Tips for La Coruña mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for La Coruña bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in La Coruña. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in La Coruña. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of La Coruña highlights.

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Trip a La Coruña province in coach hired with driver

Before planning the rent of your bus or minibus with chauffer, take a look at our video clip La Coruña with images of the province of La Coruña

A rented minibus is ideal to visit the small La Coruña villages

If you have planned to be there but haven’t closed the ‘tourist site selection’ yet than see and amplify your horizont with other options. See the north coast path which gives you the option to stretch your legs while enjoying beautiful scenary. The small village of Cariño and the Cabo Vilan on the Costa de la Muerte. Of course you plan to take your group to Santiago and its cathedral which with more than 3.500.000 visitors per year is the top attraction of Spain. See the old town of Santiago de Compostela with its palace ‘Pazo de Raxoi’, vegetable sellers on the street and off course its famous Cathedral of the Saint Santiago which for centuries has been the attraction of pilgrims from all over the world. Relax in the afternoon sun on your terrace while enjoying the view of the red rooftops in this city. Just remember that the best thing of having a hired bus with driver at your service is you can visit the small and beautiful villages which are plenty in this province.

La Coruña is much more than Santiago de Compostela

So when Santiago city has been visited we advise you to ask your minibus company to take you to the fishing harbor Camariñas and to see the beautiful flowers that grow in these areas. Visit monuments like the San Andres de Teixido Church or ruined towers that you will find when you drive along the Camino de Santiago. The camino was made for walking and if you want your group to have a real experience of what this province is all about so please kick them out of the bus at least for 1 or 2 hours a day and let them walk. Plan your tour and organize your private transport or coach hire via our site to enjoy the sunset and the ‘Camino’ atmosphere in this province.

Travel and tourism of group by La Coruña province in coach rental with chauffer

The second most important city in the center of the province is Santiago de Compostela with its Catedral de Santiago de Compostela which is the final destination for pilgrims that come from all over the world to make el Camino de Santiago.There you can hear classical music. Also because this city is known as the goal for all pilgrims, we recommend that those who do not like to walk a lot make a tour by bus or coach of  El Camino Asturiano,  El Camino Francés, Los Caminos de Portugal, Los caminos desde ciudades portuarias and La Ruta Rosaliana. You can consult your travel agent, tour operator or tour guide to find out other places to visit.

Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

Catedral de Santiago de Compostela credit: Astro Oscar ||*||CC BY 2.0

Wine Tours in La Coruña Province

Because in this area there is a lot of wine production, we suggest a nearby wine trip with your guests. You can visit O’Ventosela Bodegas on C/Asturias that produces the wine Gran Leiriña, Bodegas San Amaro in San Amaro where you can try their wines or Bodega Boimoto on C/ Arcadio Vilela Gárate where you can taste their wines and get to know more about how they are made.

Business Travel and Tourism in microbus rented with driver

If you are an event planner or planner of professional meetings in your industry, we suggest you get in contact with Ayuntamiento de La Coruña.

Golf Travel and Tourism 

Tour operators or travel agencies that organize golf events can take advantage of the six golf clubs that are in the province. They are Club de Golf Campomar with a 9 hole course; Club de Golf La Coruña that offers a great natural setting with its 100 year old trees; Club de Golf Miño that has 18 holes; Club de Golf Val de Rois that has  9 holes  and waterfalls; Hercules Golf Club with its 18 holes and Real Aero Club de Santiago that has 18 holes, small greens and lush trees.

Travel to Port in La Coruña

Puerto de La Coruña is located in the city with the same name and has 4 miles (6km) of piers for different uses such as transatlantic fishing, and the import and export of merchandise. Cruises leave from there and go to the North of Europe. To travel by cruise we recommend local companies such as Autocares Vásquez. We recommend planning a guided tour of this place and enjoying a walk in the open air.

Darsena no Porto da Coruña.

Darsena no Porto da Coruña. credit: Jose Luis Cernadas Iglesias CC BY 2.0

Continuing your travel in minibús on the coast, you reach Corcubión  that is famous for its port which is the most western on the peninsula. Its old district which was declared a historical artistic landmark has houses that display the splendor of the past. Other  towns that are worthy of a visit are Muxía  with its sanctuary  Nosa Señora da Barca, Camariñas famous for its bolillos and Laxe which has an important fishing port with in an inlet. Also there is La ría de Ferrol that extends through the mouth of the river Xubia and that with its form of a funnel has become one of the greatest natural ports in the world.

In minibus with driver discover to beaches in La Coruña 

Your trip with bus or minibus rented with driver around La Coruña should continue by highway to  the beautiful spot of Monte Louro with a beautiful beach at six feet. It is next to Lariño and is an ideal place for surfing. Carnota which is the next town is known for having a beach of immense natural beauty  and a wealth of natural resources. Cee the most populated village in the area is an old preserved neighborhood with houses made of rock and narrow streets.

