Rural Tourism as the safest alternative

Due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19, we are living a different stage in our lives that has made us modify many decisions of our routines and customs. And of course the way we travel and plan our getaways has changed, largely due to restrictions and health prevention. Rural tourism has become the safest and most requested option in times of pandemic.

Rural Tourism as the safest alternative

Until then, to organize a vacation, weekend, or getaway, aspects such as the destination, the gastronomic offer, places of interest in the surroundings of the destination to visit, the price … etc. were taken into account. Now he is looking for less crowded destinations and is staying in hotels or rural houses.

We invite you to enjoy a safe and peaceful vacation in an unsurpassed natural environment. Privileged climate that allows the production of some of the best wines in the world and a rich historical-artistic heritage in our surroundings. Surrounded by history and nature, located in Pazos de Arenteiro, a place of great importance in the history of the wines of this land. Dare to discover Pazos de Arenteiro Rural Village.

Where we are?

We are located very close to the wonderful Romanesque church of San Salvador, integrated in harmony with the old town of Pazos de Arenteiro. We manage several houses for rural tourism or rural hotel, as well as a restaurant.

Hotel and rural house

We have 9 double rooms and a suite, a restaurant, a farm with a wide variety of animals and a greenhouse for organic products.


Our suite occupies the upper part of a house with a lot of character that is totally independent. It is accessed through stairs located in a small square in the farthest part of town for greater privacy for our clients.

With 70m2 divided into bathroom and bedroom / living room area, you can enjoy a 2m bed resting on a wooden tatami, Norwegian-style leather sofa, barrel bathtub in the same room and wood stove will make your stay unforgettable. It has a TV and a minibar.

From the same house you can reach several hiking trails, the rivers that surround us, native oak forests and ancient buildings. This privileged location allows you to enjoy the murmur of the water as it passes by, the lull of the wind rocking the trees and admire the beauty of nature in any season of the year.

Double rooms

Our double rooms are cozy and spacious. All of them have been built in exposed stone, wood and glass. The decoration is made with furniture of our own design that you can order in our web.

We have a room equipped for people with reduced mobility with wheelchair access directly from the dining room or the entrance. Two of the nine rooms we offer have a private terrace and the rest have shared terraces.

All rooms have a TV and a private bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The bedding is 100% white cotton that invites you to rest and produces a pleasant feeling of cleanliness. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us by mail or WhatsApp.

Massage service menu

What more could you ask for than a relaxing massage after a day of hiking to relieve fatigue? If you have never tried it or if you are used to using these treatments, we invite you to enjoy our massage service.

Massages and Wellness

The benefits for the health and well-being of the body that chiromassages offer are well known. A few minutes or an hour of proper treatment can solve the pain and bad posture generated by a sedentary life, great efforts or bad habits.

Postural and physical health is very important, as it affects our mood. It is common to feel fatigued right after waking up. It is very likely due to fatigue or poor posture. The way to correct it and feel better are chiromassages.

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Many people who have never tried it have been convinced of the benefits of these treatments. Well, a few minutes or an hour of massage can make us recover days or even weeks of fatigue, bad posture and pain. If you have not tried it yet or if you are a regular user of these treatments, we invite you to enjoy the à la carte massage service that we offer at Aldea Rural Pazos de Arenteiro.


A la carte massage service

Always trying to improve and offer the best stay, we look for all the activities and services that will make your visit unforgettable. In this effort to be the best we have created a massage service menu.

We have a certified masseuse who offers her treatments to our guests to make their stay as pleasant as possible. There are many possible treatments suitable for each person. Here we show you our massage menu where you will find the right treatment for you.

Draining leg massage (tired legs)

It uses manual Chiromassage techniques, massage techniques made with bamboo canes and manual lymphatic drainage techniques. Include stretching. Activates the circulatory and lymphatic systems, in addition to stimulating and toning the skin, muscles and adipose tissue. Reshapes and tones the figure; firms the skin.

Deep tissue back massage


Apply manual Chiromassage techniques that help relax muscles, activate circulation and eliminate toxins. Include neck and arm stretches.

Progressive Chiromassage

It begins with gentle manual Chiromassage techniques and ends with deeper techniques, which relax the nervous system and stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation. It is done on the feet, legs, back and neck. Include stretching.

