Spanish and Portuguese people love eating and they are very proud of their traditional meals! Things like Pulpo á Feira, Empanada, Cocido, Lacón or Churrasco might not sound familiar at the moment; but we promise you that once you’ve tasted them you’ll never forget those names!
Tapas are not just food, they are a social event; people hop from bar to bar having drinks and eating tapas while socializing with their friends. If you have never gone for tapas, it's a whole new (fun) approach to eating.
FOOD TASTING IN A RESTAURANT
Do you prefer to try all of those delicious tapas and traditional meals in one setting without going from bar to bar? No problem! We will organize a tasting menu in one of our favorite restaurants in the area.
This region is a hiker's paradise: nature is accessible, there aren't dangerous animals nor poisonous plants, and trails are not overcrowded so you will feel a bond with nature that can only be experienced; not explained.
HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS
We can organize anything from small 30min hikes to full day ones; whichever you prefer.
HIKING THROUGHOUT THE COASTLINE
Hiking along several small, secluded beaches is the best way to enjoy the beauty of the coast. The crystal clear water, the tranquil sound of the waves and the occasional dolphin siting make for a memorable (and photo/video worthy) hike.
The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (Camino de Santiago) is one of the oldest ones for Christianity. Hundreds of thousands of people walk through our region heading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the burial place of Saint James the Great (one of the apostles of Jesus Christ). Whether you want to do the pilgrimage for a couple hours or a couple weeks, we can arrange that for you.
The Roman Empire built the first spa baths in Ourense (Galicia) in the 1st century AD, due to the abundant natural hot springs they found all across the city. And up to this day, 2000 years later, spa therapy is considered a main pillar in both body and mental health. In fact, many locals believe that they have healing capabilities for several skin conditions.
NATURAL HOT SPRINGS
Several cities and villages in the region have hot springs nearby their rivers, where hundreds of people go there every day to relax.
SPA HOTELS WITH ALL SERVICES
For those who prefer a more personalized treatment, and even supervised by a doctor, many spa hotels in the area offer full relaxation programs that include baths of all kinds, massage sessions, sauna, etc...
If you love nature or you just enjoy the peace of getting away of the city noise for a few days, our region has a great selection of accommodations of all kinds.
Are you looking for the ultimate relaxing experience? If yes, one of the spa hotels in the region, all with natural hot springs, should be your choice.
Image source: www.caldaria.es
A nice house, far from the chaos and noise of the city, with a garden, dogs, chickens… A dream come true for many people. Also, what a better place to teach your kids how things used to be done in all families just a few generations ago?
Houses that are several centuries old, that were the epicenter of social and political life in their areas. You will be amazed at the stories and details of those houses: private chapels, escape tunnels, secret passages… It’ll be like living in a fairy tale for a few days!
In the era of industrialisation and assembly line production, our region still has a few mavericks that understand the value of doing things the traditional way. Would you like to see their craftsmanship first hand?
CHEESE AND HONEY
These two products are treasures for our region that both producers and consumers appreciate enormously. Come with us to see their production techniques.
White ceramic with intense blue patterns is the most predominant style in local pottery, with Sargadelos being the most famous producer in the region. Would you like to see how they build those gorgeous pieces of pottery?
Image source: www.sargadelosvigo.com
100% hand made bobbin lace techniques have been passed down from generation to generation in the village of Camariñas. Totally worth seeing them working in person!