The Lighthouse Way or Camino dos Faros is a superb coastal walking trail, taking in the wild and rugged beauty of the Costa da Morte, in the Atlantic coast of Galicia. Spectacular ocean views, pristine sandy beaches, impressive cliffs and a rich cultural and archaeological heritage await walkers on this trail that takes its name from the many lighthouses scattered in capes and headlands across the region. The ocean has been the main livelihood in the area for centuries, and fish and seafood fans will be in food heaven. Staying in quaint fishing villages, you will get the chance to sample the freshest treats from the sea. Ponteceso, for instance, is famous for its gooseneck barnacles (percebes), harvested from exposed sea cliffs by intrepid ‘percebeiros’.
This breath taking coastal route is marked with green arrows by a local association, as this is not a Camino de Santiago trail. However, the green arrows will take you all the way to Cape Fisterra, the very end of the Camino and the end of the world! You should be able to get your Muxiana (in Muxia) and Finisterrana (in Fisterra) certificates along the way, in the local tourist office.
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*Please note this is a stunning but challenging trail, only recommended for experienced hikers.
Discover the Costa da Morte wild beauty
Indulge in the most delicious seafood
Test the magic powers of Muxía rocking stones
Go for a swim in the pristine Atlantic beaches of Galicia
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How to Get There
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Aucasa has a direct bus connecting Santiago and Ponteceso but it is not very regular, for schedule see: www.aucasabus.com/buscador. You can also take a bus to the closest biggest town: Carballo (23kms away) with regular buses from the cities of Santiago and A Coruña. From Carballo you can then take a taxi to Ponteceso. The CaminoWays.com can arrange a private transfer, let us know if you require one.
There are various bus companies operating from Fisterra and Muxía with a few departures per day (only 2 per day from Muxía). The journey from Fisterra takes approximately 2h30, and 2h from Muxía. For details see: www.monbus.es and www.autocaresvazquez.net for Fisterra; and Buses Ferrin for Muxía. Please note bus timetables vary at the weekends.
Santiago de Compostela Airport 80km: Once in Santiago, you can take a shuttle bus from Santiago bus station to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are bus station (Estación de Autobuses), train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and city centre (Plaza de Galicia). See www.empresafreire.com.
Vigo Airport 150km: Follow instructions to Santiago and from Santiago you can take either a bus to Travesia de Vigo or train to Vigo Guixar station, then take a bus to the airport from Travesia de Vigo (near Vigo Guixar station).
Porto Airport 260km: From Santiago bus station you can take a bus to Porto airport once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.