The municipality of Sanxenxo is resourced with invaluable landscape resources. Proof of this is the beauty of the entire coast (36 km) with the coast landscapes contrasting at the same time with lush valleys and mountains of pines, oaks, chestnuts and eucalyptus that remind the most rural Galicia.
This contrast of the marine coastline and its surrounding countryside are some of its attractions for nature tourism. Its interior is characterized for valleys bottoms and plains on which rise isolated hills.In all the extension of the municipality there are numerous streams and creeks that give rise to fertile lands with predominance of the grapevine cultivation and agricultural products.
For its interior landscapes you can enjoy senderism routes where you will appreciate the beauty of our Council.
Route "Carballos de Aldariz"
Distance: de 6 o 4 kms.
Itinerary: Zona de Aldariz. Enjoy the wonderful interior landscape, cruises, granaries, churchs, oak forest, etc.
Las lagunas de Rouxique Route
Distance: 3 kms.
Itinerary: Cross the artificial lakes of Cachadas in Vilalonga. The unstable nature of the ground is the reason of reach that mineral for many years. The abandoned wells were transformed into lakes full of life where different species of ducks nest and live.
Dorrón and Bordóns Mills Route
Distance: 5 kms.
Itinerary: Cross Dorrón and Bordóns parishes. It could observe all the tradicional cultives of the agricultura with a magnific views of “Ría de Pontevedra” as well as wáter mills and different tradicional builds (granaries, cruises, laundries..)
UMIA - O GROVE INTERDIAL COMPLEX
Sanxenxo also has one of the most important wet space of Galicia and Spain. The interdial complex Umia-O Grove, which is located in “Ría de Arousa” and is spread to coast areas in Sanxenxo, O Grove, Meaño, Cambados and Vilanova de Arousa, represent a natural environtment with a great ornithological value due to vegetation and the fauna that it houses.
The marsh areas and the coastal sands become rest areas in migratory trips for more than a hundred species of birds. It also stand outs for the important changes in vegetation caused by the differents characteristics of the complex soils.
THE NATIONAL PARK OF THE ATLANTIC
The National Park of the Atlantic Islands includes the Cíes Islands, the islands of Ons, Cortegada and Sálvora, all of them in the Galician Rias Baixas. The islands, rocky, are full of cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean and spectacular beaches and dunes in the interior, within the “rías”. Its spectacular environment has one of the most important colonies of seabirds found in Spanish territory. Here you can find one of the largest colonies of yellow-legged gull and shag. The park also stands out for its seabed of great beauty and biodiversity, where the variety of fish, molluscs and crustaceans are joined by algae forests and the presence of several species of dolphins.
From Sanxenxo you can visit Ons by catamarans that depart from the ports of Sanxenxo and Portonovo.
Contemplate splendid views of the towns is possible to approach any of the natural viewpoints, located throughout the municipality:
- Mirador de A Granxa
- Mirador de Palacios
- Mirador da Panadeira
- Mirador do Vicaño Mirador de Caneliñas Mirador de Paxariñas Mirador de Major