A Mariña Lucense: Charm, Majestic Landscapes and Hidden Gems

Fuciño do Porco long exposure shot by A World to Travel – A Mariña Lucense itinerary

Discover the captivating region of A Mariña Lucense, a paradise on the shores of the Cantabric Sea. Revel in its majestic landscapes, historic sites, and tantalizing cuisine.

A Mariña Lucense is a picturesque region located in the northwestern part of Galicia, Spain. Known for its stunning landscapes, including pristine beaches, lush forests, and charming coastal villages; is also home to a rich cultural heritage, with historical sites, traditional Galician cuisine, and vibrant festivals.

A Mariña Lucense Highlights Map

Whether you’re looking to explore the natural beauty, indulge in delicious seafood, or immerse yourself in the local traditions, A Mariña Lucense has something for everyone.

Exploring the Coastal Towns

Ribadeo: Where Modernist Architecture Meets Tradition

El Carmen festivities in Ribadeo

Start your exploration in Ribadeo. Its old town is home to striking architectural sites like the modernist Torre de los Moreno, designed by renowned architect Julián García Núñez – a disciple of Gaudí. This masterpiece is one of the most remarkable legacies of the Indianos in the area.

Rinlo and the Breathtaking Cathedrals Beach

The awe-inspiring Cathedral’s beach at sunrise

Just a stone’s throw away, the fishermen’s village of Rinlo – home to a festive barnacles celebration in August – and the world-famous Praia das Catedrais – Cathedrals Beach – await, with its breathtaking rock formations. Don’t forget to check the tide schedule for this iconic spot, also known as Augas Santas Beach.

Barreiros and Foz: Coastal Beauty and Mountain Backdrops

Surfing in A Mariña Lucense, Galicia

Soak in the beauty of A Mariña Lucense’s stunning coastline. Take in the picturesque views of Barreiros from Comado lookout, home to gorgeous beaches like As Pasadas, Fontela, Lóngara, and Remior. Follow the scenic N-634 road to Foz, a place with plenty of water activities and beaches with stunning mountain backdrops as seen from afar like Rapadoira and Llas.

Admire the centuries-old San Martiño basilica in Alfoz and visit the celebrated Sargadelos factory in Cervo for its remarkable Galician ceramics.

Burela: A Bustling Fishing Port and Blue Path Adventure

Paper Cliffs, A Mariña Lucense

Don’t miss the bustling fishing port of Burela – don’t leave without tasting the world-famous Burela’s tuna during the season from July to September – and the renowned Blue Path, connecting quality beaches. Marvel at the beauty of Rueta’s beach between Cervo and Burela, as well as the mesmerizing Paper Cliffs in Xove. Explore San Cibrao’s peninsula with its white sand banks.

Viveiro: Medieval Charm and Coastal Scenery

In Viveiro, be enchanted by its medieval charming old town and the unique coastal scenery of its estuary, home to captivating coves and a rich seabed. Music and festival enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn that the spectacular Resurrection Fest takes place in Viveiro around the start of summer.

Main stage at Resurrection Fest, Viveiro

With its captivating lineup of bands and electrifying atmosphere, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

O Vicedo and the Stunning Beauty of Fuciño do Porco

Long exposure from O Fuciño do Porco

Conclude your journey along the coast in O Vicedo after taking in Fuciño do Porco‘s stunning beauty.

Delving into Inland Wonders

A Pontenova: Hiking Paths and Iron-infused History

For an inland adventure, start in A Pontenova, where hiking paths in the Biosphere Reserve of the Eo River, Oscos, and Terras in Burón uncover the area’s iron-infused history. Thrilling experiences await on the old rail route, now transformed into a scenic path.

Mondoñedo: Architectural Gems and Gastronomic Delights

Waterfall near Mondoñedo, in A Mariña Lucense

Then delve into Mondoñedo‘s architectural gems and indulge in the delicious local gastronomy and the delightful confectioneries made with almonds that can be found there.

A gathering place for pilgrims on the Northern Camino de Santiago, this town also has a magnificent cathedral and one of Galicia’s largest caves, Rei Cintolo.

River fish in A Mariña Lucense

Lourenzá and the Mystique of Xistral Mountains

Lose yourself in the ethereal fog of the Xistral mountains and discover Lourenzá’s monastery and captivating architecture.

O Valadouro: Castles, Hiking Trails, and Waterfalls

Climb to Castrodouro castle, go hiking in A Frouxeira, and be mesmerized by O Valadouro‘s stunning waterfalls.

Indulging in the Beauty and Charm

A Mariña Lucense is a paradise for nature lovers and those seeking a tranquil escape. Our new venture provides rural accommodation that is ideally situated to explore the region’s wonders.

Dining al fresco in Casa Feliz, Vilaronte

Staying in a Traditional Galician Home

Immerse in the beauty and charm of the region by staying in a traditional Galician stone cottage in the heart of A Mariña Lucense.

Casa Feliz is an excellent option for parties with up to 7/8 people. It has three complete bedrooms with five beds, two bathrooms, a spacious living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, parking on-site, and a private garden.

Family and pet-friendly accommodation in A Mariña Lucense

One of the great aspects of Casa Feliz is its pet-friendly policy, allowing you to bring your furry friends along. Families with little children can also request specific amenities like a cot to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay. This will ensure that even the youngest members of your family have a comfortable and secure sleeping arrangement.

From this countryside haven by the coast, you can embark on an exploration of the fantastic coastline, lush forests, majestic mountains, and picturesque rivers that make this place a true paradise on the shores of the Cantabric Sea.

Take your time to soak in the natural beauty and tranquility that this region has to offer.

Creating Lasting Memories in A Mariña Lucense

A Mariña Lucense is a watersports haven

Book your stay now on Airbnb and embark on a journey of discovery in A Mariña Lucense, where natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture await to create memories that will last a lifetime. 

For those preferring Booking, here’s the Booking.com link to Casa Feliz.