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Fontefría

We left Dombate and we headed to Fontefría to reach the summit of O Camiño dos Faros: The Castle Lourido. In Fontefría, we can fill up our bottles in the fountain that it is before reaching the village.

Along the way, we meet with the farmers that prepare the silos (kind of storage places for holding grain) to stock the food that will feed the animals in winter.

Vilaseco

On our way to Dombate, we get to Vilaseco, a typical village in the inland of Bergantiños. We can see big “horreos” built in wood or stone that were and still are used to keep the corn and cereals.

When we are leaving the village, we can see a farm with Galician Friesian cows, one of the few livestock farms in this Camiño dos Faros.

From that point, we will take the road that will lead us to the “Dolmen” in Dombate. It will take us only a few minutes to get there.

Square Ramón Juega

The Square Ramón Juega is in the center of Laxe and it is the end of this 3rd stage of O Camiño dos Faros and the starting point of the 4th one. On one of its sides we can see the house of Arch (Casa do Arco).

Beach Laxe

This beach forms part of the village and it extends all along the south coast of the estuary. Not only its 2 kilometers of white and fine sand but also all the services and great promenade it provides the visitors with make this beach an ideal place to enjoy with your family.

The promenade extends from the beach next to the port till the dune complex where there used to be a place to exploit kaolin. There are still some remains of such a place. 

Getting to Laxe from the beach is another special moment of O Camiño dos Faros. Wandering along it barefoot feeling the water, without any rush making all your senses feel it is a present O Camiño dos Faros provides us with.

 

Beach San Pedro

The beach San Pedro is the last one in Cabana, being the closest to Laxe. In order to access to it, we have to take a path that starts in San Pedro de Canduas. It is placed among to rocks and surrounded by a forest and it is considered to be one of the treasures in this Coast da Morte.

 

O Camiño dos Faros does not descend to the beach. On the other hand, it goes on along the houses of San Pedro leading to Punta do Cabalo by walking across pine groves, bay trees and some areas with oaks.

 

Beach Rebordelo

The beach Rebordelo is the largest in this area and it is in a virgin surrounding of the coast of Cabana, surrounded by pine groves and eucalyptus.

Pointed northeast, its sea is kind of tough and has big swells, so you have to be careful when having a bath. We, the Trasnos, will walk wandering along the shore refreshing our feet and this will be the second stop to get some stuff we could need. 

In winter, a stream that forms a peculiar waterfall can be seen on the left of the beach. We will have to walk across it on our way to San Pedro.

 

Canduas

From the castle of Lourido we descend by taking a dirty track that will lead us till Canduas through Arnela.

Along the way, we can see small and big houses in very good condition and some of them that have been renovated. Most of them are surrounded by plants and a big amount of citrus trees. 

Canduas emerged around the Monastery of San Martiño in Canduas. It dates back to the 14th century, and it was annexed to the Monastery of San Martiño Pinario in Santiago. There are no remains of the old monastery. The rectory house was built above it and the façade of the Church of San Martiño was covered by using the stones of the “hórreo”. This façade faces the North.

In our route, apart from the Church we can also see the House of Romero and its stone cross.

Mount Castelo in Lourido

The next stop in O Camiño dos Faros is the summit of the route, the mount of Castelo in Lourido (312 meters). We take the path that takes us from Dombate to Fontefría to get to that mount by walking across the village to start ascending to the top.

These last meters are kind of demanding but it´s worth walking them as, at the end of this route, there is one of the most amazing views in A costa da Morte. From the top we can see the estuary of Anllóns on our right, its blue color can be similar to that of the Caribbean if the light and the tide are the adequate ones.

Across the estuary we can see Laxe, that is the end of this 3rd stage. From this viewpoint, we have the feeling that we can grasp it.