Do you know the Galician Caribbean?

A casa de AldánIt is not necessary to travel 8.000 km to enjoy paradisiacal beaches. Galicia, is a land that keeps many secrets, like turquoise and virgin coves, without crowds, where to spend the perfect holiday. Welcome to the Galician Caribbean. Welcome to Aldan’s estuary.

Every year, more and more people fall in love with this paradise of the Rias Baixas. The estuary of Aldán is delimited by the Udra cape, in Bueu, and Punta Couso, in Cangas. And between one and the other, there are more than 20 coves of fine white sand beaches. Many, unknown even to neighbours, authentic deserted beaches due to their difficult access by land, but not by sea 😉

Galician Caribbean

The water is warmer and the beaches are more sheltered from the wind. Here is a selection of our favorite places:

West shore: Arneles, Pinténs, San Xián, Pipín, Castiñeiras and Areabrava beaches

If you want to eat well, the beach bar Castiñeiras is exceptional. Although many stockpile a traditional pie at Panadería Iglesias. The ‘lacón con grelos’ pie is famous in the zone. If you are adventurous, after Areabrava there is a cave in the rocks, which is easy to access with our paddle surf board.

Galician Caribbean

Galician Caribbean


Orient shore: Areacova, Francón, Menduíña and Lagoelas beaches

Among its special corners are the Chiringo Atlántico, on Francón beach, where there are concerts daily. The sunsets are absolutely spectacular. Another proposal is the terrace of the Menduíña restaurant, right on the beach.

To eat something more elaborate, we recommend O Con de Aldán, at the end of the port. Seafood and fresh fish daily and its terrace is amazing! The owners are the same as A casa de Aldán, an old salazon factory turned into a hotel. Completely incredible.

Galician Caribbean
A casa de Aldán
Galician Caribbean
Castiñeiras beach
Galician Caribbean
Chiringo Atlántico
Galician Caribbean
Menduíña Restaurant

Punta Couso: beaches only accessible by sea

In the final stretch are the authentic deserted beaches. Even the neighbors doesn’t know exactly where they are but we know where they are many 😉

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If you have a vacation in September, or like to explore new destinations for  summer 2020, in Charter Terranova we propose an alternative to discover these beaches without problems to leave the car in the saturated parkings and get to a beach where no one has been.

On our route ‘Caribe Gallego’, we will sail through all these corners. Discover the new trendy holiday destination in the north of the Iberian peninsula.

In case we haven’t convinced you yet, this is the plan of billionaire Amancio Ortega every summer. You can dock next to his impressive yacht on Arneles Beach 😉

DURATION: 2 days.

  • 1st day: Vigo – Limens – Nerga – Barra – Aldán.
  • 2nd day: Visit to the various beaches in Aldán (Pinténs, Menduiña, Castiñeiras beach, etc) and return to Vigo.

PRICE: from 1250€.


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