The Costa da Morte: deserted, spectacular and wild. Nature in its purest state.
The estuary, which is open to the north-westerly winds, carves nearly 4km into the surrounding landscape. On the north coast, there is a bay which shelters the port and the town of Camariñas, famous for its bobbin lace. Towards the interior, the Camariñas estuary gradually loses its marine characteristics and gently blends with the waters of the Rio Grande at Porte do Porto.
A visit to the Cabo Vilán lighthouse is an obligatory stopping point on any respectable route along the Costa da Morte, such as the Camiño dos Faros (“Lighthouse Route”). An expanse of land by the sea which weaves together the Port of Camariñas, the Hermitage of the Virgin of the Mount, Cabo Vilán, the English Cemetery, Monte Branco, Arou and Camelle.
Wild, deserted beaches, like the beaches of Reira. At the Playa do Trece, you can discover the true face of the Costa da Morte: a haunting coastline which reveals a history of tragic shipwrecks on every rock. White sand beaches, lashed by the fierce waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
The majority of the Camariñas coastline falls within the Natura 2000 Network on account of the prevalence of important marine ecosystems and the biodiversity of the existing flora and fauna.
See it to experience it.