Description of your Galician Mountains & Beaches Wedding in Spain
The west coast of Galicia is one of the most stunning parts of the Spanish coast, largely undiscovered by international tourism, it remains an untouched paradise waiting to be discovered. This adventure wedding experience will allow you to explore the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the Rias Baixas (famous for its wine and seafood) by stand up paddleboard. The experience then culminates in an ascent of Monte Pindo with a wedding on the summit in one of the most stunning and original locations it is possible to imagine. Following the ascent, you will finish the experience with an intimate meal in a small private restaurant on the side of the mountain.
- Program length: 3 nights
- Meeting point: Santiago de Compostela or A Coruña airport.
- Number of participants: 2 – 10
- Experience: Adventure wedding on the wild west coast of Galicia. Get married on a mountaintop overlooking the stunning white sand beaches of the Rias Baixas of Galicia.
- Sightseeing: UNESCO world heritage city, Santiago de Compostela, Rias Baixas’ white sand beaches (famous for white wine and seafood), ascent of the stunning Monte Pindo, the Olympus of the Celts.
- Climate: Hot summer days with cooler nights from April to October (Best Season). Temperatures around 30 °C
About the Host of your Galician Mountains & Beaches Wedding in Spain
Hi, I’m Sam!
I’m a wedding and seascapes photographer originally from the UK but now based on the stunning west coast of Galicia. After a career in adventure guiding, leading students in many different outdoor adventures from skiing to mountaineering, surfing to kayaking I decided to pursue my passion for photography full time. I have been living in Galicia for ten years now and am incredibly passionate about the area. I love exploring the hidden beaches, remote mountain tops and undiscovered restaurants far off the beaten track. I live in a small village right on the beach with my wife and two daughters and can’t wait to show you around our little corner of paradise.
Itinerary of your Galician Mountains & Beaches Wedding Package
Arrival at either Santiago de Compostela/ La Coruña airport between 14:00- 18:00. An airport transfer will take you to your boutique hotel in Santiago de Compostela. In the evening at 19:00 you will be taken on a Wine and Tapas tour of the old town of Santiago de Compostela. You will visit; the cathedral, which is the end of the Saint James ‘camino’ pilgrimage, the famous squares of the medieval city and enjoy culinary delights in the small stone taverns of the narrow city streets.
After a delicious continental breakfast you will be driven to the coast where you will explore the crystal clear blue waters of the ria by stand-up paddleboard and enjoy a refreshing swim. You will have lunch in a traditional Galician restaurant, where fish and seafood are the specialities. In the evening, you will ascend to the summit of Monte Louro to watch the beautiful sunset with stunning views over the white sand beaches of Area Maior and Lariño, with a photo session on the summit to capture the memories and emotions of the day.
Dinner will be provided at your next stop, which will be a modern and cosy coastal hotel. Here you find some fantastic local specialities such as octopus and scallops, as well as the world-famous ‘Ternera Gallega’ Galician beef.
The day will begin with a tasty breakfast that will set you up for the hike to the top of Monte Pindo. The ascent takes you past dramatic granite spires with incredible views of the coastline on all sides, this is a 5-hour ascent, so make sure you bring comfortable shoes!
There will be a light picnic lunch of local fayre, including freshly made bread, Galician soft cheese and a selection of gastronomical treats.
In the late afternoon, when you get to the top, the magic will happen. This is the place of Celtic legends and myths; this stunning landscape will be the scene for your private wedding ceremony, in one of the most unique and picturesque locations in Spain.
After descending Monte Pindo in the evening, you will be taken to a beautiful rural country house hotel. Locally crafted from stone and wood, this quiet retreat will provide you with a place to relax and unwind from the day’s excitement.
The evening culminates in an unforgettable culinary experience. A six-course tasting menu in a private dining room, set in the luscious green woodland at the back of the mountain.
After enjoying breakfast views over the lake which leads to the top of an impressive waterfall, there will be an airport transfer service to either Santiago de Compostela or La Coruña airport. From 10:00- 14:00.
How to prepare
Nearest airports are Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña.
What to bring
A sense of adventure and a willingness to try new experiences is the most important thing to bring. Equipment needed is hiking clothing and beach swimwear. A comprehensive list of clothing needed will be sent on booking.