Recreation areas and viewpoints
On the Way of St. James


15940  A Pobra do Caramiñal - A Coruña

42º 37' 33.2" N - 8º 57' 35.3" W


The mountain of A Curota (596 metres) is located at the southern end of the O Barbanza range, a granite formation that forms the backbone of the peninsula, separating the Muros and Noia estuary (to the north west) from the Arousa estuary (to the south east).

There are a number of lookout points on A Curota, such as O Alto de Lagoa, known as the site of a statue of the famous writer Ramón María del Valle-Inclán, the communications masts at A Curota, and this spot, A Curotiña, half way between the two, known generically as the Mirador de A Curota.

From here, there is a sweeping view of the Rías Baixas estuaries, and notably of the mussel beds in the rich waters of the Arousa estuary, scattered between the islands and islets along the coast.

The Ways of St. James

The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla