A paradise to enjoy Galicia
Sanxenxo, the Galician Marbella that will captivate you
Sanxenxo, more than just sun…
Until the tourism boom, Sanxenxo was nothing more than a small fishing village. But the constant arrival of tourists, attracted by its beautiful beach and its lively nightlife, completely transformed its appearance, turning it into an urban and modern center.
In any case, the fishermen’s neighborhood and the outskirts of Sanxenxo continue to be complicit in times past, as is the case with Portonovo, an attractive and nearby seafaring town.
Both towns are synonymous with youth, “movida”, beach and tapas. For this reason, no one denies Sanxenxo the honorary title of capital of tourism in the Rías Baixas and, therefore, of Galician tourism.
Holiday in Sanxenxo – What to visit in Sanxenxo
The population of Sanxenxo multiplies in summer and its influence extends throughout its geography, where we can find beautiful corners to enjoy the holidays.
A Lanzada Beach
A Lanzada beach has more than 3 kilometers of golden sand. It belongs to the municipalities of O Grove and Sanxenxo and is one of the most visited in Galicia.
Hermitage of our Lady da Lanzada
The childless women go to the sanctuary that is next to the beach of A Lanzada, since ancient legends (the rite of the bath of the nine waves) give their waters the virtue of influencing fertility.
This is a small and simple chapel, a sample of the late Romanesque from the 12th century and built on the remains of an older one, linked to the fortress built in the 10th century to defend the lands of Santiago from the Nordic invaders. With a rectangular plant and a single nave, the main facade has only a small pointed arch over the door and a singular rose window.
Juan Carlos I marina
A few meters from our apartments, the Sanxenxo marina is already the nerve center of all activity. Its modern facilities allow lovers of the sea to enjoy it with all possible comforts.
The Sanxenxo marina is eminently touristic, offering anchoring possibilities especially for shallow draft ships.
It is also used by small fishing boats that fish inside the estuary. A typical picture that makes it one of the most charming corners of the Rías Baixas.
The commercial area is located in the marina and is endowed with restaurant, nautical and gift services to complete its wide leisure offer. All these are some reasons why the most important transoceanic regatta in the world, the Volvo Ocean Race, started in this same port with the dispute of a coastal regatta.
If Sanxenxo stands out for something, it is for the quality and quantity of beaches that we can enjoy. In the 36 km of coast we can find an endless number of beaches with the most varied characteristics: urban ones like Silgar, Baltar or Caneliñas and other quieter ones like Areas, Montalvo, Major and A Lanzada. All of them stand out for the quality of their waters and services, making Sanxenxo the municipality with the most blue flags in Spain from 2004 to the present.
Apartments offers in Sanxenxo
If you are looking for accommodation in Sanxenxo, please consult the holiday apartments offers that we make available for you.