Take a boat trip along the River Minho
Widely regarded as the most beautiful of the Galician Rías, you'll be surrounded by stunning views of both Spain and Portugal as you sail along this natural border between the two countries. Aquamiño offer a wide range of tours starting in Tui. Full details can be found at www.aquamino.com
Follow the Rías Baixas wine route
The house is situated in Galicia's most important wine making region. Visit a number of bodegas, soak up their rich legacy and sample some of the region's finest wines. Find more info at www.rutadelvinoriasbaixas.com
Visit the majestic Mount Santa Tecla
With an elevation of 341 metres, visitors are rewarded with spectacular views of the River Minho, Spain, Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Furthermore, the summit is home to a fascinating former Celtic settlement with restored houses, a museum and petroglyphs dating to 2000 years before the Celtic occupation of the site.
Explore the historic mills of Folón and Picón
These 60 historic mills wind their way uphill through beautiful countryside offering a number of enticing walking routes. The local people see walking these routes as the perfect way to make contact with nature, culture and the rich history of their ancestors.
Enjoy some of the best seafood available anywhere in the world!
Galicia is world renowned for its seafood, famed for its excellent quality and intensity of flavour. With so many great restaurants nearby offering freshly caught local produce, you'd be mad not to try it.
Shoot some hoops
It's a rare luxury to have a private basketball court all to yourself so be sure to take full advantage. You'll have hours of fun!
Enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace
The terrace at Villa Enoterra is the perfect place to watch the sun go down. What better way to do it than with a glass of delicious Albariño wine, looking out over the extensive lawns of the property.
Indulge yourself in one of the many spas in the region
Spas offer benefits not only for your skin but also for your general well-being. Most of all though it is the perfect way to relax. There is one just outside Baiona (Talaso Atlantico) with a sea-water swimming pool and a gym included. It also offers child minding facilities and an excellent restaurant too.
Get into the Great Outdoors
Galicia can boast some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Spain. This lush and green corner of the Iberian peninsula is home to a wealth of parks and protected areas of natural beauty. The Monte Aloia Natural Park covers an area of 746 hectares and is just a short drive from the house.
Experience both Spain and Portugal
The privileged location of the house, close to the banks of the River Minho, means that it is easy to enjoy days out on both sides of the border.
Relax on one of the world's best beaches
A short ferry crossing from Baiona will take you to the stunning Cies Islands and the world famous Playa de Rodas, named the best beach in the world by the Guardian Newspaper in 2007.
Soak up the atmosphere in the cobbled streets around the Rua Pescaderia and walk through the adjacent park to capture some amazing views of the Ría which plays such an important part in the life of this fascinating city, the second largest fishing port in the world.
Head for the surf!
You can hire surfboards at the beach of Afife just to the south of Praia de Ancora, Portugal and spend a day in the water on this fantastic stretch of unspoilt coastline, a much sought after spot for keen surfers. Alternatively, head north to Playa de Patos, Nigrán where the soft sand and views to the Cies Islands are an added bonus.
Stroll the streets of A Guarda
This is a typical Galician fishing town with a rich history. Be sure to visit one of the many of the restaurants around the port and try the lobster for which the town is famous.
Visit Tui, a pretty border town on the banks of the River Minho
Dating from Roman times, and one of the seven ancient capitals of Galicia, the town contains a wealth of interesting architecture scattered through its narrow, granite lanes. If you come across Clares Convent be sure to buy some of the almond cakes made by the nuns who live there.
Opposite Tui, on the Portuguese side of the border is Valença, a fascinating walled city full of interesting buildings and winding streets. It is just a 25 minute drive from the house.
Drive up the coast to Baiona
The coastal road between A Guarda and Baiona offers spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean. Once in Baiona, why not take a stroll along the seafront. You can contemplate the bay or watch the boats arriving in the Marina. The promendade is more than 5 kms long so you might feel the need to stop for a cool glass of local Albariño wine in one of the many bars which line the cobbled streets.
Set foot aboard the Pinta
In 1493 a ship called the Pinta made its way into Baiona port to announce the 'discovery' of the New World. You can visit a replica of the vessel in Baiona Harbour decked out as it was in the days of Christopher Columbus, with models of the crew, native Americans and even the exotic animals brought from the newly 'discovered' land.
Kayak along the route of the fishermen
Kayaking is a popular activity in and around the River Minho and you can paddle the historic route of the fishermen which travels along the Tamuxe River towards the Minho. A range of activities, tours and equipment hire can be found. Visit www.tamuxekayak.com for more details.
Make time to visit Santiago
A trip to Santiago is an absolute must! The jewel of Galicia where, for more than 1000 years, pilgrims have gathered from all over Europe. Visit the impressive cathedral, the Plaza del Obradoiro and the old pilgrims' hospital, now a luxurious Parador. It'll take a liitle over an hour and a half via the motorway.
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