Sports Chiromassage

Prepara los músculos antes, durante y después del ejercicio físico. Se trabaja con masaje y estiramientos. Se apoya en técnicas de la MTC (puntos Ah Shi, ventosas, moxa), de la aplicación de Vendaje Neuromuscular y de Crioterapia. A elegir entre espalda, brazos y piernas.

Relaxing massage

Neurosedative and relaxing chiromassage techniques are used in: feet, legs, back, arms, neck, skull, abdomen and face. Relaxing, draining and pressure techniques are applied to the face at specific points. It can be combined with a natural peeling prior to the massage (coffee with AOVE).

Cranio-cervical massage

Treatment in the upper thorax, neck and skull area.

Thai massage

Stretching and depth treatment that works muscles, energy channels and joints.

Manual facial hygiene with massage

Facial treatment that consists of the application of cleansing milk, toner, peeling, mask and moisturizer. While the mask is working, a foot massage and another facial massage are performed with the application of the moisturizer. It is a treatment indicated for both women and men and for all skin types. Natural and / or homemade products with beneficial properties for our skin are used.


The treatments carried out are Natural Therapies, they are not health treatments. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us by mail or WhatsApp.

Astronomy Course: Star Orientation Workshop

Enjoy the beautiful starry sky on a warm and calm summer night. Have you ever stopped to observe the wonders of the night sky? Do you want to learn about the constellations, the celestial bodies that form them and the phenomena that can be observed? Join our Astronomy course and learn about constellations and how to locate yourself through our orientation workshop with the stars.

The relevance of Astronomy

The stars, so distant and mysterious, are the natural spectacle that captivated all cultures and civilizations in the history of our planet. There is no people who have not studied and mythologized the phenomena they observed in the night sky.

Such was the importance that they named the heavenly bodies with the names of their gods, as in the case of Greco-Roman mythology. Or they guessed their future through the phenomena they observed, as in the case of pre-Columbian societies. This desire for knowledge brought numerous technological advances, but above all it provided us with important data about the environment that surrounds us.

So, at some point in the origin of different cultures, we look up at the sky and begin to study how it works. We learned that there are phenomena that repeat and form cycles, and at that moment the spark exploded.

Through the knowledge of the recurring events observed in the sky, we learned to orient ourselves and, therefore, it was possible to undertake great journeys and move around the entire planet. This knowledge, older than civilization itself, is based on knowing the position of the constellations throughout the seasons and the rotational movements of the Earth with respect to the Sun and its own axis; Although at that time it was believed that what was moving was the Sun, they were fully aware of the cycles of light and the different positions of the Sun at different times of the year.

With this information they were able to locate themselves and not get lost during long land and sea voyages or exploring lands and seas they did not yet know. That is, the advancement of the human species lives linked to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Astronomy.

If you are interested in learning about Astronomy and orientation with the stars, sign up for the courses we teach at our rural hotel.

Astronomy Course: Star Orientation Workshop

Discover the different constellations that surround us, learn to recognize them, what they are called, in what position they are and how to orient oneself by observing the stars. Enjoying a wonderful summer night in a dream place, away from the bustle of a city or a crowded tourist place.

Sign up for our course, come to know the Pazos de Arenteiro Rural Village. Immerse yourself in the historical-artistic heritage and the natural environment in which we find ourselves.

Our rural hotel is located in Pazos de Arenteiro, a strategic enclave in the history of the entire area of ​​the Avia and Arenteiro valleys. Located right at the confluence of both rivers, this small town enjoys the privileged climate of Ribeiro, a region where some of the best wines in the world are produced, and being a few kilometers from the population centers and most important transport routes of area. In the middle of nature and one step away from you.

For more information about the dates of the courses and the availability of accommodation, do not hesitate to contact us by mail or WhatsApp.

Ornithomusic: the music of nature

Have you been silent in a forest? Have you stopped to listen to the sounds that natural environments offer you? Discover the music of nature through our ornithomusic course.

The beauty of the songs of the birds and the sounds of their surroundings accompanied by instruments, make up a perfect symphony for relaxation and the delight of the soul. The songs of birds as the basis of a song, that is ornithomusic.

Ornithology: the sound of nature

This genre lives linked to the understanding of the musical instrument and the natural environment in equal parts. It is not only necessary to know how to play or compose but to understand the sounds that nature gives us. It is essential to recognize, analyze and interpret them to include them successfully in our song. Therefore, the composition of these pieces is not an easy task.

In addition, field work is added. Of course, it is essential to spend time in nature to listen, understand and compose. But above all to record and record the different songs and sounds that will be used later for the creation of the song.

