Many of Pontevedra’s highlights can be found close to Raxo, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Among the places not to miss are the marvelous Playa de Areas and the remarkable Mogor Beach. Two other worthy points of interest you’ll find within a short distance of Raxo are Silgar Beach and Baltar Beach.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a great vacation choice. Walk through the exhibits and enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the Museo de Pontevedra. Book seats for a few of the popularater, dance and music performances at Teatro Principal.
If you love nature and wildlife, visit the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax. Reconnect with nature at one of the local beaches, for example the Praia de Lanzada in O Grove and Bueu Beach.
Some popular Pontevedra attractions are in and around the Raxo area, including the Monasterio de Poio, the Praza de la Pelegrina and the Praza de Lena. If you’re a history buff, Pontevedra’s past comes vividly back to life at the Basilica Santa Maria and the Santuario de la Peregrina. Visitors who enjoy visiting sacred places should make a trip to the San Francisco Church.
Spend an afternoon high in the stands of Pasaron Stadium, cheering on local favorites, the Pontevedra Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.. On game days follow the sea of maroon, gold and blue, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fans in the nearby pubs and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
Finding somewhere handy to unpack your bags close to the Raxo area is a breeze. For a good night’s sleep it’s hard to go past the Talaso Hotel Louxo La Toja, O Grove, the Hotel Oca Vermar, Sanxenxo, and the Hotel Galicia Palace.