Catro Faros is the definitive luxury vacation rental: contemporary architecture, light filled and spacious rooms, and truly impressive views from so many vantage points around the house, particularly as you relax around the pool. This is a hi-tech house - it took a little while to figure out the multiple ways to open the windows and doors, the numerous window shade remote controls, appliances, and sound system, but after a couple of days, it was second nature.
Given the abundant Galician seafood readily available from a nearby fish market and supermercados, we made extensive use of the kitchen and bbq, enjoying many delicious alfresco meals. And for your daily bread, it’s an easy walk to the best panaderia in the area, Panaderia A. Castro – say hi to the warm and welcoming Beatrice and tell her the bread baker from Los Angeles sent you.
The location is ideal for short drives to Combarro (our favorite fishing village), A Illa de Arousa (fabulous rock formations at low tide) and Ruta da Pedra e da Auga (a gorgeous riverwalk, part of the Portugese Way), and longer drives to A Guarda (Celtic settlement), Tui (medieval town), and Valenca (Portugal). It’s less than an hour to Santiago de Compostela, and from there it’s worth the trip to Muxia (where granite meets the sea) and Finisterre (the western most point in Spain). Despite many worthwhile day trips, there were many days we preferred to just enjoy the house, pool and incredible view.
Patricia was a friendly and responsive host. She was always available via Whatsapp to provide advice or recommendations. When asked about the best cabrito restaurant in the area, she said she’d ask around - she pointed us to Casa Pipeiro in Ponte Caldelas, which had absolutely the best cabrito. We’re real foodies and found many very innovative fine dining restaurants within a 30 minute drive whose meals easily competed with some our of best around the world. One of Patricia’s favorites also became ours - Pepe Veiras in Raxo.
Our stay was perfect. We’ve recommended Catros Faros to our friends and will definitely stay there next time in Galicia.