Do you feel like coming a few days to Galicia? Today we propose a 4-day itinerary designed to help you make the most of your time and do not miss any detail of this well-known area of our community. In addition, we will leave some time to take advantage and visit two cities near the Costa da Morte.
The Costa da Morte, which takes its name from the numerous shipwrecks that have suffered on its shores, is one of the most dangerous coasts in Spain, but also one of the most captivating. A rugged coastal strip with immense beaches, cliffs, strong currents and temporary sudden that make it very respected by sailors. Behind this coastline are many legends that we invite you to visit in this getaway designed for 4 days.
First day: Discovering the “city of glass”
For this plan, we suggest you stay in A Coruña, which will serve as a starting point for the different excursions and has a very good hotel offer. The first day of the trip, which surely is not complete, you can take advantage of it to leave your bags in your accommodation and stroll through the city. A Coruña is known as “the city of Cristal”, due to its multiple façades with galleries, especially in La Marina or El Parrote. Do not forget to visit the Plaza de María Pita, the Old City or the Tower of Hercules, the oldest working lighthouse in the world.
Second day: Route through the villages of the Costa da Morte
The second day we can start our tour along the Costa da Morte, starting with Vimianzo, the natural capital of the Land of Soneira, where we can see its Castle. We will continue with an obligatory stop in Camariñas, a town with an authentic sailor flavor where you can make a stop to taste the delights of this land and see the famous palilleiras at first hand. Then you can go to Corcubión to admire the beauty of its green and rocky landscape, and visit the Pazo de los Condes de Altamira, the Port, the Casa Miñones and the Castillo del Cardenal. To end a day, we propose you to visit Carnota to contemplate the long and famous hórreo in this village, and while walking the beautiful and quiet beach of Carnota and enjoy a postcard sunset in one of the most emblematic environments of the Costa da Morte.
Third Day: Nature at the end of the known world
Although it is not located in the Costa da Morte, the third day you can get closer to the Muros y Noia estuary, starting with Noia, a stately town full of history. After visiting its old town, you can walk calmly along the Paseo Marítimo. A good way to get to know the estuary is by hiring some of the catamaran rides available through the estuary where you can contemplate the seabed and the wonderful natural enclaves that surround the environment. For the more adventurous, the Serra de Outes, located very close to Noia, offers several hiking trails. In the afternoon, it is the ideal time to approach what was considered the end of the world by the Romans, Cape Fisterra, one of the most western points of the European continent. Here we can finish the day again contemplating a movie sunset.
Fourth day: An obligatory visit to Santiago de Compostela
We could not miss on our tour a view of the capital of Galicia: Santiago de Compostela, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Going through the narrow streets of Casco Histórico and contemplating the Cathedral, with its newly restored Portico de la Gloria, is almost obligatory for those who come to Galicia. Do not leave without having a good portion of Galician octopus or trying the well-known Santiago cake.
We hope that this route will inspire you, and if you do it, we wait for your comments and suggestions. What we can assure you is if you do it, you will know what morriña is …