Finisterre / Costa da Morte
This tour to Finisterre and the “Coast of Death” includes stops in; Ponte Maceira, Vilan Cape Lighthouse, Muxía, Lighthouse and town of Finisterre and in the Ézaro waterfall.
In this tour of the “Costa da Morte” the landscape is the true protagonist. It is a trip to a unique and charming area. To a land of mystery, legends and myths.
Our first stop will be at Ponte Maceira, a small town near Santiago de Compostela and an obligatory stop for pilgrims who continue their journey towards the “end of the world”. It is a charming little town where the protagonist is the 14th century bridge over the Tambre river. An enclave that surprises for the natural beauty of the environment as well as for a beautiful set of medieval mills.
We take our way and head towards the coast. There we will find one of the most spectacular lighthouses in Europe, the Vilan Cape Lighthouse. From the cliffs we can feel the wind and see the scene of great shipwrecks from the past. In the old lighthouse keepers’ house we can visit a small museum.
Across the bay is the next stop on our tour, Muxia. Possible end of this continuation of the Camino de Santiago. We will meet here with a beautiful Sanctuary at the foot of the Atlantic and with three stones considered sacred by the Galicians since always (we will tell you why).
Our next destination is Cape Fisterra (Finisterre). End of the world for Romans and Greeks. There we will visit what was believed to be the westernmost point in Europe, the Lighthouse and kilometer zero (Km 0) of the Camino de Santiago.
In the town of Fisterra we will stop for lunch and we will have free time to walk around the town and its fishing port.
On our way back to Santiago we will skirt the coast until we reach Ézaro. There we will see how the Xallas river falls into the sea forming a waterfall, the Ézaro waterfall, probably the most famous in Galicia.
DepartureSantiago de Compostela and Monforte de Lemos