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Lighthouse route ("Camiño dos Faros").

The Lighthouse Route, known as “O Camiño dos Faros,” is 200 km surrounded by pure nature, wild cliffs and spectacular panoramic views. This itinerary tours the main points of interest along the Costa da Morte; an original and highly attractive way of discovering the most enigmatic and genuine Galicia.

 

Punta Nariga lighthouse
Punta Nariga lighthouse

Punta Nariga lighthouse

(Stage 1: Malpica – Niñóns)

The start of a different, special route full of totally surprising spots. In this first stage, don’t miss the charm of the village of Malpica, the Sisargas Isles, its beaches full of pure nature and, of course, Punta Nariga, Galicia’s most modern lighthouse. 

 

Cabo Roncudo lighthouse
Cabo Roncudo lighthouse

Cabo Roncudo lighthouse

(Stage 2: Niñóns – Ponteceso)

Surrounded by solitary coves and large cliffs, we come across the Cabo Roncudo lighthouse, a small stopover in the middle of this stage that ends with the mouth of the River Anllóns and the dunes of A Barra, a landscape that will take your breath away. 

 

Ponteceso
Ponteceso

Ponteceso

(Stage 3: Ponteceso – Laxe)

Throughout the lighthouse route you’ll discover spectacular sites such as the Anllóns Estuary, just before going up to Monte Castelo de Lourido, the top of the route. From there on, we’ll immerse ourselves in the panoramic scenery of Costa Cabana, with a small stopover to visit Castro A Cibda de Berneiro, before the stage ends in Laxe.

 

Laxe lighthouse
Laxe lighthouse

Laxe lighthouse

(Stage 4: Laxe – Arou)

Laxe lighthouse is the main attraction of this fourth stage, considered by many to be the route’s easiest and shortest. Ideal for exploring its beaches, especially Playa de Traba and its lagoon. An itinerary that features curious details, such as the rocks of Camelle and visiting Man’s Museum. 

 

Cabo Vilán lighthouse
Cabo Vilán lighthouse

Cabo Vilán lighthouse

(Stage 5: Arou – Camariñas)

The stage featuring Cabo Vilán lighthouse is located in the heart of Costa da Morte as well as of the route called “O Camiño dos Faros.” Its itinerary enables us to appreciate the beauty of unspoilt nature, the beach called Playa do Trece and the port of Santa Mariña. 

 

Muxía lighthouse
Muxía lighthouse

Muxía lighthouse

(Stage 6: Camariñas – Muxía)

The route’s longest stage that is not to be missed. The tranquil sands of the mouth of the River Grande and its matchless beaches, such as Playa do Lago, lead us straight to Muxía with a must-see visit to its famous “Sanctuario de la Barca.” 

 

Touriñán lighthouse
Touriñán lighthouse

Touriñán lighthouse

(Stage 7: Muxía – Nemiña)

In the penultimate stage we come across the most complicated itinerary. However, its spectacular views are certainly worthwhile. During the itinerary, we can appreciate the beauty of Playa de Moreira and Playa de Nemiña, apart from immersing ourselves in a practically wild setting. To finish off, don’t miss Touriñán lighthouse, located on the westernmost point of mainland Spain.

 

Cabo Finisterre lighthouse
Cabo Finisterre lighthouse

Cabo Finisterre lighthouse

(Stage 8: Nemiña – Cabo Finisterre)

In the last stage, the succession of cliffs and beaches will delight your senses as you become immersed in breath-taking landscapes. You can visit the coastal “castro” (fortified settlement) of Castromiñán, which dates from the Iron Age according to preliminary studies. And finally, Finisterre lighthouse ends this itinerary full of charm and unforgettable panoramic views, perfect for a great adventure.