The Castelo Trail is the shortest route on the island and the busiest. It’s an easy hike that begins in the rest area near As Dornas Beach, which gets its name from the traditional fishing boats used by the islanders. Going north, there’s a path that borders the eastern coast and enters a small willow forest to get to the Castelo Lookout Point. From this old coastal battery—left unfinished—, there are beautiful views of Ría de Pontevedra, and a few metres further down—at sea level—, there’s an odd furna (sea cave). You’ll return to O Curro along an inland path away from the sea, by going south.
- Starting point: at the information booth
- Distance: 1.1 km
- Elevation change: 33 m
- Estimated duration: 40 minutes
- Difficulty: moderate
- Format: circular
- Places of interest: As Dornas Beach, Castelo Lookout Point, Fonte do Castelo and the village of O Curro.