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From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

1. From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte Excursion

After getting picked up from your hotel in Santiago de Compostela, begin your journey along the Galician coast. Your first stop will be at a traditional Galician village. Here, head to the top of a Roman bridge where you can admire breathtaking views of the river. Next, head to Muxia Lighthouse, where you can visit the famous sanctuary and head to the top of the lighthouse for a unique coastal experience. Continue your tour with a visit to the region's most important lighthouse, Finisterre. From atop of this picturesque lighthouse, admire panoramic views of what was considered by the Roman's to be the end of the earth. Break for lunch in the town of Finisterre before heading to the Ezaro Waterfall, the only waterfall that arrives directly into the ocean. Later, head to Carnota, where you can see the largest horréo, an old granary suspended by pillars, in existence. Finally, head to the village of Muros, a traditional coastal village. Enjoy some free time for a coffee or stroll around the main square before heading back to Santiago.

Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

2. Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

Begin the tour with a visit to Ponte Maceira, a charming little town that is an obligatory stop for pilgrims who travel on their journey towards the “end of the world”. Admire its 14th-century bridge over the Tambre river and see the picturesque sets of medieval mills. Travel along the beautiful coast of the Muros e Noia estuary to the historic town of Muros. Stop here for a short visit to admire your surroundings. Next, head towards the coast and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the coast of Carnota. Drive by the beautiful coastal landmarks of Lira, Carnota Beach, Boca do Río, Mount Pindo and Cape Fisterra. After, arrive at Ézaro, where the river Xallas falls into the sea forming a waterfall, the Ézaro waterfall, is probably the most famous in Galicia and unique in Continental Europe. Continue to Cape Fisterra (Finisterre) once believed to be the westernmost point in Europe, where the lighthouse and kilometer zero of the Camino de Santiago is located. Here, eat lunch and take free time to walk around the town and its fishing port. Resume the itinerary and head to Muxia where you will be met here with a beautiful Sanctuary at the foot of the Atlantic and with three stones considered sacred by the Galicians.

Desde Santiago: Day tour Finisterre, Muxía -Costa da Morte

3. Desde Santiago: Day tour Finisterre, Muxía -Costa da Morte

The guided day tour to Finisterre, Muxía and the Coast of Death runs along the west side of Galicia and it has 7 visits, which are discovered in 9 hours. The bus tour will start at the time you choose from the tour start options available to you at the already stipulated starting point. The Finisterre and Costa da Morte tour from Santiago de Compostela will begin with a visit to the wonderful village of Pontemaceira which, day after day, sees how pilgrims pass by who are amazed by its visual appeal full of stone and with a natural environment out of a movie. Its river, its small waterfall and its bridge of Gothic origin will transport us back in time. After enjoying Pontemaceira, it is time for Muxía. There are many reasons why we love to visit this beautiful area. From the mysticism emanating from the Sanctuary of La Barca to the visual magic of Cabo Touriñán, the westernmost point of the province of La Coruña. Back to the bus and southwest direction. Finisterre has something you will never forget. A beautiful fishing town with great local products but, above all, with views that leave their mark. Its horizon, known as Finis Terrae in the ancient world, will be one of the images you can never get out of your head. The unmistakable Finisterre lighthouse, the closest to America, was built in 1853, it has witnessed shipwrecks and stories that you should know. The tour of Finisterre and Costa da Morte from Santiago de Compostela heads to the incredible Ézaro waterfall. Coming to the light of tourists with the cycling tour of Spain, this wonder will surprise you when you see its enormous waterfall that comes from the Xallas River. If this Finisterre excursion has something, it is that the history and secrets that our guides will tell you are complemented by some places of interest to understand all the Galician traditions. The Carnota granery will lead you to understand the reason for this peculiar but functional construction. This giant granery, endowed from the 18th century, is one of the main exponents of religious power of the moment. We will get on the bus to reach the last stop of this beautiful excursion through Finisterre and Costa da Morte from Santiago de Compostela, the beautiful fishing village of Muros that, day after day, sees tourists passing by enjoying its gastronomy. You can watch the unloading of fish or go to one of the stalls. Without a doubt, a wonderful place to end an excursion that you will not forget. We will return to the bus to end our tour that will take us back to the Galician capital. If you still have doubts about taking the excursion to Finisterre and Costa da Morte from Santiago de Compostela and need more details, we will be happy to help you.

