What to see in Catoira

Visitors who want to find a rural house in Catoira must book in advance. This type of accommodation is the most demanded and the most scarce in the area. This type of holiday rental is available from 26€ per person per night in low season. These holiday rentals are ideal for large groups and families, as a house can accommodate up to 30 people. Holiday homes of this type are the most common rental for those travelling in groups.

Catoira

In Catoira you can do many outdoor activities in the area. The Viking Pilgrimage, which takes place on the first doingo in August, has been declared of International Tourist Interest. Visiting the Towers or its fluvial walk is an activity that you cannot miss. If you also want to live a Viking experience, you can sail in the Drakkar Viking of Catoira and discover its past.

 Getting There

A very accessible site

Both by plane and car is very easy to reach Catoira. It is not very common, but it can also be reached by boat. If you want to go by car from a distance, the most common is to use the AP-9 in the direction of Pontevedra. Once nearby, it is well signposted. If you have any questions, you can follow the signs to Villagarcía de Arousa, which is quite close by.

To come by plane, you have the Airport of Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) at 52 Km or the Airport of Vigo (VGO) at 63 Km. There is also the possibility of flying from the Airport of A Coruña (LCG) at 1 hour by car. From the Airport of Oporto-Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO) is 2 hours by car (perhaps the latter is a little further away, but with more international connections).

 Where to eat

Galician Cuisine

Many travellers book in Galicia for its gastronomy. There are countless restaurants and local food sites. The furanchos are very famous and offer food at a very good price. It is the ideal place to taste a good “Pulpo A Feira”, as well as mussels, crabs, spider crabs and endless seafood. If you want the best of the best, see our article by 6 best restaurants in Pontevedra.

 Weather

Weather in Catoira

It has a temperature between 6º and 25º. It rarely drops below 2º in winter or exceeds 31º in summer. The preferred time is from June to September, where summer temperatures are excellent. In winter you have the limitation of the cold to use the beaches, but you will be able to enjoy the snow to few kilometers of the zone.

 Points of interest

Places to Visit

Catoria offers excellent leisure and cultural opportunities. You can wear a swimsuit and enjoy the famous fluvial beach, ideal for children because of its calm waters. The Viking remains of the area will not cease to surprise you, but go with time to enjoy the area, it is quite large.

Catoira Quarry

Catoira Quarry

Lagoa Das Pedras Miudas

“A Lagoa das Pedras Miudas”, better known as the Catoira Quarry. An old quarry, now converted into a recreational site. Some ducks live in the area and it is a good place to go for a picnic.

Remains West Tower Viking

West Towers

Historical-artistic monument

They are the defenses built by order of the Obisc Cresconio, after repelling a Viking attack in Catoira. They belong to the National Artistic Treasure and were restored in 1970.

Catoira River Walk

River Walk “Marismas de Catoira”

Parallel to Ulla River

Right next to the West Towers. It runs between wooden bridges and granite floors. It is a route that can be done at the same time as visiting the towers and as a connection to visit the Fluvial Beach.

River Beach of Catoira

River Beach of Catoira

A safe beach for its calm

If you want to enjoy a quiet day at the beach, this place is perfect. The waters of Ulla River, allow you to spend a day with your family in this beautiful river beach.

 Excursions and Fun

Activities to do

Catoria offers excellent leisure and cultural opportunities. You can wear a swimsuit and enjoy the famous fluvial beach, ideal for children because of its calm waters. The Viking remains of the area will not cease to surprise you, but go with time to enjoy the area, it is quite large.

Viking Drakar

Sail on a Viking Drakar

Adventure of sailing a Viking boat

In Catoira you will have the opportunity to sail in a Viking drakar, with its crew according to it. The activity lasts about 2 hours and a half and can participate a maximum of 20 people. We have packages of lodging with activities, consult us.

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