We have designed Allured to help you experience authentic moments and embrace a new culture during your Galicia holidays.
The history of the Illa de Arousa island is deeply related to the sea. Heaven is here, no doubt. A tiny island with which you will fall in love when crossing the 2 kilometers bridge that separates it from the continent. Its inhabitant’s rhythm is marked by the Sea, and all of them feel immense respect for nature, as an environmental gift and as a source of income.
We offer you a Sea adventure, joining a fishing crew in their boat to appreciate a fascinating sunrise and understand their hard work in our “Bateas”, floating platforms where our “Bateiros” raise and collect mussels.
Back in the Port, an old canning factory and museum will introduce us straight away to the island´s history, and we will be back to the past helped by new technologies that will leave you speechless!!
And to recover your strengths, a seafood lunch will be served in a sailors’ restaurant. Have you heard about Galician octopus? You will keep this emotion in your heart forever!
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Complete your loved one’s details in the comments section while booking, and we will send them a Welcome Pack!
This emotion includes:
Inclusion: A friendly crew of fishermen with a long experience and a friendly Official English/Portuguese Guide during the day will take care of you.
Amazement: A real fishing day with locals discovering our natural heritage.
Taste: Best seafood ever, fished in the morning for your lunch and paired with our awarded Albarino Wines.
Memories: You will receive a crafted gift for you to take home and keep the experience in your mind for good.
How to get to Illa de Arousa? It´s easy! Please click here for full details.
We will be happy to offer you a private transfer from Vigo or Santiago. Please email us for further details.
We kindly ask you to book this emotion with at least 48 hours advance. If you wish to join us after please email us.
Breathingalicia provides full insurance for this emotion!
We know you want to make the most of your day, so here is your emo experience at a glance:
We offer you a trip to our identity. An early morning departure on a boat from the port to appreciate our vast and vibrant nature. We will join a sailors crew to visit our precious floating platforms or “Bateas” where mussels are cultivated. After our morning adventure and back in the Island the Canning Old Factory will captivate us.
And after this unbeatable morning let’s have lunch! A complete menu based on fresh seafood and fish will be served to you by the best restaurant in the Island!
Dress standard: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended.
We also recommend you bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, and a hat during the summer months. Winters are not cold, but they are rainy so that a raincoat might be necessary.
In love with the Island? Find out more ideas!
Rent a bike to discover Illa de Arousa! Almost 10 km of bicycle lane to find quiet landscapes and white sand beaches.
Follow the “Pilros” Route, passing through the Carreirón Natural Park in the south area of the island. You might discover different ecosystems and waterbirds, as this is a passing area of migratory birds.
Book an evening to visit the Lighthouse and enjoy the sunset contemplating the coast of “O Barbanza.” Build in 1852 and located in “Punta Cabalo”, it is a strategic point to warn seamen. Operating as a restaurant during the last years, you might get some drinks!
A Illa de Arousa offers 11 km of beaches and coves and up to 80 sandy areas with crystal waters. To name a few try “Area da Secada”, “O Bao” or “Camaxe.”
There are festivals during all summer in the Island, as “Festas do Carmo,” during the second fortnight of July, or gastronomic festivals, dedicated to the red clam or razor shell in July or the octopus festival during the first weekend of September.