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Punta Socastro is one of the most magical places of the coast of Lugo. The characteristic shape of the Galician coast, abrupt, cut and full of entrances carved by the sea over millennia, allows the existence of magical places like the so called O Fucino do Porco - because its shape is reminiscentof the snout of a pig. This enclave is located in O Vicedo, the westernmost council of the coast of the province of Lugo and has become in recent times one of the most visited places by hikers, treasured for its beatuful landscape and perfectly signposted route.

The final section of the path runs practically hanging above the sea, thanks to a few footbridges that make Punta Socastro a sort of small "Chinese Wall"  above the sea. The view from the beacon is amazing. The Cantabrian sea opens to the north crashing wildly against the rocks of. To the west you can see the brutal granite masses of Coelleira Island and Cameiro Point, in the foreground, and Estaca de Bares behind them. Towards the east, the hacked coast of the Concello de Xove, with the Roncadoira point standing out. 

Besides hikers, scuba divers treasure this area too, which offers diving opportunities for all levels. A diving day is not complete without a hike to the lighthouse or a tasting of local products in one of the many wonderful local restaurants in the area.

Diving profilePunta Socastro

  • Level: Intermediate - Advanced
  • Depth: 8m to 15m
  • Seabed: Rock.
  • Average water Temperature: 12ºC - 20ºC 
  • Visibility: Medium
  • Best season for diving: All year round
  • Closest hyperbaric chamber: 1.2 Km