DAY 3 - SUNSET AT MONTE PINDO

Dawn breaks on the third day of our journey and we start off taking a stroll across Langosteira Beach. From here we can head to the Cee Lighthouse, which offers us a privileged view of the stretch of coast between the Fisterra Lighthouse and Carnota Beach, and also the Lobeiras Islands, home to large colonies of cormorants and gulls.
 
From Cee we head to Carnota, right on the edge of the Costa da Morte, where we can visit the Archaeological Open-Air Museum, a natural area that stretches for more than 10.5 km and with seven archaeological sites of different periods and types, selected from the great cultural richness of the territory of Carnota. This open-air museum houses, among other treasures, a set of petroglyphs – drawings engraved in rock in prehistoric times – that represent the movement of the sun, the moon and the stars. Before lunch, we’ll still have time to have a walk on Carnota Beach which stretching nearly seven kilometres is the longest in Galicia.
 
In the afternoon we’ll retrace our steps so as not to miss out on a visit to Ézaro, in the municipality of Dumbría. Here the River Xallas gives way to a dramatic descent of the river that plunges into the sea forming a colossal waterfall. Also recommended is going up to the Ézaro scenic viewpoint, from where we can enjoy the extensive, beautiful, coastal landscape.

We’re heading to Monte Pindo, a huge granite mass shrouded in beliefs and legends. After a demanding climb, we’ll reach the vast granite rock known as A Moa, which surprises visitors with its extensive, magical, panoramic views of the landscape. Here, perfectly aligned with the city of Santiago de Compostela and Cape Fisterra, the sun sets in the sea, bathing the entire horizon with the glow of its golden light. We are standing before the last sunset on mainland Europe.

Recommendations
The Aldea de Olveiroa in Dumbría is a picturesque town that nowadays receives many pilgrims from the Way of Saint James.
Caneliñas Beach in Cee isn’t far from Ézaro, and a visit is like travelling back to bygone times, when this small cove was one of the most important sites of the whaling industry.
The Lariño Lighthouse. located at Punta Ínsua (Carnota), stands on the edge of the ocean, alongside a vast sandy beach.
Dates of interest
The last sunset on mainland Europe. From 24 March to 23 April and from 18 August to 19 September.
Between the end of spring and the end of summer, a common phenomenon known as Milky Seas can be observed on the beaches of the Costa da Morte, especially in Carnota.
 

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