Camino Finisterre - Hospital to Finisterre | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
Camino to Finisterre & Muxía Map 3
0.90km → The Great Divide
Altitude: 
330

The albergue in Hospital is a bit diffucult to get to, and there are not too many signs to show the way. To get there turn right onto the main road and follow it downhill, turning left into the hamlet at the first opportunity. The albergue is at the bottom part of the village, on the last road...

Notice: 
If you are continuing to Finisterre then the bar here is the last place to stock up on water or grab a sandwich. There is a fountain between here and Cee but very little else.
Accommodation in Hospital
Name Beds Price

1

Albergue O Casteliño
Hospital

Private
18 12€

The Great Divide

Shortly after the roadside bar beyond Hospital, in the middle of a large roundabout, is a double mojón indicating the choice between Finsterre and Muxía.

TO FINISTERRE: From the roundabout with the twin markers, take the paved road to the left and alongside the massive factory. The camino follows the road for 300m before leaving it to join a trail on your right.
From this point, all the way to the first building in Cee, the camino remains well isolated from the road and any form of development beyond the two chapels mentioned below.

TO MUXÍA: From the roundabout with the twin markers, take the paved road to the right and keep to the left-hand side. The stretch of road ahead is the longest part that the camino is on the road and it is easy to zone out and miss the turn to the left. The same applies to the many times the camino rejoins and leaves the road. Just remember that you are seldom on the road for more than 50m.

The camino passes through the hamlet of As Carizas as it descends to Dumbría. The modern and colorful Municipal Albergue is the first building you come to.

4.40km → Capela das Neves
To Here: 
0.90
Altitude: 
370

Capela das Neves

No fountain! Chapel, picnic area, and a nice place to take a rest.

To Here: 
4.40
Altitude: 
265

Capela de San Pedro Mártir

Chapel and fountain. Shortly beyond this point you will catch your first glimpse of the Cabo Finisterre.

After the Capela de San Pedro the camino comes to a fork, with the yellow arrows taking you left and downhill. The option to the right follows a trail a short 50m to the Cruceiro de Armada, a point which marks the medieval pilgrim’s first glimpse of the sea.

The camino leaves this high plateau quite dramatically via a steep descent into Cee. Very steep. It starts off rocky but quickly turns into an asphalted road for the majority of the descent. The camino follows the road into Cee but has a very confusing set of arrows through town. They have been painted and painted over by competing albergues. No matter which way you choose you will get through town, but the shortest distance follows closest to the beach.

5.10km → Cee
To Here: 
3.40
Altitude: 
305
1.70km → Corcubión
Altitude: 
5

Cee, with its crescent beach, is the first place that the camino arrives at the Atlantic coast.

It has every service you might need, including a full hospital, plenty of inexpensive accommodation, and a small shopping center.

There is as well a bus terminal with service to...

Accommodation in Cee
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue O Camiño das Estrelas
Finisterre, 78

Closed
30 10€ Photo in Albergue O Camiño das Estrelas on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue O Bordón
Camiños Chans

Private
24 12€ Photo in Albergue O Bordón on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue A Casa da Fonte
Arriba, 36

Private
42 11€ Photo in Albergue A Casa da Fonte on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue Moreira
Rosalía de Castro, 75

Private
22 12€ Photo in Albergue Moreira on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Moreira on the Camino de Santiago

5

Hotel Insua
Finisterre, 82

Hotel
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6

Hotel La Marina
Fernando Blanco, 26

Hotel
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7

Hotel Larry
Magdalena, 8

Hotel
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8

Pension Beiramar
Finisterre, 220

Pension

9

Albergue Tequerón
arriba, 31

Private
10 12/20€
1.20km → Vilar de Duio
Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

Be mindful of the arrows which will cause you to bear right shortly after the road begins to ascend. The camino does NOT continue along the road but rather shortcuts its way over the hills behind Corcubión.

If you lose the arrows, proceed to the Iglesia de San Marcos (look for...

Accommodation in Corcubión
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue Camiño de Fisterra
Cruceiro de Valdomar, 11

Private
14 10€ Photo in Albergue Camiño de Fisterra on the Camino de Santiago

2

Hotel Praia de Quenxe
Praia de Quenxe, 43

Hotel
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3

Hotel As Hortensias
Praia de Quenxe

Hotel
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4

Casa de Balea
Rafael Juan, 44

Casa Rural
Photo in Casa de Balea on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Casa de Balea on the Camino de Santiago

5

Casa de Carmen
Atrás de Rafael Juan, 1

Casa Rural
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6

Casa Bernarda
Párroco Francisco Sánchez, 3

Pension

7

Hostal San Martín
Marina, 4

Hostal
0.50km → San Roque
Altitude: 
5
0.70km → A Amarela
Altitude: 
115

More of a picnic area than anything else, San Roque is set in the curve of the disused former roadway that wound its way over the hill. Good for a rest, and home of a very friendly, though late to open, albergue.

