First View of Finisterre on the Camino Finisterre from Cee Spain, Mirador de Moina

How to Plan & Walk the Incredible Camino Finisterre Muxia | Ultimate 2023 Guide

Standing in front of the grand Cathedral Santiago de Compostela in Spain after walking the way from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port France (over 480 miles), I cried and collapsed to the ground. However, I knew this wasn’t the final ending point of my 31-day journey. I would walk to the End of the World, my journey would finish at the Atlantic Ocean via the Camino Finisterre.

The Camino Santiago Finisterre is the only Camino route that departs from the Santiago de Compostela. In fact, this Camino route begins right from the Cathedral Plaza itself.

Pilgrims walk to Santiago from a variety of walking routes, with the majority of pilgrims coming from the Camino Frances, Camino del Norte, Camino Portuguese, Camino Inglés, and Camino Primitivo. All roads lead to Santiago de Compostela.

After reaching Santiago, a number of pilgrims decide to continue to the “End of the World” via the Camino Santiago Finisterre.

Cross viewpoint on top of Monte do Corpiño in the sleepy fishing village of Muxia Spain
Viewpoint on top of Monte do Corpino in Muxia Spain

The actual ending location of the Camino Finisterre is up to each individual pilgrim to decide. Many pilgrims find themselves in Finisterre Spain (Fisterra) at the lighthouse, while others feel called to finish in the sleepy fishing village of Muxía Spain.

Both villages have a 0.0-kilometer marker, both are located on the Costa da Morte (Death Coast), so choose the ending that feels right. If you have the time, I suggest walking to, or at least visiting both.

This Camino Finisterre guide includes things to do before departing Santiago, tools for planning the Camino Finisterre, typical Camino Finisterre stages and distances, my personal Camino Finisterre Muxía route and tips, things to do in Fisterra and Muxía, how to get both of the Camino Finisterre Certificate, and my budget for five days.

Here’s the ultimate guide to the Camino Santiago Finisterre Muxía.

Table of Contents

Overview of the Camino Finisterre

Me celebrating finishing the Camino Frances in front of the Cathedral Santiago
After 31 days of walking the Camino Frances from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port France, I arrived to the Cathedral de Santiago in Spain

This is a basic overview of how to plan for the Camino Finisterre upon arrival in Santiago de Compostela Spain. The Camino Finisterre is lovely, sees fewer travelers, and is especially attractive for those pilgrims who have walked a Camino route that is landlocked, like the Le Puy Camino that meets the Camino Frances, Camino Primativo, and the Via de la Plata Camino (also known as the Camino Mozárabe).

The Camino Finisterre is popular in the summer months of June – August, but with the popularity, the trail can be busy. The shoulder months of April, May, September, and October are nice, too, with fewer pilgrims walking and sometimes spectacular weather. Galicia gets quite a bit of rain during the winter months of November to March and many of the Albergues and restaurants close.

I walked the Camino Finisterre in September and had fantastic weather but never booked a room in advance.

It’s worth noting that water fountains to replenish water bottles are further and fewer than on the Camino Frances route, so plan accordingly.

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Don’t Have Time to Walk the Camino Santiago Finisterre?

Cascada Ézaro and the boardwalk to reach it
Cascada de Ézaro is a popular spot on a Costa da Morte tour

If you don’t have enough time to walk to “the End of the World” it’s fairly easy to visit either Finisterre or Muxía as a day trip from Santiago. If visiting independently, you will really only have time to choose between one or the other. Most pilgrims opt for walking to Finisterre.

Those travelers who only have one day should consider an organized tour from Santiago. This popular Costa da Morte (Death Coast) tour includes Fisterre, the Ezaro Waterfall, and Muxía. While walking the Camino Finisterre, I stopped at all these attractions and believe they are all worth the full-day tour.

What to Do Before Leaving for the Camino Finisterre

Since most pilgrims typically add on the Camino Santiago Finisterre after completing a Camino Route, they won’t necessarily need to worry or alter their current Camino packing list.

Before walking the Camino Finisterre, make sure to do the following things in Santiago de Compostela.

