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As Pontes de García Rodríguez | As Somozas | Cariño | Cerdido | Ortigueira
43º 40' 37.3" N - 7º 51' 43.7" W
The river Mera, scarcely 30 km long, reaches its final beauty in the formation
of the Ría de Ortigueira. It is joined by other smaller riverbeds that flow into this
wide flooded valley and form an aquatic maze where the tides disport
themselves. This is one of the largest mudflats in Galicia. The entry of the sea
permits cautious navigation into the town’s port, whose natural architecture is
complemented by the modernist buildings of the town centre.
All the coastal routes go to the beach of Morouzos. Three kilometres of sands
which, on one side, have their own dunes held in check nowadays by a pine
grove and extending in a sandy bar behind which shelters the Ladrido cove,
which is in fact another small estuary formed by the mouth of the river Baleo.
The whole is closed up at a short distance from the coast by the Island of San
Vicente, witness to all that enters and leaves by the sea channels, principally
many different bird species which inhabit the mudflats and bulrushes in the
The natural space is also increased by the river ecosystems of the whole river
Mera right to the source on the mountain range of A Faladoira. The closeness
of the mountains to the coast is another of its attractions, along with the zone’s
rich cultural heritage.
Within this space the ZEPA “Ría de Ortigueira y Ladrido” is a perfect location for
Ortigueira on the AC-862 Ferrol-Viveiro road.
Turnoff in Ponte Mera towards Cariño and
Cabo Ortegal. Access by local road to the
beach of Morouzos.
In the Lugo A Terra Chá, municipalities of
Abadín, Baleira, Begonte, Castro de Rei,
Cospeito, Friol, Guitiriz, Lugo, Outeiro de Rei,
Rábade, Vilalba and Xermade.