After the hiatus of the Pandemic and 2022 being announced as a Holy Year it seems more Pilgrims than ever before decided to walk the Camino last year. In total 430,000 Pilgrims were able to receive the Compostela in Santiago. That is the accreditation they receive after a journey of more than 100 kilometres (usually starting before Sarria)
The figure surpasses the 272,135 pilgrims of the 2010 Xacobeo and the 347,578 of 2019, the year before the pandemic struck. 2023 may be a quieter year in terms of numbers as it is not a Holy Year and perhaps the pent up travel demand from the Pandemic years may have reached its peak in 2022 as many people took to the Way. In total, pilgrims from 185 different countries have received their certificate for walking (part of) the Camino.
The main source markets for international visitors are Portugal, France and Germany, although many visitors from the United States or South Korea have also been recorded in 2022.