Beyond the ría de Muros e Noia, and particularly to the north of Fisterra, is a section of rough, varied coastline. Amidst straight sections joining large sandbanks such as Carnota, Razo, O Rostro and Baldaio, there rise sharp cliffs, such as Cabo Vilán and Roncudo, or small estuaries like Corcubión, Camariñas and Corme e Laxe. On the coastal front, very close to land there are islands like the Sisargas.

The name of Costa da Morte comes from the tragic fact that hundreds of ships have run aground on its stony depths and have been buried by the waters, which has made a stream of legends on shipwrecks last in collective memory.

Its beaches still offer solitude, with a rough, heavy sea as witness. The small ranges that rise on the coast shelter villages of extraordinary beauty which, seen from afar, seem like tiny spots of colour painted on the hillside.

Travellers coming to the Costa da Morte either by land or by sea will find a countryside marked by contrasts. Small estuaries and tiny coves and broad sandbanks overlooked by impressive stone scenery including the hills of monte Pindo and the montes de Traba. Visitors will walk through corn fields surrounding them with their blanket of green giving way to granaries, some very beautiful like those of  Carnota, Lira and Moraime.

Nature lovers can admire lagoons protected by large dune complexes, such as the Xuño, Traba and Baldaio, where the fauna and flora make them privileged places.

But the Costa da Morte is also a synonym of intense religiousness monopolised by the Virgen del Carmen in each and every one of the sea ports, the Santo Cristo de Fisterra and the Virxe da Barca, in Muxía. Folklore impregnated with souls in grief constantly wandering in search of eternal rest.

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