SURROUNDINGS

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.

ACTIVITIES

Hiking and cycling

There is a huge variety of paths and trails both along the coastline and inland, such as the famous Camiño dos Faros (“Lighthouse Route”).

Canoe trips

It is possible to hire canoes from the Nautical Club of Camariñas to descend down the Rio Grande or to row around the estuary.

Guided visits

In the summer season, one can enjoy the coastal Ruta de los Naufragios (“Shipwreck Route”), a tour led by shellfish gatherers in Camariñas Estuary…

Cultural attractions

Within a radius of only a few kilometres, you can visit first-class lighthouses, Roman churches, Vimianzo Castle, Dombate Neolithic Dolmen, the Celtic fort of Borneiro, the Lace Museum, the Museum of Man, the English Cemetery, traditional Galician stately homes, the Dolmens Route, the Mosquetín fulling mills and more…

Watersports

Sailing courses at the Nautical Club, fishing, watersports, diving, sun and beaches…

Natural attractions

Playa do Trece and Monte Branco, the Rio Xallas Waterfall in Ézaro, Caldeiras do Río Castro natural pools, Los Verdes…

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