Galicia Travel Guide
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Galicia is a very unique region of Western Spain that (though home to some nearly three million inhabitants) has expansive inland forests that are great for hiking. This terrain is relatively flat making hiking through here more about enjoying the ambiance than reaching extreme elevations to reach a lookout. Since there are so many well worn pilgrim trails around here, several tours proceed from one historic location, through beautiful forests, to another even more historic location. With it's own coast that is certainly swim-able, and a long list of additional attractions, the Galicia region of Spain is certainly worth spending some of your vacation time exploring.
What's great about this area of Spain are its views along the coast, its seafood, and its culture. Just rent a car and be prepared for a long but worth it drive. You can visit a great, history-rich city such as Santiago de Compostela, the coastal cities along Rias Baixas, and larger ports like Vigo and La Coruna. Every little town has its own look, plaza and tapas bars. People are very polite, the cities are extremely clean and orderly and the smaller hotels are all comfortable and not expensive. Really a great place to enjoy yourself, eat great, and have a little adventure along the way without losing your shirt.
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