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Pontevedra is a provincial capital of the Pontevreda province. The province is composed of the city of Pontevedra and of fifteen rural parishes. 

Like much of the western coast of Galicia, Pontevedra has a temperate, rainy climate, but with peculiarities stemming from its location surrounded by mountains and the ría. Temperatures are pleasant for most of the year (mild winters and summers).  An ancient town and medieval port, Pontevedra has been described as a "definitive old gallego town". 

Sights include the pilgrim chapel in the Praza da Peregrina, the historic Zona Monumental (old city), the Praza de Leña, the market, and the Alameda, a promenade along the ría. One of Christopher Columbus' ships (the "Santa María") was built in Pontevedra.

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PONTEVEDRA FEATURED HOTELS - GALICIA, SPAIN
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Husa Villa Covelo, Poio, Pontevedra
The three-storey Husa Villa Covelo overlooks the sea on the border of Pontevedra, and is situated 1.5 kilometres from the picturesque fishing village of Combarro. Santiago de Compostela Airport is 84 kilometres away and can be reached in one hour by car.  The Husa Villa Covelo hotel features an outdoor pool and a health club that includes a gym overlooking the fjord and mountains, a sauna and a solarium. Wireless Internet access is available in the hotel's public areas. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can look after valuables in the hotel safe. A buffet breakfast is served each morning in the Villa Covelo restaurant, which offers a choice of traditional Galician dishes for lunch and dinner.  The 50 air-conditioned guestrooms are furnished in a simple style and offer sea views.
Exterior Views Parador de Pontevedra, Pontevedra
16th century renaissance palace - The Parador occupies a palace which was formerly the residence of the Counts of Maceda. In the historic centre of the city, it combines regal, noble lines with countless references to rural retreat in surroundings which invite one to explore the many coves and beaches. Distinguished, lordly and illustrious are three definitions of the interior, with a plethora of fine details, antiques and regal furnishings, and relaxing garden views. The carved stone staircase is noteworthy, leading to welcoming rooms and accentuating the aristocratic character of the Parador. Let us come into the restaurant, decorated with regal furniture, suited to the rest of the common areas. The menu is very varied, giving us the chance to taste the meats, fishes and shellfishes of the region, everything accompanied by the excellent Albariño, Ribeiro or Mencía wines. 
Exterior Views Pazo Larache - B&B - Rural Country House in Vilaboa - 13 kms from Pontevedra
Pazo Larache was constructed in the 18th century and underwent several phases of extension at the beginning of the 19th century, it was finally reconstructed between 2002 and 2006 which gave rise to the present construction. In the access to the estate it is possible to enjoy the construction of a typical silo in Galicia (hórreo), furthermore there is the entrance area with its great historical and architectonic value. You can see a "lagar" of the 18th  century in the access to the house.  The property has a beautiful garden with an extension of fifty and five thousand square meters of land of great biological diversity with centennial trees that dominate the Ría of Vigo. All this will cause that you enjoy an pleasant  and unique stay in Pazo Larache.
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- BAIONA FEATURED HOTELS - PONTEVEDRA PROVINCE, GALICIA, SPAIN
Baiona - located southwest of Vigo lies the city of Baiona, a small but interesting place, especially in summer, when all the tourist facilities are fully offered to all visitors. Some of the interest points of Baiona are its old beautiful buildings, sculptures, cultural places, etc. The Fortress is the most appreciable construction, walled and surrounded by the sea. Some of the more visible facilities are the sailing port and the Monte Real yacht club.
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Exterior Views Parador de Baiona Pontevedra Province
Situated on the Monterreal peninsula, this is one of the most unique Paradors; the building is mid-way between a medieval fortress and seigniorial Gallegan architecture. It commands an impressive viewpoint above the ocean within a walled enclosure. It is protected by the sea and has a beautiful pine forest on either side.  The hotel has magnificent, stylish rooms full of decorative features from different eras. Manorial rooms and spacious bedrooms, many boasting spectacular sea views, make up a grandiose interior along with its outstanding stone staircase in the entrance hall.  Specialities and traditional dishes - Excellent Moaña Veal - You have to try the fantastic Gallegan cuisine offered by the Parador. Sea bass with razor clams in rapini sauce, shell fish dishes, tarta de Santiago (Galician almond tart), filloas (Galician pancakes), and Moaña veal. A total delight for the palate. 
