INFORMATION ABOUT AROUSA NORTE
Arousa Norte, also known as O Barbanza region, is composed of the town councils of Rianxo, Boiro, A Pobra do Caramiñal and Riveira, located on the north area of the Ría de Arousa, in the province of A Coruña. This territory, of about 244.40 km² has a population of 70,000 and benefits from an economical, cultural and social dynamism which is increasing more and more. Its economy, although traditionally related to fishing, is going through a remarkable change in the four councils, where the service sector is head of economic activity.
Arousa Norte is becoming first in destination order in the province of A Coruña, because it offers numerous attractions for every kind of visitor and has a wide and varied natural, cultural and gastronomic wealth.
There are 24 beaches, 5Km of coast, 2500 acres of protected natural areas and the largest moving dune of the northwest of Spain, as well as excellent gastronomy and all kinds of sport activities and leisure.
You can take part in gastronomical events, popular holidays, great hicking routes and the world renown Xacobean Route.
Arousa-Norte is a literary land. Cradle of writers such as Valle-Inclán, Castelao, Dieste or Manuel Antonio, and inspiration for many of their works.
WHAT TO SEE
Sálvora Island , Riveira
Declared part of the Atlantic Islands Land-Maritime National Park of Galicia in 2002, it is the fourth biggest Galician island, known as the “diamond that the Ría de Arousa adds to the National Park”. Access: can be only done by boat.
Natural Park of Corrubedo Dune Complex and Lagoons of Carregal and Vixán , Riveira
It is located on the most rugged coastline of Riveira Town Council. The park spreads on an extension of 1 hectare, where we can see a mobile dune 1 km long, the brackish water lagoon of Carregal and the fresh water lagoon of Vixán. Besides, we can enjoy more than 5 km of coastline with several coast dune ridges.
A Curota Viewpoint , A Pobra do Caramiñal
Declared Natural Site of National Interest Peak of almost 500 m of height (487 m) from which we can enjoy a panoramic view of Arousa Norte and all the Ría of Arousa, from the Town Councils of the Pontevedra province side, the Atlantic Islands Land-Maritime National Park with the islands of Sálvora, Ons and Cíes to the south, and the Ría of Muros and Noia and Fisterra to the north.
Pedras River Natural Pools , A Pobra do Caramiñal
It is one of the most important river courses in the land. In its descent to the estuary it forms a set of natural pools and small waterfalls where different leisure activities can be practiced, from bathing and hiking to mountain biking or adventure sports such as canoeing.
WHAT TO DO
You can enjoy Arousa Norte in different ways like :
Maritime, Urban and Natural routes, as well as water sports and scuba diving activities and guided visits.
CULTURAL PLACES TO VISIT
Interpretation centre of Coastal Ecosystems in Galicia (CIELGA)- House of Coast , Riveira
Archaeological Centre of Barbanza , Boiro
Valle-Inclán Museum , A Pobra do Caramiñal
Sea Museum , Rianxo
Interpretation Centre of the Periurban Park of St. Roque , Riveira
Council of Museum Room of Riveira
Esculpture Museum "De Nós Nuco" of Rianxo
Artes Museum of Engraving and Digital Print , Riveira
Casa Mariñeira , A Pobra do Caramiñal
Etnographical Museum of Artes , Riveira
Sea Active Classroom - “Santiago Gallego Picard” , Rianxo