The Lighthouse Way or Camino dos Faros is a superb coastal walking trail, taking in the wild and rugged beauty of the Costa da Morte, in the Atlantic coast of Galicia.
Spectacular ocean views, pristine sandy beaches, impressive cliffs and a rich cultural and archaeological heritage await walkers on this trail that takes its name from the many lighthouses scattered in capes and headlands across the region. The ocean has been the main livelihood in the area for centuries so fish and seafood fans will be in food heaven. Staying in quaint fishing villages, you will get the chance to sample the freshest treats from the sea. Ponteceso, for instance, is famous for its gooseneck barnacles (percebes), harvested from exposed sea cliffs by intrepid ‘percebeiros’.
Loyal to its name, the Camino dos Faros takes walkers to the most iconic lighthouses and capes of the Costa da Morte such as Cabo Vilán; and history buffs will get a chance to discover the Dolmen of Donbate megalithic tomb and the ancient village at Castro A Cibda. This breath taking coastal route is marked with green arrows by a local association. While this is not a Camino de Santiago trail, green arrows will take you all the way to Cape Fisterra, the very final stop of the Camino and end of the world!