Best places to stay in Galicia? Our favourite cities and towns in Galicia
Galicia, situated in the northwest of Spain, boasts a stunning rural landscape, unspoiled coastline, and deep cultural roots, creating an abundance of opportunities to immerse oneself in the Galician way of life making it an ideal destination for travellers seeking an authentic experience.
Our favourite provinces are A Coruña and Pontevedra, which are two of the four provinces in the autonomous community of Galicia, located in the northwest corner of Spain. These provinces offer visitors a wide range of cultural, historical, and natural attractions.
A Coruña is located on the rugged Atlantic coast and is known for its picturesque beaches, charming coastal towns, and historic landmarks. One of the highlights of the province is the city of A Coruña itself, which has a beautiful waterfront promenade, a historic old town, and a lively cultural scene. Visitors can explore the medieval streets and alleys, admire the impressive Tower of Hercules, and enjoy the local seafood in one of the city's many restaurants. We offer lovely holiday apartments in A Coruña.
Santiago de Compostela is a city in the province of A Coruña, known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and religious significance, making it an important destination. One of the main reasons why Santiago de Compostela is so important is its association with the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route that ends at the city's famous cathedral. For centuries, the Camino has been an important spiritual and cultural experience for people from all over the world, and Santiago de Compostela serves as the final destination for those who complete the journey. Aside from its religious significance, Santiago de Compostela is also home to a number of important landmarks and cultural institutions, including the University of Santiago de Compostela, which is one of the oldest universities in Spain. The city's Old Town is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring a stunning array of historic buildings and public squares. We have carefully selected small boutique hotels in Santiago de Compostela located in the heart of the Old Town and just a short walk from the cathedral and other major attractions, making it an ideal choice for travellers looking to immerse themselves in the city's rich culture and history.
Besides A Coruña city and Santiago de Compostela, the province is home to many other charming coastal towns, including Cedeira, Camariñas, and Muxía. Cedeira is a charming coastal town known for its stunning beaches, lively fishing port, and traditional Galician architecture. Stay in a cozy country house in Cedeira, located just a stone’s throw from the beach. Take in the stunning ocean views and easy access to the beach for a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. Enjoy swimming, surfing, and fishing in the nearby sea, or simply relax and savour the local cuisine in one of the town’s many restaurants.
Camariñas is a picturesque village known for its traditional lace-making industry, which dates back to the 17th century. We picked a charming rustic hotel in Camariñas for you to live the authentic Galician experience, featuring traditional décor and cozy rooms with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful rural setting. Visitors can explore the local lace shops and factories, as well as enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the village.
Muxía is a small coastal town known for its stunning beaches, rugged coastline, and ancient churches. You can explore the local landmarks, including the famous church of Virxe da Barca, which sits on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea.
In the village of Tavilo set within beautiful nature, we discovered a country lodging consisting cabins that are set amongst the trees and offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Visitors can relax on the porch and take in the peaceful atmosphere. Guests can also go hiking and biking, fish in the nearby rivers or explore the local flora and fauna.
Outes is another town with rolling hills, forests, and rivers. Nearby, we have carefully selected a rustic accommodation where you can immerse yourself in nature, right in the heart of the forest. The cabin features traditional wooden decor and a cozy fireplace to keep you warm on chilly nights. Enjoy the peace and quiet while listening to the sounds of the forest.
The province of Pontevedra, located to the south of A Coruña, is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. The city of Pontevedra is one of the highlights of the province, with its beautiful old town, stunning churches, and lively central plaza. Visitors can stroll along the narrow streets, admire the historic buildings, and enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
One of the main draws of the province is its beautiful countryside, with rolling hills, lush forests, and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see. The town of Meis, located in the heart of the region’s wine country, is a popular destination for wine lovers, with its many wineries. We offer a rural hotel in Meis that is situated on a vineyard with stunning views of the surrounding hills. Visitors can take a tour of the local wineries, taste the delicious local wines, and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.
In addition to the city of Pontevedra, there are several charming towns and villages in the province that are worth visiting. Cuntis is a small town known for its natural hot springs, which have been used for their therapeutic properties since Roman times. We found a charming countryside accommodation in Cuntis, Pontevedra surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills featuring cozy rooms and a traditional rustic style that is perfect for travellers looking for a peaceful and authentic experience. You can relax in the hot springs, stroll through the town’s charming streets, and enjoy the local cuisine in one of its many restaurants. The village is nestled in the hills and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
We have gone through great lengths to select only the best bed and breakfast in Galicia and country houses for you based on their spectacular locations and beautiful decoration and good taste.