Porto do Son and its beaches

Porto do Son (Sp. Puerto del Son) is a city and a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.

The city is a part of the Rías Baixas costa of the Atlantic resorts of Spain.

Main attractions

The Castro de Baroña is an Iron Age fortified settlement surrounded by two walls and containing twenty roundhouses that still remain today, was built on a peninsula and inhabited from the 1st Century BC to the 1st Century AD.

The Castro de Baroña was first excavated in 1933 by Sebastián González-García. The subsequent excavations were carried out by J. M. Luengo (1969-1970), Francisco Calo Lourido and Teresa Soeiro (1980 to 1984).

Ánxel Concheiro (1984) and Francisco Calo (1985) reinforced the structural integrity of the fort, and a new round of excavations and renovations was started on May 21, 2012.

Portosín is a town in the Spanish municipality of Puerto del Son.

It has a fishing port and a yacht club, the Real Club Náutico Portosín, which is an important focus of tourism within the municipality. In addition, the town has a primary education center; CEIP de Portosín, a health center and house of culture.

The town has experienced great growth and expansion in recent years, mainly motivated by second homes and tourism, going from being a small fishing village consisting mainly of single-family homes, to being a town with the capacity to house a population similar to the one municipal capital. Currently due to its growth, the town has absorbed neighboring rural centers such as A Richoliña, O Mariño and part of Freixido and O Campanario.

Other places of interest:

  • Mirador de Monte Enxa
  • Roman bridge
  • Fonforrón Beach
  • Ribasieira Waterfall
  • Atalaia Chapel
  • Church of Santa María de Nebra


Extending over 23 km along the southern swathe of the “ria de Muros y Noia”, the municipality of Porto do Son has more than 15 beaches in total. All beaches can be reached from the main C550 coastal highway.

How to get to?

From A Coruña 1 hr 23 min (123 km) via AP-9

From Santiago de Compostela 45 min (49.9 km) via CG-1.5

From Madrid 6 hr 11 min (646 km) via A-6 and A-52

Main information

Area: 94 sq. km

GPS coordinates: 42°43′28″N 9°00′21″W

Language: Spanish, Galician

Population: 9 142

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1, in summer +2

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