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1 | Visit the Pilgrim’s Reception Office

Left document is the Distance Camino Compostela & Right Document is the “Official Compostela” in Latin for walking for religious or spiritual reasons

Pilgrims should visit the Pilgrim’s Office to obtain their official “Compostela” for completing whichever Camino route they walked. To receive the document, you must show your “Credenciales,” or Pilgrim passport, which is stamped daily along the way.

Be mindful that the last 100 kilometers of any Camino Santiago Route requires 2 passport stamps per day.

Pilgrim’s Reception Office in Santiago | Find it here: Rúa das Carretas, 33 | Hours: 9:00 – 19:00 (Try to arrive before 10 am) | Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day (Pilgrims can get their Compostela in the Cathedral on these two days | Official Website of the Pilgrim’s Office

The Compostela is free as long as you walk your Camino pilgrimage for religious or spiritual reasons. The Compostela Certificate officially comes in Latin.

There is an additional Compostela that shows which “Camino Distance & Route” you completed that can be purchased for 3 Euros. Be mindful, that it’s the standard distance on the certificate and not your actual kilometers walked or recorded.

Don’t forget the nifty circular container that protects the Compostela documents from being destroyed for €2. This is a must-purchase for those pilgrims walking to the End of the World.

💬 Real Talk | The Pilgrim’s office is crazy busy in the afternoons. To avoid a long line and an unpleasant experience, try to arrive before the noon mass. With COVID protocols in place, be prepared to scan a QR code outside of the building, which secures your place in line (inside the building).

2 | Visit the Tourist Information Center

Stamped Camino Frances Credencial and a Credencial do Peregrino for Camino Fisterra
Use Your Camino Santiago Credential or Pick up a Camino Finisterre Credential in the Tourist Information Office in Santiago

The helpful Tourist Information Center is located down the hall in the Pilgrim’s Office building, so stop in after receiving the Compostela. Here, you can pick up a new Camino Finisterre Credencial. Those who walked previous Camino routes can continue stamping in their old Credential, but I loved the idea of a fresh start and got a new Camino Finisterre Muxía passport.

The Tourist Information can also provide a list of all the private and Municipal Albergues, or hostels for pilgrims, along the Camino Finisterre route. This comes in handy as it provides recent and seasonal closures with the number of beds in each accommodation.

3 | Where Do You Want to Finish? Finisterre or Muxía?

My backpack and shoes at the End of the World in Muxia
Watching the sun come up in Muxia, which was my final stop on the Camino Finisterre

This may be the hardest decision. What feels like the End of the World? For many, the end is Finisterre. The village was named this by the Romans. The Latin name is Finis (end) and Terrea (Earth), which literally translate to the End of the Earth.

Today, we know that Cabo Touriñán, just south of Muxia is actually the most western point of Spain (not including the numerous Spanish islands).

Finisterre and Muxía each have their own vibe and feeling, so it’s impossible to compare the two. If you have time, visit both villages.

The decision between Finisterre or Muxía must be made typically on Day 3 when the way splits right after the small village of Hospital.

4 | Decide How Many Days to Walk the Camino Finisterre

Typically, the Camino Finisterre takes a minimum of 3 days. However, if you wish to visit Finisterre and Muxia, the standard walking route takes 5 days.

Also, it is becoming more and more popular to walk back to Santiago from the End of the World. This is the only time that you move from West to East along the Way, with the sun at your back. Kind of cool, right?

5 | Use an ATM & Replenish Supplies

Along the Camino Finisterre, you will pass through small villages, but not all provide ATMS or grocery stores. It’s a good idea to replenish cash and supplies in Santiago before leaving.

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Useful Planning Tools for the Camino Finisterre

Horreo storage seen along the Camino Finisterre
Horreos are typical storage barns for grains and other crops that are commonly seen along the way in Galicia Spain

Are you a guidebook pilgrim or one that loves apps?

For me, I loved carrying my John Brierly book for the Camino Frances. He recently published A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Finisterre.

The updated albergue sheet from the Tourist Information in Santiago is invaluable.

