the biggest spanish carrier, we have picked the Habla 24 Horas + Tarifa Internet 5. you can buy a SIM card for 10 euros, with 5 euros of credit, which you can use then to buy

  • 400 Mb. data access.
  • Phone calls in Spain at 10 cent./min. rate.

Valid for one month.

Aside of that, you can also add the Habla Internacional plan, which allows you to make phone calls abroad at prices similar to those of local calls.


 

Yoigo.logo_yoigo_verde

We recommend from this carrier the plan tarifa del uno 1 Gb., in which, for 10 euros a month, you can have:

  • 1 Gb. data.
  • 20 minutes of calls to spanish numbers.
  • You can also use VoiceIP services such as Skype, Whatsapp, etc., which are disabled in the other prepaid plans of this company.

 

Carrefour.650_1200

With this carrier, you can buy a SIM card for 10 euros with 10 euros credit, and then purchase plans such as the Bono Mejorado, which, for 7.9 euros/months, gives you:

  • 1 Gb. data.
  • 30 min. in calls to Spain.

You can purchase this card in all the Carrefour supermarkets.


 

Lebara Móvil.lebara-500x500

Just like Carrefour, this carrier lets you buy a SIM card for 10 euros with 10 euros of credit, and use it to add, for example, the Todo en Uno 500 plan, which offers for 15 euros:

  • 1 Gb. data.
  • 500 minutes in calls to Spain and abroad (to more than 40 countries).

 

Questions? Contact us.

These are only some of the possibilities if you wish to have an Internet-enabled phone line during the Camino. However, if you want to save yourself some work, we at Caminofácil can help you. We can make the arrangements to provide you with a SIM card and leave it at the hotel of your choice. Contact us for more details.