The Road: 

The camino passes the hamlet of Amarela as it winds its way downhill, trying at every opportunity to avoid the main road until it arrives at Estorde.

Accommodation in San Roque
Name Beds Price

1

Albergue San Roque
Vilar

Association
14 Donativo€ Photo in Albergue San Roque on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue San Roque on the Camino de Santiago
1.40km → Estorde
Altitude: 
90
1.10km → Sardiñeiro
Altitude: 
115
Accommodation in Estorde
Name Booking.com

1

Camping Ruta Finisterre
Playa de Estorde, 216

Camping

2

Hotel Playa de Estorde
Playa de Estorde, 217

Hotel
Altitude: 
45
The camino does not pass near the beach here, but it is certainly possible to make the small detour for a rest or a soak of the feet. If you go that way, pay close attention to the arrows out of town and DO NOT follow the road.
The Road: 
Be mindful not to follow the main road out of town, the camino follows a trail on the upper (your right) side of town and is much more comfortable walking.
Accommodation in Sardiñeiro
Name Booking.com

1

Hostal Nicola
Sardiñeiro, 51

Closed

2

Hotel Merendero
Alvariña, 1

Hotel

3

Pensión Playa de Sardiñeiro
Sardiñeiro, 51

Pension
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
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue de Peregrinos de Fisterra
Real, 2

Xunta
36 6€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos de Fisterra on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue O Encontro
Campo

Private
5 12/15€

3

Albergue de Paz
Víctor Cardalda, 11

Private
30 10€

4

Albergue Finistellae
Manuel Lago Pais, 7

Private
20 12€ Photo in Albergue Finistellae on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue do Sol e da Lúa
Atalaya, 5

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

6

Albergue Cabo da Vila
Coruña, 13

Private
24 12€ Photo in Albergue Cabo da Vila on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Cabo da Vila on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue Por Fin
Federico Avila, 19

Private
11 12€ Photo in Albergue Por Fin on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Por Fin on the Camino de Santiago

8

Albergue Mar de Rostro
Alcalde Fernández, 45

Private
11 10-12€

9

Albergue Arasolis
Ara Solis, 3

Private
16 10€ Photo in Albergue Arasolis on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Arasolis on the Camino de Santiago

10

Albergue Mar de Fora
Potiña, 60

Private
38 10€ Photo in Albergue Mar de Fora on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Mar de Fora on the Camino de Santiago

11

Hostal Mariquito
Santa Catalina, 44-46

Hostal
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12

Hotel Áncora
Alcalde Fernández, 43

Hotel
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13

Hotel Finisterre
Federico Ávila, 8

Hotel
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14

Alojamiento Mirador Fin da Terra
Montarón

Pension
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15

Hotel Playa Langosteira
Lugar de Escaselas, 1

Hotel
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16

Hotel Rústico Prado da Viña
Camino Barcia

Hotel
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17

Hotel Naturaleza Mar da Ardora
Potiña, Playa de Mar de Fora

Hotel
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18

Albergue Buen Camino de Sonia
Atalaya, 11

Private
50 12€

19

Albergue Oceanus Finisterre
a Coruna, 33

Private
14€ Photo in Albergue Oceanus Finisterre on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Oceanus Finisterre on the Camino de Santiago

20

Albergue La Espiral
Fonte Vella, 19

Private
12 12€

21

Pensión Cabo
Federico Avila, 7

Pension

22

Hotel Mar de Fisterra
Cruz de baixar, 1

Hotel

23

Hotel Bela Fisterra
Anchoa, 56

Hotel

Cabo Finisterre

Approximately 3km from the center of Finisterre, this is the last place that you could hope to walk to without changing course. The pilgrimage to the cape has a history which long predates that of Santiago.

It can be a busy place, and the number of vendors there seems to grow with every passing year, but a careful climb down to a suitable lookout point will provide you with a peaceful enough place for you to contemplate your next move.

While there you may notice that pilgrims have claimed a small corner which serves as the final resting place for boots and other burnable items. While technically discouraged (and prohibited) by the authorities, the tradition persists.

km →
Altitude: 
115