Costa da Morte, or Death's Coast in english, just reading it makes you feel frightened. Lots of ships drifted away in its dark waters and got lost in its foggy atmosphere, ending up hopelessly against the rocks. Its reputation comes from the 19th century, when more than sixty ships wrecked in less than 100 years.
Located in the westernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, it is one of the farthest places from the centre of the country and the entry point of the storms coming from the Atlantic ocean, making that most of the people refuse to travel there. At a first glance, you can feel the harness of the sea which has influenced the whole region, in both the character of the people and the geography of its coastline. Here, the cliffs and the bays hide countless fishing villages where the main way of life is hopelessly linked to the sea and its dangers.
However, that sea is frightening and gorgeous at the same time, making Costa da Morte a place of insane landscapes where you can take a stroll to one of its lighthouses and stare at the horizon as the sun goes down. Crowded with beaches of white sand and crystal clear water, it allows you to find solitary spots where to enjoy a bath, but always being alert of the dangers that its currents can hide.
In a nutshell, Costa da Morte is the perfect place to disconnect from your surroundings and enjoy an unrefined region with a perfect combination of landscapes, local traditions and, of course, seafood.
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