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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.

From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia, & Costa da Morte Day Trip

3. From Santiago: Finisterre, Muxia, & Costa da Morte Day Trip

Departing from Plaza Galicia at 9:00 AM, head to Pontemaceira, a medieval bridge on the way to Finisterre. Arrive at 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.

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.

Santiago de Compostela: Costa da Morte Boat Ride with Drinks

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

08:50 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). 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 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. Departure From Lighthouse Towards the Village 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 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 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 definitely all with adequate prices. Departure From Finisterre 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. Departure From Muxía 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. Departure From Cabo Vilan Arrival to Santiago

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)

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What people are saying about Muxía

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,502 reviews

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.

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.

Seen the most beautiful places in a short time and enough time to enjoy them