Ribadeo North Road

Information about Ribadeo

Ribadeo is a town on the border of the Principality of Asturias and belongs to the province of Lugo, a border between these two sister cultures. It is situated on the Cantabrian Sea, which provides beautiful landscapes, and boasts with pleasure of its ria of Ribadeo, its gastronomic culture and its particular charm.

It is a versatile place where many come to surf, others to taste the traditional Galician dishes and many others to enjoy the natural landscapes that the coastal town has to offer. A visit to this village provides endless possibilities for all tastes.

In ancient times the town was a great neuralgic centre thanks to its port, the main axis of the Cantabrian trade with the Baltic countries. The well-known brandy was then imported exclusively, so it was known as kúmel de Ribadeo. This declined with the competition from other ports such as Gijón in the 19th century. Today it is an excellent place for travellers, a delight for tourists and an ally of pilgrims thanks to its unique environment.

What to see and do in Ribadeo

The beach of the Cathedrals

The beach of Aguas Santas is colloquially known as the beach of the Cathedrals thanks to the impressive shapes generated by its cliffs. It has been declared a Natural Monument by the Cosellería of the Environment of the Xunta de Galicia and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area of Ribadeo.

The most characteristic of this beach is the shape of its gigantic rocks that create arches and caves similar to human-built temples. They are most clearly visible at low tide and create fantasy landscapes that are hard to find anywhere else in the world. You can observe large rocky walls of slate and shale eroded forming arches or caves of dozens of meters. The success of this unique place is such that in 2015 the Xunta de Galicia was forced to regulate visits to protect the conservation of the landscape. Therefore, you should now plan some time in advance to apply for an access pass.