O Grove

O Grove is south of the Ría de Arousa, which joins with the Ría de Pontevedra. It is 21 km2 and has a population of 11,500, settled in various villages.

It is made up by an island and a peninsula, the flat terrain being altered only by groups of granite rocks forming high points, the most prominent being the “con de A Sirabdella”, to the east, with an altitude of 166m. The isthmus (narrow strip of land) is a sandy spit 2 km long + ½ km wide in the centre, and was recently formed. In old maps, O’Grove appears to be an island.
The average temperature in winter is 14 ºc and 24ºc in the summer, and a strong precipitation from April to September, however the rainiest months are November, December, January and March, in which we register most of the 1.000m.m annual precipitations in the municipality.

Being surrounded by an exceptionally abundant sea, it is not surprising that it’s exploitation is the main economic activity. Small fishing boats work full-time catching fish, and shellfish, mostly whiting, horse mackerel, pollack, turbot, cuttlefish, spider crab, shrimps and lobsters. There is a plentiful and continuous supply of shellfish, especially clams, cockles and razor-fish which are collected at low-tide in the traditional way by an ‘army’ of women equipped with rakes and small hoes.

Alongside the traditional harvesting of the shellfish, the cultivation of the mussels and oyster beds has had an enormous economic effect on the area..

The fishing and shellfish produce is sold in the market, located in the port of O Grove it is well worth a visit.

Around the coast you will find other important industries like construction, canned food industry and tourism, of which O Grove and Sanxenxo are the most important in Galicia.

Celebrations in O Grove:

Other parties in localities close to O Grove


Monday Sanxenxo/Pontonovo

Tuesday Vilagarcía/Combarro

Wednesday Cambados /Valença do Minho

Thursday Portonovo/Sanxenxo

Friday O Grove/Vilanova

Saturday Vilagarcía/Cambados/A Illa

Sunday Padrón

Pontevedra: 1, 8, 23 of each month

La piedra (Vigo): Daily until 2:00 p.m.

Meaño: 1º and 3º Sunday of each month

Meis: 2º and 4º saturday of each month