In the province of Pontevedra, arrested between the estuaries of Pontevedra and Vigo, there is a region in which Mother Nature did not spare gifts. Its about Morrazo (Or Morrazo in Galician), a magical land where lush forests they alternate with extensive dune beaches, coves hidden and splendid cliffs upholstered in green, against which a sea of different blue tones strikes with an unusual force, such as wanting to collect a debt that goes back to the times when meigas and goblins roamed freely in Galicia.
For me, unaware of this beautiful part of Spain, the surprise was capital.
We visit the Morrazo Peninsula to explore the area of Cabo Home, located in the westernmost part of the green peninsula, just in front of the natural wonder of the Cies Islands.
Enjoying the sunset next to the Miracola de la Caracola
We were almost at the end of our 5-day tour of the Rías Baixas and everyone who had crossed the road had told us wonders of the viewpoints we would find there. They told us that it was one of the best places in Spain to enjoy a sunset. And the truth is that they were not mistaken ... But there were more. Much more.
Circular route: the Cape Home Coastal Path
Shortly before 5 pm we arrived at the parking lot of the La Caracola Viewpoint. The sun was hitting hard and the little bar that is placed in front of the beautiful monument created in stainless steel by the local sculptor and painter, Lito Portela, presented more than half of its empty tables.
Walking along the Coastal Path on the Costa da Vela
We walked around the viewpoint to enjoy the views and look for a good optimal observation point for sunset. It was like that, almost by chance, as I found the coastal path (or Senda da Costeira, as indicated by the wooden sign that indicates the route) that goes into this beautiful land.
As I peeked at one of the ledges near the viewpoint, I looked south and saw a narrow, thin line that cut the cliffs that make up the Costa Da Vela. The only downside was to find where that road spliced with the wide road, not paved, which started from the viewpoint.
Without thinking, we put some water in the backpack and took the road that headed south. There were still more than three hours left for the sunset and, from a distance, that path seemed an unbeatable option to hang out. We still didn't know the jewels we were going to find along the way.
Costa Da Vela