If you are among the lucky ones this October holiday that can enjoy a break in Galicia, we recommend that you make Mar de Santiago one of your must-see destinations in order to enjoy your trip.
If you have made up your mind to visit our geo-destination, we suggest a 3-day route to discover some of the attractions of Pontecesures, Valga, Catoira, and Vilanova de Arousa. In this post, you will discover the best way of moving around Mar de Santiago and how to plan the first day of your break.
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The first thing… how to reach Mar de Santiago?
Although in the last few weeks we have enjoyed summer temperatures throughout Galicia, especially in the Rías Baixas region, we should not forget that this holiday weekend is in October, which means that the days are shorter. Therefore, to make the most of your break in Galicia, the best way is undoubtedly to come by car.
Does that mean that it is a problem to come by plane or train? Not at all! Regardless of whether you arrive in Santiago de Compostela’s Rosalía de Castro Lavacolla Airport or train station, in both places you can rent a car fast and easily. Once you get your vehicle, take the AP-9 motorway towards Pontevedra. After a comfortable trip of barely 20 minutes you will come to the turn-off for Pontecesures, the first stopover of your trip.
Day 1: Arrival and tour of Pontecesures
After a full day of travelling, we recommend that you stay in Pontecesures, the first municipal district of our geo-destination and a good place to begin your break in a relaxing way. The small size of this locality makes it the perfect place for enjoying a pleasant autumn evening, going for a stroll to discover one of our geo-destination’s main attractions: Pontecesures’ Roman bridge, featuring twelve beautiful arches over the River Ulla dating from the 1st century.
We now recommend the perfect plan for enjoying the late evening: head to the O Pino Manso viewpoint to enjoy matchless views of the region and the beginning or the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla route, which runs through our geo-destination.
Now it is time to get some rest after a tiring day of travelling, but our tour of Pontecesures is not over yet! In the morning, after a hearty breakfast, we cannot leave this locality without visiting the Plaza de Abastos (food market) and its interesting Casa de la Lamprea (Lamprey House), a small interpretation centre featuring this curious fish that has been caught here for centuries using traditional methods.
Yes, the time has come to set off for the next stop along the way. If you want to find out more, see our next post, in which we will reveal everything you need to know to organise the rest of your break in Mar de Santiago during this October holiday.