The Ferrolterra, Rias Altas Region
See & Do
This region is a genuine natural haven, offering an extraordinary array of cliffs, beaches, lighthouses, and fishing villages, all shrouded in an atmosphere of legends. Whether you seek breathtaking hikes, bicycle rides along the Atlantic with breathtaking views, beachside yoga sessions during sunrise or sunset, exceptional gastronomy, or simply a warm welcome from the friendly locals, who are eager to share their culture and traditions, you'll find happiness around every corner.
Villarrube, a charming village nestled in the heart of Ferrolterra Rias Altas, is a mere 120 kilometers away from the revered pilgrimage site of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, 70 kilometers from the bustling city of A Coruña, and just 5 kilometers from Cedeira, renowned for its gastronomy.
The Villarrube Beach, 500 meters from your doorstep, stands as one of Galicia's most exquisite coastal gems, surrounded by an enchanting natural reserve. Here, you won't find the bustling crowds of mass tourism; instead, you'll bask in the serenity of nature. At only 6 kilometers from Villarrube lies Pantin Beach, Galicia's most acclaimed surfing destination, thanks in no small part to the Pantin Classic Galicia Pro, a prestigious World Surf League professional competition.
The Sierra de A Capelada, with its awe-inspiring cliffs, is a sight to behold. A stroll through A Capelada offers an opportunity to discover the local fauna, from grazing cows and horses to the peregrine falcon, often spotted around the Garita de Herbeira. From this vantage point, you'll be treated to a spectacular view of Europe's tallest cliffs, revealing the vast expanse of the ocean.
For more information on all there is to discover during your stay in Galicia, visit the Ferrolterra Rias Altas website.
World-class surfing spots and much more
Are you seeking wild and fast-breaking waves on both sides, or do you prefer gentler waves that break on one side?
Thanks to its unique geographical location, Galicia boasts an impressive 1,300 kilometres of coastline and substantial exposure to swells. This exposure offers a multitude of options to accommodate the various swell directions and winds that affect the Galician coast.
The diversity of waves in Galicia is truly exceptional, making it one of the most consistent regions in terms of swells and winds, allowing for year-round surfing. In the vicinity of the Beachfront Surf & Holiday House alone, you'll find about a dozen prime surf spots, including Playa de Pantin, where numerous competitions are held annually, such as the Abanca Pantin Classic Galicia Pro. A bit further south, there are several spots featuring beach breaks, reefs, and slabs. During the winter and spring, when robust swells roll in, Galicia offers a wide selection of sheltered spots as well as numerous reef and slab breaks. Our personal favorite is the Vilarrube spot, offering a beautiful right-hand wave at low tide. The location is simply breathtaking, especially during sunset.
Are you curious to discover more of the surfing spots in the area? Check the surf map.
Culture & Nature
The Camino de Santiago or the path to San Andrés de Teixido, scenic bike rides along the coast, off-road mountain biking adventures, hidden Indian heritage and mystical sanctuaries, lighthouses, and untamed beaches, a breathtaking coastline, and exceptional culinary experiences.
Explore our social media for activity and excursion ideas. Additionally, on the Ferrolterra Rias Altas website, you'll find a variety of activity suggestions for your Galician getaway.