El Ferrol or Ferrol is located in the province of A Coruna in Galicia in north-western Spain. El Ferrol Spain is known for their wonderful Easter week celebrations. If you are interested in archeology, you will be fascinated with the prehistoric human settlements with an abundance of burial chambers, megalithic monuments, Petroglyphs and other archaeological items. The wonderfully fine white sand beaches are also a great way to enjoy Ferrol with lots of water sports. There are also many shops and restaurants you can enjoy while in Ferrol.
El Ferrol Weather – When to Visit
In Ferrol summers are comfortable and winters are long, cold, wet, and windy. It is partly cloudy year round. The best time to visit Ferrol for warm weather activities is from late June to early September. During this time you will experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures in the range of 68°F to 77°F. The highest average temperature in Ferrol is in August. If you want to avoid the rain, then January should be avoided as it is their wettest month.
Best El Ferrol Beaches
Enjoy the great surf and fine white sands of Lume Boo. Take in some sun or ride some waves at this local hangout spot. There are restaurants, showers, and bathroom facilities at either end of the beach, as well as many spots with excellent views. You can rent aquatic sporting equipment, and surf lessons are offered during warm seasons. The currents in the middle are extremely strong, and should only be entered by confident surfers. Currents are especially strong during the winter.
This is one of the most well-known and famous beaches. As Catedrais means Cathedral’s Beach which is because of its spectacular rock formations that appear to be stone cathedrals towering over the sand.
Carnota stretches for a total of seven kilometers. Since it’s so long, you’re always guaranteed to find a stretch of sand all to yourself. It’s ideal for swimming too, with many parts having lifeguards.
Playa de Rodas
Stretching for more than one kilometer and over 60 meters wide, this crescent-shaped beach connects the islands of Monteagudo and Faro. It has beautiful soft powder-white sand and sapphire blue waters, perfect for swimming or sunbathing. There are also facilities here such as restaurants and a campsite.
Playa de Riazore
Playa de Riazor is one of the main beaches. It’s a pretty moon shape with fine white sand, and aquamarine waters. Since it is a Blue Flag beach, it’s ideal for a range of sports such as swimming, windsurfing and sailing.
Ferrol Tours & Activities
Sailboat Ride Along the Rias de Ares and Ferrol
Activity and group price up to 9 people, Rent the sailboat of photography, with skipper for 4 hours. Discover the beauty of our estuaries from the sea, and spend an unforgettable day with friends and family. Suitable for children of any age. Read more about the Sailboat Ride Along the Rias de Areas & Ferrol.
English Camino From Ferrol
The English Camino is one of the most popular routes of the Camino de Santiago. It used to be the path walked by pilgrims coming from Northern Europe in the Middle Ages. Read more about the English Camino From Ferrol.
Finisterre Day Trip from Santiago de Compostela
Discover some of Galicia’s most ruggedly beautiful scenery on this full-day tour from Santiago de Compostela. Meet in the city center in the morning, and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle. Your destination is the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death)—so named because its choppy waters have caused numerous shipwrecks. Visit the charming fishing town of Muros, see the Ézaro Waterfall; explore Cape Finisterre (one of the Iberian Peninsula’s westernmost points), and drop by the coastal village of Muxía. Read more about Finisterre Day Trip from Santiago de Compostela.
Finisterre and Coast of Death
The rugged Coast of Death, in the north of Spain, is an ancient part of the country, with legends dating back to the Celts and Romans. Learn the history—and see the sights—of this stunning coastal area on this daylong tour around Galicia. Visit towns including Muxia, Finisterre, and Carnota, and see the waterfalls in Ezaro. Enjoy easy, round-trip transportation, so you can enjoy the views as you’re whisked from Santiago de Compostela. Read more about Finisterre and Coast of Death.
Free walking tour in the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela
Enjoy a 2 hour walking tour through the main streets of Santiago de Compostela Old Town. This includes the main squares around the cathedral, as well as local places you won’t find in tourist guides: mercado de Abastos, narrow streets, and hidden squares. The best views of the Cathedral from the Alameda Park. Read more about Free Walking Tour in the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela.
Best Ferrol Restaurants
Muino Do Vento $31 – 60
Nice, away from city noise, nice parking lot, excellent view, delicious food, perfect service. Good for business lunch, but not only for this. You can have a romantic lunch or dinner too. Telephone: 34 981 31 86 53 Web: Muino Do Vento
O’Parrulo $31 – 60
Great atmosphere. Very well prepared food. Very generous proportions. Be hungry. Great wine selection. Specialties are seafood. They have gluten free options as well. Telephone: 34 981 31 86 53 Web: O’Parrulo
A Gabeira $11 – 30
Excellent hidden gem. Miguel, the chef, makes an excellent job in a creative cuisine that remains local. Ingredients are extremely fresh. Presentation is modern and classy. Taste is surprising and extremely comforting. The Galician cuisine at its heights in this restaurant. Telephone: 34 981 31 90 57 Web: A Gabeira
Meson O Carabel $11 – 30
Situated in the old town, O Carabel is a good choice for tapas. The hosts keeps the tapas, wine, and beer coming for a full house. Telephone: 34 981 35 78 74 Web: Meson O Carabel
Meson El Coral $11 – 30
Small, tiny, narrow restaurant, but one of the best octopus. If you are looking for seafood, atmosphere, and “home made food”, then this is your place. Everything is plain, clean, and friendly. Seafood is delicious. Telephone: 34 981 35 96 16 Web: Meson El Coral
Best Ferrol Hotels
Parador de Ferrol
Charming hotel located in the town center, right between the harbor and the main streets of the city (old quarter). Walking distance from all the touristic areas and easy access to the motorway. Bar and restaurants facilities to enjoy some the best dishes of the Galician cuisine.
The Hotel Valencia is an excellent Value for Money option in Ferrol. It is a modern and well-equipped hotel, all rooms have Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and Plasma TV. There is also a cafe -bar. It located at the entrance of Ferrol, with easy access from motorways AP-9 andA-6. Near to the old town and the port of Ferrol and on the same road of beaches.
Hotel Alda El Suizo
The Hotel Alda El Suizo is housed in an attractive modernist building dating back to 1909. Interiors balance both classic and elegant décor. Enjoy evenings in the elegant bar and surf the internet for free. The Suizo’s spacious rooms have smart, parquet floors and private bathrooms with marble fittings.
Gran Hotel de Ferrol
Located in the heart of Ferrol at the intersection of two of the main avenues of the city, the hotel offers high quality accommodation for tourists and business travelers by providing the best facilities and sophisticated decor. High quality, particularly noticeable at the ends, it can be seen from the rooms to the restaurant and bar, without neglecting the extensive facilities for conferencias.Las rooms have been designed with the premise of comfort, and are equipped with access Internet (WiFi), complimentary air conditioning and satellite TV.
Hotel Real Ferrol
Hotel Real Ferrol is located in the center of the city of Ferrol, located 50 meters from the City Hall and Plaza de Armas square. The hotel has 45 fully equipped rooms for maximum comfort for our guests. The rooms are equipped with: heaters, private bathrooms, wooden floors, LED TVs and Free high speed WiFi.