Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Baiona Galicia

Within the ancient walls of a former fortress, the four-star Parador de Baiona enjoys the tranquillity of its isolated location on the Monterreal peninsula. The structure shows mediaeval architecture and Mediterranean elements, while spacious grounds allow you to wander the fortress walls and take a dip in the pool. Dining experiences promise local, Galician cuisine and an array of cultural activities and tours are offered by the hotel.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Easyjet London to Santiago de Compostela
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Baiona, Galicia

Parador de Baiona is a 4-star renovated ancient fortress, boasting an enviable location on the Monterreal peninsula. This unique hotel is ideal for those wishing to explore the less well-known regions of Spain and have an authentic experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located in Baiona, within walking distance of the beach

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Santiago de Compostela

Distance from airport 90-minutes' drive from Santiago de Compostela

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Cafe, Bar, Swimming Pool, Lounge Halls, Tennis Court, Bicycle Rental, Sauna, Massage, Room Service, Children's Playground, Free Wifi, Free Parking, Laundry.

Land sports

Tennis.

Out and about nearby

Baiona Port, Beaches of Baiona, Cies Islands, Portugal.

Sports nearby

Cycling, Golf, Walking, Sailing, Water Sports

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£1,090 high season

Holiday Code EXH1568

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Baiona, Galicia

Within the ancient walls of a former fortress, the four-star Parador de Baiona enjoys the tranquillity of its isolated location on the Monterreal peninsula. Protected from the Atlantic by its position inside the bay, this property affords panoramic views along the length of the bay and to the Cies Islands. The view is reminiscent of that from a quiet lakeside. The hotel structure itself shows a fascinating combination of influences, where mediaeval-style architecture is revived with Mediterranean elements. As you draw up to the hotel along a broad driveway, you are met by a stately entranceway that mimics the style of a castle tower topped with machicolation. All about, other hotel buildings feature sloped terracotta roofing tiles which contrast the greens and blues of the natural scenery. Step into the lobby and the castle-like experience continues, with a grand stone stairway which is dimly lit by a chandelier and decorated with suits of armour, rich tapestries and antique portraiture. Furnished with four-poster beds, thick carpets and exposed brickwork, the guestrooms carry a similar theme but prioritise comfort and claim sea views. You can also seek refuge in a number of elegant halls, where parquet floors reside under heavy beams, and armchairs welcome you for daytime and evening relaxation. The hotel also boasts two dining areas for enjoying Galician cuisine: Restaurante Torre del Principe and Enxebre A Pinta. The latter is only open in the summer months. Spacious grounds feature extensive lawns which stretch the length of the peninsula; you can wander the fortress walls, enjoy a leisurely outdoor swimming pool or descend to a small cove with a sandy beach that looks towards the port. Real Club de Yates de Baiona offers nautical pastimes and a huge array of cultural activities, tours and experiences can be arranged through the hotel.

Room descriptions

Parador de Baiona offers 122 rooms with air conditioning, heating and free WiFi

Double Room
Superior Double Room
Junior Suite
Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£1,090 high season

Holiday Code EXH1568

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Baiona, Galicia

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Baiona, Baiona, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Easyjet from London to Santiago de Compostela. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Jet2 for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 1 hour and 30 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome and those under 2 years stay for free. For children under 13 years there are special rates when sharing a room with 2 parents.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£1,090 high season

