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Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra Spain

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After traveling and walking the Camino de Santiago, my final destination became Fisterra, Spain. Why did I change my last goal? I added this amazing location because I had to see and travel to the end of the Earth – Fisterra, Spain.

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra Spain

It’s a short trip by car from Santiago, Spain, only about 57 km. Yes, it’s walkable, and many do walk to Fisterra from Santiago after the Camino. However, you don’t have to walk there. You don’t need to rent a car. If you don’t want to walk, take a day tour, there are good ones that can get you to Fisterra. But, the best way to get there is to take the local bus from Santiago to the end of the earth. I saw loads of folks taking the bus each day. Even in spring, when it’s raining a lot, people still trek to Fisterra after completing Camino Way. Here is a little video that shows the walk from Muxia to Fisterra.

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra, Spain

The road to Fisterra

Why Visit Fisterra, Spain?

I went to Fisterra to leave my last pebble at the foot of the cross located on the high banks in Fisterra, Spain. The cross overlooks the Atlantic ocean. My short and sweet video shows the Muxia view on the day we were there. Expect rainy, overcast weather in March, April and early May. Along the walk, the views are awesome, breathtaking ocean views line the walk. If you don’t have time to travel here, I hope, a quick look at my video will give you the feeling I got while I was there. The video shows the view on the road to Fisterra.

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra Spain

Along the road to Fisterra, you will see quaint villages.

The Fisterra View

The view is gorgeous no matter when you go. I went when in the pouring rain and howling wind. Rain doesn’t scare me away. I love rain, so a rainy day is a perfect day for me. If rainy weather makes you melt, here is a weather forecaster to check the weather for the best time for you to travel to Fisterra.

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra, Spain

The Atlantic Ocean view from Fisterra.

What’s at the End of the Earth

At the end of the Earth, there is a lighthouse, the Atlantic ocean, and rocky cliffs. Little stone homes and brightly colored buildings dot the coastline. I saw people from all over the world here. It’s sparsely inhabited with a few small hotels, and ferries to other places.

Remember, if walking isn’t your thing, go by bus. The views are worth the cost of a bus ticket!

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra, Spain

A statue of Saint James along the way as he trecked to Fisterra

How Long Should I Stay at the End of the Earth

People ask, how long should I plan to stay? I think you should stay as long as you need to stay. The location has a meditative and healing quality. The location is known for feeding the soul. Fisterra is a great place to consider life. There are restaurants and the beaches and on a sunny day, this beautiful place is meant for relaxing and soaking in the views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Spain is a complicated place, a mixture of old and new. Fisterra, the end of the Earth is very simple and a relaxing place to visit. It’ is a place that feeds the soul, come rain or shine.

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra, Spain

Longing on a windy day, as I looked out on to the Atlantic Ocean

When To Travel to Fisterra Spain

In my opinion, there is no bad time to visit Fisterra, Spain.

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra, Spain

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra, Spain

What did I do in Fisterra Spain

Taking my last pebble, I threw my worries away. I tossed my pebble into the sea.

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra Spain

My visit to the end of the Earth, Fisterra Spain

My friends place their pebbles at the foot of the cross. In the photo, their pebble, a desert rose brought from Saudi Arabia can be seen in the photo, and waits for the sea to wash it away.

Travel to the End of the Earth, Fisterra, Spain

The Fistrra lighthouse at the end of the Earth.

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Kate started traveling for work. Now with grown children, who are travelers, she travels for pleasure looking for great travel experiences. Currently, her home is in Bellevue, WA, and lives with her cat Angelina Jolie. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Studio Arts and Art History from the University of Colorado, an MBA and Master of Arts, Management. Her favorite things are exploring new cultures, traveling the world, creating a painting and sour or spicy foods.

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