Casa Vella - A beautiful hillside finca
Places of Interest / Activities
We are pretty much off the beaten track, which is part of the charm. Local towns and villages have that "untouched by time" feeling, perfect for strolling around and slipping into a slower pace of life
Arbo (2km) - local services and twice weekly market.
Ribadavia (35km) - Old Jewish town with an impressive annual Festa da Istoria (History festival)
Mondariz (35km) - Pretty spa town with river beach
Vigo (50 km) - Bustling port city, good for shopping and beaches (airport)
Santiago de Compostela (125 km) – Vibrant medieval pilgrim city, (airport)
Melgaco (5km) - Pretty market town, wine-tasting centre
National Park of Peneda Geres (20km) - Wild mountains, great for walking or driving
Valenca do Minho - Beautiful fort town overlooking the river, large weekly market
Porto (125km) - Charming old Portuguese city (airport)
River beach (2km) - Great place for walking, having a picnic or swimming by the Roman Bridge and Stone Mill.
Rafting/Canoeing (4km) - Fun on the river Mino!
Horse Riding (15km) - A Caniza
Golf (30km) - Mondariz
Spas / Thermal baths (4km Portugal/35km Spain)
Walking – from the house and local marked routes
We can give you information on lots more local beauty spots, walks and places of interest. As for fiestas, the list is endless and nearly all seem to be celebrating food and/or drink!
Talking of which, Galicia is best known for its variety and abundance of fish and seafood. Sample Pulpo a la Gallega (octopus prepared Galician style) in local tapas bars or in popular coastal resorts such as Baiona. In the nearby town of A Caniza, you’ll find an impressive array of delicious jamones (cured hams) whilst Arbo itself is famous for Lamprey, fished in the river Mino, and dedicates its annual fiesta to this local delicacy! Even closer to home, take your pick from a variety of organic produce from the garden!
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