This stage offers you one of the most different and fun experiences of the whole Portuguese coastal route. Today we depart from Vila Praia de Ancora to cross the Miño river by ferry from Caminha to A Guarda. Not everyone can say that they start their journey in Galicia by disembarking, eh?


As we have already told you in the information, our journey today starts leaving Vila Praia de Ancora behind, heading towards Moledo and Caminha, from where we will take a ferry to cross to A Guarda. We will disembark in Galicia in the parish of Camposancos, and we will only have to follow the arrows to the left that will guide us along the Camposancos road. Once we cross the district of Saa, we only need to follow the PO-355 to get to the main village of A Guarda.

A Guarda is a small seaside village, situated in a privileged natural environment: the majestic estuary formed by the Miño river at its mouth. If you go up to Monte de Santa Tegra, you will be able to contemplate the marvellous panoramic view of the estuary, where the Minho and the Atlantic meet. In Monte de Santa Tegra you can also visit one of the best examples of a castreño settlement in Spain.

To consider

You should consult the ferry timetables to plan the stage before leaving Vila Praia de Ancora if you want to be able to cross without waiting too long to A Guarda. The journey time is approximately 15 minutes and the ticket price is 1,50€ (there is an extra charge for bringing a bicycle). You can check the schedules in this link.

Places of interest

  • Camposancos Beach
  • Mount of Santa Tegra
  • Promenade
  • Fishing district
  • Historical center
  • Festas do Monte

Typical dishes

  • Seafood and fish
  • Lobster: there is a gastronomic lobster festival
  • Swordfish: also has its own gastronomic feast