Whether you are planning a holiday in Galicia, or preparing your journey on the Trail of St James, one of your fist task will be to find choose you overnight stops. The Pazo Santa Maria in Arzúa offers you a perfect choice due to it’s proximity to the union of the three main routes (French Route, Northern Route and Classic Route) of the Trial of St. James and it is equally close to many points of touristic interest, which allows you to visit an interesting part of Galicia without the need to be continually changing

Reason # 1: The most obvious and important is that Arzúa is know as the “Land of Cheese” and is host of the epicentre of the Designation of Origin Arzúa-Ulloa. Every March we celebrate the Great Cheese
Festival where you can sample and purchase local and other varieties.


Reason #2: The Trial of St. James crosses through various kilometres of the Arzúa district. Arzúa is nestled amidst the natural setting of the interior of Galicia and ideally placed to visit other areas of interest such as: Sobrado Dos Monxes, the Portodemouros reservoir, the Vivente do Mel museum, Fervenza das Hortas, etc.

Fervenzas das Hortas

Reason # 3: Arzúa is perfectly located:
• just 28km from Lavacolla airport,
• 38 km from Santiago de Compostela,
• 68 km from the beach of A Coruña,
• 78 km from the beach of Noia (Rias Bajas),
• 62 km from the walls of Lugo
• and 100 km from Orense.

Camino de Santiago

Reason # 4: Arzúa offers an extensive culinary choice, including our hotel Pazo Santa Maria, a stately manor house that was built in 1742 A.D. and maintains its original structure of old stone walls and hardwood ceilings.

Escudo Pazo Santa Maria

Reason # 5: At Pazo Santa Maria you can enjoy many organised activities; from excursions with experienced guides, bike rental to a more relaxing massage or a quiet moment of self indulgence in our hydromassage baths.

Masajes en Pazo Santa María

Reason # 6: FREE WIFI. If you need to get away from the routine but your job does not allow you to disconnect from the Internet or simply if you want to stay in contact with your family and friends during your stay at Pazo Santa Maria, we provide free WIFI.


Reason # 7: FREE LATE CHECKOUT. If you would like to leave after 12:00, please let us know when making reservation. Service available when occupancy permits.

Aldea Pazo Santa María

Reason # 8: FLEXIBLE MEAL HOURS. We can adapt to your requirements in terms of breakfast and dinner hours, working around your daily plans.

Desayuno Pazo Santa María

Reason # 9: OUR ELEGANT RESTAURANT. Surprise your companions and enjoy an exquisite dinner of typical local cuisine served by qualified personnel dressed in the Galician regional costume. The breakfasts, included in the room price, are also amazing.

Restaurante Pazo Santa María

Reason # 10: In Pazo Santa Maria have 16 spacious rooms decorated with elegance and designed so you can relax, immersed in absolute silence … in the evening, you can enjoy a cocktail, a cold beer or soda on the terrace with views.

Habitación Pazo Santa María

We can think of many more reasons to come and visit us, but who needs more?