Camino Finisterre - Finisterre to Muxía | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
Camino to Finisterre & Muxía Map 3
3.20km → Cabo Finisterre
Altitude: 
25

Finisterre is the end of the world, and for anybody walking west, the beginning of the end. It is the sort of place where salty air mixes with cheerful rendezvous and pilgrim farewells.

From the city center only 3km remain to the Cabo (lighthouse and restaurant). On the other hand, 28km...

History: 

The most famous son of Finisterre is simultaneously its most obscure. Alexandre Campos Ramírez, also known as Alejandro Finisterre, was a poet and inventor born here in 1919. He was injured in the battle for Madrid during the onset of the Spanish Civil War and was evacuated to the hospital in...

Notice: 

The official certificate of completion, known as the Fisterrana, can be obtained at the Xunta albergue. You are advised to have all of your stamps in order, for they are on the lookout for anybody who might have taken the bus.

The biggest fiesta in Finisterre is Holy Week, when many thousands of Galicians descend on the village to take part in the celebrations and processions. If you plan to arrive during this time do book a room in advance. Nuestra Señora del Carmen is celebrated from the 8-10th of September.

The Road: 

TO MUXÍA: The route to Muxía has grown up a bit over the last five years, but services along the 29km stretch way remain scarce. Lires and Frixe both have bars, and Lires has a few guesthouses if you wish to split the walk into two days.

To find the way to Muxía, head...

Accommodation in Finisterre - Fisterra

Xunta

1

Albergue de Peregrinos de Fisterra
Xunta
Real, 2
26 6€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos de Fisterra on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Buen Camino de Sonia
Private
Atalaya, 11
50 12€

3

Albergue Arasolis
Private
Ara Solis, 3
16 10€ Photo in Albergue Arasolis on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue do Sol e da Lúa
Private
Atalaya, 5
22 10€ Photo in Albergue do Sol e da Lúa on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue Oceanus Finisterre
Private
a Coruna, 33
14€ Photo in Albergue Oceanus Finisterre on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue Mar de Fora
Private
Potiña, 60
38 10€ Photo in Albergue Mar de Fora on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue Cabo da Vila
Private
Coruña, 13
24 12€ Photo in Albergue Cabo da Vila on the Camino de Santiago

8

Albergue La Espiral
Private
Fonte Vella, 19
12 12€

9

Albergue O Encontro
Private
Campo
5 12/15€

10

Albergue Por Fin
Private
Federico Avila, 19
11 12€ Photo in Albergue Por Fin on the Camino de Santiago

11

Albergue de Paz
Private
Víctor Cardalda, 11
30 10€

12

Albergue Mar de Rostro
Private
Alcalde Fernández, 45
11 10-12€

13

Albergue Finistellae
Private
Manuel Lago Pais, 7
20 12€ Photo in Albergue Finistellae on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

14

Pensión Mirador Fin da Terra ⭑⭑
Pension
Montarón
Photo in Alojamiento Mirador Fin da Terra on the Camino de Santiago

15

Pensión Cabo
Pension
Federico Avila, 7
Hostal

16

Hostal Mariquito
Hostal
Santa Catalina, 44-46
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Hotel

17

Hotel Bela Fisterra ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Anchoa, 56

18

Hotel Playa Langosteira ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Lugar de Escaselas, 1
Photo in Hotel Playa Langosteira on the Camino de Santiago

19

Hotel Rústico Prado da Viña ⭑⭑
Hotel
Camino Barcia
Photo in Hotel Rústico Prado da Viña on the Camino de Santiago

20

Hotel Áncora ⭑
Hotel
Alcalde Fernández, 43
Photo in Hotel Áncora on the Camino de Santiago

21

Hotel Naturaleza Mar da Ardora ⭑⭑
Hotel
Potiña, Playa de Mar de Fora
Photo in Hotel Naturaleza Mar da Ardora on the Camino de Santiago

22

Hotel Mar de Fisterra ⭑
Hotel
Cruz de baixar, 1

23

Hotel Cabo Finisterre ⭑
Hotel
Federico Ávila, 8
Photo in Hotel Finisterre on the Camino de Santiago
1.90km → Hermedesuxo
Altitude: 
50
Altitude: 
35
The Road: 
A straight walk along the road, the last long stretch on the road for some time.
2.20km → Rial
Altitude: 
30
0.60km → Buxán
Altitude: 
135
1.60km → Castrexe
Altitude: 
85

There is a small donativo based pilgrim pit stop here, run by the same family that owns Fly Chewie, the photogenic donkey near Melide on the Camino Francés.

