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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. 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, 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 (Km 0) of the Camino de Santiago is located. Here, eat lunch and get 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. On the way back to Santiago, explore one of the largest barns on the Costa da Morte. The “Hórreo” of San Martiño de Ozón dates from the 16th century and is located next to a 12th-century Romanesque church and a small monastery now converted into a hostel for pilgrims.

Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

3. Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

Take a day to get to know the Costa da Morte and the most rugged Atlantic coast facade in Galicia. Discover places of unique and stately beauty, such as Ponte Maceira and Muros, which has the privilege of owning an authentic marine quarter. Muros, with its beautifully restored old town, maintained its original image and now is its own sign of identity against the excesses of the coastline. The next stop is Ézaro in the extreme south of the Coast of Death. The waterfall of Ézaro is the only waterfall in Europe where fresh water pours directly into ocean. See Cape Finisterre Lighthouse, the westernmost area of Europe. Since ancient times, this place was considered by the Romans to be the end of the earth. Here you can enjoy stunning views of the cliffs, brave the waters of the Atlantic, and also take some free time for lunch in the town of Finisterre. Finally, discover another essential point, Muxía, a typical fishing village well known for its Virxe da Barca sanctuary, a baroque building built in the 11th-century chapel with a balcony facing towards the sea. Do not miss the opportunity to discover one of the most unique areas of Galicia.

Costa da Morte, Finisterre, and Muxía: Guided Coastal Tour

4. Costa da Morte, Finisterre, and Muxía: Guided Coastal Tour

Start by taking a short walk along the medieval bridge of Pontemaceira, where pilgrims cross on their way to Finisterre. Continue to the sea and your second stop at Muxía. See the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca and the Holy Stones. Enjoy hearing legends and stories about this place from your guide. Move on to the famous Lighthouse of Finisterre. Have free time to enjoy the spectacular views, enter the lighthouse, or take a photo at kilometer 0 of the Camino de Santiago. Visit the village of Finisterre and get some restaurant recommendations from your guide. After your meal, stop and enjoy the waterfall of Ézaro, famous for being the only waterfall in Europe that flows directly into the sea. Stop at the Hórreo de Carnota, one of the 5 largest traditional granaries in Galicia. Learn about the importance of these structures from your guide. Enjoy a final stop at the picturesque fishing village of Muros.

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 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. 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. Enjoy some free time for lunch. 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. The last stop before heading back to Santiago will be at Ponte Maceira, a transit point for those pilgrims that head towards Fisterra.

Santiago de Compostela: Costa da Morte Boat Ride with Drinks

6. Santiago de Compostela: Costa da Morte Boat Ride with Drinks

09:30: Departure From Santiago de Compostela The meeting point is at our office, Rúa Casas Reais, 31 (3 minutes from the cathedral, exactly at Porta do Camiño). 10:30: Arrival to Mirador de As Paxareiras Incredible views over Carnota beach, Pindo mountains, Finisterre peninsula, Atlantic Ocean…etc. We take some of the most impressive photos with the best panoramic views over the coast of Carnota, Lira, Carnota beach, rivers, Pindo mountains and Finisterre lighthouse 11:30: Arrival to Lighthouse of Finisterre It is the best-well-known lighthouse in the area, the westernmost of the Iberian Peninsula, and the “End of the World” lighthouse. There is also the famous 0 km stone of the Camino a Finisterre and of course beside the Lighthouse. A place full of modern and ancient traditions, in addition to magical and natural wonders that will make your mind and body travel far away. 12:10 Departure From Lighthouse Towards the Village 12:25: Arrival to Finisterre Town Here, thanks to our guides, you will have the opportunity to know all the curiosities and importance of this place. You can´t miss the recommendations of our guides regarding, traditions, town secrets and the best places to visit for a unique experience 12:30: Boat cruise from the port of Finisterre The boat ride is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and it includes drinks (vermouth, wine, water, soft drinks) and typical local food such as homemade Galician Empanadas of different flavors. This will be a unique experience full of surprises! You will be able to enjoy the wonderful landscape from another perspective (the Finisterre lighthouse, seen from the sea) and with a good company, not only ours, but also that of the typical local products, included in the excursion. During the ride with the boat, it may be possible to see some dolphins and also underwater views from the lower part of the boat 13:45: Free Time/Lunch The boat trip was only the beginning at Finisterre! It is time to enjoy a delicious meal with always fresh and tasty products. It will be your free time to enjoy on your own. If you want to have lunch, there is the opportunity to choose between different restaurants that offer local, vegetarian, fast-food or whatever you most prefer, and for sure all with adequate prices. 15:15 Departure From Finisterre 15:45 Arrival to Muxía It is the stop for many pilgrims who visit the Virxe da Barca Sanctuary enjoying the great waves coming from the ocean, right next to Muxia lighthouse. We will listen to the well-known legends about the arrival of the Apostle Santiago, and we visit the famous stones of this legend. 16:15 Departure From Muxía 17:00 Arrival to Cabo Vilan The Cabo Vilan lighthouse marks one of the most dangerous stretches of the Costa da Morte, but also one of the most beautiful. It is declared of national interest. The visit also includes an entrance to the museum, but always when it is open to the public. 17:45 Departure From Cabo Vilan 19:30 Arrival to Santiago

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What people are saying about Muxía

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 661 reviews

This was a wonderful trip., very well organised, good quality transport with a very safe driver.Enjoyed our different stops .Our tour guide was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I felt it was great value for the price.One of the best tours I've ever been on .

Real nice excursion with a helpful and nice tour guide Elvio. I booked the excursion to Fisterre and Muxia, but we ended up seeing so much more places and a cascade. Wonderful experience, beautiful area. It's a must see!!!

The trip was exactly as described. The coastal drive was lovely. I also enjoyed visiting the waterfall, which was one of the many stops.

Packed day, lots to see and do. Definitely wear footwear that can cope with short off-pavement excursions.

Amazing tour with plenty of stops and a very knowledgeable guide and the bus was very comfortable