Arousa Island, Pontevedra The Island of Arosa is not virgin like most of the islands that you will have to know in Galicia, but it is an island inhabited by 5,000 people and connected to the mainland by a bridge. However, the island has many charms such as the Carreirón Natural Park, protected bird habitat, the pictures surroundings of the Punta Cabalo Lighthouse (today a restaurant) and several fine-sand beaches. Thanks in part to the 36 kilometers of coastline and its beaches, the European Union declared the island a nature reserve. Due to its landscape and its beaches, the island is one of the main tourist destinations in Galicia, along with Sanxenxo and other municipalities in the Salnés region.
The main source of income for A Illa de Arousa, in addition to tourism, is marine resources. On the Island of Arosa you can enjoy 80 beaches. At the Mirador de O Con do Forno, also known as the Mirador de O Santo, you will have the best views of the island, it is the highest point on the island. It is called that because at the top, in addition to enjoying the views, you can greet the sculpture of the Heart of Jesus that has been guarding the Island of Arosa since 1962 from the highest point.