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Santiago to Muxia Finisterre
Santiago to Finisterre & Muxia
Santiago to Finisterre & Muxia is a rewarding experience and a satisfactory end to your Camino. The route from Santiago to Finisterre & Muxia is less travelled and you will find some solitude, which is a big contrast from the busy city.
The path is hilly, weaves its way through forests and small towns before it descends to Finisterre at sea level. Once you arrive in Finisterre on foot you will have acquired the right to a Finistella certificate. Enjoy watching the sunset over the ocean and the fact that you can walk no further west. This is the end of the Camino which will be indicated by the “0” marker by the lighthouse.
The path from Finisterre to Muxia partially parallels the ocean where you will get a few glimpses of the sea before reaching your destination. Once you arrive in Muxia it is a glorious experience. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets, bask in the sun on the giant boulders and watch fishermen fish and waves crash dramatically on the rocky shore.
Muxia is a good place to spend a few days to relax and reflect on your journey before heading back to the real world.
The trip from Santiago to Finisterre & Muxia takes approximately 7 days depending on your rest days and daily kilometres travelled. There is a bus service daily departing both Finisterre and Muxia that will take you back to Santiago and vice versa. Therefore there is no need to walk back to Santiago if you prefer not to or if time won’t alllow for it. Having said that you should no miss the experience of walking Santiago to Finisterre & Muxia or at least busing it out and watching the sunset over the ocean. That is a perfect way to end your westward journey from Santiago to Finisterre & Muxia across all of Spain.
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