Best places to stay
Santiago de Compostela
Ría de Muros y Noia
Centuries ago artisans craved out great slabs of granite from the mountains and built their homes on the ría. These old stone houses provided cool comfort in the hot summer months and insulated warmth in the winter. A dozen or so have been beautifully restored to offer up the perfect home base from which to explore the ría. Most offer B&B and evening meals.
1. JALLAMBAU RURAL
2. HOTEL PUNTA UÍA
Ph: (+34) 981 826 083/ 605 940 234
Address: Lugar de Miraflores, Jallambau, 51. Muros 15250.
A small but cozy rural house that sits right at the top of the hill behind the fishing village of Muros: It is a steep decent to the town centre but the views from the Casa are spectacular and the location perfect for trips to some of the best beaches in the ría.
Ph: (+34) 981 765 531/ 606 690 784
Address: Brión de Arriba, Outes, 15230.
One of the best rural house renovations in the area: Zuleiro can be found just beyond the small town of Outes and off of the coastal road. Ensuring easy access to both the north and south sides of the Ria. Within its grounds it also has a small stand alone renovated house, which is perfect for romantic couples or those with very young children. They also provide a much needed massage service!
4. CASA PEDROLO
Ph: (+34) 981 850 260/ 661 726 444
Address: Lourido, Matasueiro, Outes, 15230.
Is one of the largest rural houses in the area and can be found in the mountains and valleys that surround Serra de Outes. It’s a great place to stay for those who love the countryside and offers up activities for guests to explore the beautiful natural surroundings.
5. CASA PERFEUTO MARÍA
Ph: (+34) 981 851 009/ 650 895 038.
Address: Cabana Moura, San Orente, Outes, 15237.
Has one of the best reputations for rural dining in the area and resides a short distance from Outes. Casa Perfeuto Maria is a few kilometers inland and pitched into a valley. A stay at this casa is a real life rural adventure, sitting as it does in an old world village: It is beautifully restored, cozy and quaint and has a lovely family feel to its being: A perfect well-fed base from which to explore both the countryside and the coast.
6. CASA DA RONCHA
Ph: (+34) 981 823 551/ 629 783 723
Address: A Igrexa, Santa María de Argalo, Noia, 15200.
If the rural side of life appeals, then try Casa da Roncha on the south side of the Ria and just a few kilometers from Noia. Nestled at the top of an old ancient village, it has great views and an abundance of picturesque hiking trails within close proximity.
7. CASA DO TORNO
Ph: (+34) 981 842 074/ 669 639 499
Address: O Torno, Santa María Argalo, Noia, 15200.
It´s a classic old Galician stone house and one of the first in the area to offer travelers accommodation: With great views of the ría and a lovely old home feel to it, it is perfectly placed to access the south side of the ría and Noia.
8. CASA DO FIEIRO
Ph: (+34) 654 455 772.
Address: Roo de Abaixo, Outes, 15230.
If you have time on your hands, then why not rent a complete country house for a few days? GoGalicia offer two of the finest renovations in the area. These beautifully restored houses can sleep up to eight people at a time and have their own private swimming pools and games rooms with pool tables. Both houses: Casa Roo and Casa Piloto are situated in the tiny village of Roo de Abaixo, just three kilometers from Praia de Broña. The delightful landscaped gardens offer complete privacy and the opportunity to fire up the perfect afternoon BBQ.
Country living has never been so accessible or luxurious and with the houses available from just 200 euros a night, it is an experience that is pleasantly affordable.
Ph: (+34) 981 855 005/ 620 816 371
Address: O Uía, Esteiro, Muros, 15240.
More of a hotel than a rural house, Punta Uia resides close to the coastal road and the family beach of Esteiro: Charming old fashioned hospitality, a respected kitchen and great balcony views of the Ria combine to ensure you have a very pleasant stay indeed.
3. CASA DO ZULEIRO
Ph: (34) 981 824 994/ 630 494 573
Address: O Fieiro, Miñortos, Porto do Son, 15218.
Situated on the hill that resides over the small town of Boa, this rural house has plenty of rooms, great views and easy access to the beautiful beaches on the south side of the ría.
9. CASA DO TARELA
Ph: (+34) 981 825 441/ 654 230 404.
Address: Maxide, s/n. Lousame. 15214.
Situated inland from Noia and 5 kilometers from the beaches, Casa do Tarela has been beautifully restored offering countryside comfort at its best. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and hiking trails, one can also hire mountain bikes from the Casa.
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