Finisterre Day Trip from Santiago de Compostela
The first stop is in Pontemaceira, nice village to see the Roman bridge on the river, then we continue to Muros, an old fishing town and harbor. Its old town has been restored and the historical center has been conserved, making it a beautiful and authentic look into the past.
Continue to Ézaro, located in the extreme south. The waterfall there is particularly unique, as it is among only 7 waterfalls in Europe that flow into the ocean or sea.
Afterward, make your way to Cape Finisterre, a rock-bound peninsula at the end of the ancient world. Head to the local lighthouse located on the mountain of Monte Facho, and enjoy the views out over the water. You will also learn more about how shipwrecks on the rocks gave this stretch of coastline its name.
Stop for lunch in Finisterre, and then make your way to Muxía. This village, known as ground zero of the Prestige oil spill disaster in 2002, is known for its rocks and water.
After lunch, the journey reaches its last stop: Muxía. This village, known as ground zero of the Prestige disaster, summarizes and combines the elements that make this area: stone and water. The granite is present, whether the rocks on which sits the venerable sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca, or by the famous "pedra of abalar" or ”pedra dos cadrís ", remains of the ancient Galician idolatrous worship.
Return to Compostela.
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Great information of the Galecia area covered during the tour. Adequate stops at interesting locations, enough time at the stops for exploring.
Small group, informative, perfect explore time! Guide spoke clearly and was helpful regarding restaurants.
Well rounded trip of dramatic Finisterre and west Galician coast and villages. Good balance between guided time and free time.
We really enjoyed this trip after having completed the Camino. It is a full day in the bus with some amazing stops. There is no exercise involved so it is a good tour when you are already exhausted. It is a must to see the Atlantic coast and Finnester after having walked to Santiago.
After your Camino walk, if you don't have time to walk the remaining 75 miles to Muxia and Fisterra, take this all-day tour. It covers the entire peninsula--within the time limit--and gets to the picturesque spots like the waterfall at Cascado de Ezaro that shorter tours don't include.