Welcome to A Guarda
A fishing port just north of where the Río Miño spills into the Atlantic, A Guarda (Castilian: La Guardia) has a pretty harbour, some excellent seafood restaurants, a lovely hotel in an old convent and a cute if small casco antiguo (Old Town) of stone buildings centred on Praza do Reló. But its prize attraction is the hill Monte de Santa Trega, rising just outside of town. You can drive or walk up to its magnificently panoramic summit. Another fine walking path runs 3km south from A Guarda's harbour along the coast to the heads of the Miño. The Camino Portugués de la Costa, a variant of the Camino Portugués pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela, comes through here, and all in all A Guarda is a bit of an unsung gem and an enjoyable place to hang out for a day or two.