Friday, November 18, 2011

Putting Crecente (Pontevedra) on the Map

My Destination Galicia had the pleasure of working with Crecente Council late this summer. The outcome is a report on what it has to offer the visitor using high quality photos,Virtual Tours and a short video which really brings to life the principal attractions. For those who want to learn more Crecente is a land full of beautiful valleys and ancient forests looking towards the river Mino and northern Portuguese mountains in the south-eastern part of the province of Pontevedra.

Monday, September 12, 2011

British Magazine Living Spain Visit Galicia

The editor,Louise Parkin, of Living Spain Magazine,Britain's most popular magazine about Spain will be visiting us,My Destination Galicia and this weekend. The magazine recently published an article all about My Destination Galicia - called My Galicia. They will now be doing a special additional feature about Galicia.

We will be taking Louise on a short tour of Galicia which includes visits to Monforte de Lemos,Ribeira Sacra including a stay at the 5-star hotel Palacio de Sober and visits to the local winerys including Bodegas Regina Viarum,Abadía da Cova and Adegas Valcar. This will be followed by a stay at Pazo do Souto near Carballo and a short tour of the coast of death near Malpica.

Living Spain is published 4 times a year so watch this space as to when Louise's account of her short adventure will be published.

Friday, July 8, 2011

My Destination have re-launched

We have some great news! MyDestinationInfo.Com has been expanding at such a rapid rate: the number of unique visitors reached more than 8 million in 2010 and this year the figure is predicted to double. The number of destinations has trebled in 2 years to 107 (and increasing every week!).So to develop the business even further in the future to match our increasing size we've just re-launched under the new indentity My Destination.

We've created a stunning new logo and collated all our online travel guides under one single brand. This makes it clear to visitors that we are now a truely global network, present in all continents in the world. Thus MyGaliciaInfo.Com has become My Destination Galicia, and can be found at

The benefits of this change are huge.This is now positioning us at every step of a travellers journey, promoting local Galician businesses/holiday homes across the world via our increased search rankings and enabling us to effectively market Galicia to the world. We are continuing to build an authoritative and distinctive global travel brand.

To correspond with all these changes we've also launched our new hotel booking system. This helps the client to find and reserve a hotel/accomodation in a user friendly manner by bringing up the price using over 30 hotel booking websites like Bookings.Com,Expedia, etc. A price comparison based system but we will also be adding to this by negotiating with a selection of hotels/establishments to promote our own system of special,value added local deals. Further information on this will be provided later in the summer.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Now we are in Twitter, follow us...

From now on, you can follow us on Twitter. In addition to our postings, we will inform you about each update, offers, promotions, and brief comments about the world of accommodation and tourism in Galicia and its environment.

Open your Twitter account, if you haven't, and become a follower of @casascompletas to receive all our comments.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Virtual Tour of Ribeira Sacra

My Galicia have been busy touring Ribeira Sacra near Monforte de Lemos taking high quality photographs/Virtual Tours to best promote what the region has to offer. Palacio de Sober , an €8 million investment to recreate a 5-star hotel near Sober has been brought to life - so people can be transported direct to the hotel without moving from home ! Then it's on to Bodegas Regina Viarum whose Expresion was Galician red wine of 2010.The views,peace and beauty are utterly incredible! Then there's time to visit Abadia da Cova winery where Jose Moure creates award-winning wines of a divine quality. Known as the Edge of the World ,the views from his winery are spectacular - soothing on the spirit. My Galicia can take high quality shots of famous vantage points or places as well as helping to promote individual businesses to the whole of the world! This includes the introduction of videos so the best is still to come.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Typical galician house to rent in Arcade, Pontevedra

Here we present you a very charming stone house for holiday rental in Arcarde, Rías Baixas.

Casa dos Pereiros

This house is a beautiful example of galician architecture and is nowadays offered as a vacational lodging in the well-known town of Arcade, an area located along the Verdugo River where it meets the Vigo estuary and is crossed by the Portuguese way of Santiago (St. James). It has the attractive roman bridges Comboa or Pontesampaio and the hermitage of Monte da Peneda and the castle of Pedro Soutomaior Madrugada.

This is a rustic farmhouse, with spacious terraces and granary, and is surrounded by a ground of 600 m2 full of tranquility and nature.

The house is very confortable for up to 6 people, has kitchen, dining room, a spacious living room, bathroom and 3 bedrooms.

This area's reputation is known as one of the gastronomic centers of the Rias Baixas and has the proximity of places like Vigo at 25km., Pontevedra at 10km., Santiago de Compostela 60 km. Tui and the Portuguese town of Valença do Minho, 50 km.

There is a river-beach at a distance of approx. 2km from the house. Information Center
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Ref: Casa dos Pereiros, Arcade (Soutomaior)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Galicia in Dubai!

