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From Santiago: Tour to Cathedral Beach, Asturias, and Pancha

1. From Santiago: Tour to Cathedral Beach, Asturias, and Pancha

Discover the beauty of the seaside on this tour from Santiago de Compostela. Visit Cathedral beach, the town of Tapia, the lighthouse on Pancha Island, and the fishing village of Rinlo. Meet your guide and depart from Santiago de Compostela at 9:30 sharp. Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle. Take in the views of the countryside and coast on the way to Cathedral beach. Capture pictures of the arched rock formations at Cathedral beach. Admire this beach which was chosen by National Geographic magazine as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. see the crystal water and sandy beach before making your way to the town of Tapia in Asturias. Arrive in the seaside town of Tapia at around 1:00 PM. Have some free time to take a stroll along the promenade, buy lunch at a local Asturian restaurant, or do some shopping in the boutique shops. Make your way to Pancha Island at 4:00 PM. Immerse yourself in the island's hibiscus-covered natural landscapes and see the old lighthouse which was built in 1857. Continue to the fishing village of Rinlo (Barnacles town) at 5:00 PM. Snap pictures of the medieval port and fishing houses before returning to the meeting point in Santiago.

From A Caruna: Guided Day Trip to Lugo & As Catedrais Beach

2. From A Caruna: Guided Day Trip to Lugo & As Catedrais Beach

Leaving A Coruña, we go to the wonderful city of Lugo, a city that is recognized for its incredible Roman wall that surrounds the city. We will also visit the majestic and surprising Playa de las Catedrales and taking advantage of the low tide we will be able to enjoy its rock formations made by the erosion of the sea. Also time to get to know Ribadeo. We will visit the City of Lugo, taking a guided tour of its historic center of approximately 1 hour and a half, discovering the famous Wall of Lugo, a practically intact Roman wall and its Cathedral, as well as wandering around and getting lost in its ancient city. After knowing this wonderful city that brings together so much history and beauty, we will head to Ribadeo. This town in the north of Galicia is gaining popularity due to the beauty of its streets. This site is living history of emigration from Galicia, especially to Latin America where so many Galicians have had to emigrate. We will see all these constructions made by those who returned, making this city a very special place and a direct witness to this phenomenon. After that, we will head to the Playa de Aguas Santas, or as the Playa de las Catedrales is popularly known, due to the large rock formations that evoke the flying buttresses of the Gothic cathedrals. Let us let ourselves be carried away by its arches, let's walk through its fine white sand, to make this an unforgettable day. Discover with us one of the most beautiful enclaves in Galicia, and we will surely meet your good expectations. * Depending on the tides, the itinerary of the excursion will vary depending on them. Being able to visit the City of Lugo first, or however going directly to the beach.

From Santiago de Compostela: Coastal Cliffs Exploration

3. From Santiago de Compostela: Coastal Cliffs Exploration

Our journey will begin in the fishing village of Cedeira, from where we will start our ascent to the Serra da Capelada. As we ascend we can intuit the landscape that we are going to find, forests and meadows with small isolated villages, and where the first herds of cows and wild horses appear. As the views open up with the altitude, we will find the first surprise of this route: the village of San Andrés de Teixido. This singular place, shrouded in myths and legends, has served since the 14th century as the most important pilgrimage center in Galicia, after Santiago. There, we will visit the sanctuary of San Andrés from the 12th century, a place of worship probably already at the dawn of humanity, related to the Celtic world and its animist cults. After this unique stop, we will continue our tour to the impressive cliffs of Vixía Herbeira, the highest in Continental Europe. With a height of 615 meters, this point will allow us to obtain a breathtaking view, surrounded by a multitude of cows and wild horses. In the descent towards Cape Ortegal, the viewpoints will surprise us on both sides of the road, alternating views of the open sea and the estuary of Ortigueira and the town of Cariño, where we will stop to walk around this charming and picturesque village. In last place we will visit the area of the Ortegal cape. There are many reasons that make this place an important site: the passage of migratory birds, the union between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea and the spectacular views that it offers us of the cliffs, where the oldest rocks of the Peninsula can be found. We will enjoy this stunning environment crowned by the presence of the lighthouse, 125 meters above the sea.

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