In this beautiful town the maritime influence is perceived in every corner, in the port, you can find a monument to the sailor, a tribute to all the people of the sea, and the museum of the sea, which is located in an old watchtower at the end of promenade, where you will find endless fishing tools that have been used for years in traditional Galician fishing. Along the walk through its port, you will find the fish market, where every morning the fishermen bring fresh fish for sale, and the typical fishermen's huts, called chavolas. One of the most well-known images of A Guarda, and that you are surely familiar with, is that of its facades, highlighted by the color of its houses, all of them facing the sea, without leaving aside all the restaurants and seafood restaurants that you can find on its lower floors. , and enjoy authentic sea delicacies. The Atlantic coast of A Guarda stands out for the bravery and hardness that marked generations of sailors and their families. This rocky coast forms an unusual model of the Galician coast as it is straight, with few elevations and no cliffs. In the areas of the coast with constant winds you can see the remains of windmills that were built in the 18th century. These mills were very common throughout the Atlantic coast of the open sea. An excellent way to get to know the beauty of the Atlantic coast of A Guarda is by walking the two routes that start from the port. To the south, the Coastal Path and to the north, the Ruta de las Cetarias, which allow you to discover the physiognomy of the coast and, in winter, observe the harshness of the sea.
We can enjoy its Coastal Path, thus traveling along the coast of A Guarda from the port to the mouth of the Miño River, until we reach O Muíño Beach. It has a distance of 3.6 km of which only half can be covered by bicycle. This path allows you to enjoy the beauty of the coast, taking a quiet walk with which you can get rid of the usual routines. During the walk along the path you can enjoy ancient cetaceans. The cetáreas are shellfish nurseries, built on the rocks of the coast to take advantage of the tides, which when rising and falling renew the nursery water where live shellfish are preserved for later sale. Today this valuable maritime and cultural heritage has been enhanced with the entry into operation of the route of the cetaceans of A Guarda. This project was promoted by the Santa Tecla de A Guarda Fishermen's Association with the collaboration of the A Guarda City Council and the Regional Government of Galicia's Department of the Sea. A route that you cannot miss! In this beautiful town not everything is sea and beaches, one of the key tourist points of this town is Mount Santa Tegra and its Celtic forts. From the mountain we can appreciate unique views, 360º towards the town and towards the waters of the Atlantic merging with those of the Miño. The ascent to the Santa Tecla mountain is one of the must-sees in terms of Galician tourism, where we can first appreciate the Santa Tecla castro, one of the largest forts in the northern Celtic settlement declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931 and excavated in 1914 it was rebuilt as a Celtic village.
At the top you can enjoy spectacular views of both Portugal and Spain with the mouth of the Miño River and in the center of the river the small island of A Insúa. We are facing one of the best landscapes and aerial views of all of Galicia.