O Grove

Tourism in O Grove, Pontevedra

In Galicia Villas we have proposed to convert O Grove into a special visit for all those who do not know it . Here we offer you 18 reasons to visit it, going through its beaches, free activities, excursions of all kinds and places to eat.

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O Grove

O Grove Map

O Grove is located on a small peninsula in the eastern part of Salnés, at the beginning of the Arousa Estuary, in Galicia. It is a municipality belonging to the province of Pontevedra, with a privileged location in the heart of the Galician Rías Baixas , a place that stands out for its history and traditional fishing..

 Free Activities

Tourist Attractions in O Grove

If you visit the Grove with children, an obligatory visit is the Children’s Park Village of two Grobits in La Toja. Taking advantage of this visit you can see the Ermita da Toja, popular for its facade of conchas de viera. If you visit Punta Moreira , you will have the Museo da Salga and the Paseo Escultórico .

Hermitage of the seashells in La Toja

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Hermitage of the seashells in La Toja

Also known as Chapel of the Shells

Located in the Isle of Toja, and belonging to the village of O Grove. It was built for San Caralimpio and the Virgen del Carmen. It stands out because its structure is decorated with scallop shells and its conservation level is very high. Don’t forget to write your name on a shell, !NO is a tradition!. This custom spread among visitors, and although many posters warn against it, not everyone can read.

Os Grobits Village

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Os Grobits Village

Free playground

The Grobits are beings that live in the depths of the thermal waters in the Island of the Toja. On some special days, the soil of the well is transformed into water and the grobits rise up the well. They walk among the centenary pines, playing among them and when they are tired, they go to these houses to rest.

Miradoiro da Siradella

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Miradoiro da Siradella

Great views from the height

If you want the best views of the area, visiting the Mirador de Siradella is your best option. It also has the Xiradella Interpretation Centre. From here we can see the Atlantic Islands, the cove of O Vao and the famous beach of A Lanzada.

Punta Moreira

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Punta Moreira

The place with the most options

If a place is going to surprise you, that’s Punta Moreira. Besides having a pretty beach , it has many leisure options nearby. First you will have the Aquarium followed by the Museo da Salazon and a Walk full of Sculptures. It has a good car park, a place to eat in “A de Roque” and the Centro da Interpretación da Conserva.

Sculpture Walk

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Punta Moreiras Sculpture Set

Sculpture Walk

The Punta Moreira Sculpture Complex offers 42 pieces that recreate us through the marine tradition. Made by the “Escola de Canteiros de Pontevedra”, they are elements that take us to the memory of the sailors, their way of life and their culture.

Salting History

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Museo da Salga

Salting History

The Museo da Salga has several spaces where the fish salting process used between the 18th and 19th centuries is explained. It is very close to the aquarium and includes an ethnographic exhibition on the marine history of O Grove and the fishing gear.

 The Best Arenals

O Grove Beaches

There is no doubt that both Sanxenxo and O Grove compete for the best beaches in Pontevedra. Although the former has sandbanks more focused on aquatic activities and relaxation, the Grove offers us the ideal complement with international prestige. Starting from one of the most famous beaches for surfers, such as A Lanzada, we continue with recognized and appreciated sites such as dogs beach.

As Pipas in Reboredo, Area Grande, Area da Cruz and Raeiros. Most of them have plenty of places to eat nearby, good parking and spectacular views.

A Lanzada Beach

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A Lanzada Beach

Pontevedra’s most famous surf spot

Visit the A Lanzada Beach, O Grove’s most popular. Enjoy its dune landscape of fine white sand, there you can see birds such as black and colimbos. It is also the Mecca of Surfing in the area. There are several surf schools on this beach, and every day you will see both amateurs and experts enjoying the waves. Don’t worry about this, as it has more than 2 kilometers of open sea sand. It has a wooden promenade that will allow us to walk the area from side to side. It has one of the largest free car parks in the area, although it is very crowded.

Dogs Beach

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Dogs Beach

The best beach for dogs in Galicia

The dogs have a special treatment in Galicia and have their own beach. Dedicated to all of us who like to take our dogs to enjoy the sand and the sun. It has good parking space and plenty of space for dogs to run and play.

Das Pipas Beach

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Das Pipas Beach

Reboredo Area

This is a very good choice, as the Pipe Area Beach is protected from wind and currents. It has easy access and measures about 125 meters. At high tide there are about 20 metres of sand along the width, which is more than enough to enjoy the day. Like the previous ones, the environment is rural.

