5 places in galicia for nature lovers
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5 places in galicia for nature lovers
Do you love getting lost in the woods, walking among ancient and majestic trees or disconnecting by listening to the birds singing and breathing the fresh air?
If the answer is yes, we invite you to read our guide on the routes through the virgin areas of Galicia. We recommend places to see in Galicia to rest from the hum of the cities. Feel Galicia with us!
the coast da morte, the best of the 5 places in Galicia
As one of the most emblematic places to see in Coruña, the Costa da Morte offers us numerous routes with wonderful landscapes.
The Costa da Morte is located northwest of the Galician coast, has deserted beaches, cliffs that will leave you breathless and, in addition, it is in Costa de Morta where the famous Finisterre is located, the end of the world according to the ancient Romans.
There you can contemplate nature, as well as find traces of history in the monuments located in the area.
The essential places to visit in this region are: Seaia beach, Lic Río Anllóns, Ponteceso; Cabo San Adrián; Balarés beach; Monte Branco (a viewpoint with beautiful views over the Costa da Morte); enjoy the views from the beautiful cliffs of O Roncudo and approach the famous Roncudo lighthouse or swim in the natural pool of Roncudo; Soesto beach (a wide cove with soft sand and without too many people); Traba lagoon; Cabo Vilán; Cape Finisterre.
In addition, for those who are curious about the history of Beautiful Galicia, we recommend visiting the fortress of Las Torres de Mens, the Romanesque church of Santiago built in the 12th century or Towers of Vimianzo; castro da Cibdá and the famous dolmen of Dombate, (two archaeological sites); the sanctuary of the Virxe da Barca in Muxía.
Read also: DISCOVER THE COSTA DA MORTE
Penedos de Pasarela e Traba
Penedos de Pasarela e Traba is a protected landscape that is located in A Coruña, one of the provinces of Galicia.
It is a series of natural sculptural ensembles that surround the Traba Valley. The constructions of the rocks reach up to 274 meters high and have spectacular and unusual shapes that, with the play of lights form different images.
Sisargas are an archipelago formed by three independent islands: the Grande, the Chica and the Malante which is declared a Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA).
The islands are located north of the Costa da Morte.
It is an interesting place to visit because it has examples of endemic flora such as several types of Armeria maritima. In addition, walking through the islands we can observe several species of seabirds, such as the seagull or the common plough that find refuge in Las Sisargas
Ancares and Courel
Ancares and Courel form a greener area that you can find during your holidays in Galicia.
In this territory there are several emblematic forests (Aciñeiral de Cruzul (Becerreá), the Souto de Agüeira (As Nogais), the Devesa de Rogueira (Seoane do Courel) and the Forest of Cabana Vella (Cervantes). Walking along its paths you will cross valleys and mountains while enjoying its impressive flora passing under the leaves of oaks, chestnut trees and towering birches.
But be careful and respect nature! You’re not just there! Wild boars, foxes, wolves, roe deer and even bears have lived in these forests for centuries. So, enjoy your trip, but don’t make them angry by yelling or throwing garbage.
Parque Nacional Marítimo-Terrestre das Illas Atlánticas
A national park that we recommend is the Parque Nacional Marítimo-Terrestre das Illas Atlánticas.
It is a protected natural area comprising Islas Cíes, Ons, Sálvora and Cortegada, located in the provinces of La Coruña and Pontevedra.
Its landscape is wonderful, some compare its beaches with white sand and turquoise water, transparent with the beaches of Caríbe (although with fresher water).
In addition to the beautiful beaches, in the Park of the Atlantic Islands you will find pine forests, mysterious caves and viewpoints with stunning views. Undoubtedly one of the essential places to see in Coruña.