The Rias Baixas region consists of the southern part of the province of La Coruna and and all of Pontevedra province in the autonomous community of Galicia, located in north western Spain and next to the coastline of Rias Altas. The area has been designated a Denominacion de Origen for the quality of the wines produced here, the region is renowned for its wine produced from the Albarino grapes. This area is misty, romantic and mysterious and covered with green hills, historic houses known as Pazos and medieval castles, white beaches and beautiful coast lines so our Rias Baixas holiday accommodation is never far from a point of interest.
The Galician coast line is famous for its estuaries that flow into the ocean and its beaches are also considered to be one of Spain's best surfing and wind surfing destinations. With over forty Galician beaches receiving the coveted European Blue Flag award, tourists can practice windsurfing and surfing from clean white sandy beaches that are exposed to the open ocean like those at San Jorge, Valdovino, and Pantin found in the Upper Baixas. The coast line consists of seven hundred and seventy beaches and stretches over 1,400 kilometres. For tourists who are planning to spend most of their time on the beach you can rent Rias Baixas holiday villas located in close proximity to some of Europe's cleanest and most beautiful beaches. If Spanish surfing destinations are what you're looking for, then why not check out the wonderfully wavy beaches on Fuerteventura's coast.
The hinterland is full of rushing rivers and is covered with forests. This green wildness consists of meadows, eucalyptus woods and vineyards that produce wine that compliments the sea food that is brought in by the fishermen. The region is marked with petroglyphs that are carved into rocks, convents and churches, medieval monasteries, Roman bridges and Celtic settlements. In a place where folklore and Christian tradition are inseparable, old crucifixes made of stone is a common feature. The people of this region are known to be superstitious and reserved and they also consider their soil sacred. The food from this region is one of the best in Europe with the finest shellfish and seafood coming from here. There are plenty of vegetables, beef cattle, poultry and fruit produced in this area.
The cobbled streets, small shops, restaurants and cathedral square in Santiago contribute to the pleasant atmosphere that will greet you on your visit to the beautiful and unique Rias Baixas holiday apartments. Being the focal point of Galicia, it serves as the entry point to the region as it has an international airport. The two other airports are found in Vigo and La Coruna.