If you don’t want to carry a guidebook, some popular Camino Apps include:

  • Camino Ninja App (Free)
  • Wise Pilgrim (99¢, but the Camino Finisterre isn’t as detailed as the Camino Frances)
  • is an excellent resource for securing private albergues, casa rurals, pensions, and accommodations along the Camino Finisterre
  • is a great offline map
  • I record all my routes with Wikiloc
Sleeping & Booking Rooms on the Camino Finisterre

Reminder | Municipal Albergues can not be pre-booked and work on a first-come, first-serve basis, require a Credencial, and do not accept luggage transfers. Private Albergues can be booked in advance. Municipal Albergues along the Camino Finisterre cost €8 a night for a bed.

Other Online Sources

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Camino Finisterre Stages & Distances

The common kilometer markers for the Camino Fisterra
The first Official Camino Fisterra Kilometer Marker I saw in Santiago de Compostela

Depending on which route you choose, the Camino Finisterre stages are typically broken into these daily schedules. On Day 3, just after Logoso, in Hospital the Finisterre Camino route splits.

🥾 In Hospital, the Camino Finisterre has two options. To the left is the direction for Camino Finisterre and to the right is the Camino Muxía.

The Camino Finisterre Muxia route is well-marked with yellow arrows in the shape of the famous conch shell. Find the yellow arrows in concrete blocks, on the side of walls and homes, on trees, and sometimes spray-painted on the road.

This Most Important Advice on Walking Any Camino Route

Remember, the Camino is all about the journey and not the destination. There is no right or wrong way to walk the Camino. The way always has this peculiar manner of providing exactly what each of us needs, even if it isn’t what we were expecting.

Let go of judgments of yourself and others as you walk. It’s the best way.

Always walk your own walk, stay on the trail, listen to your body, and let the magic of the way unfold before your eyes.

Show kindness to fellow pilgrims by wishing them a “buen camino,” which means good walk, good way, or good path. It’s the common greeting along the way.

Always walk your own Camino, on this journey, and in your life.

Option 1 | Camino Finisterre Stages & Distances

The split way makers after Hospital for Camino Finisterre and Camino Muxia
The Camino Finisterre Splits just after the village Hospital. To the left is the direction of Finisterre & the right towards Muxia

The official kilometer marker to Finisterre from Santiago reads 89.586 KM (55.67 miles).

  • Day 1 | Santiago de Compostela – Negreira | 13.2 Miles / 21.2 KM | + / – 5 Hours
  • Day 2 | Negreira – Olvieroa | 21 Miles / 33.8 KM | + / – 8 Hours
  • Day 3 | Olvieroa – Fisterra | 19.4 Miles / 31.2 KM | + / – 7 Hours
  • Camino Finisterre Distance: 53.6 Miles / 86.25 KM | Add Muxia: 71 Miles / 114.4 KM
  • Optional Day 4 | Fisterra – Muxia | 17.5 Miles / 28.1 KM | + / – 6 Hours

Option 2 | Camino Finisterre Muxia

The official kilometer marker to Muxía from Santiago reads 86.482 KM (53.74 miles).

  • Day 1 | Santiago de Compostela – Negreira | 13.2 Miles / 21.2 KM | + / – 5 Hours
  • Day 2 | Negreira – Olvieroa | 21 Miles / 33.8 KM | + / – 8 Hours
  • Day 3 | Olvieroa – Muxia | 19.6 Miles / 31.6 KM | + / – 7 Hours
  • Camino Muxia Distance: 53.4 Miles / 85.9 KM | Add Finistere: 71 Miles / 114. KM
  • Optional Day 4 | Muxia – Fisterra | 17.5 Miles / 28.1 KM | + / – 6 Hours

My Personal Camino Finisterre – Muxía Route

a spectacular viewpoint of Cee Spain while walking the Camino Fisterre
Cee Spain was a favorite stop of mine on the Camino Finisterre

Personally, I liked to walk a little further each day to avoid the main Camino Finisterre sleeping stages. I also decided to sleep in the seaside village of Cee Spain. This allowed me to visit the charming village of Ézaro, with its lovely waterfall on the Xallas River, incredible viewpoint, and awesome beach.

If you have the time, I highly recommend sleeping in Cee Spain.

I also walked from Fisterra to Muxía. Honestly, I loved the vibe of Muxía so much that I stayed for two nights. My Camino journey ended with watching the sunrise in Muxía.

