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Camino de Santiago

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Exploring beyond Santiago

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Muxia - end of the world in the Middle Ages

You don’t have to finish your vacation in Santiago. Even this far west, there's still plenty of the peninsula left to explore.

Stay an extra night and we could take you out to the coast, to Muxia and the cape of Finisterre (Land's End), for example. This was the westernmost point of the Old World before the discovery of the Americas and there are records of ancient pilgrimages to this coast to worship the sun as it fell from the horizon into the unknown.

This wild Galicia coast is known as the Costa da Morte (Death Coast) for the numerous fishing accidents provoked by its rough seas and rocky cliffs. But on a more joyful note, it’s also known for its stunning sea food, so coming here is a great way of celebrating with a special post-Camino lunch, a crisp glass of white wine and a view over the Atlantic.

If you have extra time to play with, we’d love to get you down into northern Portugal, just 100kms or so south of the city...

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Tasty fish and seafood on the Costa da Morte
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The great terraces of northern Portugal

Having spent a week two on foot following sea shells, the freedom of a hire vehicle and a Vacation Guide full of suggestions for places to visit, eat, relax or walk might be just the tonic. Minho is a little pocket of Portugal unaffected by modernity and by tourism. It’s an area defined by its cobbled agricultural pathways, spectacular hillside terraces, resolutely Portuguese towns and villages and its web of rivers which flow out into the clear blue Atlantic.

You can even say hello to pilgrims headed the other way on the Portuguese Camino.

Have a look at our Camino itineraries below, any of which can be extended beyond Santiago.

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