Destination guide

Gone Galician—Pontevedra's old-world charm

Nestled between the Lerez River and an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, Pontevedra's a lively, walkable city that's known for its ancient ruins, renowned winemaking, and a number of annual art and culture festivals. The historic Old Town features public squares lined with ornate buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, and the waterfront Paseo Maritimo offers plenty of space for biking and walking. With a Pontevedra vacation rental, you'll be within easy reach of Galicia's must-see sights, including the Museo de Pontevedra, Montalvo Beach, and the historic Ruinas de San Domingos.

Things to do

Old news is good news in historic Pontevedra

With almost a thousand years of history in the area, it's no surprise that Pontevedra's got plenty to see and do. At the Museo de Pontevedra, you can take a journey through Spanish history with a permanent collection that includes national and Galician art from as far back as the Middle Ages. Feeling thirsty? Wine lovers can check out the Palacio de Fefinanes Winery, a long-standing winery that's housed in a striking 17th-century Renaissance building, just a short hop from your Pontevedra vacation rental.

Activities

Having a swell time on Pontevedra's coast

Thanks to the nearby Ria de Pontevedra, Pontevedra offers easy access to a number of scenic beaches. Lourido Beach is 1 of the closest, but if you're up for the drive, the lively Montalvo Beach on the Atlantic coast is always worth the trip. Here, you'll find a long white-sand beach that's a hit with visitors of all ages, and you can find everything from boating and sunbathing to camping, hiking, and fishing. Back in town, you can explore the countless restaurants, bars, and shops of downtown's narrow stone streets, or catch a live performance at the ornate Teatro Principal.

Weather

Temperate times in mild, maritime Pontevedra

Pontevedra has a humid oceanic climate, with warm summers and mild winters, as well as occasional winter storms and regular rainfall between fall and spring. Summers are dry, with average highs around 79 degrees in July and August. The wetter, cooler winters are relatively mild, with average temperatures between 43 degrees and 57 degrees in January and February. With its mild year-round climate, Pontevedra's a hit with both summer sun-seekers and winter visitors escaping colder climes elsewhere, and you'll find that prices for Pontevedra vacation rentals don't change much from 1 season to the next.

Natural features

Water, water everywhere—Pontevedra's waterfront

In the Galicia region of northwestern Spain, Pontevedra's bounded to the north by the Lerez River, and to the west by the Ria de Pontevedra, a broad inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. To the east, you'll find rolling hills, wooded mountainsides, and low-lying peaks. Pontevedra itself is fairly dense, with low stone buildings, cobbled streets, and a bounty of centuries-old architecture in the city center. It's located within the scenic Rias Baixas area, known for its estuarine inlets and hilly peninsulas along the Atlantic coast, as well as plenty of sandy, secluded beaches.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Pontevedra

The nearest airport is in Vigo (VGO-Peinador), located 14.2 mi (22.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Santiago de Compostela (SCQ-Lavacolla), which is 34.2 mi (55.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Pontevedra Station. Catch a ride on the metro at Pontevedra Bus Station to easily navigate the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Pontevedra?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 641 vacation rentals near Pontevedra. From 175 Houses to 106 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pontevedra for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pontevedra?

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

  • Teis: 31 vacation rentals
  • Santiago de Vigo: 37 vacation rentals
  • Coia: 17 vacation rentals
  • María Auxiliadora: 33 vacation rentals
  • Casco Vello: 20 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pontevedra?

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

  • Pontevedra (PTE-Pontevedra Train Station): 864 vacation rentals
  • Pontevedra Marina: 893 vacation rentals
  • Ruins of Santo Domingo Church: 893 vacation rentals
  • Museo de Pontevedra: 889 vacation rentals
  • Praza de Lena: 889 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pontevedra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Pontevedra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 175 Houses in Pontevedra. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pontevedra include:

  • Cottages: 106 rentals available
  • Villas: 32 rentals available
  • Chalets: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pontevedra?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 180 vacation rentals with pool available in Pontevedra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.