Jump to | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 & Things to Do in Fisterra | Day 5 & Things to Do in Muxía

Day 1 | Santiago de Compostela – A Pena

Highlights of Day 1 of the Camino Finisterre include walking from the Cathedral Santiago through a beautiful forest trail. As the way twists through the forest you’ll get an incredible viewpoint of the Cathedral and Santiago.

The tiny village of Carballal boasts stone homes with lovely stained-glass windows.

One of the top highlights of the first day of the Camino Finisterre is the medieval village of A Ponte Maceira. Although small, there is a beautiful Roman bridge, an abandoned mill, and a palace, and offers tired pilgrims a chance to swim or soak their feet in the Tambre River. A Ponte Maceira is said to be one of the most beautiful towns in Spain and is a picturesque spot to relax and take a break.

The way continues through the enchanting forest until Negreira. Most pilgrims opt to stay in Negreira, which has a Municipal Albergue (8€), a large grocery store, an ATM, and plenty of restaurants and cafes.

Pass by the Palace Cotón under the restored archway. The trail continues past the Igrexa de San Xulián de Negreira stone church.

The trail to A Pena is through a lovely forest with views looking out over Negreira.

There is only one restaurant and two Albergues in A Pena. Both are connected.

Camino Finisterre Map Day 1 | Santiago de Compostela to A Peña
(This map is a bit off in distance due to a recording error, but is corrected in the blog)

More Albergues in A Peña

Day 2 | A Pena – O Logroso

Day 2 of the Camino Finisterre includes more stunning scenery through the Galician countryside. Most pilgrims opt to stay in Olveira, as it is a bit larger of a village, with a Municipal Albergue. While there are a few lodging options, there is no ATM to withdraw cash.

For me, the highlight of Day 2 of the Camino Finisterre was the walking stage after Olveiroa. There are lovely aerial views of the Xallas Rio all the way to O Logoso. O Logoso is only 3.1 miles (5 KM) away and is just a tiny village with a few houses and a wonderful private Albergue with a restaurant.

If sleeping in O Logoso, don’t miss a chance to swim in the natural river pools along the Rio de Hospital, a short 600-meter stroll from the village. The freezing water has small waterfalls, is usually empty, has a natural swimming area, and is a peaceful place to relax along the way.

Camino Finisterre Map Day 2 | A Peña to O Logoso

Day 3 | O Logroso – Cee

Personally, I planned to take the Camino Finisterra a little more relaxed, so opted for a short walking day to Cee Spain. From here, it’s easy to visit the Fervenza do Ézaro (Ezaro Waterfall). I absolutely loved breaking up the Camino Finisterre in this way.

O Logoso is only a short 1-mile walk to the splitting of the Camino Finisterra – Muxía in Hospital. There is a Tourist Information Center there, but for now, it’s temporarily closed. Make sure you’ve decided which direction you plan on taking. The arrows come up at a large roundabout just after the village center.

Be mindful if following the Camino Finisterre route to Cee, there are no restaurants or cafes until Cee. It’s impossible to miss the last coffee shop in Hospital with a rather large signboard that tells you it’s the last coffee stop until Cee.

Shortly after the roundabout, in the direction of Finisterre, you’ll get those first very distant views of the Ocean. This was incredibly emotional, to walk for over 30 days and finally see the Sea.

Pass by Vákner, a mystical creature who was seen in pack numbers on the trail to the End of the World in the late 1400s.

Inviting Plazas and charming streets, Cee is worth a stop on the Camino Finisterre

The forest path continues downhill all the way to seaside Cee. This fairly decent-sized port city has all the luxuries with a CareFour Market, ATMs, pharmacies, and a small bus terminal. There are a few small beaches and the town continues to merge into Corcubión via a lovely seaside boardwalk stroll.

Cee is still small enough and has a few great restaurants, plazas, and private albergues. Albergue Tequeron was a great option with a lovely and informative host and is close to the beach. This albergue is clean and has access to a well-stocked kitchen.

