An important part of planning your trip to Galicia is to find a good place to stay. Turgalicia has an index containing more than 2800 places, ranging from boarding-houses, apartments, campings, holiday complexes and rural tourism.
The map of these establishments is very useful when you try to find a place to stay in a smaller rural area of Galicia.
Using the navigation menu towards the left, you can filter these establishments by type. One very interesting type of lodging is “Rural Tourism” where you live in a typical Galician house and are served typical Galician food.
Layar is an augmented reality application created to facilitate finding points of interest around you using your phones GPS. Installing Layar on your mobile phone, you can search within the app for “Turgalicia” and find most restaurants and accommodations in Galicia. The results are ordered by distance to you in a list, or you can see them on a map, have a look at the video below to get an idea.
If you are planning to visit Galicia, this application will make things easier. For more information and instructions on ow to use it, have a look on this page or download this pdf document. Continue reading »
Rural Tourism in Galicia
Many visitors to Galicia stay in hotels or pensions, and this is of course practical if you are visiting city centers and like the urban environment.
But Galicia has a lot more to offer, its nature and gastronomy can best be enjoyed in a rural environment. In Galicia there are close to 600 rural houses that are rented out to tourists that are looking to experience the rural Galicia.
But living in a rural setting does not mean that you can not travel into the city center and experience them as well. For example, “Casa Brandariz” just outside Arzúa (30km from Santiago de Compostela and about 20km from the Santiago de Compostela airport) offers 8 rooms at a reasonable price well within reach of Santiago de Compostela.
If you are interested in learning more about the rural houses in Galicia, you can download this brochure (PDF, 58mb). Or you can have a look at this website were you can search all these rural houses, find one in the area of your choosing, and book your stay.
TIP: Have a look at this page for a listing of the rural houses that currently have some sort of special price/offer.