Laxe, the town and its surroundings to wander about…
Laxe beach and town from Santa Rosa.
Lage (in Galician, and officially, Laxe) is a Spanish municipality belonging to the comarca of Bergantiños, in the province of La Coruña (Galicia). It is located in the center of the Costa de la Muerte. (Source: web laxe.net – photography, google) + info
Church of Santa María de la Atalaya.
The main chapel was built in the first third of the thirteenth century, commissioned by Doña Urraca de Moscoso, in accordance with the wishes of her mother Doña Juana de Castro y Lara. The rectangular nave, and, years later, the bell tower, were added in the late fifteenth century. (Source: Laxe Council web and es.trekearth.com – Photography: La Viajera) + info
Nature can be fanciful, and the sea will always return whatever is thrown into it. In this area of Laxe there used to be a dumping site for bottles and other containers. The waves beating on these cliffs collected them and returned them in polished form, as a work of art, to this small cove. (Source: Camiños dos faros) + info
A Barra Dunes, Cabana
A area of dunes almost two kilometres long, with an average width of 400 meters. The sand of the dunes ascends up the slopes of Monte Blanco to the height of Alto de As Travesas, from where there is a splendid panoramic view of Ponteceso, Cabana and the ría (estuary) of Corme and Laxe. Among the Dunes of la Barra by the Monte Blanco there is a trekking route from Ponteceso to the beach of A Barra, Balarés beach, ending at Pedra da Serpe, Corme. To the left of the Dunes of la Barra is the isle of los Cagallóns, where a large number of birds, both resident and migrating, are to be found, this being an important migration route for them. (source: Council of Cabana website)
This is an 850-metre long beach at the back of Laxe, in the direction of Camariñas by car, and also reachable by a short walk from the parish of Santa Rosa. It is a solitary and quiet beach of fine sand, and its waters can be calm, but are often fierce, with waves crashing against the cliffs facing the open sea. It is an ideal place for surfing, and on the last weekend of August the Spanish Surfing Championship is held here. (Source: escapadarural.com)
Sisargas Islands and Seaia Beach
Along the Costa da Morte are some of the most beautiful groups of islets in Galicia, outstanding among which are the Sisargas, one of the best kept secrets of the Galician coast. This group of three small islands, Isla Grande, Isla Chica, and Isla Malante, is very near the coast –about a mile from Cape San Adrián, Malpica–, and can be visited by hiring a boat at the port of Malpica. (Source: costadamortegalicia.com)
2 km from Malpica is the beach of Seaia, a small cove of very fine white sand with dune formations at the back, moderate waves and undeveloped surroundings. It is a fine spot for surfing and sport fishing. (Source: costadamortegalicia.com)
The Dolmen of Dombate.
Located in the parish of Borneiro, is the most important megalithic monument in Galicia. Such archeological sites, most of them burial mounds, were built by the people who inhabited the area between the 5th and 2nd millenia BC, from a consolidated stage of the Neolithic until the Bronze Age. (Source: dacoruna.gal)
Cidá de Borneiro hillfort (Castro).
This is a Galician archeological site and example of the castro culture of the late Iron Age. It was inhabited between the 4th and 1st centuries BC, without any signs of romanization having been found. Castros are hillforts, defended settlements ovakl or circular in shape, usually found in high areas.