Camino Finisterre Map Day 3 | O Logoso to Cee

Day Trip to Ezaro Waterfall

The main reason to stay in Cee is to visit the seaside village of Ezaro. Here, find the Fervenza do Ézaro, the free and lovely waterfall along the Xallas River. Looming in the backdrop is the incredible Monte Pindo, a sacred mountain filled with myths and legends that is nicknamed the “Mount Olympus of Spain.”

It’s easy to visit the Cascade de Ezaro by bus, which drops you right near the entrance of the falls.

Besides the falls, you can opt to hike up to the breathtaking Ezaro Mirador, which boasts the first distant views of Cape Finisterra and the lighthouse. Be mindful that it’s a steep uphill climb (at least 30 minutes) along the road to the viewpoint. For safety reasons, always walk on the left side of the road.

After savoring the views, head back to the village and stop for a swim at Ezaro Beach. This beach is relatively calm and provides an excellent option to swim.

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More Albergues in Cee & Corcubion

Day 4 | Cee – Finisterra

  • 7.4 Miles / 12 KM | + / – 3.5 Hours
    • Add 2.2 Miles each way if you opt to walk Cape Finisterra to the Lighthouse & KM 0.0
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    • There is also a Fisterra Municipal Albergue

Day 4 of the Camino Finisterra is also a short day if you opt to break up the trip with an overnight in Cee. Follow the sea to Corcubion and begin an uphill climb, which offers more stellar panoramic views of the bay.

A highlight is the first stunning views of Fisterra, about 5.25 miles (8.5 KM) from Cee. While I was staring out into the sea, I watched a pod of Dolphins swim in the direction of Fisterra. It was nothing short of magical.

Continue to head towards Fisterra. I opted to walk along the long stretch of Langosteira Beach into the city. While the actual path follows along next to the coast, I removed my shoes and walked to the End of the World barefoot, surrounded by real-life shells.

Camino Finisterre Map Day 4 | Cee to Fisterra

How to Get Your Camino Finisterre Certificate

If walking the Camino Santiago Finisterre, you qualify for a Camino Finisterre Compostela. To receive the Camino Finisterre Certificate, it’s only necessary to get one stamp per day. Stamps can be found at municipal and private albergues, cafes, churches, and restaurants along the way.

Remember, you can use the same Camino Santiago passport, or pick up the specific Camino Finisterre – Muxía Compostela at the Tourist Information Center in Santiago.

Camino Finisterre Certificate

Take your credencial with one stamp a day to the tourist information center in Fisterre.

Finisterre Tourist Information Center | Find it here: Praza da Constitución, 15155 Fisterra, A Coruña Spain | Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:30 – 14:00 / 15:30 – 18:30

If the tourist information center is closed you won’t be able to receive the Camino Finisterre Certificate in person. Simply email with a copy of your credential, a copy of your ID, your postal address, and your occupation.

The tourist information center also has up-to-date information on returning to Santiago by bus and the bus timetable from Fisterra to Muxía. There are also bus timetables for A Coruña.

There are daily departures run by the bus company Monbus. Additionally, from Fisterra to Muxía Arriva bus company also offers daily buses between the two villages.

Things to See in Fisterra

Finisterre is often the end of the road for many pilgrims with one final pilgrimage to Cape Fisterra lighthouse. The lighthouse is around 2.2 miles from Finisterre and is where to find the 0.0-kilometer marker. The cliffside Finisterre lighthouse (Faro de Fisterra) is a popular place to watch the sunset.

A favorite thing to do in Fisterra of pilgrims is to relax at one of the many beaches. One of the best beaches is a rocky beach that can be accessed during low tide hidden down Rúa Patres. Another beach with fewer tourists can be found on the west side of Fisterra, Mar de Fora Beach.

The Castelo de San Carlos is a castle that has been converted into a fishing museum that costs 2 Euros and includes a guided tour.

Lovely Fisterra Spain

In Finisterra, don’t miss a chance to eat fresh Galician seafood along Paseo Ribeira with tables spilling out into the plaza. There isn’t a bad seat in the house with spectacular ocean views.

Those looking for yoga, sound healing, meditation, sound healing, or any kind of integration help after completing the Camino can visit the tranquil space of Soul Fisterra.