The third My conference took place in Dubai from 18- 22 May. My Galicia were present along with 74 other destinations from all corners of the world! There were presentaions about SEO,E-Commerce,product development,sales & multimedia inter alia. The network is set to expand to over 140 websites by the end of the year with over 18 million visits per year! Next years conference will be in the USA.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

To take in considerance if you make a reservation

There are a few issues that travelers should consider when deciding to make a reservation to get no future surprises.

When you have been interested in renting a house, apartment, flat, etc., trough our service of, we will put you in contact with the owner of that establishment to make your reservation, it is important to confirm the following to avoid any inconvenience:

TOTAL COST OF STAY: including any supplements such as an extra bed, cleaning costs, additional expenses, etc.. Please note that information published on the web may not be current or has been misinterpreted, so we recommend to confirm these details newly with the owner.

PREPAYMENT: Most likely the homeowner may require you to pay a deposit to confirm the reservation, which could range between 20% and 40% of the total.

REMAINING PAYMENT: In addition to the prepayment, confirm with the owner how and when to pay the remaining money, because there is a widespread custom among the owners to require the entire amount at your arrival. Specially if you have to pay in cash, it will be convenient to know beforehand.

DATE OF ENTRY AND EXIT: although it seems a simple question but it is very important to clarify what day you check in and what day you check out. Otherwise there can be missunderstandings. For example, if you make a reservation from 1st of august to 8th of august, some people understand that 8th is included and want to leave on 9th of august.

TIME OF ENTRY AND EXIT: Normally check in and check out are at 12:00 but owners may be quite flexible in low-season. In summertime, the houses are usually occupied every day. Therefor the owner will need some time between check-out and check-in of new clientes to clean maintanace, etc. If you have special needs, check them out before your arrival with the owner.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If for any reason you decide to cancel your reservation confirmed with the owner he can require the prepayment as the cancellation fee. Nevertheless, if you cancel with more than one month of anticipation, normally you get your money back, and if you cancel with more than a week of anticipation you normally get 50% of the prepayment back. Contact us in order to talk to the owners if you have any problem.

ADMISSION OF ANIMALS: If you are traveling with pets ask always the owner if they are admitted at the house and in what conditions. Even in houses that are supposed to admit pets, sometimes its not permitted to have them inside the house. Check it out clearly with the owner to avoid future problems

We really recommend, to consult with the owner any questions or concerns you have about the house you have reserved and request a telephone contact for any clarification you need about how to get there or any special request. Since many owner do not speak english, feel always free to contact us to help you in these matters.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Comfortable house to rent in Padrón

Full rental house nearby Santiago de Compostela.
The house "Casona de Padrón" is a typical galician architecture building made of stone and is in a natural setting, surrounded by countryside. It offers comfort, relaxation, recreation and is ideal for your holiday with the family, couples or groups of friends.

It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room with fireplace, kitchen with traditional Galician wood-oven, ceramic hob, two terraces, a fully closed of 40m each with extensive countryside views. On the outside of a building there is a 1500m terrain with small pool for children. Also the typical Galician "Horreo" (granary) and a small stream that flows through the bottom of the farm make this place even more attractive. It also has a large outdoor barbecue to enjoy the best meals on the grill.
The house can be rented at any time of year to enjoy a weekend break or for holidays, with family or friends.

Baño completo con bañera
The situation of the Casona de Padron is as follows: Santiago de Compostela (10Km), near the major roads of Galicia, as the A9 highway, Santiago de Compostela Airport and the railway station that connects A Coruña -Vigo. Very close to beaches (20 km), and the major cities of Galicia. A Coruña (70Km), Pontevedra (40 km), Vigo (80km), Vilagarcia de Arousa (30Km).

Exterior barbecue

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Reference: Casona de Padrón (La Coruña)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Spanish Wine Fair 2011, Ciudad Real

My Galicia attended the international wine fair in Ciudad Real (FENAVIN) from 10-12 May,the worlds biggest and best. We were asked to lend support to Bodegas Castro Brey , a winery from Vila de Cruces near Santiago de Compostela who were delighted with the amount of business contacts and likely business generated. There are five different wine denominations in Galicia and over 480 bodegas (winerys). FENAVIN also provided My Galicia with an opportunity to talk to a large number of Galician bodegas who were there (over 80) including Marques de Vizhoja, As Laxas,Valtea and Condes de Albarei. Five Galician businesses were also there promoting Galician Orujo (spirits). In total 1200 bodegas attended FENAVIN promoting over 100,000 diffferent wines!! For further information on the wine denominations of Galicia or Galician bodegas including the best ones to visit please consult the website of My Galicia.