Os Faroles

Activities in Os Faroles

Nuestra Playa De Surf

Playa De Esteiro

Os Faroles overlooks the Esteiro beach. A pleasant 15-minute walk down the road (900 meters) brings you to this stunning sandy beach. The beach is pristine and inviting, easily accessed.  At the beach you will find toilets, caravan parking (free), and a lawn with benches overlooking the beach. During the summer months you will also find the Esteiro Beach Bar (chiringito) in the beach area, which offers food and drinks and a stunning view of the beach.

This beach is famous for its waves – you will find great waves here throughout the year. In winter, the waves are more suitable for advanced surfers, while during the summer there are great waves for beginners. Adjacent to the beach is the Esteiro Surfing Club, which offers surfing lessons for all levels, as well as surfing equipment rental. Os Faroles hotel guests are offered a discount in surf equipment rentals and lessons.

You will enjoy every minute you spend at our beach!

Our Chiringito

Os Faroles Summer Bar

Throughout the summer months, we operate an outdoor bar, adjacent to the hotel, overlooking our gorgeous view. The bar is on the hotel’s large lawn, and is open from noon until dark. There is really nothing lovelier than sitting with a cold drink, pleasant music playing in the background, as another stunning sunset graces Os Faroles and the Esteiro beach.

Additional Beaches

Apart from the Esteiro beach, there are additional lovely beaches within walking or driving distance from Os Faroles, all outstanding in their beauty. Whether by foot, by bike or short drive away, we warmly recommend visiting these other beaches, to take in the unique beauty of the Cantabrian beaches in our region.

Here are some examples of our favourite beaches in the area:


Os Faroles is surrounded by beautiful and powerful nature. The Galician green spills into the blue ocean. Among the eucalyptus trees you will find many mushrooms and a variety of plants and flowers. The paths in the area   pass between ancient stone houses and green meadows where cows and horses graze. The Camino del Mar (Path of the Sea) is a famous route of the Camino de Santiago, and it passes at a distance of about 1 km from the hotel. We  recommend spending at least a day walking this beautiful and renewed path as it winds its way close to the beaches and along the cliffs of the area.


We offer bicycle rental at the hotel. The country roads in the hotel area are very comfortable for biking, as are the paths through the fields. You can also bike along the beaches of the area, or through the eucalyptus forests. With a bicycle, you can also ride to the nearest town, Xove, where you will find a supermarket and a pharmacy,  several pizzerias and cafes. We recommend coordinating bicycle rental in advance, so that we can save you the number of bikes you need. 

The Lighthouses

Our mythic name, Os Faroles (The Lighthouses), chosen 44 years ago, was not chosen by chance, as our area is famous for the number of lighthouses along the coastline. In the past, and even today, lighthouses along the cliffs have been essential in guiding ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean and the Canterbury Sea. The lighthouses of this region are always found in special observation points, making a visit to them very worthwhile.

Our favourite lighthouse is about 5 km away (about an hour and a quarter walk, 20 minutes by bike or 5 minutes by car), and you will find there a spectacular view towards the sea and the coastline of the area. We recommend visiting this lighthouse at night too, as the rays of light radiating out toward the sea are a special spectacle to behold!

Live Performances

Os Faroles hosts local and international artists for a variety of performances. In the summer months we hold live performances and DJ sets in our outdoor bar. We also host dance parties at certain events. In the spring and autumn months, we hold various types of dance parties inside the restaurant, including holiday and private parties.