Our most recommended things to do in O Grove

Ría de Arousa: Boat Ride to Mussel Farm with Tasting

1. Ría de Arousa: Boat Ride to Mussel Farm with Tasting

Embark on a cruise in the Rías Baixas and learn how mussels are cultivated on this guided tour of a mussel farm with tastings. Disembark from the Port of O Grove and cruise along the picturesque Ría de Arousa. Visit the cultivation parks (also known as Bateas) with a guide, where you'll discover how mussels, oysters, and scallops are farmed. Back on board, enjoy a tasting of steamed mussels, accompanied by wine, water, or soft drink, all while you explore the bottom of the sea through the boat's underwater vision.

Rias Baixas: Boat Tour with Wine, Seafood, and Winery Visit

2. Rias Baixas: Boat Tour with Wine, Seafood, and Winery Visit

Stop at O Grove Town, the perfect village for spending time in tranquility, and experiencing the sensations of the real and genuine Galicia. Enjoy the rural atmosphere away from tourism and have a pleasant break and Galician meal. Take a walk through the vineyards of the very prestigious Albariño. Have the opportunity to learn about the production of this excellent wine as well as engage in a tasting of three wines of the denomination Rias Baixas in good company.  Next, stop at the shrine of “la Lanzada.” Get a full overview of this mystical place, established in the 9th century, and take a beautiful walk. Cross part of the bay of Poio, and see beauty contained on a giant rock upon which it is built. See the granaries that surround it, the houses overlooking the sea, and the several stone crosses typical of Galicia, called Cruceiros, which are on the site. Tour the characteristic streets and squares of this place, and have the possibility to take a real and authentic journey through time, as well as visit an area of great ecological value.  Next stop at the island of Toja, famous for the production of soap and for its hot springs, located in an area called Red Natura 2000. Discover a small museum of the old soap factory and a chapel completely covered with shells. End with a tour of the sea, during which you will admire and face directly the production of mussels, oysters, and scallops, making different stops to contemplate the watering holes.  Taste steamed mussels in great quantity accompanied by one of the best local Albariño wines (Condes de Albarei) and shots of Crema de Orujo.

O Grove: Boat Tour with Mussel Tasting and Wine

3. O Grove: Boat Tour with Mussel Tasting and Wine

Come and enjoy a one hour boat ride on the calm waters of the Ría de Arousa with a guided tour while you discover how the cultivation of mussels, oysters and scallops works and enjoy a delicious tasting of steamed mussels and traditional wine from the Rías Baixas. Enjoy the Ría de Arousa, the largest of the five Galician estuaries, known as Rías Baixas. It is one of the most interesting environmental areas of Galicia. The bird life is rich and varied and, without a doubt, the Ría de Arousa is the richest in fish and seafood of all the estuaries, both for its cultivation and its fishing. The most important activity in these inland waters is the cultivation of mussels, oysters and scallops, which is already a typical tradition in this area. The cultivation is done in rafts. With this one-hour boat trip you will discover amazing landscapes and views of the seabed. The excursion is fully guided. Plenty of mussel tasting, drinks (white wine, soft drinks and water on request) and music to give the best to our customers. This excursion is worthwhile!

O Grove: Illa da Toxa Tourist Train Tour

4. O Grove: Illa da Toxa Tourist Train Tour

Enjoy a relaxing tourist train ride starting at O Grove port. Drive through the main streets of this fishing town and learn about its history. Cross over to Illa da Toxa, an island that is renowned for its mineral waters with medicinal properties. See a chapel decorated with the shells of scallops. Hop onto the tourist train at the port of O Grove, sit back, and go for a ride around the town. Learn about the town's history and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Finish up your tour of the main streets, then cross the bridge over to Illa da Toxa. Explore the interior of this island, famous for its many luxury hotels and thermal baths. Pass by San Caralampio Chapel, which is covered entirely with scallop shells. Finally, finish your tour of the island and return to O Grove.

