Destination guide

Galicia is unlike anywhere else in Spain

This autonomous north-west corner of Spain is unlike the rest of the country. It's got its own dialect and distinct Celtic culture, which can be seen in its architecture, people and cuisine. It's best known as the last stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail, which winds its way through Northern Spain to Santiago. But there's so much more to Galicia – a wild 800-mile coastline made up of unexplored coves and secluded bays, ancient medieval castles and row-upon-row of vines producing fine Galician wines best paired with the region's famously good Atlantic seafood.

Activities

Hike the Camino de Santiago in Galicia

Topping most people's travel bucket list is a hike along the UNESCO Camino de Santiago trail, an ancient pilgrimage route which snakes across the country and into France. If you don't have the time to walk the entire thing, you can hike along a leg of it to the finishing point in Santiago de Compostela. Along the 800 miles of coves and golden beaches there's a whole host of water sports available, including some of Spain's best surf which rolls in off the Atlantic and calm bays with perfect kite surfing conditions.

Weather

Galicia is Spain with 4 seasons

Unlike much of Spain, which receives countless hours of sunshine, Galicia's climes are a little more like Northern Europe. You can easily experience all 4 seasons in one day when you're out on the mountainous hiking trails and rainfall is commonplace. Don't let this put you off. The downpours make it one of Spain's greenest places and if you catch the weather right in summer, you can experience beautiful blue skies and bright sunshine. A little earlier in spring, after the thaws of winter, the landscapes of blooming wildflower bursts into color.

Natural features

6 wildlife-filled parks to explore in Galicia

Galicia's weather might not measure up to the rest of Spain, but the dramatic landscape surely does. When you stay in a Galicia vacation rental, you can expect a wonderful mix of Atlantic forests, steep canyons and glistening lagoons. There are 6 natural parks in this north-west corner of the country, all of which have their own merits. Fragas do Eume is known for its forests and fauna, while the rolling Dunes of Corrubedo Natural Park is like nowhere else you've been in Spain. Alternatively, for soaring limestone peaks, caverns and lush green valleys, try the Serra de Encina de Lastra.

Where to stay around Galicia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,349 vacation rentals near Galicia. From 689 Houses to 425 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Galicia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Galicia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Galicia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santiago de Compostela: 179 vacation rentals
  • Vigo: 324 vacation rentals
  • Pontevedra: 574 vacation rentals
  • Province of La Coruña: 1,002 vacation rentals
  • Sanxenxo: 577 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Galicia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Galicia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Galicia:

  • Santiago de Compostela: 179 rentals
  • Vigo: 324 rentals
  • Pontevedra: 574 rentals
  • Sanxenxo: 577 rentals
  • Ourense: 55 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Galicia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Galicia are:

  • Vigo Airport (VGO): 715 vacation rentals
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ): 217 vacation rentals
  • A Coruna Airport (LCG): 239 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Galicia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Galicia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • La Coruna (YJC-La Coruna-San Cristobal Train Station): 235 rentals
  • Lugo (LUY-Lugo Train Station): 41 rentals
  • Monteferro: 702 rentals
  • Vigo (YJR-Vigo-Guixar Train Station): 775 rentals
  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral: 233 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Galicia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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