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Rastrojo: Location of Galicia, 7 January 2008

The capital is Santiago de Compostela and the largest city is Vigo. Galicia has three international airports (A Coruña, Vigo and Santiago de Compostela), but the main one is at Santiago de Compostela.

The local language is Galician, a romance language sometimes referred as dialect of Portuguese influenced by Spanish orthography and the differences between the spoken languages are often blurry for outsiders.


Galice castro; Hugo Soria; 13.04.05

Located on the northwestern tip of Spain and bordering Portugal, Galicia has a huge 270 degree swell window picking up anything from a northeast swell right through to a south west or even a south swell. The best breaks around here are the empty beaches as the rock formations don't really lend themselves to good wave platforms.

The cold south flowing Canary currents is what keeps the surf population down here, it is neccessary to use a full steamer here even in the summer!! However, for those not put off by the chilly waters will be rewarded with good quality, empty beach break summer surf.

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Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez: Santiago de Compostela - Galicia, 30 April 2006

Galicia is in general a safe place to visit. Hotel Spa Casa Conors is located at an exceptional spot on the Galician coasts, namely, the town of Foz, province of Lugo.
Galician people are normally welcoming and like to have the occasional chat with visitors but, paradoxically, they also have a reputation for being reserved people. Address people politely, even in a formal way if necessary, as this will always cause a first good impression and will open many doors.

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