1. THAT´S VILAGARCIA
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 that´s Vilagarcía

Vilagarcía, capital of the Arousa Bay and natural harbour of Santiago de Compostela, has a population of almost 35.000 inhabitants, so it is the eighth city in Galicia. Because of its geographical characteristics, Vilagarcía has become a focus of attention for many people who choose this city to establish their residence (main, second or holiday one).

And this is not by chance. Few cities can offer a situation and a climate as those that Vilagarcía enjoys, at the seaside and without extreme temperatures. The town also has harbour, railway station, thirty-minute distant airport, hospital, exhibition site, a rich historical and artistic patrimony, a gastronomy which is in the elite of Galicia, traditional business and chain stores, beach and yachting harbour –both with the Blue Flag conceded by the UE-, Green Flag awarding the sustainable development of the city, promenade, sports complex with swimming pool and athletics stadium, several gardens and parks, local Fiestas of Tourist Interest and an extensive and varied free-time, cultural and sports offer.

For all this reasons, Vilagarcía de Arousa is a perfect place to live quietly, with all the commodities of a city without its stress and with the chance of enjoying the free time offer of the main Galician cities with no need of great travelling. Definitely, it is a place with quality of life.

For the same reasons, Vilagarcía is a perfect place to establish our centre if we want to have an unforgettable holiday in Galicia. Vilagarcía, whose Fiestas have been declared of Tourist Interest (San Roque procession, Water Festival, Carril’s Clam Festival, Naval Battle of fireworks, Craft Albariño Wine Festival...), is half-an-hour distant from Santiago (World Heritage) and from Vigo, with its free-time and shopping proposals; 25 kilometres away from Pontevedra, the provincial capital; 12 km. from Cambados (Albariño Wine Festival and historical area); 30 km. from O Grove (Shellfish Festival) and A Toxa (Grand Hotel and spa); 8 km. from Catoira (Viking Festival); 25 km. from Sanxenxo (centre of the Galician tourism); and just an hour away from Portugal by main road.

Besides, it is easy in Vilagarcía to practice any kind of sport. The majority of hotels of the town have an agreement with the Golf Club of Meis (12 kilometres away), the first Galician public Golf Club, of which the Town Council is main partner. And Vilagarcía and its bay are a paradise for people fond of sailing and water sports.

Nice climate, cordiality, exceptionally good situation, quality of life, historical heritage, gastronomy, leisure, yachting sports, urban beach, local Fiestas of Tourist Interest... all this and more is offered to the traveller by Vilagarcía, City of Arousa, Sea of Compostela.