Tips for Pontevedra mini-bus and coach tourism

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

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Travel with your group to the festivals in Pontevedra with rental bus

Each year from June until October there are different festivals celebrated in the province. They are Fiesta de la Cereza in June; Fiesta del Vino in July; Fiesta de la Empanada de Bandeira in August; Fiesta-Desgustación de Pulpo in September and Fiesta del Marisco in October.  These are good months to organize a bus trip to these festivals.

 Fiesta de la Empanada de Bandeira in Pontevedra

Festa da empanada da Bandeira credit: Usuario:Estevoaei GNU Free Documentation License

Travel to Nature Parks in Pontevedra

If you are a tour operator or trip planner for the summer months, we suggest taking a group to Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas that covers Islas Cíes, Islas de Ons, Cortegada  and Sálvora and is the home to thousands of migrating birds. Also you should take in the flora and fauna and its marine life.  Then there is Parque Natural del Monte Aloia in Serra do Galiñero where you can see archeological remains and from its highest point, you can observe el Valle del Miño where you can hike or go horseback riding.

Archipiélago de Ons

Archipiélago de Ons credit: Miguel Ángel García. CC BY 2.0

Golf Travel and Tourism

The province offers several golf clubs. They are Golf Mondariz Balneario in Mondari and Golf La Toja in O Grove  both  have 18 hole courses, protected by a shelter and pines. Then there is Golf de Meis in Meis with its lakes and trees and where several golf tournaments have been held.

Campo de golf

Campo de golf  credit: Divadal CC BY-SA 3.0

Trip to the beaches of Pontevedra by minibus with driver

Your trip with bus or minibus rented with driver around Pontevedra should start at Rías Baixas that forms the coast of Pontevedra is where you can bath in the Atlantic Ocean. It has beautiful fishing towns. For touristic sites, we suggest a travel to Sanxenxo, Vilagarcía de Arousa and  O Grove and Isla de A Toxa these are considers great places to visit.

During spring or summer vacations in the province of Pontevedra, you should not forget to travel and enjoy the ocean on beaches such as Playa de Rodas in Islas Cies with turquoise water and white sand. It is a 40 minute boat ride from Baiona. Then you should visit Playa de Rostro in Fisterra where you can hear the noise that the waves make. Do not forget to visit Cabo de Finisterre and other beaches that you will enjoy such as As Catedrais with its caves and rocks or Playa de Doñino that is considered one of the most beautiful beaches because of its enormous sandy areas.

O paraíso chámase Rodas

O paraíso chámase Rodas credit: tunante80 CC BY-SA 2.0

Wine Tours in Pontevedra

While you are in Pontevedra, we advise you to not to forget to take a tour of its different wineries. Cambados in known as Capital del Albariño because one of the routes that has different bodegas under the origin of Rías Baixas. Its most popular festival is Fiesta del Vino Albariño declared as landmark site for national tourism. In the first week of August the bodegas open on Paseo de A Calzada and offer wines with typical tapas such as empanadas or octopus. You should take a tour group to visit bodegas such as Bodegas Santiago Ruiz in O Rosal that produces the brand Santiago Ruiz; Adegas D’Altamira in Dena with its wines Brandal or Bodegas Ediosela de Arbo that makes the wines Ediosela and Arbastrum.

Restaurants

Typical dishes of the área are oysters, mussels, and cockle and Sardine empanadas. To taste these, we recommend that you make a visit to Restaurant Casa Rosita in Cambados, with its authentic Galician cuisine and its Albariño wines; Restaurant Nixon in A Estrada with its light home style cooking or Restaurant Contis Don Manuel in Cuntis with his excellent ox meat.

Pulpo con Patatas

Pulpo con Patatas credit: Javier LastrasCC BY 2.0

Pontevedra, city tourism by coach rental with chauffeur

You can rent a bus in Pontevedra for your group in the city or in Pontevedra Province. There are several options for guided tours in Pontevedra; one ideal route would be La Alameda de Pontevedra (The Pontevedra Boardwalk), which was built in the medieval garden of El Convento de Santo Domingo (The Convent of Saint Domingo). In the surrounding areas there are several government buildings and monuments, one of which is dedicated to the heroes of Pontesampaio to commemorate the victory over Napoleon’s troops in 1808. In La Alameda there are a number of points of interest, a large area for walking around and also an ample green area full of trees and shade.

Entrada oeste de la alameda

Entrada oeste de la alameda credit: Renarpp CC BY-SA 3.0

Bicycle tours and rentals in Pontevedra

In the city of Pontevedra there are a number of bike rental companies, such as Trek Bicycle Store Vigo, Todo Bici, or García Bicis, which are geared towards tourism and also offer guided tour routes.

Pontevedra, featured tourism by minibus rental

An unforgettable tour

This city offers a number of unique tourist attractions, so be sure to see some of the symbols of the city, such as Pilgrim's Church (la Iglesia de La Peregrina). It's located in the historic district and was built in 1778. It's a baroque-style building with some neoclassical influences; its circular façade is its most distinctive feature. Though it's somewhat small, this building is magnificent nonetheless.

Iglesia de La Peregrina

Iglesia de La Peregrina credit: bea & txema CC BY-SA 2.0

Sculpture Island (Isla de las Esculturas)

This is a great place to take in the natural environment and get away from the rat race of the city as you admire the diverse sculptures all within view of the mouth of the river.

You can take a microbus hire with driver to the historic district to visit Timber Square (Plaza de la Leña), the greatest symbol of the city of Pontevedra. In the past timber was sold there, hence the name. Currently, it is home to the main buildings of Pontevedra Provincial Museum, and in the middle of the plaza there's a 15th century cross monument.

Pontevedra-La plaza de la leña

Pontevedra-La plaza de la leña credit: uantiagues CC BY-SA 2.0

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

We suggest including the following sites in your tour of Pontevedra:

Iron Works Square (Plaza de Ferrería)

Situated in the historic district of the city next to other notable buildings and monuments, this plaza is a symbol of the city and serves as the city’s social center. It’s a great place to walk around, admire the sixteenth-century fountain, and have a drink on one of the terraces.

Pontevedra Tourist Train (Tren Turístico de Pontevedra)

This is the best way to see the city, especially if your group includes children or older folks. This train ride is 8 kilometers (5 miles) long with stops at different sites, including explanations about the monuments and districts of Pontevedra. The point of departure is in Alameda Park (Parque de la Alameda).

Cervecería El Bocaíto

Located on Charino Street, this tapas (traditional Spanish snacks/appetizers) bar also has a terrace under an arcade. This is an ideal place to get a great beer while admiring the beauty of the city.

Restaurant A Trigueira

Situated in Plaza de la Leña, the prettiest (and possibly the most famous) plaza in the historic district. This restaurant’s terrace is perfectly situated; it’s perfect for lunch or dinner. They offer a wide variety of tapas and a varied menu, with dishes such as squid casserole (which is fried in the squid’s ink), garlic potatoes, octopus, grilled ham, tortillas, sausage cooked in wine, salad, Padrón peppers, empanadas (meat pies), and fried fish.

Indalo Sub Diving Centre (Centro de Buceo Indalo Sub)

Located on Glorieta de Compostela, they offer diving excursions throughout the entire year, including group dives. Those who have never been diving can sign up for a diving instruction course. They offer dives at Rúa Island, where the seafloor is full of caves and tunnels that will make your dive an unforgettable experience. There are also some rocky areas under the mouth of the Arosa River where you can see some underwater wildlife. There are also oceanic diving trips available in San Vicente or Pecio Aries.

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