Day 5 | Fisterra – Muxía

Hugging the 0.0 KM marker in Muxia in front of the “Wound” megalith sculpture

While it’s possible to take the bus to Muxía from Fisterra, the walk is a day away and worth it. For me, the Camino Muxía felt like the true end of the world. There is something symbolic and beautiful about walking along the “Death Coast” to a new beginning.

The Camino Finisterre – Muxía route is actually less along the coast than you would think and more inland through the forest. Lires is the only main village stop between Fisterra and Muxía. Lires village has a few albergues, restaurants, and bars.

Lires village is an option for those pilgrims who want to break up the walk between Fisterre and Muxía.

Coming into Muxia, see the spectacular Lourido beach (Praia de Lourido). This wild beach is visited by few tourists but houses the luxury Parador Costa da Morte (Muxía). The Camino Muxía continues into the sleepy fishing village and ends at Kilometer marker 0.0 in front of the Monument “A Ferida.”

Camino Finisterre Map Day 5 | Fisterra to Muxia

How to Get Your Camino Muxía Certificate

There is an opportunity to receive a Camino Muxía Certificate. To receive the Camino Muxía Certificate, it’s only necessary to get one stamp per day. Stamps can be found at municipal and private albergues, cafes, churches, and restaurants along the way.

Muxia Tourist Information Center | Find it here: Rúa Virxe da Barca, 47, 15124 Muxía, A Coruña, Spain | Hours: Monday: 11:00 – 15:00 & 16:00 – 19:30 / Tuesday: 11:00 – 15:00 & 16:00 – 20:30 / Wed – Fri: 10:00 – 15:00 & 16:00 – 20:30 / Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 & 17:00 – 20:30 / Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00

If the tourist information center is closed and you won’t be able to receive the Camino Muxia Certificate, stop by the Muxia Municipal Albergue.

Things to Do in Muxia Spain

There are so many awesome things to do in Muxía. The energy here is different than Fisterra. Muxía is a quaint village, yet still offers plenty of things to see and do.

The 0.0 Kilometer marker is in front of the “A Ferida” Monument, which translates to the wound. This split rock megalithic monument honors all those Galicians who came together and cleaned up after the “Prestige” oil spill in November 2002.

Nearby, don’t miss the chance to visit the Santuario de la Virgin de a Barca, the seaside church with stunning views of the wild Atlantic Ocean and legends of the Virgin Mary appearing in a stone boat.

One of the best viewpoints in Muxía is the Miradoiro do Corpiño. The top of the hill offers views of the monument, the Church of the Virgin Barca, the village, and the sea. The Corpiño viewpoint is an awesome place for both sunrise and sunset.

Walking to Praia Espiñeirido to swim in the Ocean

One of the best beaches in Muxía is Espiñeirido Beach, where pilgrims dunk themselves into the sea in an almost form of “baptism.” The coastline here is lovely and has a boardwalk. With more time, don’t miss a chance to walk to the lovely Muiños beach.

There are tons of awesome places to eat in Muxía. For fresh fish and a Galician gastronomy experience, try Lonxa d´alvaro. A nice place to grab homemade lunch and an awesome burger is Caramba. A nice coffee shop and a bar with a view is Plaia das lanchas. There’s a hidden little wine bar on Rúa Virxe da Barca worth a stop with lots of local wines.

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My Personal Budget for Camino Finisterre

So how much did the Camino Finisterre – Muxía cost? This Camino route took me 5 days and I stayed in private albergues in shared rooms along the entire way. It’s worth noting, I didn’t prepare any meals and ate mostly pilgrim meals, and snacks from the grocery store, and had a coffee and pastry every morning.

I also took the half-day trip to Ezaro by bus.

ExpensesEuro (€)
Accommodation (Private Albergues, Shared Rooms)€80
Meals & Beverages€75
Bus Tickets to Ezare €3
Nice Dinner in Muxia€30
Bus Ticket to A Coruña€8.10

The five days walking the Camino Finisterre cost me around €225 so around €45 per day. I saved money by staying in shared dorm rooms, but could have spent less by cooking my own food and by sleeping in the Municipal Albergues. I also did treat myself to a nice meal in Muxía for dinner.

