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Corrubedo – Carnota

Ézaro waterfall

Close to Monte Pindo and the small fishing villages of Pindo and Ézaro is the Ézaro waterfall. The Xallas river flows intricate among granite walls and flows into the sea with a 150-foot waterfall. This is, together with the Norwegian fjords, the only example in Europe of a river flowing into the sea as a waterfall. In recent years, the roads leading to the top of the Ézaro have been frequently visited by cycling lovers; it has also been end of stage of important cycling races because of its 30% slopes, some of the hardest in Europe.

Baroña Celtic fortified settlement

This is a place of extraordinary beauty and mysticism. It is also the origin of many heathen rites and legends. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most impressive archaeological sites of a coastal village from the Iron Age. Located on a small peninsula in Baroña, its entrance consists of a fortified wall with a ditch and a cliff acting as wall. Inside there are around 30 different buildings. Watching the sunset from here is a unique view.

Monte Curota viewpoint

Monte Curota rises 2,000 feet above sea level. It is one of the places with the highest visibility in the Rías Baixas. There you will have one of the best views of Galician coast, going from Cape Fisterra to the Monte de Santa Tecra.

Monte Pindo

Geomorphological system of great landscape importance. It is impressive to ascend this mountain made of granite rock mass which rises steeply up to 2000 feet, just like a wall over the coastline. Monte Pindo takes its name from its similarity with the sacred Mount Olympus. Besides, Galician folklore and legends proclaim it as the Galician Celt Olympus. This place is the source of many quotes referring to rites and beliefs of heathen mythology. It is also remarkable the perfect line-up between Cape Fisterra, A Moa (the highest peak in this mountain) and the centre of the Pórtico da Gloria in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Monte Louro and lagoon

This is a beautiful coastal landscape between the fishing villages of Muros and Carnota. Here you will find many lonely beaches. Xalfas lagoon, at the foot of Monte Louro, is an important place for over-wintering birds coming from northern latitudes. From the small lighthouse you will get a magnificent view of the mouth of the ría de Muros e Noia.

Corrubedo sand dune nature park and Axeitos dolmen

In Corrubedo you can see one of the highest sand dunes in Europe, together with marshes, coastal laggons and a stunning beach. In its interpretation centre we can learn how the sand dune is subject to constant changes and how its shape varies. Worth visiting are also the village and lighthouse of Corrubedo. Nor can you miss the burial mound Domen de Axeitos, splendid archaeological site among the many megalithic burials in Galicia.

Lira fishing reservation

In Carnota you can find the first Atlantic fishing reservation in the Iberian Peninsula. It was created on the initiative of Lira fishing guild, which supports sustainability and traditional fishing techniques in this marine ecosystem. Visitors can discover the traditional techniques of this small fleet by participating in its tasks and, of course, by tasting its fish and shellfish.