Camino Finisterre - Hospital to Finisterre | Wise Pilgrim Guide to the Camino de Santiago

Hospital

5.40km
3.70kms.
Altitude: 
331

NOTE: If you are continuing to Finisterre then the bar here is the last place to stock up on food and water for some distance.

New albergue in 2015.

There is a fountain between here and Cee but very little else.

Name Beds Price
1 Albergue O Casteliño
Hospital

Private
18 12

◁ to Finisterre or ▷ to Muxía

Shortly after the roadside bar beyond Hospital, on a roundabout, is a double mojón indicating the choice between Finsterre and Muxia.

The distance to Muxia from this point is 24km and is only marked in this direction.

Cee

1.40km
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 Finisterre (don't even think about it) and Santiago.

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

Corcubión

1.30km
Altitude: 
12

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 Church of San Marcos. From there, and with the water to your back, leave the square in the left rear corner. You will shortly come to a narrow rocky trail with tall walls on either side. Continue upwards, and in 1km, you will have passed through the intersection at Vilar, and arrived at the picnic area at San Roque.

Photo in Corcubión on the Camino de Santiago
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
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5 Casa de Carmen
Atrás de Rafael Juan, 1

Casa Rural
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Things to see
Iglesia of San Marcos

San Roque

0.60km
Altitude: 
114

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

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

Finisterre - Fisterra

0.80km
1.90kms.
Altitude: 
27

Finisterre is the end of the world, and for anybody walking west, the beginning of the end. From the city center only 3km remain to the Cabo (lighthouse and restaurant). On the other hand, 31km remain for anyone wishing to turn North and continue to Muxía. Quite a few albergues have cropped up in the last years, but only the Xunta albergue can provide you with the official document, the Fisterrana, declaring your completion of the walk. 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.

This is the sort of place where salty air mixes with cheerful rendezvous and pilgrim farewells. Pilgrimage to this point, the most westerly point of continental Europe, predates that of Santiago. As unique as this might make it, Finisterre has managed to maintain a low profile. The harbor restaurants, now enjoying their recently rebuilt environs, continue to do grilled sardines and pimientos de padron the way they always have.

Bus service returns to Santiago from in front of the municipal albergue several times daily and is easy to sort out. The schedule is posted at most albergues. Be mindful of the phrase "Enlace" which indicates a change in buses along the way and a potential delay when traffic is heavy. The drivers are serious fellows, and not very talkative. If you find yourself standing with a group of people on the side of the road, unsure of what is going on, be patient. If you are in more of a hurry, taxi service can get you back to Santiago as well.

Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, is a quick geography lesson. Contrary to perception, the walk to the lighthouse is Southerly. The beach approaching Finisterre, the Playa Langosteira (lobster), faces East. This puts the setting sun, and nostalgic glances towards home for North Americans, on the other side of the peninsula; a little over 1km from the municipal albergue. If you fancy a plunge into the Atlantic, naked or otherwise, the relatively private beach there will oblige... just saying. If you go, be extremely mindful of the strong currents which will quickly pull you from the beach when the waves roll in. The beach is unmonitored.

For those of you wishing to continue onward to Muxía, I have separated the notes and put those into "San Martiño de Duio." The elevation profile as well begins there.

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
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 10 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
9 Albergue do Mar
San Roque

Private
18 10 Finisterre - Fisterra - Albergue do Mar
10 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
11 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
12 Hostal Mariquito
Santa Catalina, 44-46

Hostal
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13 Hotel Áncora
Alcalde Fernández, 43

Hotel
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14 Hotel Finisterre
Federico Ávila, 8

Hotel
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15 Alojamiento Mirador Fin da Terra
Montarón

Pension
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16 Hotel Playa Langosteira
Lugar de Escaselas, 1

Hotel
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17 Hotel Rústico Prado da Viña
Camino Barcia

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

Hotel
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19 Albergue Buen Camino de Sonia
Atalaya, 11

Private
50 10/12
20 Albergue Oceanus Finisterre
a Coruna, 33

Private
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Cabo Finisterre

Approximately 3km from the center of Finisterre, this is the last place that you could hope to walk to without changing directions. 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.