The lovely Rías 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 both Rias Altas and the Portuguese Costa Verde, just over the border. The area has been designated a Denominación de Origen for the quality of the wines produced here; the region is renowned for its wine produced from Albarino grapes. This area is misty, romantic and mysterious and covered with green hills, cosy cottages and historic houses known as Pazos and medieval castles, white beaches and stunning coastlines, so our private Rias Baixas holiday homes are never far from a point of interest, making it a perfect location to book rental properties.
Some of Spain's best surfing destinations - Rías Baixas
The Galician coast line is famous for its estuaries that flow into the ocean and its beaches are also considered to be some of Spain's best surfing and wind surfing destinations. With over forty Galician beaches receiving the coveted European Blue Flag award, it is perfect for tourists to 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 consists of seven hundred and seventy beaches in total, and stretches over 1,400 kilometres. For tourists who are planning to spend most of their time on the beach you can rent self catering Rias Baixas holiday homes including apartments and villas located in close proximity to (and thus often with spectacular views of) some of Europe's cleanest and most beautiful stretches of sand and the sea. However, if you choose a private rental property which isn't so close to the water, don't worry, as many of them have their own terrace and swimming pool for you to make use of during your stay.
Explore medieval places and idyllic woods during your stay in Rías Baixas
The hinterland is full of rushing rivers and covered with forests. This lovely, green wildness consists of meadows, eucalyptus woods and vineyards that produce wine which compliments the seafood that is brought in from the sea by the fishermen perfectly. The region is marked with petroglyphs 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 are a common feature. The people of this region are known to be superstitious and reserved, and they also consider their soil sacred. The cuisine that comes from this region is one of the best in Europe, with the best shellfish and seafood, although there are plenty of vegetables, beef, poultry and fruit produced in this area too.
The cobbled streets, small shops, restaurants and cathedral square in Santiago de Compostela contribute to the pleasant atmosphere that will greet you on your visit to the beautiful and unique Rias Baixas holiday rentals. Being the central focus of Galicia, this city 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.