This process is essential as it will be the basis and the reason for the piece. The quality and purity of the sample or the variety of the same, are the key piece of our work. But don’t worry, in our ornithology and music workshop we will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary for you to learn to make ornithomusic.

Ornithomusic: the music of nature

Join our ornithomusic course, and learn to recognize and understand the songs of birds and the sounds of the natural environments that surround us. The objective is to educate and discover the music that nature offers us. In addition, notions about recording and interpretation will be taught.

The workshop is made up of theoretical sessions focused on understanding the concepts, field trips to listen to and record the songs of the birds, and listening sessions and analysis of the work carried out.

Theoretical sessions will be held in the morning and will focus on the communication of birds, their musicality and their analysis. Topics such as interpretation and composition on the songs of birds will also be discussed. In addition to techniques for recording the sounds of nature.

The afternoon sessions will focus on listening, analyzing and understanding the recorded songs and music performed during the morning theory sessions with the aim of relaxing and deepening listening to achieve a greater understanding of the music of nature.

The field trips are carried out, interspersed, to better listen and understand the concepts taught in the theoretical sessions and to record the songs of the birds that we will use later.


The course is taught by Senen Barreiro, musician and composer with extensive experience in ornithomusic, during the weekends in Aldea Rural Pazos de Arenteiro. The field sessions are carried out by different routes of the Avia and Arenteiro river channels.

A minimum group of 6 participants is required. If you are interested in participating, do not hesitate to contact us by mail or WhatsApp.

Celebrate your wedding in a rural house


Are you getting married? Congratulations!! Thinking of organizing your wedding in a rural house? Do you like rural tourism and country trips? Celebrate your perfect wedding in a beautiful rural house. Come to our rural hotel and enjoy the wedding you want.


Celebrate your dream wedding

In Aldea Rural Pazos de Arenteiro we are aware that it is the most important day of your lives. For this reason, we offer you the widest variety of customization options so that you can design the wedding to your liking. From the banquet menu to any aspect of the party, everything so that your wedding is as you have always dreamed of.


We have large terraces and gardens for the celebration of the party or the banquet itself in full contact with nature. You can customize each aspect of the party to make it unique and unrepeatable. The place and the decoration, the activities and the entertainment, the schedules and the menu. The celebration completely to your liking.

You can create and design the menu as you have always wanted. In Aldea Rural Pazos de Arenteiro we adapt to your budget and taste. Seafood and fish, barbecued meat or even vegan food. We offer you all the possibilities so that that day is as you have always dreamed of, enjoying a dream party with your loved ones.

Celebrate your wedding in a rural house and spend that special night with your loved ones, you can stay in our wonderful rural hotel.

Stay in our rural house


Our hotel is located in Pazos de Arenteiro. A town with a beautiful natural and heritage environment located in the Ribeiro region, an area of ​​landscape, climate and privileged wines. The buildings that make up the complex are built on old medieval houses belonging to noble and wealthy wine and silver merchants. The hotel consists of 10 rooms full of charm and unique, each one of them.


You can stay that special night with your loved ones and make it a magical and unrepeatable day. We have a wonderful suite, perfect for your dream night, with totally independent access to the hotel and designed to provoke the delight of its guests. We also have 9 spacious and comfortable rooms for your closest friends.

If you are thinking of celebrating your wedding in our rural house, do not hesitate to contact us by mail or WhatsApp.

Routes of the Camino de Santiago: Camino Miñoto Ribeiro

Planning your vacation? Do you like country breaks and rural tourism? Bike or hiking lover? Go on a pilgrimage to Compostela in this jubilee year following a beautiful path less known by the general public. A true gem among the routes of the Camino de Santiago, the Camino Miñoto Ribeiro.

Routes of the Camino de Santiago

From the beginning of the pilgrimages to Compostela, the walkers simply looked for the easiest route to go through or they deviated to trade or visit places of importance. For this reason the different paths and their variants are so numerous.


The fame of the road grew, the number of pilgrims increased and the need arose to establish safe routes for everyone who came from far away. The first route on record is the French Way, registered in the Calixtino Codex. But with the advance of the Middle Ages and the recovery of territory by the emerging Christian kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula, pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela cease to be made exclusively from the Christian kingdoms located north of the Pyrenees and routes begin to emerge. from the south. Like the Camino de la Plata, linked to commerce, and the Portuguese Way, linked to the birth of the Kingdom of Portugal.

