Camino Finisterre & Muxía Map 3

Camino to Finisterre & Muxía Map 3
0.90km → The Great Divide

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


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



Albergue O Casteliño
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue O Casteliño

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.


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...

Photo of The Great Divide on the Camino de Santiago

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

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 dead-end trail 50m to the Cruceiro de Armada, a point which marks the medieval pilgrim’s first glimpse of the sea.

The camino...

1.70km → Corcubión

Cee, with it's 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.

Photo of Cee on the Camino de Santiago
1.30km → Vilar de Duio

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 rear left 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.

Accommodation in Corcubión

Photo of Corcubión on the Camino de Santiago
0.50km → San Roque
0.70km → A Amarela

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. 


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



Albergue San Roque
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Roque
Photo of San Roque on the Camino de Santiago
1.40km → Estorde
1.10km → Sardiñeiro

Accommodation in Estorde

Photo of Estorde on the Camino de Santiago

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.


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

Photo of Sardiñeiro on the Camino de Santiago
3.20km → Cabo Finisterre
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...

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...


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.


TO MUXÍA: The route to Muxía has matured 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.


Photo of Finisterre - Fisterra on the Camino de Santiago

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

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