→ 3.50 → A Guarda → 1.20km → Area Grande

Altitude
35
To end of camino
154.40
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Restaurant
Yes

A Guarda prides itself on serving the freshest catch-of-the day seafood in Galicia.

History

A Guarda's single most important natural landmark is the mountain peak to the south, the Monte de Santa Trega. If you choose to make the hike to the top you will be rewarded with more than great views. On the way up is an Iron Age Celtic hill fort (castro) and museum, and at the top a small chapel.

The Road

Leave A Guarda along the Rúa Puerto Rico, passing the municipal albergue. The arrows are poor here and the best way is to keep an eye out for a sign indicating the way to Playa Area Granda, a left turn off the Rúa Puerto Rico.

Follow this road all the way to the sea and turn right. Ahead is a small beach, followed by a curve in the road, and then a slightly larger beach. This is the Area Grande.

Comments

michael

We stayed at the Hotel Bruselas. The rooms were nice and clean. It has a bar inside and included breakfast. The owner who loves pilgrims met the with us at check in with cold glasses of fresh orange juice. She also gave us information concerning local attractions such as the Roman ruins.

michael

My comments regarding St Benedict are referring to the Hotel Monumento Convento de San Benito. They served me coffee in the parlor at no cost, printed my luggage tag and knew the Mass times

michael

I walked from Viana do Castelo and arrived tired. I was welcomed with kindness. The room had an amazing view and I saw Italians eating lobster in the restaurant below. It was Saturday night and I heard music in the distance.
Sunday morning it was the Feast of Saint Benedict and there was a relic to be venerated. Words are useless. I stayed the day to rest.

michael

Hotel Bruselas was an excellent hotel with rooms for multiple people. 4 of us (2 couples) stayed in a quadruple room with a queen bed and two twin beds. Very clean and modern with plenty of room. The shower was hot and had a rain shower head. One of the nicest hotels along the trail. We paid 58 euros total. A continental breakfast was included. The owners were very kind and attentive. A full grocery store and multiple restaurants are within a couple minutes walking distance.

michael

Beautiful town. Lovely restaurants and street artists at the harbour, where you watch the sun go down. The hotel Celta was a lovely place to stay. The whole experience of A Guarda was very positive.