The Parador de Ribadeo offers an excellent viewpoint overlooking the ria. This large Galician house is located at the mouth of the Eo River in a lovely seaside tourist town, surrounded by greenery and gazing out to sea. The magnificent location near the border between Galicia and Asturias offers unparalleled views of the Galician countryside, the Ria of Ribadeo, and the Asturian villages on the opposite shore. The hotel has an elegant and beautiful style dominated by maritime features. The guest rooms are comfortable, offering a splendid panoramic view matched by the view you will discover in the dining room. Don't miss the chance to sample the exquisite traditional Galician cuisine, which features dishes such as empanada (savory pie), pork shoulder and seafood, as well as Galician wines.
The Ria of Ribadeo, part of the Río Eo, Oscos y Terras de Burón Biosphere Reserve, is a natural inlet of great ecological and environmental importance. It is also the location for a wide variety of water sports and other activities. For example, this is the only spot on the Spanish coast where you can try lateen sailing, in which the sail runs fore to aft along the boat.
You will be fascinated by the beauty of the beaches along the Ribadeo coast. Highlights include Playa de las Catedrales (Cathedrals Beach), just ten kilometers from the Parador and considered one of the most spectacular in the world. It has been declared a natural monument and is without a doubt the most emblematic and popular beach area on the Atlantic coast of Galicia. The beach owes its name to a group of cliffs more than 32 meters in height. Sculpted by the wind and sea, they form arches and vaults through which the sun streams, creating a fantastic and unparalleled landscape.