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Friday, 24 de November 2017

Nature

Nature

Nature

Sanxenxo is situated in the O Salnés Valley, which in itself constitutes a landscape context of great natural wealth. In Sanxenxo nature offers a nice alternative to go into and discover routes and trails filled with life. There is a wide variety of fauna and flora that we can discover in the different routes.

Path of “Lagunas de Rouxique”: here old abandoned clay wells serves as a refuge and breeding ground for many birds.

Path of the “Carballos de Aldariz”: In addition to the nature in this route we discover several constructions such as: granaries, churches, high crosses...

Route of” Bordons – Dorrón”: on this route you can see the traditional cultivations, as well as granaries, sources, sinks... , and enjoy excellent views.

As Canteiras (Forest community of Noalla): There are diffents routes that terminate in this viewpoint, which offers spectacular views of the O  Bao. The routes run along the cliffs and also show beautiful corners of the inside.

Inter-tidal Umia river complex 

Sanxenxo and O Grove also have one of the most important humid spaces of Galicia and Spain. The complex intertidal Umia river - O Grove  is located in the Arousa estuary and distributed through the coastal areas of Sanxenxo, O Grove, Meaño, Cambados and Vilanova de Arousa represents a natural environment of great ornithological value by the vegetation and fauna which houses.

The areas of swamp and coastal sandbanks are converted in rest areas in migratory journeys for more than one hundred species of birds. Also highlights are the vegetation changes caused by the different  soils characteristics of the complex.

By all this, the inter-tidal complex Umia River – O Grove is among the ten best places for birdwatching in Galicia. For more information in Ornithological Tourism you can refer to the following link: "Turismo Ornitoloxico" (Turgalicia)

NATIONAL PARK  ISLAS ATLÁNTICAS  (ATLANTIC ISLANDS)

The National Park of the Atlantic islands include the Islands; Cíes, Ons, Cortegada and Sálvora situated all in the Rias Baixas, in Galicia. The islands, of rocky nature, are full of cliffs facing the Atlantic ocean and spectacular beaches and dunes in the internal part, within the estuaries. In its spectacular surroundings are home for one of the most important colonies of marine birds that are found in Spanish territory. Here you can find one of the largest colonies of gulls and presence of the European shag. The park stands out by its seabed of great beauty and biodiversity, where a wide variety of fish, molluscs and crustaceans, join the kelp forests, and the presence of several species of dolphins.

 

From Sanxenxo you can visit Ons through catamarans that depart from the ports of Sanxenxo and Portonovo.