Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain

In the village of Meaño, near Spain’s Atlantic coast, you’ll find a great little hotel called Quinta de San Amaro. This is the kind of place to get away from it all. Here’s a look at the swimming pool and main building:

Swimming pool and main building at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

Swimming pool and main building at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

Although in the countryside, Quinta de San Amaro is only a short drive to Santiago de Compostela and many of the interesting towns along the Atlantic Coast. I stayed in a standard room that you see next:

Standard room at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

Standard room at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

The bathroom was also spacious and comfortable:

Bathroom in standard room at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

Bathroom in standard room at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

You’ll also find a good restaurant here with seating inside as well as outside that you see in the next photo:

Outdoor seating at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

Outdoor seating at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

And take a look at this unique “solar sauna” as I call it:

"Solar sauna" at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

“Solar sauna” at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

Inside it was warm and refreshing, a comfortable place to relax, read a book, or meditate:

Inside the "solar sauna" at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

Inside the “solar sauna” at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

Of course then you’ll want to take another dip in the swimming pool, so here’s another view of that looking out to the vineyards:

View of the swimming pool and vineyards beyond at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

View of the swimming pool and vineyards beyond at Quinta de San Amaro, Meaño, Spain.

You’ll have no trouble sleeping here. It was perfectly quiet, the way you’ll want it after a day of sightseeing or sampling the many delicious wines of the region.

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An afternoon in Cambados, Spain

Cambados, Spain is a pleasant town on the Atlantic coast of Galicia. There is a stoic main square of stone buildings that you see here:

Plaza Mayor in Cambados, Spain.

Plaza Mayor in Cambados, Spain.

There are several winery shops located here, places where you might find a new favorite or a good deal by the case, especially on the local albariño. There’s also a handsome church.

Church in Cambados, Spain.

Church in Cambados, Spain.

Inside the church you’ll find some remarkable sacred artwork.

Inside the church at Cambados, Spain.

Inside the church at Cambados, Spain.

Take your time and stop in to one of those local joints for a glass of wine and a snack.

Wine and crisps in Cambados, Spain.

Wine and crisps in Cambados, Spain.

There’s also plenty of options for shopping and dining.

Shopping and dining in Cambados, Spain.

Shopping and dining in Cambados, Spain.

And then wander over to the waterfront where you’ll find all manner of boats such as these:

Fishing boats in Cambados, Spain.

Fishing boats in Cambados, Spain.

You can hire a boat to take you fishing or to just go for a sail around the bay.

More boats in Cambados, Spain.

More boats in Cambados, Spain.

Cambados is one of those pleasant towns in Spain that you’re sure to enjoy. Not a whole lot going on, but that’s the way I like it. I parked in a spot along a street and asked a couple of older gents if it was okay to leave the car there. They said, “Sure. All week if you want.” Nice guys in a nice place.

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