On this 10-hour trip you’ll depart from Santiago de Compostela with an official tour guide for Cape Finisterre and Muxia. Explore the Coast of Death, one of the most popular areas of Galicia, so-named for the amount of shipwrecks along its rocky shore. Marvel at the coast's spectacular natural landscapes and take in the sites and attractions of its villages along the way.
Meet your guide in the morning by the Pilar Church and depart Santiago by bus for the approximate hour and twenty-minute drive to Fisterra via Pontemaceira, a small town with lots of history. Its 14th century medieval bridge over the Tambre River and the surrounding vegetation create an atmospheric setting.
The tour then continues to Muros for a walking tour of the old town and the fishing port, a reminder of Galician culture and tradition where the sea is the protagonist. Admire the porches, galleries, and quaint style of the homes. Muros, with its beautifully restored old town, has maintained its original image and kept its identity against the excesses of the coastline.
After Muros, the next stop is Carnota. Surrounded by landscapes of mountains and marshes, and boasting 7 kilometers of beaches, Carnota is an appealing destination. Visit its famous granary, which at nearly 35 meters in length, is one of the largest in the world.
The next stop on the road is the 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.
The journey then continues to 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. You’ll have free time for lunch in the village (at own expense).
After lunch, the last stop is Muxía. 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. The famous Pedra de Abalar, or 'rocking stones', are the remains of the ancient Galician idolatrous worship.
After, head back to Santiago, arriving at approximately 7:00pm.