- CAMBADOS FEATURED HOTELS - PONTEVEDRA PROVINCE, GALICIA, SPAIN
Cambados - in the heart of Albariño wine country. This town offers a lot of possibilities of finding out about its past and its tradition. View the noble stately home of Figueroa, with several shields and original balconies in the tower, and the neo-classical church of San Bieito.
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Parador de Cambados, Cambados, Pontevedra Province
The former, Pazo de Bazán, was an ancestral mansion built in the 17th Century; it is located on the green landscapes of the Rías Baixas, on the Ría de Arousa. The Gallegan coast is dotted with leafy pine trees, beaches and numerous country houses.  The Parador is in the centre of the small village of Cambados, only a short distance from the Isla de la Toxa. It has a pretty interior courtyard with and outstanding arcade and fountain, as well as a slender palm tree.  It also has pleasant and light bedrooms with accommodating furniture.  The other rooms feature stone columns, wooden ceilings and beams, as well as the gardens and an inviting swimming pool.  There are many types of empanadas (breaded dishes). But none like the Gallegan variety. The best of all is the breaded cockles. You can also enjoy delicious seafood and fish dishes such as lenguado al Albariño (sole cooked in Albariño wine).
- ISLA DE LA TOJA FEATURED HOTELS  - PONTEVEDRA PROVINCE, GALICIA, SPAIN
Isla de la Toja (A Toxa) is a small island paradise located in Rías Bajas, in the tourist heart of Galicia, next to O Grove and 30 km from Pontevedra city. The Toja (To Toxa) is famous for its magnificent spa, surrounded by a wonderful and idyllic landscape. Green vegetation and crystalline sea water make for a beautiful and relaxing location.
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Exterior Views Hesperia Isla de la Toja, Spa Hotel
The Hesperia Isla de La Toja is a modern hotel-spa complex with a white façade situated overlooking the sea in the Galician resort of O Grove, 36 kilometres from Pontevedra. Two tennis courts and a nine-hole golf course are situated nearby. Local attractions include Galicia Aquarium three and a half kilometres away, the beautiful Rias Bajas coastline 11 kilometres away, and Armenteira Monastery 13 kilometres away. Guests can soak up the sun on a sun bed by the lagoon- style outdoor pool, or enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Those in search of relaxation can visit the Spa and Thermal Club or rehabilitation clinic; the spa boasts fitness equipment and a sauna.  The Los Hornos Restaurant offers seafood and shellfish specialities served in a contemporary, minimalist setting, while La Arroceria's speciality is rice dishes.  El Meson is the place to try traditional tapas and a wide selection of wines.
Exterior Views Talaso Hotel Louxo la Toja, Spa Resort, O Grove, Isla de la Toja
The Hotel Louxo La Toja is a modern, five-storey property with a white façade, set on the seafront within one kilometre of the town's historic church and the aquarium. Those wishing to explore the area will find a nature reserve two kilometres away, and Combarro and the Armenteira Monastery are both within 25 kilometres. The hotel offers two dining options: Rias Gallegas serves a range of international and local fare and speciality fish dishes, accompanied by an extensive wine list, in a modern setting with sea views, while and La Garza, set in the hotel gardens, is an open-air restaurant offering a range of international dishes. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. At the thalassotherapy centre, guests can bathe in thermal pools, work out in the fitness room and relax with a sauna, massage or pampering beauty treatments. The hotel also houses an outdoor pool and hair salon.
- PORTONOVO, SANXENXO (SANGENJO) FEATURED HOTELS - PONTEVEDRA PROVINCE, GALICIA, SPAIN
Portonovo is a fishing village and tourist center within the municipality of Sanxenxo. It belongs to the parish of Adina. Situated in the Ria de Pontevedra, its climate is cold and rainy in winter and warm and sunny in summer. Tourism is the main economic engine of the town, and the temorary population in the summer months increases considerably. Three beaches are found along the coast for the town: Portonovo beach (also known as Baltar beach), Caneliñas and Canelas. Portonovo also thrives economically on the nightlife in the summer and holiday periods. The village has many local pubs, cafes and nightclubs.
