Cruzando caminos

Stage 5. Cambados-A Illa de Arousa

17 km

Without leaving Cambados, in the parish of San Mamede de Corvillón, pilgrims can visit the museum Museo Muíño de Mareas da Seca, a water mill dating from 1622 which used to work with the tidal movement.

Paseo maritimo de Cambados
Iglesia de San Benito en Cambados

Then, the route continues towards A Illa de Arousa, a beautiful coastal town with interesting places to visit as the fishing port O Xufre and amazing beaches. Two of these beaches, namely O Bao or Camaxe and Area da Secada, have a blue flag. To reach the island, where 11 of its 36 kilometres are beaches, you have to cross an almost two-kilometre bridge. Here, you can discover the natural park O Carreirón, listed as a Special Protection Area. The highest peak of the island is the viewpoint O Con do Forno, where you can admire amazing views of the town.

Playa de Area de Secada
Illa de Arousa

In the summer, the island hosts the Atlantic Fest —one of the Rías Baixas Festivals—, featuring important local, national and international artists. The event combines music, food and nature in a magical environment.