A Virtual Walking Tour of Spain´s Wild Atlantic Coast: Cangas, Galicia.
Join our co-founder Sean O´Rourke on a virtual walk of the lighthouse trail, the best online experience with the best views of Cangas do Morrazo, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain. Located on the Rias Baixas Coast in Galicia, Spain there is a peninsula of absolute natural beauty... O Morrazo. dotted with beaches and small fishing villages to wander and get lost in. Here we will explore Cangas at the very tip of this peninsula in the area of Cabo Home (Man´s Cape), Donon. On this virtual walk, we will get a 360º view of the marvelous landscape and coastline. Admire 4 different types of Lighthouses and enjoy these virtual walking tours following the Galician coastal trails.
To get to Cangas from the city of Vigo you can take the ferry boat then take a taxi to the village of Donon which is right at the end of the Morrazo Peninsula. Or if you have a car you can drive from Vigo and only takes about 30mins approx. Otherwise, if you wanted a guided tour we have a fun day trip... Man´s Cape (Cabo Home) nature walking tour, seafood lunch & boat ride Vigo Bay to Cangas
Cangas do Morrazo (also known as Cangas) is a municipality in the province of Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain. Being located between the estuary of Vigo and Aldán and the Atlantic Ocean makes it one of the municipalities with more kilometers of the coast of Galicia. It has many beaches (around 38), several of which have awarded the "blue flag" designation for its quality.
The municipality of Cangas has cultural characteristics that differ from the rest of the populations of Galicia. They have specific dances that deviate from Galician folklore and tradition as well as a notorious sports movements, especially around rowing or handball.
360 Tours with Views of the Lighthouse trail passing by beaches and Lighthouses
Here are a selection of virtual tours 360º Google photos so you can get out of this online experience a virtual idea of the beauty of this coastal area has to offer.
1. Costa da Vela Lighthouse TrailBetween the Rías de Vigo and Pontevedra, on the westernmost point of the peninsula of Morrazo, lies the Costa da Vela. This is an untouched world where the sea and the pines are the owners of the landscape. The views here are spectacularly beautiful. There is a trail where you can walk to beaches and lighthouses. It is the central high point of the Costa da Vela, from which there are panoramic views of the mouths of the estuaries of the southern coast of Galicia, with the Cies Illas Atlánticas.
2. Cabo Home LighthouseFaro de Cabo Home, one of the highest in Galicia. On the cliffs of Donón, over 150 meters high and against which the sea pounds furiously. The lighthouse was built in 1853. The tower is 17 meters high and is situated 143 meters above sea level. The almost constant fog in winter meant that a siren was added in 1888, known as La Vaca de Fisterra or the Fisterra Cow, in order to warn sailor of the imminent danger.
3. Faro de Punta Robaleira LighthouseSituated between Cabo Home and Punta Subrido, the lighthouse features a cylindrical tower which is very wide although not too high, builtin stone and painted red.
4. Praia de Melide BeachThe beach of Melide is located in a small cove right at the very end of the O Morrazo Penninsula. It is a blue flag beach and is about 250 meters in length with very fine golden sand, as well as being one of the local attractions.
5. O Facho do Donon Lighthouse
Both beautiful scenery and cultural heritage can be admired on these virtual walking tours at O Facho de Donón, a unique spot on the Galician coast and a stunning lighthouse trail. Located on the Costa da Vela, it has fabulous views of the Cíes and Ons islands and the Pontevedra and Vigo estuaries. A scenic landmark with an unmistakable form, it is also the site of a rich cultural legacy, of which the most visible feature is the facho, or lighthouse, a small seventeenth-century structure that may also have been used as a surveillance point.
6. Faro de Punta Subrido Lighthouse
A visit to the Costa da Vela is not complete without tasting the amazing local seafood!
This village boasts for some of the best and freshest seafood on the Galician Rias Baixas Coast. A must-try are the Percebes (Gooseneck Barnacles) a delicacy and the most expensive seafood due to it being very dangerous to chisel off the rocky coastline outcrops. Many Percerberos have died when trying to get out to the best areas where the waves come crashing in. There is some much variety to choose from when it comes to seafood...
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*Photo Credits Main Photo: Turismo Rias Baixas (Top left), Sean P. O´Rourke (Top Right, Bottom)