Book your stay in our Galicia villas and enjoy one of Spain’s Most Picturesque Regions

All too often overlooked by mainstream travellers, Galicia is a true undiscovered gem of Northwest Spain. Known as the “land of 1000 rivers”, this ancient Celtic region has its own unique culture, climate and cuisine.

Flanked by rugged mountains and sprawling countryside, Galicia boasts no less than 1,030 miles of coastline to explore. Along with its rich history and heritage, Galicia is perhaps most famous for serving up arguably the finest seafood to be found anywhere in Spain.

A true feast for the senses, Galicia retains an air of a closely guarded secret the locals would rather keep to themselves…and understandably so!

Galicia Area Map

Why Galicia is an Ideal Haven for Families

  • Ideal for Infants: Embark on a Rias Baixas boat excursion with your budding seafarer, allowing them to marvel at the breathtaking coastal scenery from the water's edge.
  • Perfect for Kids: The Aquarium Finisterrae in A Coruña offers an enthralling experience for young minds as they encounter the captivating marine life indigenous to the Galician coastline up close.
  • Teenage Thrills: For beach-loving teens, the allure of a sun-kissed day on Galicia's shores is irresistible. Whether exploring pristine coves or lounging on fine sandy beaches, there's endless adventure awaiting.

Local Climate

Galicia’s climate differs from that of typical Spanish holiday resorts. Its north-westerly location paves the way for sunny summers and mild winters, though with much greater rainfall than the national average.

Year-round, the average daily high temperature is a pleasant 19° C, edging closer to 25° C in the summer. The days are cool and nights fairly cold in the winter, where daytime highs rarely exceed 10° C.

The best time to travel to Galicia for a holiday and to make the most of the weather is late June to mid-September, but there are those who insist that some of the region’s most alluring attractions look their best in the glisten of a recent downpour.

Santiago de Compostela

The regional capital, Santiago de Compostela, is by far the most famous city in this part of Spain and is a certain visit for anyone staying in a holiday villa in Galicia. Bursting with historic stone buildings, narrow alleyways and winding streets, it’s the perfect place to get lost with no destination and no real sense of time.

Each year, Pilgrims from all over the world complete the St James Walk pilgrimage (Camino de Santiago) at the imposing Catedral de Santiago – a must-see while visiting Santiago de Compostela.

The city’s café culture and al fresco dining scene make for unforgettable mornings, afternoons and evenings watching the locals go about their business.

Galician Coastline

By a country mile, the beaches of Galicia are some of the best to be found anywhere in Spain. Examples of which include Playa del Estorde, Playa de Longesteira and the renowned San Francisco Beach.

Coastal towns and cities to check out while visiting Galicia include Vigo, O,Grove, Pontevedra, Vilagarcia de Arousa, Murros, Fisttera, Malpica, A Coruna, Ferrol, Cedeira, Carino, Foz, Cangas, Ribadeo and countless more besides.

O,Grove in particular comes highly recommended - one of the region’s most quintessentially quaint fishing villages, with the kind of local cuisine that justifies the trip alone.

Discover Unmissable Beaches Near Galicia!

Venture into the wonders of the Rias Baixas and uncover Spain's finest coastal gems. From expansive sandy shores to secluded coves nestled amidst dunes and pine groves, there's a beach for every preference, all adorned with coveted Blue Flag credentials.

Playa de Patos Beach: Nestled between Vigo and Baiona, Patos Beach beckons with its dynamic waves, a haven for local surf aficionados. Its pristine white sands and captivating vistas of the Cies Islands enchant visitors of all kinds.

Playa de Rodas Beach: Perched on the rugged Cies Islands, Rodas Beach boasts soft, powdery sands and awe-inspiring panoramas of the estuary and beyond. Accessible by boat from Vigo, Cangas, and Baiona, this coastal haven promises an unforgettable escape.

A Lanzada: Stretching majestically towards Ons Island, A Lanzada unveils a vast expanse of shoreline perfect for surfing near Sanxenxo. Lined with charming cafes and beachfront eateries, its dunes are embraced within a protected coastal sanctuary.

Playa Canelas Beach: Nestled between Portonovo and Sanxenxo, Canelas Beach, adorned with the coveted Blue Flag, spans 380 metres of bliss. Offering ample amenities like umbrellas, sunbeds, and showers, it's a hub of activity for beach enthusiasts and vibrant souls alike.

Playa America Beach: Embraced by holidaymakers, America Beach captivates with its panoramic vistas of the Cies Islands. Boasting abundant facilities and recreational offerings, it's a perennial favourite for unforgettable seaside adventures.

Local Food and Drink

Galicia is, in every sense of the term, the seafood heaven on earth. The region's cafes and restaurants serve up the finest seafood to be found anywhere in Spain, with daily menus based on whatever the local fishermen haul in that morning.

Crabs, mussels, clams, cockles, lobsters and other shellfish are shipped from Galicia to all four corners of the country, as they really are just about as good as it gets. Percebes (Goose Barnacles) are a regional specialty, as are the oysters (which can be surprisingly affordable, considering their quality).

In addition, no trip to this part of Spain would be complete without feasting on the local Empanada Gallega - a traditional fish or meat pie that’s fantastic at any time of day.

Just a few local highlights to look forward to, when you book yourself luxurious rental private villas in Galicia.

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