Poio, the heart of the Rías Baixas

Poio is a municipality on the northern bank of the Pontevedra estuary. It is situated right in the heart of the Rías Baixas area, between the city of Pontevedra and the region of O Salnés. Forming a natural balcony overlooking the estuary, its history has been defined by its livelihood based on the activities of the land and sea.

Declared a Municipality of Tourist Interest in 2000, its strategic coastal location and its proximity to Galicia’s main motorway, the AP9, makes Poio an ideal place to visit. Within the 34 square kilometres of its municipal boundaries, you will find wealth of leisure, cultural and eating out options and plenty of places to stay. Visitors have a choice of visiting more than twenty beaches; prehistoric rock carvings; one of Galicia’s most monumental monasteries; a beautifully preserved and restored traditional fishing village; hiking paths and pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela and even a museum dedicated to the world’s most famous explorer.

One municipality, five parishes

The Poio Municipal Council comprises five parishes, each having its own population hub and waterfront on the estuary.

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