The end of all roads
Casa de Adoufe is located in the heart of Galicia, a region of Spain famous for its gastronomy, its mild climate, and its wealth of monuments and landscapes. On a bucolic, quiet village in the very center of the A Mahía Valley and just 15 km from Santiago de Compostela (pilgrimage’s finish line), considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a World Heritage Site. In the surroundings you can explore the Towers of Altamira, Castrigo’s Neolithic settlement, the Galician pazos route, Rosalía de Castro’s house-museum, or Camilo José Cela’s foundation –the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Casa de Adoufe is is ideal both for those who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday and those who have more cultural interests and/or active hobbies in mind.
– Conchita y José
Our house is well connected to SCQ international airport by motorway (25 km by car) and close to a spa (just 800 m away), spectacular beaches, natural parks, and historically rich, centuries-old cities. For all these reasons, Casa de Adoufe is is ideal both for those who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday and those who have more cultural interests and/or active hobbies in mind.
The bewitched land
Located in the northwest of Spain, this region stands out for its mild climate, its culture and historical tradition, its breathtaking coasts and great natural and scenic value. Galicia is Spain’s leading hot springs destination: enjoying more than 300 natural springs, it has become one of the regions with greatest abundance of mineral and hot springs in all Europe, since the days of the Roman Empire. Besides the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park (where As Rodas, regarded as the best beach in the world by the Guardian newspaper, is situated) Galicia has six natural parks and an impressive variety of ecosystems, which coexist within a 150 km radius. The visit to the lighthouses and secluded beaches is one of the most spectacular coastal routes in Spain.
Due to the diverse ancient culture settlements that took place in Galicia over the centuries, its wealth of monuments is vast. A crucible of civilizations, it is the heart and destination of the Camino de Santiago’s pilgrimage route. Its monuments range from the Bronze Age, to the Roman Empire days, the Middle Ages and some of the world most important Baroque expressions, all of them fixed in Galicia’s popular rock-filled tradition. The Romanesque cathedral and historic city of Santiago de Compostela; the Roman city walls in Lugo or the Tower of Hercules in A Coruña; Pontevedra’s elegant historic quarters, etc. They are just some of the many tourist attractions of this region.
Galicia’s gastronomy deserves a special mention, characterized by the quality of the raw material. Galicia is well known for its wines and enotourism (deserving of 5 certificates of origin: Rías Baixas, O Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Valdeorras and Monterrei), its cheeses, meats, seafood and fish. Either for its Michelin starred restaurants or the smaller, more modest ones, Galicia is a place where enjoy the best cuisine.