Sanxenxo Playa de Silgar Puerto deportivo de Sanxenxo Habitación Hotel El Puente

Location

The special microclimate enjoyed in this area, its numerous sandy beaches and its uniquely beautiful landscapes with its vast recreational possibilities including horse-riding, golf, karting, quad biking, trekking, underwater diving, angling, surfing, sailing, parasailing, tours etc. make Sanxenxo an ideal tourist destination. Its geographical proximity to a number of places of interest such as Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Cambados, Pontevedra or Vilagarcía means that it is just a short drive from anywhere in the Rías Baixas' area.

How to get here

By car or motorbike: On the motorbike AP-9 (A Coruña-Santiago-Pontevedra-Vigo-Tui)
- Exit number 119 along the dual carriageway AG-41 exit number 19.
- Exit number 129 along the coast road PO-308 km. 16, next to the estuary and passing the village of Combarro.

By bus.The nearest central bus stations are in Pontevedra and in Vilagarcía. There is a regular daily bus route from Sanxenxo to O Grove. There is a bus stop 100m from the hotel. The company which makes this service is Monbus.

By tren: The nearest train stations are in Pontevedra and in Vilagarcía with services to Vigo and Santiago every day.

By plane: The nearest airports to Sanxenxo are those in Vigo 60 km away and in Santiago de Compostela, which is 80km away. Both have taxi, bus and car rental services.

What to visit

Pontevedra Estuary

Soutomaior Castle

Pontevedra is the capital of the Rías Baixas (Lower Estuaries). It is a vibrant city with majestic buildings, terraces and it boasts an Old Town which is second only to Santiago in importance within Galicia. The beauty of the surrounding areas is exemplified in the village of Combarro, the Monestery of Poio, the historical monuments in Pontevedra, the Marine College in Marín, Castiñeiras Lake and the town of Bueu. We must not forget the islands of Ons and Onza, which can be reached by boat from the port of Sanxenxo.

Vigo Estuary

Parador of Baiona

This is the deepest and most southerly estuary of the Galician Rías Baixas and it is sheltered from the ocean by the Cíes Islands. It's seabed is rich with treasures because here lie dozens of galleons with their cargoes of gold from America. The most outstanding places of interest are Soutomaior Castle, Arcade, the towns of Cangas and Moaña, the city of Vigo, Samil and America beaches, Baiona and its National Hotel and the Cíes Islands, which can be reached by boat from Cangas and Vigo port.

Arousa Estuary

Catoira Towers

The Arousa Estuary is the biggest in Galicia. For centuries, owing to its size and its wealth, it was plagued with invasions, so in the eleventh century the natives built the Torres do Oeste (Eastern Towers) in Catoira as a means of protection. Nowadays a fun re-enactment of a Viking landing is held there annually.
The most outstanding places of interest in the Arousa estuary are O Grove, A Toxa Island, Cambados, Arousa Island, Vilagarcía, the Viking Towers at Catoira, Rianxo, Ribeira, the sand dunes at Corrubedo, the viewpoint at A Curota and Pobra do Caramiñal.