From Santiago: Finisterre Lighthouse Sunset Tour

4. From Santiago: Finisterre Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Experience a guided tour from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre and enjoy the most spectacular sunset at the west corner of Europe. This is an amazing tour with four stops which ends at the lighthouse of the end of the world and which also visits other three magical places. Our guide will pick up you at the meeting point and we´ll start a relaxing and amazing tour, with a lot of time to enjoy the most beatiful places of the "Costa da Morte". At our first stop we´ll discover one of the most beautiful villages of Spain, the medieval one of Pontemaceira. An amazing and hidden place known because its spectacular gothic bridge and because of being part of the Camino. The beach of Langosteira will appear in front of us and we´ll be able to walk along it, enjoy its white sand and ice-cold water. Do you know that it´s the best place for catching one of the most typical dishes of Galician gastronomy? After a relaxing walk along the beach we´ll arrive to the town of Finisterre, where we´ll have free time for taking a drink, a dish or for buying something to carry to the lighthouse. We will move to our last stop of the day, one of the most known places of Europe, the lighthouse of Finisterre. From there we will be able to enjoy the most spectacular sunset of Spain, the sun going down from the west corner of Spain, sharing the moment with lots of pilgrims who have finnished their Camino at the end of the world. After enjoying the sunset we´ll start our travel back to Santiago, where we´ll be dropped-off at the same place we began our tour a few hours before

From Santiago: Cape Finisterre and Muxía Full-Day Tour

5. From Santiago: Cape Finisterre and Muxía Full-Day Tour

Departing from Santiago, the first stop will be at Pontemaceira, where you will admire the medieval bridge that pilgrims cross on their way to Finisterre and Muxía. Stop in Muxía by the Sanctuary of Nosa Señora da Barca, beautifully located on the seafront. According to tradition, Our Lady appeared to the apostle St. James at this place. Enjoy the grand scenery in front of the rough Atlantic Ocean. Finisterre is the end of the ancient world: the place where pilgrims who come to Compostela meet the immensity of the ocean. Explore the area of the cape and lighthouse. Enjoy some free time for lunch at the town of Finisterre, where you will find plenty of restaurants by the port. In Ézaro, catch the spectacle of the Xallas River waterfall, the only one in Europe that runs straight into the sea. Continue to Cape Finisterre, and stop by the lighthouse, the most important landmark on the Coast of Death. Its light has guided ships along this dangerous coast. Stop by the "hórreo" of Carnota, a traditional Galician construction employed for harvesting the grain. The granary of Carnota is one of the largest in Galicia, and is part of a monumental ensemble from the 18th century. Muros, a traditional coastal village clearly influenced by the Galician culture and tradition. Explore the fascinating and picturesque old town, brimming with authentic restaurants and cafes.

Galicia: Camino dos Faros Guided Hiking Tour

6. Galicia: Camino dos Faros Guided Hiking Tour

O Camiño dos Faros is a 200-kilometre hiking trail that connects Malpica with Finisterre by the edge of the sea. A road that has the sea as the main protagonist and that passes through all the lighthouses and main points of interest of this Costa da Morte. A Camiño dos Faros that runs through many different landscapes, always facing the sea and facing west. Lighthouses, beaches, dunes, rivers, cliffs, forests, estuaries with a large number of birds, granite seas, forts, dolmens, fishing villages, viewpoints of the sea that breaks in all possible ways, sunsets... and a lot of magic. A hiking route like few others, which will take the walker to a world of unique sensations that can only be enjoyed on this Costa da Morte The road is divided into 8 stages that would be the following: 1ª : Malpica-Niñóns (21,3 Km) 2ª: Niñóns-Ponteceso (27,1 Km 3ª: Ponteceso-Laxe (25,3 Km) 4ª: Laxe-Arou (18,0 Km) 5ª: Arou-Camariñas (23,8 Km) 6ª: Camariñas-Muxía (32,6 km) 7ª: Muxía-Nemiña (25,3 Km) 8ª: Nemiña-Cabo Finisterre (26,9 Km)

Fisterra: Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Fisterra: Private Guided Walking Tour

During this private visit we will visit the town of Finisterre and we will reveal stories of shipwrecks, sailors, how the boats are different and what has forged the character and history of this "recuncho" of Galicia. Of course there will also be time to talk about the Camino de Santiago. Did you know there is a Camino that does not reach Compostela, but starts from there towards Fisterra? After visiting the church of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso we will go to the Castle of San Carlos, but not before talking about the typical fishing villages of the Costa da Morte, the Coast of Death. You will find out why it has such a terrorific reputation and is known by this nickname. Have you ever seen a fish market where fish is auctioned after being discharged at port? The Playa da Ribeira is another point of interest located in the town's center where the old fortress of Castillo de San Carlos as a witness. We will recall famous shipwrecks known worldwide that occurred in the area and the ecological damage caused. At the end, last but not least, your guide will give you recommendations and suggestions to get the most out of your stay in Fisterra. There are still many places to go and many places to enjoy the famous Galician gastronomy and wines.

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Increíble excursión! Son 7 paradas y cada una tiene su encanto: la costa de la muerte fue espectacular y poder ver ese tipo de paisajes junto con la historia que los acompaña, es realmente un gusto.

The bus is modern and comfortable, the tour guide was friendly and efficient and spoke good English. The tour was well planned and enjoyable.

lovely experience, guide was very nice and patient with great sense of humor. I enjoyed the trip very much

It was an amazing experience with the best guide ever. I am glad of choosing this tour. Thank you

Great guide. He answered all questions and most of all was very knowledgeable! Nice guy.