O Grove is a peninsula located at the entrance to the Ría de Arousa, in Pontevedra. It is the largest estuary in Galicia and has numerous islands and islets, among which the Illa de Arousa or La Toja stand out.
The O Bao isthmus links the peninsula to the mainland, giving rise to La Lanzada beach, one of the most popular in the area. The small island of La Toja is accessed by a bridge from the early 20th century.
O Grove offers tourists a large number of high quality beaches due to its peculiar orography. Pontevedra holds half of Galicia's blue flags beaches.
La Lanzada is considered one of the best in the region. It is characterized by its very fine sand and is almost two and a half kilometers long. On this beach you will find perfect conditions for practicing sports such as windsurfing or kitesurfing, making it one of the most visited beaches by lovers of these sports.
The Area das Pipas beach is smaller and has a much calmer vibe, making it ideal for visitors who prefer a relaxing holiday in front of the sea.
Reboredo beach is even smaller and its sand is much finer. Both this and Area das Pipas also have the Blue Flag distinction.
To enjoy the tranquility and escape the crowds, it is best to enter the small coves and corners scattered throughout the municipality.
Mount A Siradella is the highest point in O Grove, making it the best viewpoint to enjoy magnificent views of the peninsula, almost from a bird's eye view. From here you can see the Arousa estuary, the Lanzada beach or the Atlantic, from the Con da Hedra viewpoint you can enjoy great views of the Cíes, Ons and Sálvora and the Parque Nacional das Illas Atlánticas.
The Castro de Adro Vello is an archaeological site located next to the Carreiro Beach. Here they have conserved part of a Roman villa, a necropolis from the 5th century, the plan of a Visigothic church from the 2nd century and part of a medieval fortification after the 12th century.
In O Grove there is also an aquarium, which is the main interpretation center of the seabed of the Rías Baixas.
Strolling through the streets and squares of O Grove you can see more than 50 permanently exhibited sculptures.
The Museo da Salga is the perfect place to learn about the traditional economic activity of the area: fishing.
O Grove is a place of tourist excellence. People are looking, not only for a beach to rest, but also for gastronomic tourism, seafood and other products from the sea above all. Also the famous Albariño wine.
O Grove is one of the best areas in Galicia for gastronomic tourism and has the most prestigious restaurants. Among the highly recommended places to savor fish and seafood, Culler de Pau, the Beiramar restaurant or the Asador D ’Berto stand out.
The seafood festival of O Grove
This holiday has been celebrated since 1963 and is a very popular event. It takes place in the month of October. This gastronomic-cultural event highlights the basic pillars of the economy of this coastal town: tourism and fishing.
There are hiking trails throughout the area, lasting between one and two hours. There are also many trails to visit beaches, mountains and cliffs and enjoy the wonderful natural environment of the area. You can also explore the coast by boat, aboard one of the catamarans or tour boats. O Grove has several protected natural areas, so walks and excursions are an excellent option to enjoy this exceptional landscape.
From O Grove you can also go on various excursions. You can make trips to the Ons islands, the Cíes or the island of Sálvora. You can also learn how mussels are collected, or visit wineries where Albariño wine is produced.
Near O Grove is the town of San Vicente do Mar. Various concerts take place at El Náutico and next to this venue the Pedras Negras wooden walkways also begins, a journey along the rugged coastline, dotted with small coves and huge rocks. Con Negro beach is one of the most idyllic in San Vicente, perfect for bathing.
On the island of La Toja you can find beaches, mansions, golf courses, casino, spa hotels and a hermitage dedicated to San Caralampio and the Virgen del Carmen. Its main peculiarity is its facade, covered with scallop shells. This island is a benchmark for hot springs tourism. There is also a park with beautiful trails through the forest.
La Aldea de los Grobbits is a children's playground located in Illa da Toxa. It is an ideal place for family travel that is reminiscent of Hobbiton, the hobbit village from The Lord of the Rings.
Although the best thermal areas and spas are found on the island of La Toja, thermal centers can be found throughout the municipality.
Less than half an hour by car from O Grove there are other municipalities of great interest, such as Sanxenxo, Portonovo or Combarro.
O Grove is an ideal destination for all types of visitors, with a wide tourist offer for all tastes and budgets.
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