On Day 5: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, you will be walking mostly through chestnut, gum, and pine groves. Quite pleasant surroundings with only short sections of road.
In Lombo da Maceira there is a statue of Santiago Apostol with his stick showing the way.
Between A Portela and Briallos, you will find a slight divert to beautiful Rio Barosa Waterfalls. Only 400m off Camino on your right, worth the extra short walk.
Caldas de Reis known for its thermal healing waters has developed as quite a popular tourist location since Roman times. Here you will see there are many wonderful old spa hotels with a relaxed atmosphere.
Umia River provides trout and lamprea. Another specialty is zamburiña empanadas (pies) all appreciated when washed down with a good Albarinho wine.