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Environment & Activities

The privileged situation of the casa de Roque allows to enjoy all the advantages of Galicia: tranquility surrounded of nature, proximity to the sea to enjoy their wonderful beaches, just a kilometer of a small town with all the services; less than half hour of Santiago of Compostela and few minutes of villages and historical towns and of incredible landscapes.
Options for all tastes:
On foot:
Walks though surrounded roads of grasslands and forests, with restored mills, beside streams and rivers, with medieval bridges, children parks.

On horseback:
Walks for adults and children from 7 years, it is not necessary to be an expert in horseback because the even young couple of Estivada Equestre, 200 meters of Casa de Roque, are specialist in making you a route adapted to your knowledge.

Secret places:
Galicia is full of corners that don't appear in the guides; dare to discover magic places, in those that the water and the forest are usually the main characters. Less than ten minutes in car: Capela and Fervenza of Santa Leocadia. Portomouro, 35 minutes of Casa de Roque, a mill transformed into restaurant, a terrace on the river.
Ponte Nafonso: Twelve minutes away you will be surprised with the medieval bridge of 20 stone arches that unites the city councils of Noia and Outes, walk through the gardens of Pazo do Tambre, in the selfsame outlet of the river Tambre.

To the beach:
The first beach from the house is seven minutes in car, ideal to go with children, park the car beside the beach, and you have a couple of bars for ice creams or meals and also a mount area to make barbecues, a small children park and a beautiful walk beside the cliff, beautiful although it is not a day of beach. And after the first one don’t miss anything in each corner of the coast, until Fisterra the highway passes next to the sea, so that you can enjoy a wonderful landscape while you travel.
And don't forget to stop in the beach of Carnota, their more than 7 km make it the biggest beach in Galicia, their numerous entrances will make you know a different beach every time, and if you want the calm part, enter by Boca de Rio and delight with their dunes and lagoons.
From Casa de Roque you can be in Carnota in 35 minutes if you take the interior highway that will also give you the opportunity to contemplate one of the most wonderful landscapes in the Galician coast, ideal to photograph from the viewpoint.

To the port:
In the same city council of Outes you will find the beautiful port of O Freixo, with an important seafood production, to eat clam or cockle recently extracted from the sea that is a luxury that you will be able to allow yourself in anyone of the wonderful taverns of the port, with unbeatable prices. If what you want is to go for a boat ride mussel rafts or to see the discharge of the fish at dusk in the rasher of the port you may come closer to Muros.
Around towns and picturesque villages:
A few km of Outes is found the medieval village of Noia, a walk for its streets with arcades, a visit to its squares and churches transport you to other times, and also has street market on Thursdays and Sundays, it is ideal to walk the streets and to go shopping. You should not miss the building of the city council, with their interior cloister, in the walk of the Boulevard, neither San Francisco's convent, the church of Santa María a Nova or the church of San Martiño. Noia also has a lot of fame for the delicious empanadas that cooked in its countless inns and bars that usually serve free a piece with every consumption.
Muros: The best conserved seafaring village of Galicia, narrow, paved streets, looking to the sea, fishing port,, arcades that preserve small bars and restaurants, hung churches of the mountain, archaeological remains; at half hour for the interior, with impressive views on the town from the high part, or to 40 minutes bordering the coast going by all their towns and creeks.

Of archaeological and cultural tourism:
Galicia has a rich archaeological patrimony, much of it even to discover, but we can enjoy finding out how our Celtic ancestors lived thanks to the countless samples of their funeral constructions and remains of towns (castros) that have been dug and that you can visit, for all our geography. Near Casa de Castro is one of the best known castros of Galicia for their impressive location; Castro of Baroña at half hour of Casa de Castro that will also allow you to discover the wild beaches of the coast from Noia to Ribeira.

Nature paradises:
All Galicia is landscape, we, the Galicians we usually say many times about the wonderful spectacle of our land "We don’t value a lot, and how nice it is", wherever you look you find floods, green meadows and woods and the water overflowing, rivers, seas and waterfalls. Certain spaces are considered of special protection for its scenic, natural or cultural interest; within these spaces of nature we recommend two very close to Casa de Roque. Monte e Lagoa de Louro, close to Muros.
Monte Pindo, the sacred mount collected in Galicia's hymn, with an impressive view on the Ensenada of Ézaro, where you can also enjoy to see the only waterfall in Europe that leads directly to the sea.
The natural park of the dunes and lagoons of Corrubedo is not in the Natura 2000 network, but well worth a visit, a few kilometers after the Castro of Barona is located this dune complex that hides two gaps fed by the sea that hits its beautiful beach.

To the city: Santiago de Compostela is located less than half an hour, enjoy strolling through the historic quarter, tapas in its countless bars and relax in its numerous parks. A Coruña, only an hour away by the interior, from the mount San Pedro da la Vuelta to the city following the promenade and stopping at its most emblematic monuments before strolling through the narrow alleyways that come out of the impressive Plaza de María Pita.
Pontevedra, about one hour from Santiago by motorway, discover a city carefully restored, in that it have been put in value its many squares, with very good nightlife in their terraces.