I didn’t include the night I slept in Santiago de Compostela before departing on the Camino Finisterre, or the second night in Muxía, since most pilgrims don’t sleep in Muxía for two nights. However, I did include my bus ticket to A Coruña to make my way to the Picos de Europa in northern Spain.

On average, most pilgrims can expect to pay €30 – €60 euros per day along the Camino Finisterre – Muxía.

How to Get to Santiago de Compostela from the End of the World

The charming streets of Finisterre early in the morning

There are multiple buses back to Santiago de Compostela from both Fisterra and Muxía.

Buses to Santiago de Compostela from Fisterra

The bus from Finisterre to Santiago de Compostela is run by Monbus, takes around 3 hours, and costs €7.05.

Finisterre to SantiagoNotes
8:20Monday – Friday ONLY
15:00Monday – Saturday

Buses to Santiago de Compostela from Muxía

The bus from Muxía to Santiago de Compostela is also run by Monbus, takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes, and costs €6.55. The bus stop in Muxía is simply a sign on the principal road with the updated bus time. Find it here.

Muxia to Santiago Days
6:15Monday – Friday
11:00Sundays & Festivals
11:45Monday – Friday
15:15Monday – Friday
19:15Sundays & Festivals

Walking Back to Santiago from the End of the World

Another popular option is walking back from Finisterre or Muxia to Santiago. I was surprised by how many pilgrims were returning to Santiago on foot, but truly the route is spectacular.

Those coming from Muxía should plan to head to Dumbria, where you can stay in the popular Albergue O Conco.

The Ultimate Camino Santiago Finisterre Guide | “End of the World Way”

The Camino Finisterre is a beautiful journey to the End of the World

In conclusion, this is my ultimate planning and walking guide to the Camino Finisterre – Muxía. From tips, tools, Camino routes, budgets, and more, I hope that walking to the End of the World is the perfect finale for your Camino journey.

Did you walk the Camino Finisterre – Muxía? What Camino route did you follow? Did you walk back to Santiago? What village on the Death Coast did you prefer? Is there anything that I’m missing in this Camino Santiago Finisterre guide? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Hi Megs!

    It was a nice read about the final trip at the Camino. For me (I walked the Camino Portugues before) the way from Santiago to Finisterre was the best part on my whole way. Sadly I didn’t have the time to visit Muxia, but after reading about your experience this should be on my bucket list.

    For everybody who wants to go shorter distances per day I recommend to stay a night in Lago. There is absolutely nothing to see there (except hundreds of cows) but the Albergue is really nice (modern, clean and a nice host) and you can split the way to distances of 21km, 28km, 26km and 13km.

    Dear, Megs, thank you for bringing back some Camino feelings by this post. And I’m really happy to see that I didn’t flunk taking a good picture of you at the dolphin-spot-mountain 😉

    Best regards from Germany!

    1. Awe, thanks for reading Markus! I agree, the walk to Finisterre was truly special and some of the most beautiful scenery. I hope next time you can walk to Muxia, too! It’s such a lovely village. ✨

      Thanks for also recommending the night in Lago with the Camino stage distances and the Albergue there.

      You did great on the photo! The dolphins were such a treat and I’m so glad to have met and run into you along the way. 🐬


  2. Hi Meg!

    For me – as a true Costa de Morte lover – it was uplifting to read about your experiences. For me it’s a must to end my caminos just there. Last time (in Sept.2022) I went by bus from Santiago de Compostela to Muxia and walked from there to Finisterre.
    2018 I walked from Santiago to Finisterre. My first stay there was in 2011. Next time? Well there I go!

    I recommend for all pilgrims to make a real slowdown on the paths in Costa de Morte or just visiting Muxia and Finisterre. For those that decide to go by bus to Finisterre or Muxia; good to remember, that there is going a lot of buses to Finisterre and back to Santiago, but very few buses to Muxia.

    Warm regards from Finland!

    1. Thanks Peter!

      Thanks for reading and commenting 🎒

      Sounds like we were walking around the same time! I walked this year and ended in Muxia in September 2022. It was maybe the most powerful section of my entire Camino and I agree, the Death Coast is really magical. I wis to return and spend more time near Cee in the coastal mountains and walk the lighthouse route along the shores. The energy of this area is indescribable.

      All the Best!


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