Enjoy a delightful walk along the coast. You can join the path near to the house which follows the coast along to Cangas. There is also a coast path which leads to the lighthouse at the end of the peninsular, Cabo Home, from where there are spectacular views.
Go beach hopping!
The Morrazo Peninsular where Pedra Rubia is located, has 38 of the most beautiful beaches in Galicia with fine soft sand and often backed by pines or with views over the Cies Islands.
Spend a day by the pool
relaxing in the peace and quiet of your garden. Enjoy the views of the sea or, for a change of scene, find a shady spot on the other side of the garden where the flowers and trees are delightful.
Music, processions, food-tasting, fireworks
and traditional dancing are just some of the events taking place in the many fiestas held in and around villages around Cangas and Pontevedra in the summer months. Watch for musicians in traditional costume playing the 'gaita galega' (bagpipes).
The nearby town of Bueu has a market twice a week
on Mondays and Thursday mornings - stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables and just wander around the stalls full of local produce.
Take the half-hourly ferry service from Cangas over to Vigo
for a spot of retail therapy. You can buy almost anything in Vigo from one of the four main shopping areas all within easy reach of each other. Visit the Basket Weavers Street where hand made baskets have been produced and sold for decades.
Enjoy one of the many food festivals held in the summer.
For example, the Festival of Pies. Empanadas have long been considered a delicacy and enjoyed by pilgrims on their way to Santiago. Very representative of Galicia and thought to be of Roman origin, you can try them in more varieties and flavours than you could possibly dream of!
Visit the Castle of Soutomaior
surrounded by 100 year old trees and set in magnificient grounds which contain many rare species of plants, including Camelias which thrive in the is part of Galicia. This imposing castle, with drawbridge, portcullis and well preserved walls, has spectacular views from the battlements. Take a picnic or enjoy a meal in the adjoining hotel
Explore inland Galicia
Ponte Caldelas, for example, is an attractive riverside town with some fine examples of Galician manor houses, known locally as 'Pazos'. Stroll along the banks of the Verdugo river or relax awhile on the river beach there. Stay for lunch too - trout from the river is a local speciality.
Take a boat trip along the Minho River,
probably the most beautiful of the Galician Rías, and view Spain from one side and Portugal from the other! Tours start from the port at Camposancos.
Pontevedra, with its beautiful old town,
is not only a feast to the eyes but also the taste buds! Try some Iberian pork, some delicious Spanish cheeses or the unforgettable home smoked salmon from the Meson area situated behind the Town Hall. If you would like to see a bull ring, take the opportunity whilst visiting - Galica's only bull ring is here and the tradition of bull fighting is still strong.
Follow a wine route.
Starting in A Guarda follow the road along the bank of the Miño towards Tui, and you'll pass through O Rosal, situated in a valley with a perfect climate for all types of fruit and vegetables as well as grapes. Signs on the road will indicate the bodegas you can visit to taste or buy the wine. Whilst there look out for the 19 Folón mills, an unusual set of ancient mills cascading down from the hillside above O Rosal.
Not far away via the motorway and well worth a visit. Walk along the Marina promenade, tour the grounds of the Monterreal Castle, visit the replica of La Pinta (which brought the news of the discovery of the New World to Baiona). Explore the old town or make your way up to the Virgen of La Roca statue and admire the views. Not to mention the excellent restaurants - find time to stop for lunch!
Ons Island on the Pontevedra Ria,
presents contrasting coastlines - craggy rocks to the West with steep cliffs and caves, and fine white sandy beaches to the East. During summer months boats leave from many of the mainland towns - the journey lasts around 40 minutes.
Visit the market in Cangas
on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is a large and colourful affair where you'll find an amazing choice of fresh vegetables, cheeses and even octopus!
Pop over to neighbouring Portugal.
Cross over the iron bridge (built by Gustave Eiffel) to the Portuguese walled town of Valença, a quaint and picturesque place with lovely views over to Tui. Or take the ferry from A Guarda. If you have room in your luggage this is the place to buy excellent quality linen.
Interested in nautical history? Visit the Masso Maritime Museum in Bueu
which has grown from the area's fish processing industry. The museum contains maritime ethnography, nautical instruments and furniture and interesting archaelogical remains.
More islands - take a ferry from Cangas to the Cies Islands,
now a National Park, and enjoy a lazy day on the fabulous beaches of fine white sand. Or walk through the sand dunes to sweet-smelling eucalyptus groves, watch for rare species of birds or enjoy a meal in the islands' restaurant.
The Monastery of Poio.
A fascinating and atmospheric monastery officially declared to be of historic and artistic interest dating from the year 942 or possibly even earlier. It has a interesting library containing the smallest book in the World, an impressive mural of mosaic depicting the French road to Santiago and possibly the largest horreo to be found in Galicia.
Go to a fish auction
Fish auctions take place in 'lonjas' and one of the best is in Bueu. Auctions here begin at around 5pm though you can visit during the day to pick up some tasty fresh fish for the barbecue.
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