UNIQUE NEW TOURIST EXPERIENCES FOR GALICIA'S COSTA DA MORTE
Group of Coastal Action (GAC3) Provides the Opportunity to Live the Real Time Strength of the Storms on Spain’s ‘Death Coast’ this Autumn / Winter
The Group of Coastal Action (GAC3) of Galicia’s Costa da Morte, in collaboration with Galicia Tourist Board (Turgalicia), announces thrilling new tourist experiences for this rugged coastal region of Spain.
Taking in the villages and surrounds of A Laracha, Cabana, Camariñas, Carballo, Laxe, Malpica, Muxía, Ponteceso and Vimianzo, this exposed stretch of Atlantic coast is a far cry from the sun soaked Costas many usually associate with holidaying in Spain, yet it too has so much to offer visitors.
GAC3 has announced eight new sea, coastal and fishing focused tourism themes that group together 8 unique Experiences including 28 different packages, which will take visitors on a journey of discovery through the seafaring culture, history, people, crafts, gastronomy, natural resources, and leisure offering of the Costa da Morte region.
Embodied in the ‘Strength of the Storm’ portfolio, it is the adverse climactic conditions of the area that makes the Costa da Morte truly unique. Here, the treacherous seas, the rocky shores and the frequent storms that plague this stretch of coast have become a tourist attraction in themselves.
The storms have caused countless shipwrecks, spawned legends and stories, have shaped the hard-working nature and bravery of its inhabitants and are already drawing visitors from across Spain and beyond. The tourism product built around this dramatic climate provides visitors to Costa da Morte with a very different holiday experience to those of more traditional leisure and beach holiday destinations across Spain and indeed, all over the world.
To discover the beauty of the tides, of waves of more than ten metres high, or of the effects of the explosive cyclogenesis that strikes Galicia every autumn and winter, the GAC3 programme includes activities such as meteorology lessons at Raz Surf Camp of Carballo (A Coruña) or the opportunity to follow the Shipwrecks Route, charting the tens of ships that have sunk close to the Camariñas shores in the last centuries.
A self drive route takes in some of the most emblematic lighthouses of the Costa da Morte, offering privileged views of the fury of the sea. Among them, visitors can explore the lighthouse of Cape Vilán, Touriñán or the innovative lighthouse of Cape Nariga.
Visitors with disabilities or reduced mobility can also enjoy the Costa da Morte thanks to the design of a programme of experiences with accessibility at its core. Enjoy, for example, an initiation in surf techniques at the world-renowned surf hotspots of Razo and Baldaio beaches.
Those who seek immersive cultural experiences on holiday will be able to learn the knowledge and techniques of ancestral trades from local craftsmen, including traditional pottery in the workshops of Buño, conger eel drying or Camariñas lace making.
If it’s experiences that excite the palate that you’re after, visitors can learn about the region’s seafaring traditions and taste the freshest products of the hazardous local fishing trade.
These new experiencies introduced by GAC3 enhance the existing offering of the territory which has already boosted and revitalised the seafaring resources and culture of the Cosat da Morte. A community tourism led initiative, these experiences have also created and improved local businesses, favouring the diversification and strengthening of the local economy.
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