Rias Baixas is a sun-drenched stretch of coast lined with sandy beaches and turquoise bays. It’s one of the most coveted beach destinations in the Galicia region and is dotted with charming towns, villages and resorts. Enjoy the postcard-perfect coastline, explore ancient castles and sip your way along the famous Rias Baixas Wine Route.
The lively city of Pontevedra is a great base for exploring Rias Baixas. Get lost in the winding streets of the Old Town and spend your evenings sipping wine at rustic tapas bars. There are some beautiful churches to visit, as well as engaging local history museums.
The famous Rias Baixas Wine Route winds across the region and is peppered with boutique vineyards. Most vineyards grow Albariño, a vibrant yet light-bodied grape with hints of nectarine, grapefruit and honeysuckle. The tiny town of Cambados is nestled in the heart of the Rias Baixas winemaking region and will charm you with its stone streets and sunny plazas.
Getting around Rias Bajas
Rias Baixas is located on the Galician coast, a 6.5-hour drive from Madrid and two hours from Porto, Portugal. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Rias Baixas at your own pace. Vigo Airport is a 40-minute drive away.