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Location of Hermida
Great Things to Do Near Hermida
Lovers of walking through beautiful countryside offering spectacular views should take the opportunity to explore the 'Watermill Route'. The path starts from the Plaza del Calvario in O Rosal and continues for 8 kms passing 36 mills. The stonemasons who built them left interesting carvings of crosses in a bid to keep away the evil spirits and witches.
Visit Santiago de Compostela
A trip to Santiago is a 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.
Visit the beautiful Cies Islands
Voted the best beach in the world by The Guardian newspaper a visit to the Cies Islands is a must. Relax on white sandy beaches, explore the hiking trails and admire the natural landscape and wildlife or sit back and enjoy some local food in the bars and restaurants along the shoreline. There are regular ferries to the island from Baiona and Vigo but try to get there early as only a limited number of people are allowed on the island per day.
Try some delicious local cuisine
Just a kilometer away you will find a selection of restaurants along the coast road with stunning sea views serving delicious seafood and typical Galician dishes
Stop for lunch in the Parador
Enjoy lunch or just a stop for coffee in the luxurious Parador in Baiona, from here you will have magnificent views of the Cies Islands and the 'Ria' which leads into the busy port of Vigo. The fort was built to protect (not always successfully) the port of Baiona from enemies and pirates.
Enjoy the beautiful countryside
Take a drive to the Pouzas de Mougas, a large natural pool and waterfall with a picnic area. ideal for hiking, nature lovers or just relaxing in the sun and taking a dip under the waterfall
Watch the sunset
What better way to relax at the end of the day than enjoying dinner on your private terrace with views of the sunset across the Atlantic Ocean
Take a trip along the River Minho
Starting at the town of A Guarda take a boat trip along the River Minho, here you will see stunning views of both Spain and Portugals natural countryside and wildlife along the river banks. Trips can last an hour or a full day. For the adventure seekers head further north along the river towards Ourense for white water rafting!
Discover the beaches of Baiona
Baiona has 6 beaches to enjoy, each as pleasant as the next, with numerous cafes, bars and shops close by
Spend a day exploring Vigo
Approximately 45 minutes drive down the AG-57 motorway is Vigo, the largest city in Galicia. Well worth a visit to admire the stunning architecture and diverse shops and restaurants. Take a stroll down the main port and savour the impressive variety of local seafood, visit the Museum Quiñones de Leon or spend a morning wandering around the old town
Visit the town of Oia
Oia is the nearest town and has a charming selection of bars and restaurants up cobbled streets. The impressive former monastery Santa Maria de Oia stands on the coastline
Try your hand at surfing
Patos beach is approximately 30minutes drive along the coast and renowned for perfect waves and surfing aswell and golden sands to lay back and relax on for the day. At the Prado surfschool you can get some lessons and try out your surf technique, visit www.pradosurfescola.com
See some incredible history
At the top of the 341 meter summit of Monte Santa Trega you can see the amazing ruins of Celtic settlements. if you walk right to the top of the summit you'll have magnificent panoramas up the Miño river, across to Portugal and out over the Atlantic
Indulge in a Spa Day
Just 10 minutes drive along the coast is the Thalassotherapy Centre in Mougas, voted the best in Spain in 2017. The spa offers a number of natural treatments and relaxation pools to unwind in
Visit the Silleiro LIghthouse
Enjoy the stunning views out across the ocean from the lighthouse and walk around the grounds to see the ruins of an old Spanish bunker, if you can find the entrance you can go in and look around, don't forget to take a torch!
Lay back and catch some rays
During the summer months you can easily spend an entire day relaxing around your private pool and not have to move an inch until the sunsets around 10pm.
Sample some local wines
Galicia is home to numerous vinyards, large and small. Just a 30 minute drive away you will find Terras Gouda and Quinta Couselo both offering tours of the grounds, explanations of wine making and most importantly a tasting session of the delicious local wine, Albariñowww.quintacouselo.com www.terrasgauda.com
|A Guarda||21 mins|
|Playa de Santa María de Oia||9 mins|
|Playa Ribeira||18 mins|
|Playa de Ladeira||20 mins|
|Playa América||27 mins|
|Playa de Panxón||28 mins|
|Playa de Patos||29 mins|
|Santiago de Compostela||95 mins|
|A Coruña||120 mins|