The Rías Baixas in Galicia, pure nature and history

We visit one of the most incredible and beautiful coastal areas in all of Spain. Today we direct our steps to the Rías Baixas, in Galicia, where history and nature meet at a crossroads full of legends, beaches, lighthouses, national parks and spectacular estuaries.

What are the Rías Baixas in Galicia?

The Rías Baixas are located in the southernmost coastal area of ​​the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia, and they travel a good part of the province of Pontevedra from the northern Cape Finisterre to Vigo, very close to Portugal, in A Coruña.

Cambados - avarand

Total It is an extensive coastal area full of estuaries, the largest in all of Galicia and therefore in Spain. Among its most striking manifestations are the Corcubión estuary, the Muros and Noya estuary, the Arosa estuary, the Pontevedra estuary, the Aldán estuary and the Vigo estuary.

Due to the large size of the area, almost all estuaries have fishing and sports ports. Moreover, a great tourist activity has developed in the area, so thousands of visitors come every year. You want to know why? We move on.

«The sea also chooses ports where to laugh like sailors. The sea of ​​those who are. The sea also chooses ports where to die. Like the sailors. The sea of ​​those who were. »

-Miguel Hernández-

What to see in the Rías Baixas in Galicia?

The Rías Baixas have become a nerve center of tourism in Galicia. It is normal, because the beauty and charm of the terrain is enormous. Both its history and its environmental protection have given rise to parks, beaches and really attractive activities.

Lighthouses of the Rías Baixas

In the Rías Baixas we can find some of the most beautiful and ancient lighthouses in Spain. For example, that of Cape Home, in the Cíes Islands. Few places have spectacular views like this building that has been warning navigators for over a hundred years.

Rías Baixas - avarand

Other lighthouses of interest in the estuaries are the Cíes lighthouse and the Corrubedo lighthouse. The first one has been in a paradise area for more than 150 years. The second is today a parish in the middle of the natural park amidst several dunes and wonders.

Beaches of the Rías Baixas

As well We can highlight the beaches of the Rías Baixas, with its deep blue Atlantic water. The one of Rhodes stands out, that even the British newspaper The guardian considered as the most beautiful in the world, and it is not strange, once you enjoy its miles of white sand dunes.

Rhodes Beach, Cíes Islands - arousa

If you like windsurfing and water sports, the beach of A Lanzada is your choice. Deep and Atlantic waters move waves of good size to enjoy on the board. Wind lovers will enjoy as children.

In the natural area we find the beaches of A Lagoa and Temperáns. The first one looks more like a paradise in which salt and fresh water lagoons join in the middle of a varied vegetation. The second is surrounded by native trees between one of the most beautiful routes of all the Rías Baixas.

In the Vigo area we find the huge beach of Samil, with a huge width of fine, white and warm sand. You will love to walk on its dunes in front of the Atlantic blue, which here is wonderful.

As well highlights the huge beach America, with almost two kilometers in length. It is a destination very demanded by the visitors of the Rías Baixas thanks to its walk, its fine sand and its landscaped areas, which give it a huge life, both day and night.

Parks of the Rías Baixas

As well of the Rías Baixas it is worth noting the location of its national parks, such as the Maritime Terrestrial of the Atlantic Islands, which crosses islands such as Salvora, Cortegada, Oms or Cíes, through crystalline waters that would seem more like exits from the Caribbean.

Dunes of Corrubedo - Oskar Calero

We must highlight the Dunar de Corrubedo Complex and the lagoons of Carregal and Vixán, in the area of ​​A Coruña. It is located between the Rías de Arosa and Muros and Noya and has enormous dimensions between its two lagoons, that of Carregal, salt water, and that of Vixán, fresh water.

Finally, It is worth knowing Mount Aloia, in the part of Pontevedra. It has been used for all kinds of events, from war to recreation, and is the first natural park in Galicia. Today it is ideal for hiking and outdoor activities.