1.10km → Padrís
Altitude: 
40
No services, but there is an access road here that leads to a beach.
The Road: 

The camino passes through the miniscule hamlets of Padrís and A Canosa before descending to Lires.

TO MUXÍA NOTE: After Castrexe, but before Padrís, there are arrows painted in RED which indicated a ‘coastal’ option to Muxía which turns left and follows the coast to Lires...

2.00km → A Canosa
Altitude: 
80
1.90km → Lires
Altitude: 
60
0.80km → Vaosilveiro
Altitude: 
50

Lires is the few places between Finisterre and Muxía where you can expect to pick up supplies. It also has a beach within 1.5km.

There are four Casa Rurals that offer accommodation, and at the time of writing, all were bookable online. The As Eiras bar at the upper side of town...

Notice: 
Don´t forget to get a stamp here, which is available at any of the bars as well as the little rest stop near the church (signposted).
The Road: 

TO FINISTERRE NOTE: At the bottom of Lires, opposite the church, there are arrows painted in RED which indicated a ‘coastal’ option to Finisterre which turns right and follows the coast to rejoin the camino near Castrexe. This option adds 1.1km to the route but offers much...

Accommodation in Lires

Private

1

As Eiras
Private
Lires, 82
22 12€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Raúl
Casa Rural
Lugar de Lires, 5
Photo in Casa Raúl  on the Camino de Santiago

3

Casa Lourido
Casa Rural
Lugar de Lires, 15
Photo in Casa Lourido  on the Camino de Santiago

4

Casa Luz ⭑
Casa Rural
Lires, 35
Photo in Casa Luz on the Camino de Santiago
1.40km → Frixe
Altitude: 
25
2.40km → Guisamonde
Altitude: 
65

There is a bar, but you have to deviate from the camino by a few hundred meters to get there. The beds in town, at Casa Ceferinos, are a bit fancier than the typical pilgrim fare but offer a worthwhile splurge.

The Road: 
The camino passes through three service-less villages on the way to Muxía, Guisamonde, Morquintián, and Xurarantes.

Accommodation in Frixe

Casa Rural

1

Casa Ceferinos ⭑
Casa Rural
Lugar de Frixe,15
Photo in Casa Ceferinos on the Camino de Santiago
1.80km → Morquintián
Altitude: 
115
4.70km → Xurarantes
Altitude: 
165
4.10km → Muxía
Altitude: 
95
Altitude: 
10

While Finisterre can be seen as a popular hippy destination, Muxiá skips the show and gets straight to relaxing. Some say it is too relaxed and indeed you might be uncomfortable being able to sit for hours on the massive stones that surround the Santuario da Virxe da Barca at the far end of the...

Accommodation in Muxía

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Muxía
Municipal
Enfesto
32 6€
Private

2

Bela Muxia
Private
Encarnación, 30
36 12€ Photo in Bela Muxia on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Arribada
Private
José María del Río, 30
40 15€ Photo in Albergue Arribada on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue A Muxía
Private
Enfesto, 12
40 12€ Muxía - Albergue A Muxía

5

Albergue Da Costa
Private
Doctor Toba, 33
10 12€
Hostal

6

Hostal La Cruz ⭑⭑⭑
Hostal
López Abente
Photo in Hostal La Cruz  on the Camino de Santiago

7

Muxia Mare ⭑⭑
Hostal
Castelao 14
12€
Hotel

8

Hotel de Encanto A de Loló ⭑
Hotel
Virxe da Barca, 37
Photo in Hotel de Encanto A de Loló on the Camino de Santiago