Area Grande Beach

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Area Grande

Area Grande Beach

The Big Area beach is located in a rural environment and has a sheltered sandbank. It is about 300 meters long and at high tide, about 30 meters wide. It is excellent for access by car or on foot.

Area da Cruz Beach

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Area da Cruz

Area da Cruz Beach

On the Beach of Area da Cruz we will find fine white sand in a straight line. Located in a semi-urban environment of San Vicente de O Grove, we can enjoy its calm waters. It may have a bit of wind, depending on the day. You can see the Island of Ons and has dunes at the end of the sand. It has an anchorage area for boats.

Raeiros Beach

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Raeiros

Raeiros Beach

One of the least known, but preferred by those who prefer to ride a bicycle. At Raeiros Beach we will find unparalleled views of Ons Island. It is open to the sea and is about 670 metres long. It is about 30 metres wide at high tide and can be reached both by car and on foot.

 What to visit in O Grove?

Excursions and places of interest

If you have time, a good choice is the O Grove Aquarium , where you can appreciate the maritime wealth and techniques used in Galician fishing.

For excursion lovers, we have the tourist train that walks the streets 3 times a day and stops at places of interest. If you prefer an excursion by the sea, in the Port of O Grove you have boat trips that depart constantly.

Boat trips

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Boat trips

Enjoy a boat trip along the Estuary of Arousa

In O Grove you will find cruises like the one that goes along the Ría de Arousa and the Ría Ulla. They are made in Catamarans that have advanced technology to offer even views of the bottom of the sea. You will be able to enjoy on board a dining room service and a very pleasant outdoor deck.

You also have an option to have dinner with seafood on board one of them. The menu includes typical Galician dishes such as empanada, spider crabs, ox, zamburiñas, etc. All the information and reservations can be made at Puerto del Grove.

O Grove Tourist Train

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O Grove Tourist Train

Tour the city on the Tourist Train

Touring the village of O Grove and A Toxa Island by train. It’s a fun activity that’s perfect for enjoying the day with friends or family. They usually do about 3 daily tours, one in the morning, another at noon and one in the afternoon.

Your departure is from the Port in O Grove, the same place as the departure of the Catamarans.

Grove Aquarium

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Grove Aquarium

A journey through the maritime culture of the area

Visit the Grove Aquarium, and learn about the biodiversity of the Galician estuaries. It is located in Punta Moreira. The aquarium has views you can’t miss.

Now offer a unique experience to dive with sharks inside the aquarium. In the company of diving instructors, you will be able to dive and swim with the sharks.

 Places to Eat

Where to Eat in O Grove?

Culler de Pau

Culler de Pau

Top Restaurant

This restaurant is modern and bright, overlooks the estuary and has a tasting menu. Its food is Mediterranean, and it also offers an excellent service. You will find dishes such as ronsel with sea ox , a hake with meuniere sauce, or beef sirloin. Its price is around 75,00€ per person without pairing.

Don Mexilon II

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Don Mexilon II

Intermediate price

Medium price you will find Don Mexilon II, located on Avenida Beiramar 51. Of this restaurant highlights the seafood barbecue with lobster , prawns, razors, zamburiñas and their insuperable cockles.

Balcón de Floreano

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El Balcón de Floreano

Best value for money

If you have a tight budget, it is best to visit El Balcón de Floreano. Its dishes are around 10,00 €, so you can eat at a very affordable price. His secret of pork, the chuletillas and the entrecot of veal. If you prefer seafood, order the zamburiñas, razor or sole.

 Climate and Weather

Weather in O Grove

O Grove is characterized by a very good climate during most of the year. Its best season is from May to September, where the sun can give us some wonderful beach days. In winter we will have a somewhat colder climate, but with its offer of thermal waters and spas we can also enjoy.

O Grove, Spain

 How to get there

Visit O Grove

To get to O Grove we must do it by car, although we can also do it by boat thanks to its many ports and anchorages. If you come from afar, we will use the AP-9 in the direction of Sanxenxo/O Grove.

If you are coming by plane to Spain and landing nearby, you have the Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) about 52 Km and the Vigo Airport (VGO) 63 Km. A little further away, but fully valid you have the Airport of A Coruña (LCG) at 1 hour by car. From the Airport of Oporto-Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO) you have 2 hours by car (perhaps from Oporto it is a little further, but has more international flights).