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Hotel Oca Galatea & Spa, Portonovo
Situated one kilometre from the Galician fishing village of Portonovo, the Hotel Oca Galatea & Spa overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by the pinewoods and sandy beaches that characterise the region. Guests wishing to explore the area will find several fishing villages nearby including Sanxenxo five kilometres away, and Grove 10 kilometres away. The nearest airport is Vigo Airport, which is 50 kilometres from the hotel and takes around 40 minutes to reach by car. Guests are spoilt for choice with a range of massage treatments, after which they can take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool, or relax in the spa or sauna. Younger guests will enjoy the supervised activities at the kids' club and the hotel has a babysitting service. The hotel has a modern bar and cafeteria-style restaurant, which serves light snacks such as sandwiches and burgers as well as a variety of drinks. 
- SANXENXO (SANGENJO) FEATURED HOTELS - PONTEVEDRA PROVINCE, GALICIA, SPAIN
Sanxenxo is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. It is a popular tourism destination. Sanxenxo is widely regarded as the best and certainly the most exclusive and expensive beach resort in Galicia. Sanxenxo has the highest beach side real estate prices in not just Galicia, but the whole of Spain and one Spanish survey suggested that they were the most expensive in Europe.  The busiest time to visit Sanxenxo is in July and August when this normally semi-deserted town is full of tourists. The bay area at this resort enjoys some of the warmest waters in all of Galicia. The entire area around this beach mecca is full of outstanding beaches and numerous former fishing towns.
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Exterior Views Hotel Oca Vermar, Sanxenxo
Hotel OCA Vermar is a modern property set on the coastal road between Sanxenxo and La Toxa, 700 metres from the beach and three kilometres from Portonovo village. Vigo Airport is 43 kilometres from the hotel, a 50-minute drive.  The outdoor pool is set in gardens dotted with sun beds and umbrellas, and guests can relax over lattes in the coffee shop and head to the bar for something a little stronger. The concierge can recommend nearby sights and book tickets, and children have their own pool. Other practical amenities include business facilities, meeting rooms and translation services.  The Vermar Restaurant serves traditional Galician food, including seafood specialities, accompanied by an extensive wine list in a light dining room with sea views. The Hotel OCA Vermar has 44 guestrooms with modern, colourful decor and functional furnishings. 
- TUI FEATURED PARADOR - PONTEVEDRA PROVINCE, GALICIA, SPAIN
Tui - The frontier town of Tui lies close to the river Miño and is one of the most attractive and picturesque places in Galicia.  Tui also has one of the richest, most varied and surprising historical and artistic heritages in Galicia. The most outstanding construction without a doubt is the Cathedral, located in the highest area of the town.
Exterior Views Parador de Tui, Tui, Pontevedra
This hotel in the historic city of Tui, on the Portuguese border, is a faithful reproduction of a pazo or Galician country house, in a setting of mountains and rivers.  This establishment is ideal for sports and activities in natural surroundings.  With its granite walls and floors, ceilings, beams and staircases of local chestnut wood, it recreates the typical pazo of the area.  The gentle colours and rustic furnitire create a welcoming, soothing atmosphere in the comfortable bedrooms. There is also a splendid swimming pool and a beautiful garden.  The food offered in the Parador is a treat for the most adventurous palates. Beef from Galicia, fish, rice with lobster, hake with Albariño wine, exquisite lampreys Tudense style, angulas al ajillo (eels, in season only), and San Ero cake are just a few of the delightful dishes we recommend. Albariños are the stars of the wine list, as the Parador is close to many of the most important producers of this denomination.
- VIGO FEATURED HOTELS, PONTEVEDRA PROVINCE, GALICIA, SPAIN
Vigo is the largest city in Galicia located in the province of Pontevedra, Spain. According to the 2005 census, the population of the city of Vigo proper was 293,725, and the population of the entire urban area was estimated to be 420,672, ranking as the 14th-largest urban area of Spain. The city is well known for its fishing industry, food, cultural and night life, and football (soccer) team Celta de Vigo. The southernmost of Galicia’s rias, the Ria of Vigo is extensive and fertile. The city is located in its midst, facing the towns of Cangas and Moaña on the other shore. The Cíes Islands complete a landscape that enjoys a mild climate throughout the year. An area that is enjoyed by almost three thousand Vigo inhabitants.
