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  • Santiago de Compostela: Finisterre, Muxia & Costa da Morte

    1. 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 ...

    Some lovely stops included on the Costa de Morte, could have done with slightly less time at Finisterre and more time in Muxia as I felt I could have explored more there and it was quieter then finisterre

  • From Santiago de Compostela: Costa da Morte Day Trip

    2. From Santiago de Compostela: Costa da Morte Day Trip

    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...

    Thanks to Ashraf knew a lot of Galician culture. Excursion planned with a personal touch. Highly recommend.

  • Finisterre, Muxía and Coast of Death: Full-Day Cultural Tour

    3. Finisterre, Muxía and Coast of Death: Full-Day Cultural Tour

    Start this tour at 09:30 am in Santiago de Compostela before going to Muxía to visit the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Boat where the legend speaks about the arrival of the apostle Santiago.  Next, head to Cape Finisterre, the end of the Camino de Santiago. Enjoy lunch in the town of Finisterre, known for its delicious seafood and visit the Finisterre Lighthouse. After lunch, continue to Ézaro Village to see its beautiful waterfall and river Xallas before going to Carnota. In this small town, learn from your guide about the horreo, a typical construction in the area. On the Coast of Death, discover leftover shipwrecks while hearing about the land of legends, inhabited by Celts who left countless stories wrapped in mystery. End the tour at 06:30 pm back at the starting point.

    Great tour guide and driver, wonderful communication with company. The timing of the stops worked well and the bus was comfortable, too! A+!! Thanks so much!!

  • Full-Day Finisterre & Muxia Guided Tour from Santiago

    4. Full-Day Finisterre & Muxia Guided Tour from Santiago

    You’ll depart Santiago de Compostela at 9:15 AM by bus for a 9-hour excursion to Finisterre and Muxia, returning at around 5:30 PM. Detailed Itinerary • Muxia: Visit this village to see Nosa Señora da Barca, one of the most traditional marine sanctuaries in Galicia. Tradition has it that the Virgin appeared to the Apostle James here. • Fisterra: In the ancient world, pilgrims coming from Compostela encountered the vastness of the ocean here. Visit Faro, the most important location in the Costa da Morte area. After, enjoy free time for lunch. • Ézaro Waterfall: Visit the spectacular waterfall of the Xallas River, which crosses Ézaro and cascades into the sea. From a vantage point that’s unique in Europe, you’ll have breathtaking views of the town and coast. • Muros: Go on a walking tour of the old town and the fishing port that is a reminder of Galician culture and tradi...

    We covered a lot of ground. Our tour guide was very good, the bus was comfortable., the only downside was that Muxta was fogged in, but then that made for some interesting lighting effects if you're a photographer. Ezara Falls was less than exciting due to the adjoining power plant and resultant inability to get close, but nevertheless worthwhile. Ponte Maceira was better than anticipated and the bus driver proved his skill crossing the narrow bridge in the face of a stalled vehicle. Fog or no, good trip, recommended.

  • Cape Finisterre & Costa da Morte Day Tour from Santiago

    5. 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...

    Everything about the trip was wonderful...convenience of boarding location, our guide (Antonio), the length of time at each stop, the incredible scenery. The only thing that marred it was the talkative passengers around us in the bus...we could not always hear the guide when he was speaking English. We pointed this out to our guide, early in the day, but nothing changed. I know it was probably a difficult situation to handle, but we felt 'unheard' and consequently missed a lot of the interesting history and sights that he pointed out along the bus ride.

  • From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

    6. From Santiago de Compostela: La Coruña and Betanzos

    At 9:30 AM you will depart from the Plaza de Galicia, in Santiago de Compostela. After an approximate journey of 60 minutes, you will arrive in the city of La Coruña. First, visit the Tower of Hercules, the oldest lighthouse of Roman origin in the world, and its surroundings. Those who want to can go up to its viewpoint and enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Later, you will go on a walking tour through La Coruña, discovering the monuments and streets that surround the central Plaza de María Pita, including the Church of San Jorge, the Church of Santiago, the Mirador, Jardin de San Carlos, and Riazor Beach. After your walking tour though La Coruña, visit Betanzos, a Medieval settlement. Here you'll enjoy a second walking tour and try the best Spanish omelet.

    Great tour, well organised. Two great towns/cities and the most amazing Spanish tortilla!

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What people are saying about Cape Finisterre

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,016 reviews

The walk is fine, you can see several points of interest in a short period of time that otherwise you will also miss them. The Guide, Ana, who accompanied us was at all times attentive to our questions and with kindness she taught us things that arose at the time of the trip

An impressive excursion, I did not expect so much, and Rubén our very friendly guide explained everything in detail as well as the history of each place and corner that we visited. Without a doubt I will hire another excursion with them the day I return to Galicia.

Some lovely stops included on the Costa de Morte, could have done with slightly less time at Finisterre and more time in Muxia as I felt I could have explored more there and it was quieter then finisterre

A trip that deserves to be made, to get to know better the landscape and the stories and history associated with them.

Excellent tour, Ruben the guide and Pepe the driver excellent, I will recommend it without any doubt