Today we will talk about one of these variants of the Camino de Santiago, the Camino Miñoto Ribeiro.

Camino Miñoto Ribeiro


Officially it begins on the border of Galicia and Portugal, in Portela do Homem, but many pilgrims link stages from Braga to enjoy the nature and historical heritage of this area. From the entrance to Galicia the path is made up of 9 stages that could be divided into 2 parts.


The first of the parts comprises 3 stages. The first from Portela do Homem to Lobios, the second to Castro Leboreiro and the third to Cortegada. This part of the road passes through an area full of historical heritage from Roman times, since in sections it runs along an old Roman road.

The second part of the journey will take 6 stages that enter the Ribeiro region, famous for its great wines since ancient times, to enter the mountain paths that link the privileged Ribeiro with Santiago de Compostela. On these paths you can enjoy medieval historical heritage, nature in its purest form and some of the best wines in the world.

In the fifth stage of the Camino Miñoto Ribeiro you will stop at Pazos de Arenteiro, a town of great importance in ancient times, the main enclave of the wine trade. A beautiful village, close to the junction of the Avia and Arenteiro rivers, full of medieval buildings. Built in these ancient structures is our rural hotel. We offer special prices for pilgrims at any time of the year. If you are thinking of undertaking this wonderful route of the Miñoto Ribeiro Way, do not hesitate to contact us by email or WhatsApp.


Routes of the Camino de Santiago: Camino de la Geira y los Arrieiros

Lover of hicking or cycling routes? Do you like rural tourism? Are you thinking of making pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela? Go ahead in this Jubilee Year to discover a lesser-known route of the Camino de Santiago, the Camino de la Geira y los Arrieiros.

Routes of the Camino de Santiago

In ancient times, pilgrims simply left their homes and traveled town to town until they reached Santiago de Compostela. For the same reason there are many paths and variants of the routes.


With the increase in the influx of pilgrims, routes were established, the first recorded being the famous French Way in the Calixtino Codex. But throughout the Middle Ages, paths were born from everywhere following ancient Roman roads and trade routes, for example, the Camino de la Plata.


Among these lesser-known paths, there are beautiful routes that are perfect to avoid the tourist crowds of the busiest roads, travel in contact with nature and discover wonderful places full of historical heritage. We will focus on the Camino de la Geira and los Arrieros.

Camino de la Geira y los Arrieiros


It runs from Braga in Portugal, following the old Roman road that leads to Astorga, to the border with Galicia at Portela do Homem. This Portuguese section, known as Camino de la Geira, comprises 3 stages.

The first from Braga to Santiago de Caldelas, the second to Campo de Gerês and the third enters Galicia stopping in Lobios. This first part of the road is full of historical heritage from Roman times as it runs along the old Roman road that connects Braga and Astorga.

From that stage the path follows the arrieiros route, which carried the famous Ribeiro wine to Santiago de Compostela. In these sections you can discover the precious medieval heritage of the Avia valleys, and cross the mountain paths that connect the Ribeiro with Santiago de Compostela. This section, known as Camino de los Arrieiros, comprises 7 stages in which you can enjoy a wonderful Roman and Romanesque historical heritage, nature in its purest form and some of the best wines in the world.


On the sixth day, from Cortegada to Pazos de Arenteiro, there is our rural hotel. We offer special prices for pilgrims at any time of the year. If you are thinking of undertaking this wonderful route of the Camino de la Geria y los Arrieiros, do not hesitate to contact us by mail and WhatsApp

Sunday in the Village: party and cookout

Do you like gastronomic parties? Fairs lover? Do you want to have fun? Don’t miss the popular gatherings and cookouts on Sundays at Aldea Rural Pazos de Arenteiro.

We have everything you need for you to enjoy the most traditional of the typical fairs in Galicia. From markets of nearby producers to a group of bagpipes livening up the event.

We invite you to Sunday in the Village: party and outdoor meal at Aldea Rural Pazos de Arenteiro.

Sunday in the Village: Popular festival

The fair starts in the morning. The day opens with a mass at 10:30 in the Parish Church of San Salvador in Pazos de Arenteiro, for those who want to attend. A few meters away is our rural hotel, there is the market, where you can find a multitude of articles from local producers.

During the morning, traditional scenes of the fairs will be recreated, such as the cattle trade and other old trades typical of the time and place. In addition, we have a group of bagpipers to liven up the day and delight lovers of dance and folk song.

