This first stage of the Route of Padre Sarmiento can be started from the city of Pontevedra, crossing the bridge of “O Burgo” to reach Poio, where you can visit its beautiful monastery. From here, you will walk along the estuary until you reach Combarro, one of the most touristic villages in Galicia, known for its hundreds of hórreos and cruceiros. From Combarro, the route continues through coastal paths, coves and beautiful beaches, until it reaches Sanxenxo. In this last stretch of the stage, the viewpoint of “A Granxa”, offers beautiful views of the Pontevedra estuary.
Sanxenxo is the capital par excellence of Galician tourism. This area of the Galician coast enjoys many hours of sunshine, which has earned it the nickname of “Galifornia”. Sanxenxo is one of the most visited places in Galicia in summer. Its busiest beach is Silgar beach, located on the promenade. The centre of the village has a lot of animation and leisure, making it a perfect place to get lost in its streets. The centre of Portonovo is also very visited and it is ideal to go to the fish market and taste a good fresh fish.