Close your eyes and feel the cold Atlantic Ocean breeze in your cheeks. Now open them slowly to find yourself perched in Finisterre’s cape. In front of you an untouched landscape shows you one of the most pristine regions in Spain: “Costa da Morte” or The Dead Coast. A quietness that you’ve never experienced before embraces you and invites you to contemplate the setting. You find yourself alone staring at the brave and wild nature. As a backdrop Cabo Vilán lighthouse, an octagonal-shaped building located in a rocky hill. Cabo Vilán lighthouse reminds you the harshness of this coast, a scenery that has experienced many shipwrecks like the one in 1890 by the English navy HMS Serpent. Placed on a rock you can contemplate one of the most beautiful sunsets Finisterre can offer. A unique landscape where the sun goes down slowly to merge with the sea and lead to the night.
Welcome to the edge of the world
Coast da Morte, located northeast Galicia, is strongly marked by his position on the West of Europe. From ancient times, human beings have considered this area like “The Edge of The World”. An steep coast where thunders and winter storms have shipwrecked many vessels. A brave land where the strength of nature lives together with the mysteries created by his mysteries and legends. Cliffs, coves and deserted beaches that give to this coast a unique beauty. The scenic interest of the region combined with the popular culture offer the visitor a unique charm.
The villages visited in the route do not only include the classic “galician” architecture but they also keep traditional handcraft and trades. Encaje de bolillos also known as Bobbin lace is renowned internationally by the difficulty in managing the bobbins and threads. Pottery and knife-sharpener professions have gone through the temporary barrie and today they have been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage.
A literary coast
A coast that has been cradle of many poets such as Modesto Fraga, Miro Villar or Eduardo Pondal. These are some of the more than 26 authors attached to the region. Land of myths, legends and poetry, Fisterra has been the place to inspire unique literary works.
Day 1- Malpica
Discover a town rooted to the sea with approachable people. A picturesque fishermen town with an interesting Plaza Mayor and promenade that will make the visitors delights. In the pier there’s a market where you can buy the freshest fish.
Day 2 – Laxe
This small town is well-known for its Sea Museum that includes anthropological and historic heritage from the Bergantiños and Soneira regions. These artworks date back from the end of XIX to the XX century and they include 67.000 pictures from the photographer Plácido Vidal and his son José María Vidal.
Day 3- Muxía
Almost at the end of the route we find Muxia, a mystic location in Coast da Morte where from Cape Touriñan you can contemplate Europe’s last sunset.
Day 4 – Finisterre
You’ll get to the most western point just at the end of the route, a place where the romans thought Earth ended. That’s the reason why they called it Finis Terrae (where the Earth ends). Enjoy the views to the most brave and wild landscapes in all Coast da Morte.
Hotel Fonte Do Fraile
This small 3-star hotel is located in an exceptional settlement in Costa Da Morte, close by the picturesque town of Malpica. The hotel features 22 rooms that combine the rustic-colonial style. All rooms offer the necessary services to make your stay comfortable. The 1500m2 of garden and the SPA with jacuzzi are perfect to relax.
Hotel Playa de Laxe
This hotel is located opposite to Costa da Morte beach. It was inaugurated in 2005 and it features 30 rooms offering views to the beach and the town of Laxe. The location is unbeatable, just in front of the hotel there’s the main square. All rooms have a standard size including a whirlpool bath.
Hotel A de Loló
A cutting-edge design hotel featuring 8 rooms and located some steps from the sea. The hotel includes a chill out area with sea views to offer the highest levels of comfort to his guest.
Hotel Rústico Spa Finisterrae
The Rústico Finisterrae hotel opened in 1917. It is located in a rural house that dates back to XIX century. All facilities offer views to Finisterre bay. It offer one of the best setting in the whole Costa da Morte as it is located 15-minutes walk from Finisterre lighthouse offering a unique nature landscape.
On request services
Visit to Sisargas Isles
An inhabited small archipelago located just one mile from Cabo de San Adrián in Malpica. These isles are made up of Grande isle, Chica and Malante and they also include other small islands. In ancient times they had inhabitants as it shows the remains of Santa Mariña chapel. The chapel was demolished by the pirates in the X century. Nowadays it is a nature reserve and offers a rich flora and fauna where cohabit different types of endangered birds. It is also a place to stop for many of them when migrating. Depending on the season of the year you can dip into the water of the beach or start a walk that will drive you to the lighthouse built in 1919.
Visit to Fisterra Cape lighthouse
The most western lighthouse in Europe, the closest to America and probably the most visited one. It was built in 1853 and it is located 138 above the sea level. His octagonal tower and the light-house keeper’s house are worth a visit. It is said that with clear days you can observe Portugal. From this point you can observe panoramic views to the ocean, Corcubión Ría and Carnota coast.
What’s included in the package?
3 nights in double occupancy (standard category)
Daily breakfast for 2
Transfers for the whole route on a minivan
Spanish/English guide (other languages on request)
Minimum group of 25 people