The event will take place in our spacious and multiple terraces and squares. Our rural hotel has a multitude of open spaces with tables and benches so that you can enjoy the party without any concern about contagion.

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There is no fair without food. You do not have to worry about that, we have already thought of everything.

Sunday in the Village: Cookout

You could not miss the octopus á feira. Of course, there will be pulpeiro, there is no fair in Galicia without pulpeiros. But not everything is octopus, we have a take away menu for you to take to your table and enjoy with your family.

The menu is the most traditional: it consists of Galician empanada, meat or caldeiro (beef simmered with potatoes) and popular desserts (bica, Santiago cake, etc.) It will be served on trays so that you can take it away. to your table. Eat it with yours and forget about worries.

Do not miss Sunday in the Village: party and food in the open air. If you want to know when the next dates will be, join our Facebook group in which we will publish all the news about this event. For more information you can contact by mail and WhatsApp.

Meals in the Village

Come and enjoy the best food and discover interactively the history of Pazos de Arenteiro in our rural village.

History and Nature

At the confluence of the Avia and Arenteiro rivers is Pazos de Arenteiro, naturally connecting the fertile valleys of the Ribeiro and the mid-mountain of the O Carballiño area. This privileged situation made this small village one of the most important in the whole area.

The birth of this town is linked to the establishment of commercial routes to transport wine through the road to Santiago and end up exporting Ribeiro wines abroad.

The Order of the Hospital arrived in the first half of the 12th century and with it wealth and commerce. They were in charge of collecting taxes and trading the wine and silver of the area. This fact led to the settlement of the nobility in this place and began the construction of the pazos that give the village its name.

Our hotel is located in this unique environment. The main building, where the restaurant is located, has a shield on the door of a man on horseback (probably a former noble house). Another of the buildings presents reliefs typical of the Jews who at that time were linked to the wine trade.

Meals in the Village

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We invite you to an interactive tour with which you can immerse yourself in the history of Pazos de Arenteiro and discover the wonders of its architectural heritage (the Church of San Salvador and its rectory, the Bridge of Santiago and the Camiño Miñoto, etc).

Look for clues, investigate the history of the place, explore the most magnificent places in the village, help us solve the enigma and enjoy a delicious meal cooked with local products.

You can stay in our rooms (with a welcome cocktail, lunch and breakfast) and take the interactive tour by “Plan B”. For € 80 per person with accommodation included. € 50 without accommodation. (A prior reservation and a minimum of 10 people are required to carry out the activity)

You can contact us by mail or WhatsApp.

Rent and taste life in the village

Since the arrival of the COVID-19 health crisis, more and more people are considering moving to the countryside. Thinking of living in a village? Rent a room in a country house and get a taste of life in the village.

Rent in the country before you move

There are many reasons, in addition to the current health situation, for living in a village. The tranquility, the low cost and the contact with nature are the most common. In addition, current technology allows us to be connected to the internet anywhere in the world.

However, ignorance of rural life or the climate of the area and other factors, can turn a purchase that seems like a bargain into hell. The option of renting to try to live in a house in the village or to spend a quiet holiday in nature, is increasingly common.

Come and discover the experience of living in the middle of nature, in a medieval town full of history and with all the modern comforts in our rural hotel. Rent a room in our rural hotel and taste life in the village.

Alojamiento de larga estancia y alquiler vacacional

In Aldea Rural Pazos de Arenteiro, we have rooms for rent available to the client. All of them have been built in the best qualities, maintaining the original structure of the stone walls and wooden roofs, providing a pleasant feeling of warmth. You will enjoy unparalleled views of both the gardens of our hotel and the beautiful heritage and natural surroundings of Pazos de Arenteiro.

There are also a multitude of common areas for the enjoyment of our clients within our hotel. Gardens, terraces and natural spaces perfect for rest and tranquility; lounges and common areas ideal for work without disturbances and interruptions. All clients have the right to use and enjoy all the common areas and free Wi-Fi in the hotel. The price per room is € 900 per month.

This town is in a privileged situation, being the point of union between the Ribeiro valley and the Arenteiro region, 30 minutes from the city of Ourense and one hour from the cities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela. In the surroundings of the village there are many hiking trails, wine cellars with great history and tradition, heritage places to visit, and beaches and river areas.

You can contact us by email or WhatsApp.