Holiday Code EXH1568

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Baiona, Galicia

About Green Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Green Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in the regions of Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria in northern Spain, including coastal properties, city hotels and rural retreats. From the pretty rivers on the west coast of Galicia to the spectacular mountains of Asturias and the prehistoric caves of Cantabria, Green Spain is a picturesque area in the north of Spain. With quiet sandy beaches, green landscapes, charming villages and Romanesque architecture lining the famed pilgrimage route which leads to Santiago de Compostela, there is plenty to discover. Although many of those who go on holiday to northern Spain simply pass through en route to Santiago de Compostela, the entire region has much to offer. Stunning beaches are almost untouched, whilst the mild climate has produced rich vegetation which covers unspoilt countryside. Both along the coast and further inland there are attractive cities, towns and villages with a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural sights to discover. Galicia and Asturias have strong cultural identities, both fiercely defending their Celtic traditions which include playing bagpipes, and even speaking their own languages. In the far west is the remote region of Galicia, known as ‘The land of a thousand rivers’ thanks to the numerous wide inlets that run into the sea. The Atlantic coastline is rugged, with rocky headlands, idyllic beaches and isolated fishing villages, whilst the interior is hilly and overwhelmingly green. To the east is the Principality of Asturias, an enchanting region of contrasts with secluded beaches as well as peaceful countryside. Forming a natural barrier in the south are the towering Picos de Europa mountains, a spectacular area with small mountain villages, lush pastures, emerald forests, sheer gorges and glittering lakes. Next is the small, mountainous region of Cantabria, where white sand beaches line the coastline facing the Bay of Biscay, separated by rugged headlands.

Highlights of Green Spain

Santiago de Compostela cathedral, the supposed resting place of St James the Apostle, from whose rooftop you can enjoy unforgettable views over the old town. The attractive Galician cities of Ourense, Pontevedra and Lugo, all with historical sites including Roman architecture. Maritime cities along the Atlantic coastline including A Coruna, Ferrol, Vigo, and Baiona. The Tower of Hercules, an ancient Roman lighthouse near A Coruna. Galicia's fjord-like inlets known as the Rías Altas (along the north-west coast) and the Rías Baixas (along the southwestern coast). The dramatic Cape Finisterre, so called because it was thought to be the westernmost point in Europe. The stunning Picos de Europa mountains, home to a diverse range of walking trails and the atmospheric Covadonga Sanctuary. Oviedo, the attractive capital of Asturias which is home to some remarkable pre-Romanesque churches. Altamira Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient rock paintings which are up to 20000 years old. Comillas, a beachside town with impressive architecture including a building designed by Antonio Gaudí. Pleasant towns along the shores of the Cantabrian Sea including Gijón and Llanes. Santillana del Mar, a picturesque village inland with a number of well-preserved mediaeval buildings. Santander, a lively port city with a historic quarter, a modern centre and the famous El Sardinero beach.

Festivals in Green Spain

February/March: Carnivals celebrating Lent, March: Vigo Reconquest Festival; March/April: Holy week celebrations, July: ‘A Rapa das Bestas’ horse festival held in Galician villages, July: Saint James the Apostle festival in Santiago de Compostela, July: Nava Cider Festival (near Oviedo), August: Festival of San Roque in Betanzos (near A Coruna), August: Santander International Festival.

Gastronomy in Green Spain

Cuisine in the north of Spain tends to be simple and hearty, making good use of the excellent local produce including abundant fish and seafood, plentiful meat and game and a great variety of vegetables. The regions produce a range of dairy products, from the mild soft cheeses of Galicia to the smoked cheese of Cantabria and the blue cheeses of Asturias. Asturias is known for its dry cider, whilst Galicia produces high quality wines, both crisp whites and fruity reds, as well as a strong liqueur, ‘Orujo.’ Local dishes include ‘Vieras de Santiago’ (Scallops, the symbol of St James, which are baked in their shells), ‘Empanada gallega’ (a Galician meat pasty), ‘Lacón con grelos’ (pork shoulder with chorizo, turnips and potatoes), ‘Caldo gallego’ (thick soup with meat, potatoes and beans), ‘Fabada’ (an Asturian stew with pork and beans), ‘Tarta de Santiago’ (an almond cake), ‘La quesada’ (a Cantabrian cheesecake) and ‘Sobaos Pasiegos’ (Cantabrian sponge cakes).

Climate in Green Spain

Green Spain has a wet and mild climate with warm summers and cool winters. Summer is a popular time to visit northern Spain as the weather is sunny yet comfortable, but you can expect good weather in Spring and Autumn as well. Rain falls throughout the year although there is little during the summer months. Temperatures are rarely extreme, although mountainous areas can be very cold in winter with snow falling.

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