From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

5. From A Coruña: Rías Baixas Day Trip

Visit the region of Rías Baixas on this day trip from A Coruña. Take a guided tour in the historic center of Pontevedra, visit the fishing village of Combarro, and see the natural landscapes of Illa da Toxa. Also, enjoy a boat trip with a tasting of mussels and wine. The first stop of your day trip is in Pontevedra, where you will have a walking tour of its historic center. Wander through the city's pedestrian-friendly streets and see the Church of the Pilgrim Virgin, the Ruins of San Domingo, and many more important sites. After your tour head to Combarro. Arrive at the fishing village of Combarro and be charmed as you tour its cobbled streets and see the facades of its buildings. After your tour, leave Combarro and head to Illa da Toxa. Illa da Toxa is a popular travel destination, known for the Chapel of the Shells, the soap factory, and its natural landscapes. Take another guided tour and then take a boat trip through the Ría de Arousa. During your boat trip see the mussel rafts and enjoy a tasting of local quality wine and mussels. Make a stop in O Grove and have the opportunity to taste local dishes during your free time for lunch. Afterward, head to Cambados, the capital of Albariño, and one of the most important points of the Rías Baixas. Finish your day with a visit to an Albariño wine cellar, where you will taste 3 different varieties of wine. Learn the entire process of wine elaboration, labeling, and production.

Free Tour O Grove

6. Free Tour O Grove

Nos reuniremos a la hora indicada en la plaza de O Corgo, en la que daremos comienzo a este free tour por El Grove, uno de los puertos de entrada a la ría de Arosa. Iniciaremos la visita con una introducción sobre los orígenes marineros de este pueblo y nos detendremos ante la fachada del Ayuntamiento para ver el escudo de El Grove, ligado a una serie de leyendas que, por supuesto, os desvelaremos. Caminaremos por la calle Oscura hasta llegar a la plaza de Arriba, donde aprovecharemos para hablar del desarrollo económico de la localidad y contaros algunas curiosidades relacionadas con la viruela. Paseando por las calles de El Grove encontraremos viviendas típicas marineras, como la Casa de Patín, y edificios históricos como el antiguo hospital, la capilla de San Antón o la primera fábrica de conservas del municipio. A continuación, nos desplazaremos al barrio marinero de Peralto, donde veremos la particular estructura de sus calles que bajan al puerto. Siguiendo esta ruta llegaremos a la playa de Confín, en la que conoceremos la actividad marisquera de El Grove y observaremos el puente que lleva a la isla de La Toja. Explicaremos desde este punto las peculiaridades de esta isla, uno de los centros termales más populares de Galicia, y escuchamos algunas enigmáticas historias sobre ella. Después, iremos al puerto para ver la estatua de los Mariscadores y la lonja, uno de los puntos más importantes para el comercio pesquero del pueblo. Finalmente, regresaremos al punto de partida, donde nos despediremos después de una hora y media aproximadamente.

O Grove: Boat Tour at the Arousa estuary with mussel tasting

7. O Grove: Boat Tour at the Arousa estuary with mussel tasting

Ria de Arosa Cruise + Mussel Tasting At the scheduled time, we'll meet at Pier nº3 of the Port of O Grove, where the catamaran will be waiting for us to start this boat trip along the Arosa estuary. For an hour and fifteen minutes, we'll enjoy cruising around this beautiful location as we watch the shellfish farmers at work. We'll also marvel at the stunning views of Arosa, O Grove and Cambados. During the cruise, we'll also visit mussel, oyster, and scallop farms in the area to learn first-hand how these mollusks are bred. What's more, thanks to the boat's glass bottom, we'll be able to admire the fish swimming beneath. But that's not all, because during the whole tour you'll enjoy an open bar of white wine and unlimited mussels - yes, as many as you can eat! Lastly, we'll sail back to the meeting point, where we'll end our boat trip.

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What people are saying about O Grove

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 444 reviews

A good way to spend the day. The time accompanied. Ana, the guide, was very good with her comments. And the boat ride, it is true that you can eat all the mussels you want, and they are very good! At the last stop, it is worth visiting the town over the bridges from the square, and the ice cream parlor between Horreos, in the square, very good. Very good driver too! Thanks.

Great trip for the family! Unlimited fresh muscle on the boat, probably ate 2kg per person. It is a great opportunity to learn about Galician traditions.

Enjoyed the trip, especially the boat ride with mussels and drinks, it was so delicious! The view during the boat ride is beautiful!

Tour maravilloso!!! Vale la pena hacerlo!!! La guía excelente!!!

This is a treasure and an experience worth having.