Fisterra

The Death Coast

The Death Coast, or La Costa da Morte, is home to the secrets of the history of love and hate in the West, and the rough waters that batter its coast.

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Fisterra

The coast gets its name from the tragedies and shipwrecks that occurred amongst its wild landscapes, cliffs and untouched beaches. You can trace this winding coastline in a motorhome from Caión to Faro de Fisterra.

The personality of the Death Coast is defined by its position at the extreme west of mainland Europe.  A trip along the coastline brings a special kind of communion with the sea.  Traveling from the north, you will come upon wild sandbanks like Barrañán or Caión, where you will also find great rest areas, such as Baldaio or Razo, which are easily accessible and have great waves. Here you will find the tradition of seafaring blends perfectly with excellent local cuisine.  With a  wide variety of dishes available, food is one of the biggest drawcards for tourists visiting the coast.  Menus will often include fresh fish such as seabass, monkfish, sole, and turbot, as well as shellfish such as brown crab, velvet crab, lobster, and spider crab. A culinary highlight are goose barnacles, particularly those found in Cabo Roncudo, in Corme, where they are celebrated annually for being considered the best in the world.   Arriving at Malpica, we find ourselves at one of the oldest whaling ports in Galicia,  now one of the most important artisanal fishing harbours in the region . True craftsmanship can be found in in the nearby town of Buño, a key spot for traditional Galician pottery.

The unique jagged coastline flows alongside the sea, offering an unparalleled experience of nature. From Malpica to Fisterra, you will find a route comprised of eight stages, where our first stop will be the Faro de Punta Nariga (Punta Nariga Lighthouse) in Malpica, the most modern lighthouse to be found along this coast. Continuing along this route, we come to Cabo Roncudo, a stretch of land that the local percebeiros (shellfish collectors) brave daily to collect their wares.  They are rewarded with the best product available, which has made the region of Bergantiños famous worldwide.

We now head towards Laxe, another highlight of the region, where we will take a break.   Here, you can enjoy some water sports, walk along the beach, and take in the sea views from several lookouts, such as those found at the Faro del Monte da Insua (Monte da Insua Lighthouse). We continue until we get to Camelle, which was the home of German hermit Manfred Gnädninger, or Man, for many years.  It is believed he died of sadness after the Prestige oil spill, but he left behind his life's work in his house which has been converted into a museum.  The next stretch of our route takes us to Camariñas. Here we will find another bend in the road, Cabo Vilán, the most impressive spot along the Death Coast.  It is also home to the first electric lighthouse in Spain, which is nestled amongst waters that have borne witness to over six hundred shipwrecks. Travellers can take advantage of a lovely rest area on the marina.  Active tourism and hiking are the best options here, as well as enjoying the lace handiworks which are the hallmark of the area. 

In Muxía, our travels bring us to Cabo Touriñán. In the south, you can enjoy some watersports and fishing on Nemiña beach. Leaving A Barca, we can head towards Castillo de Vimianzo (Vimianzo Castle), which withstood the Irmandiño Wars.

The Cape of Fisterra, the true endpoint of the Camino, is one of the most visited destinations in Galicia after the Cathedral in Santiago. The town is surrounded by two stretches of sand, the beaches of Langosteira and Mar de Fóra, a new drawcard for surfers.  However, we can't forget that this rugged shoreline guards the true secrets of the Death Coast. The sunset over the magnificent ocean is the greatest attraction of this part of the world every day of the year.  

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