The beautiful Costa da Morte Route in Galicia, located in the northwestern part of the Galician coast, offers endless routes to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, exceptional cuisine, history, religion and culture without limits.
On this occasion, and after having enjoyed the Camellia Route or the Lighthouse Route, we enter a Route along the Costa da Morte through the impressive viewpoints that we find in the different localities or places where we will stop to let our senses be flooded by the wildest Galicia.
Mirador de Caión, our starting point
In the town of A Laracha, in the heart of the Bergantiños region, its viewpoint awaits us. A place from which we can have unique views of Caión beach and its surroundings. Located about 25 kilometers from A Coruña, here we start our adventure by the most spectacular viewpoints of the Costa da Morte Route.
Mirador del Cabo de San Adrián, a place of worship
Located in the town of Malpica de Bergantiños, its hermitage, in which San Adrián is venerated with a pilgrimage in mid-June, is one of the attractions of this viewpoint where the extension of the sea deceives us from the moment we arrive. To see the Sisargas Islands just in front surrounded by that dark blue sea, with the vigilant lighthouse, is a spectacle that we should not miss.
Punta Nariga: a breathtaking natural landscape
A boat carved in the stone crowned by the lighthouse that points towards the sea as if they were going out to sail. Is the first vision we find in Punta Nariga, a thrilling place, which overwhelms especially on days when the sea bats brave.
Going up to the viewpoint of the lighthouse, we will have the sensation that we are going to sail over the waters and as we go down the rocks that surround it, capriciously carved by the wind and the water, they will give us the perfect panoramic view of the impressive place where we are.
Punta do Roncudo, living legend
This cape located in Ponteceso owes its name to the hoarse echo that the Atlantic produces on the coast. Tragic protagonist of shipwrecks. The force of the ocean is evident in this area and its three crosses remind us of those who lost their lives in those waters and who have remained within the sad maritime history.
In its impressive cliffs the shellfishermen play their lives to pull the most exquisite barnacle of the Costa da Morte from the rocks… and they say that of all Galicia, whose explosive taste is due to the beating of the ocean.
Monte Branco viewpoint, where the river meets the sea
The wind makes a thin layer of white sand, which gives this mountain its name, climb up its slope and give it a peculiar vision. This Monte Branco is located in the estuary of Anllóns, where the river meets the sea. At the top of the mountain we will find beautiful views of beaches, cliffs, dunes… with A Barra, a tongue of sand located on the beach of O Medio, which seems to want the river not to touch the Atlantic.
Monte Insua, a tribute to the women of the sailors
If we want to have privileged views of the Atlantic Ocean, we will go up to Mount Insua where the Laxe Lighthouse is located. Here we will not only enjoy the infinity of the ocean to our left, with Laxe’s estuary as a barrier to the right. We will also be moved by ‘A Espera’, a sculpture that represents all those women, mothers and wives, and their children who hope to see their men return. Sailors tanned in a thousand battles against the sea.
Mirador de Lobeira, the Arousa estuary at our feet
In Vilanova de Arousa we find Monte Lobeira, crowned by its impressive viewpoint that makes us have a beautiful view on clear days of the estuary of Arousa and the valley of Salnés.
Cape Vilán, lantern of the Costa da Morte
Located in Camariñas, the lighthouse that crowns this cape is one of the most powerful of the Costa da Morte Route (you can see the light at 55 kilometers). Not in vain signals one of the most dangerous sections of the Galician coast. The wind, the cliffs and the roar of the sea will make our hearts shrink in this enclave that is an obligatory visit.
Monte Farelo, the viewpoint of the four Galician provinces
One of the peculiarities of this viewpoint of Monte Farelo (located in Antas de Ulla, Lugo) is that we will be able to contemplate the four Galician provinces turning 360 degrees. The viewpoint is of modernist style and it will give us beautiful views to the north of the mountain range of O Careón; to the south the mountain range O Faro; to the east the Ancares of Lugo; and to the west the mountain range O Candán.
Punta da Barca, emblem of the Costa da Morte
In Muxía, where the memory of the ‘Prestige’ disaster is still very much alive, we find the Romanesque Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Barca, built in the 12th century, and whose visit is a must.
Pure emblem of the Costa da Morte Route. The landscape where the sanctuary and the Muxía lighthouse are located will leave us speechless: rocks, the roar of the sea, the smell of saltpeter… the immensity.
Monte do Facho viewpoint, where green and blue meet
Beautiful views offered by this Mirador do Facho in the Pontevedra town of Cangas where the green of the meadows and mountains and the dark blue of the sea gives us an idyllic postcard. We will also see the Cies and Ons Islands and a beautiful panoramic view of a good part of the Rías Baixas.
Punta Buitra, or how to walk on the ocean
In the Route two Lighthouses on foot, the visit to Punta Buitra, in Muxía, is obligatory. The climb requires effort but it is worth it just to enjoy the feeling of walking on the ocean. A few pines will be our companions and the remains, wild territory, with the ocean as companion and the cliffs receiving their scourge.
Cabo Touriñán, Europe’s last sunset
In Cabo Touriñán, a rough, almost inhospitable place with its two lighthouses, attracts attention for its sobriety. Located at the westernmost end of peninsular Spain. Here we can contemplate, when spring starts and summer ends, the last sunset of the European continent. A spectacle that, without a doubt, is worth contemplating.
Cape Finisterre, where the ocean extinguishes the sun
Cape Finisterre is made up of the recognizable octagonal lighthouse. A building called La Vaca de Fisterra that houses an alert siren and another called the Semáforo. From here the warships were sent signals since it was built in 1879.
At the End of the World, Fisterra, we can see a sunset that, just for that, is worth a visit. The sun is falling on the horizon while the ocean seems to swallow the star, turns it off with its force. Then the last ray, then darkness, nothingness, the end.