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AC Palacio Universal, Vigo
Housed in a handsome building dating from the late 19th century, and featuring distinctive contemporary interiors showcasing modern art pieces, the Hotel AC Palacio Universal is located by the harbour in central Vigo. Parque do Castro, a historic site affording panoramic views, is 500 metres from the hotel and the Museo del Mar (Museum of the Sea) is three kilometres away. This hotel combines 19th-century architecture with contemporary style, and houses a gym with modern fitness equipment and a sauna.  A range of therapeutic beauty services are also available.  Other amenities include a business centre, a cell-phone rental service, and 24-hour room service. The Hotel AC Palacio Universal's La Cuaderna restaurant is characterised by striking contemporary decor and modern art, and serves a selection of dishes made with fresh market produce. 
Hesperia Vigo
Hesperia Vigo is a modern high-rise hotel with a grey façade located in the centre of the business district, next to Plaza De Las Americas. The 123 air-conditioned guestrooms feature white décor with patterned fabrics and wood furnishings. All include satellite television, safes, hair dryers, direct-dial phones and marble bathrooms with complimentary toiletries.  Guests can enjoy a wide range of international and local dishes alongside an extensive wine list at the hotel restaurant, Al Punto, or relax with a drink in the hotel cafeteria and bar area. Nearby attractions include the Balaidos football stadium, which is 300 metres away and Castrelos Park, which covers 22,000 square metres and houses the Quiñones de Leon Palace, now home to the Municipal Museum, which is one kilometre away. The town centre is two kilometres away and Samil Beach is three kilometres away. Vigo Airport, is 10 kilometres from the hotel. 
Hotel Husa Bahia de Vigo
The Husa Bahia de Vigo is a modern, high-rise hotel sited in the old city, 500 metres from the historical sights and landmarks of the Parque do Castro.  The 19th-century neo-classical shrine of Colegiata de Vigo is one kilometre away, and the nearest beach is two kilometres away. The Islas Cies, a group of three islands renowned for their unspoiled natural beauty, are 20 kilometres away. After breakfast, guests can browse the complimentary newspapers in the lobby and relax with drinks in the café. In the evening, guests can dine in the informal Bahia restaurant, which specialises in seafood dishes and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. Those wishing to catch up on e-mails or surf the web can take advantage of the hotel's wireless Internet coverage. The hotel's conference and banqueting facilities can accommodate up to 1,500 delegates. Golfers will find the nearest course 15 kilometres from the hotel. 
Hotel Husa Ogalia, Vigo
This seven-storey hotel is housed in a contemporary property in the centre of the Spanish port of Vigo on the Atlantic coast. The Islas Cies nature reserve is one kilometre from the hotel and the La Madroa Viewpoint is four kilometres away. Vigo railway station is 150 metres from the hotel and Vigo Airport is eight kilometres from the hotel, an approximate driving time of 15 minutes.  The 24-hour front desk has a safe-deposit box and the public areas have complimentary Internet access. Limited hours room service is available and there are laundry facilities. Garage parking is available for a surcharge.  Restaurant Ogalia serves international dishes in a contemporary setting. The 88 guestrooms over seven floors have light decor and simple furnishings including desks. All are equipped with satellite television, direct-dial phones and high-speed Internet access.
Hotel Zenit Vigo
The Hotel Zenit Vigo is housed in a nine-storey traditional Spanish-style property and located in the centre of Vigo, between the two main avenues of Gran Via and Urzaiz.  The city's harbour is one kilometre away and Monte Castro Park is two kilometres from the hotel. Vigo Airport is ten kilometres from the hotel, with an approximate driving time of 15 minutes.  Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide room service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available. Two large conference rooms can accommodate meetings, exhibits and banquets. Discounted guest parking is available in front of hotel.  The Restaurant La Rotonda serves traditional Galician dishes with a modern twist, in a contemporary setting and is open Monday-Saturday. 
Sercotel Tres Luces, Vigo
Hotel Tres Luces is located in the main shopping district of Vigo, Spain, 1.5 kilometres from the old town, and five kilometres from the beach. The main station is 300 metres away, and Vigo Airport is 10 kilometres away.  This modern seven-storey hotel features a coffee shop and bar, a safe-deposit box for securing valuables, and wireless Internet access.  Room service is available during restaurant opening hours, and there is onsite garage parking.  Restaurant Tres Luces serves regional and international dishes for lunch and dinner. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.  There are a range of meeting and conference rooms at Tres Luces, the largest seating up to 160 persons.  The nearest golf course is 10 kilometres away. 
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