If you are looking for a holiday destination that combines the mountains and the coast, look no further than Pontevedra in the Galicia region of north west Spain. You can stand on the viewing points on the mountain and get a view of the stunning landscape, along the Rias Baixas estuary. There are a number of Pontevedra accommodation options that are designed to make the most of the views. There is a choice of fully serviced and self-catering holiday apartments in Pontevedra.
Nature lovers will not be able to get enough of Islas Atlanticas National Park which boasts magnificent beaches. History lovers will love going back in time via the Romanesque Route to see age-old treasures such as pazos, majestic Galician mansions and well as the megalithic monuments of Marin. There's also the rock engravings at Poio and Vilaboa and the beaches of La Guardia, Cambados, Sanxenxo and the Illa de Arousa. The capital itself, Pontevedra, is a renowned historic centre. There are holiday apartments in Pontevedra for those who want to immerse themselves in history.
Tourists also love the festivities that are a throwback to ancestral traditions. One popular festival is a round-up of wild horses in a festival known as A Rapa das bestas that is held in Sabucedo. There's also the Viking Pilgrimage in Catoira. Both are International Tourist Interest festivals. Another festival is the Exaltation of Shellfish from O Grove. The gastronomy event celebrates shellfish from the area and is always accompanied with Albarion, the typical local wine, that is the focus of the Rías Baixas Wine Route. Pontevedra accommodation is also within easy reach of other places to visit too as the province borders the province of A Coruna, also in Galicia, as well as the country Portugal: Great for those wanting to travel around and really get the most from your holiday.