Cala de San Roque

Cala de San Roque credit: kdperico CC BY-SA 2.0

Restaurants

When you are ready to eat, we suggest that you try food that is typical of the province. Some places to this are Restaurante O Curro Da Parra in Santiago de Compostela with local cuisine and a romatic style,  Restaurante O Meson de Deus located in Ordes only 20 minutes from Santiago Compostela and 30 minutes from A Coruña with its products that are native to the area and Restaurante Los Manzanos in Oleiros offering high cuisine, four rooms for eating two outside and two inside so that you can enjoy the park and the trees.

Discover the city of La Coruña by rental minibus

You can rent a bus with driver in La Coruña for group in the city or in La Coruña Province. The city of La Coruña offers too many tourism options to count, but we’ve made a list of a few of the best, such as La Ruta por la Ciudad Vieja (Route through the Old City), which visits various museums and cultural centers; El Jardín de San Carlos (The Garden of Saint Carlos) which is home to the tomb of English general John Moore and La Real Academia Gallega (The Royal Galician Academy).

Sepultura de Sir John Moore en Jardín San Carlos

Sepultura de Sir John Moore en Jardín San Carlos  credit: -Merce-  CC BY-SA 2.0

Bicycle routes and rentals in La Coruña

During the last ten years the government of La Coruña has decided to offer a form of transportation that is more ecologically- and user-friendly, called Bicicoruña, with ten stations spread throughout the city. They also rent bikes to local residents. Tourists will need to go to shops like Eco-Lógica, Bicicletas Cachaza, or Trek Bicycle Store in order to rent a bike; these stores also offer guided bike tours through the city.

Tourism highlighted by La Coruña in coach rented with driver

To organize a guided group trip

A walk on the tiny, narrow streets from which you can see their Jewish history and La Plazuela de las Bárbaras. Take a walk through the parks and gardens of the city, arriving at the promenade, which is considered one of the longest in Europe.

Barrio Rosales Coruña

Barrio Rosales Coruña credit: Jose Luis Cernadas Iglesias  CC BY 2.0

If you want to relax for a while, take a tour of Termaria, Casa del Agua, one of the biggest thalassotherapy (the use of sea water for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes) centers in Europe, where you can enjoy the spa, pools, and relaxing massages.

Mount Saint Peter (Monte de San Pedro)

Catch some great views from the lift or the mountaintop, and enjoy the open-air café or the playground. The vistas at the summit allow you to see the islands along the coast and give you an appreciation for the size of the Tower of Hercules (la Torre de Hércules) in Orzán Bay, which is the oldest still-functioning lighthouse in the world.

You can get the best views of La Coruña from Mount Saint Peter Park, situated on the highest spot in the city, which can be accessed via cable car, and La Coruña's Seaside Walkway (el Paseo Marítimo), which goes all the way around Riazor Beach, or the Menhirs of the Tower of Hercules, a collection of 12 sculptures.

You can take a coach rented with chauffer downtown to La Plaza de María Pita, located just outside the Old City at the end of Marina Avenue, where there are terraces and bars where you can get food and drink. Nearby is La Coruña's City Hall (el Ayuntamiento) and the monument in honor of María Pita, the heroine of the city.

Beaches in La Coruña

If you love the sea and sand, take the opportunity to organize a tour of the beaches, some of which are Oza/Lazareto Beach, which is very busy but has tranquil waters, As Lapas Beach, which has tranquil waters and moderate waves, and Bens Beach, a very tranquil beach with strong waves.

Escaleras en la playa Coruña

Escaleras en la playa Coruña credit: kdperico CC BY-SA 2.0

What to see during your tour in La Coruña with a rented minibus with driver

If you want to rent a bus for an excursion or trip that originates or terminates in La Coruña, we suggest including these stops in your itinerary:

La Coruña Seaside Walkway (Paseo Marítimo de A Coruña)

Tthis is a must-see site in the so-called “crystal city. It’s one of the longest seaside walkways in Europe; it’s 13 kilometers (8 miles) long and goes the entire length of the peninsula on which the city is located. If your group of tourists is endowed with an energetic spirit, this is a great place for them to stretch their legs.

La Coruña Tram (Tranvía A Coruña)

Getting on the La Coruña streetcar is one of the most interesting ways to get to different parts of the seaside walkway that completely surrounds the city while getting to know the city from another point of view. This old tramway was built in the beginning of the twentieth century and was restored for the enjoyment of tourists visiting La Coruña.

La Marina de La Coruña Avenue (Avenida de la Marina de La Coruña)

In addition to exhibiting the great beauty of several buildings with huge white glazed balconies and the parks in the area that make the place very colorful, la Avenida de la Marina is known for being busy at all hours of the day. You can find a great variety of shops and restaurants in this area.

Restaurant A Nova Lanchina

Located on Capitán Juan de Varela Street in the city of La Coruña. They have a varied menu, the highlight of which is the exquisite octopus that they serve. It’s decorated with huge benches and wooden tables with an open kitchen in the middle where all the diners can see how they prepare the distinctive dishes that they offer.

Millennium Tower (Torre del Milenium)

Converted into the second obelisk of La Coruña, located on Paseo de Labañou Street. It’s a 50-meter (160-foot) tall steel tower with glass paneling depicting the history of La Coruña.

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