CORREOS Prepaid Card for the Camino de Santiago


The CORREOS Prepaid MasterCard® for the Camino de Santiago is the perfect solution for you if you are worried about carrying cash on you during the Camino. The card will enable you to enjoy a stress-free Camino, so you can get the most out of the experience, while carrying just the amount of money you need and always keeping your spending under control.


CORREOS Prepaid Card for the Camino de Santiago


With the CORREOS Prepaid card for pilgrims travelling the many routes along the Camino de Santiago, you will be able to plan your budget, pay for accommodation in guesthouses, hostels and restaurants along the Camino, withdraw money from MasterCard® ATMs or in any of the CORREOS offices you find along the way or make online purchases or via any of the points on the MasterCard® network, easily, quickly and safely.

You can obtain this card instantly at any of our Camino de Santiago CORREOS offices. It has an initial fee of 6 Euros and you can recharge it with your chosen amount. Carry the card with you during your Camino for all your payments and continue to use it afterwards, as your money will still be available.


Advantages of CORREOS Prepaid Card for the Camino de Santiago



  1. The CORREOS Prepaid card enables you to carry just the amount of money you need on your Camino. You can recharge your prepaid card by entering your chosen amount, therefore establishing exactly how much money you want to take on your Camino. You will only be able to spend the amount of money you have on your card, which will allow you to control your expenses and stick to your budget.


  1. Easy to obtain. You can simply visit a CORREOS office on the Camino, where you will receive your card immediately.


  1. Not linked to a bank account. The CORREOS Prepaid MasterCard® is not linked to any bank account, therefore you do not need a current account to obtain one.


  1. Very easy to recharge. You can recharge the card at any CORREOS office, with cash or with your bank card and also online at or via the recharge APP for mobiles.


  1. Payments in guesthouses and hotels and cash withdrawals from ATMs and CORREOS offices. The card will allow you to pay in any guesthouses, hostels or hotels that accept payment with MasterCard® (practically all of them in Spain). You will also be able to withdraw cash from the network of ATMs, in CORREOS offices and you can make online purchases. 


  1. Tourists can save on foreign exchange fees. If your credit cards charge foreign exchange fees when using them or withdrawing money in Spain, this card will allow you to save on these fees by paying with a national card.


  1. Manage your card via the APP. By downloading the app on Google Play or Apple Store, you can monitor all your card transactions, view your account balance, recharge your card...



  1. You can carry on using the card after the Camino de Santiago.  The card will still be valid until the expiry date, so when you complete the Camino, you will still be able to use it for all your payments, online purchases or to withdraw cash from ATMs or in CORREOS offices.


  1. Pay with your mobile phone.  The CORREOS Prepaid MasterCard® is now available in Google Pay, so you can also pay directly with your mobile phone.  Download the APP and enter the requested details to pay for your purchases with your mobile phone without having to carry your card on the Camino.


  1. Transfer money instantly to other CORREOS Prepaid cards. This will allow you to effortlessly share any expenses with your travelling companions.


CORREOS Prepaid Tariffs


  • Issuance cost: 6 euros. 
  • Card recharge in offices: 1 euro
  • Recharging card online or via the APP: 2 euros
  • Payment in establishments in euros: Free
  • Cash withdrawal in CORREOS offices: 1 euro
  • Cash withdrawals from ATMs: depends on type of ATM

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The Correos Prepaid Mastercard is issued by Prepaid Financial Services Limited pursuant to a licence from Mastercard International Incorporated. Prepaid Financial Services Limited is regulated and authorised by Financial Conduct Authority with registration number 900036. Registered Office: Fifth Floor, Langham House, 302 - 308 Regent Street, London W1B 3AT.


We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago


We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.


Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point


Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.


Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 


With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.


Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 


Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.



Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.



Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!


You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 



Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.


Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 


We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.