The Rias Altas region of Spain is the name given to the three northernmost sections of the Costa do Marisco, Galician for the „Seafood“ or „Shellfish“ Coast in the autonomous community of Galicia in north western Spain. It encompasses the northern part of the A Coruna province and the entire coastline of the Lugo province. The biggest city port of this region is Ferrol, the most important naval station in north western Spain and the region extends from Ribadeo in the province of Lugo in northeastern Galicia, to the town of Santa Cruz, in the province of A Coruna in northwestern Galicia. There are many Rías Altas holiday villas for visitors to choose from when they come and visit this beautiful stretch of Spanish coastline.
Come and visit the birthplace of Franco with Rías Altas Holiday Homes
Due to the region's favourable geographic location along the coastline, there are many beach resorts and tourist activities for people from all over the world to enjoy. Today, Rias Altas is one of the most popular tourist holiday destinations in the world, with the number of visitors to this region increasing every year, a trend which can be attributed to the unique and unforgettable holiday experience which visitors get from the region. Whilst on holiday in Rias Altas, why not visit Ferrol, a city located in the province of A Coruna? This city is famous, among many other things, for being the birthplace of Francisco Franco in 1892 , the nationalist dictator who ruled Spain between the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 and his death in 1975.
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Interestingly, the city was even officially known as „El Ferrol del Caudillo“ until 1982, which translates as Ferrol of the „Caudillo“, the name given to the dictator as a mark of respect. Ferrol is the perfect day city trip for those interested in its fascinating naval port and history and for those wanting to view the naval ships moored in the harbour. It also boasts an impressive bay and the town is surrounded by good quality beaches, including "San Jorge", "Cabanas" and "Cobas". The beaches of Doninos, Esmelle and St. George are some extremely notable gorgeous sandy beaches, ideal for practising water sports such as surfing, kayaking, Boogie Board, kite surfing and windsurfing. These beaches are also perfect for those just seeking to sit back and relax, you can take a leisurely stroll in the dunes, top up your tan while you soak up the sun, or recline with a good book.
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