How to arrive?

A city with views

Visiting Galicia is always a wise decision. And what better way to do it than starting at the centre, in the middle of A Coruña-Vigo axis, on the coast, close to everything, in a city with views onto one of the major rías, on the Compostela beach: in Vilagarcía, a city that can be reached by motorway or road, by train or plain (two international airports at a 50-minute drive) and even by boat. In short, overland, by sea or by air, Vilagarcía is here to welcome you.

Overland

Getting to Vilagarcía by land is extremely easy.

Train

For those who chose the train, you can take the most used line in Galicia, the one that joins A Coruña and Vigo.

Car

If, on the other hand, you prefer driving, there are several options. Firstly, the AP-9 motorway (A Coruña-Vigo). Secondly, the national roads: the N-640 that joins the centre of Galicia (Lalín) with our city, through Caldas de Reis; the PO-548 and PO-549 which run alongside the coast.

Moving around the Salnés area, the best option is the VG-43 that, apart from linking Vilanova and Cambados,  connects with the AG-4.1 which leads to Sanxenxo and O Grove to the south, and Barro and Pontevedra to the north.

BY SEA

You can also get to Vilagarcía by sea, although in that case there are fewer options.

Boat or cruises

You can board either one of the cruises that stop at Vilagarcía from April to October, or a privately-owned boat to make the most of the excellent sailing conditions of the ría de Arousa  and enjoy  one of the most beautiful coastlines of the region.

BY AIR

Aeroplane

The last alternative to get to that area  is by air, using either Santiago (Lavacolla) or Vigo (Peinador) airports. The former is 50km away from Vilagarcía, whereas the latter is about 60km away. From either of them you can easily take the A-9 motorway and from there to Vilagarcía de Arousa.

WHERE TO PARK

Icono Parking

As a result of the Town Council’s policy aiming at humanizing the city centre, some of the streets have been pedestrianized and some others are considered “zona azul”, or blue zone, which means that the parking time is limited to an hour. Nevertheless, there are public and private car parks that will ensure a faster and more comfortable arrival at the city.

Private car parks

  • O CAVADELO CAR PARK. Avenida da Mariña, opposite to the Alameda. 337 parking spaces.
  • PLAZA DE ESPAÑA CAR PARK. Plaza de España, by the parochial church. 80 parking spaces.
  • AROUSA CAR PARK. Centro Comercial Arousa (Arousa Shopping Centre) in the Xunqueira Park. 226 parking spaces.
  • HOTEL CASTELAO CAR PARK. Arzobispo Lago, 5. Located underneath the hotel. 56 parking spaces.
  • MARINA. Open air car park under surveillance. 140 parking spaces.
  • JUAN XXIII CAR PARK. Sited in the same name’s square which is behind the Town Hall. 224 parking spaces.

Public car parks

All free and unattended:

  • A FLORIDA. Alongside the Porta da Luz Salgada that provides parking to the Lidl and Dia supermarkets. 200 parking spaces.
  • RODRIGO DE MENDOZA. In front of FEXDEGA exhibition site. 240 parking spaces.
  • FEXDEGA CAR PARK.Access from Rodrigo de Mendoza, Nogueira and Limoeiro. 230 parking spaces.
  • PLAZA DE ABASTOS (marketplace). Alongside the fish market. Blue zone. 70 parking spaces.
  • TIR AREA. Alongside the yatching harbour and the Miguel Hernández park. 220 parkig spaces.
  • O RAMAL. Next to the yatching harbour, and the end of the Concha beach and the seafront promenade. 210 parking spaces.
  • PLAZA DE LA ESTACIÓN DEL FERROCARRIL. 90 parking spaces.
  • A ESCARDIA. Between the bus station and the railway station. 75 parking spaces.
  • VILA JANER.. Access from Moreira Casal or Santa Lucía. 70 parking spaces.
  • MARXIÓN. Access from Juan Carlos I towards Dorctor Fleming gardens.120 parking spaces.
  • O PIÑEIRIÑO. Access from Cambados Avenue. 400 parking spaces.
  • CARRIL. In Rosalía de Castro, alongside the Miguel Ángel González Estévez secondary school. 170 parking spaces.

Blue Zone

In order to use these blue parking spaces, a clock disc, available at tobacconist’s and the retailers association of Zona Aberta, is needed.

Caravan area

In a priviledged place, the FEXDEGA exhibition hall, just three minutes from the city centre, it is this exclusive free area for caravans with capacity for ten vehicules. There is an access from Rodrigo de Mendoza avenue or Nogueira and Limoeiro streets which go round the exhibition site. There is a waste water disposal system, as well as free tap water supply. All the area is equipped with a security camara network. The facilities are open all year round and free although restricted to a maximum stay of three days in order to facilitate rotation amongst users.

Tourist Information Offices

To make your visit easier, Vilagarcía provides the traveler with a local tourist information office. It is located in the Plaza de la Pescadería- an easily recognized building made out of stone and iron – just a few metres from the Alameda. Since 2017, the office has maintained the (comprehensive quality sytem tourist destination) Sicted distinction which means a recognition of the effort and commitment with the quality and continuous improvement of the information system.

Opening times:
Open all year round except for 1st and 6th January, 16th August and 24th, 25th and 31st December.
Monday – Friday: 10:00 -14:00 and 16:30-19:30.
Saturday 11:00 -14:00 and 16:30-19:30.
Sunday and public holidays: 11:00-14:00.
Easter public holidays: 11:00-14:00 and 16:30-19:30
Phone: 647 78 34 69 and 986 50 12 27 oficinaturismo@vilagarcia.gal

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