Navigation Aid

Navigation Aid

The Vilagarcía Port Authority is responsible for managing the navigation aid infrastructure in the Arousa and Muros-Noia estuaries. The rugged coastline whose signalling is under the jurisdiction of the port of Vilagarcía explains the high number of aids necessary to guarantee navigation safety.

Beacon plan

List of lighthouses and beacons

In addition to these navigation aids, in the aforementioned estuaries there are other maritime signals dependent on Portos de Galicia, mainly for signalling the polygons of rafts and docks under autonomous ownership.

Complementary uses

The Port of Vilagarcía works to modernize and add value to these facilities, in addition to opening up to complementary uses these spaces of the lighthouses that are not necessary for their main function as a maritime signal. Two of the lighthouses managed by the port of Vilagarcía de Arousa currently host complementary uses: Punta Cabalo lighthouse, on Illa de Arousa, houses a restaurant, while Punta Insua lighthouse (Lariño, Carnota) has been renovated and refurbished as hotel with nine rooms –preserving the characteristics of the building and its main use-, with a gastronomic space located in an old auxiliary construction.

The aim of these initiatives is for the complementary spaces of the lighthouse - that is, those that are not strictly necessary for its function as an aid to navigation – to stimulate the economic growth by increasing the attractiveness for tourist of the lighthouse and its surrounding area, and to help to make known the architectural, historical and landscape values of the construction itself and the natural space in which it is located, thus serving as a pole of attraction around which a new, sustainable leisure and tourism offer with unique characteristics can be articulated.