If you plan to visit the enchanting Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, the chances are that you will travel here via the modern Santiago de Compostela Airport. Since first time visitors may be a little confused by the layout of the airport, this handy Santiago de Compostela Airport guide has been designed to tell you everything you need to know - including how to get into the city, where to stay and how to fill your time while you wait for your next flight to whisk you away to your destination of choice.
Around 2 million people pass through Santiago de Compostela Airport each and every year, and while this may not be the largest airport in Spain, passengers are sure to find everything they need in order to pass the time while they are here. Those who are in the mood for something to eat will be able to take their pick from a selection of goodies at the onsite cafeteria, which serves both hot and cold meals and snacks throughout the day. There is also a shop, which offers a selection of souvenirs to those who want to do a little last minute shopping, which the large and comfortable VIP lounge is a great place to relax and unwind while waiting for a flight.
Transportation options to and from Santiago de Compostela Airport are somewhat limited but there are enough choices to get around - there are plenty of taxis to choose from as well as companies that offer great deals on car hire. There is also a regular bus service, which travels to and from the airport to the city every half an hour or so, and tickets cost just 1 Euro or so.
Visitors who want to stay at the airport will be able to take their pick from a selection of excellent Santiago de Compostela Airport hotels . One of the best options is the large and modern Hesperia Compostela, which can be found around 10 minutes’ drive from the terminal building. All of the hotel’s spacious rooms come complete with a range of modern amenities, including air-conditioning, cable television, phones and internet access.
Santiago de Compostela's Top Attractions
Santiago de Compostela's cathedral and ancient architecture are famous throughout Spain, and they draw people to Santiago de Compostela from all over the world. This choice of historic scenery and monuments are picturesque and offer great photo opportunities and throughout the year host a large number of traditional events such as live music performances, offering lots of drinking and dancing. There is also a lot to see in Santiago de Compostela's Old District, with its many fine quality restaurants, cafes and bars to sample. First-time visitors to the city may want to try the famous Galician delicacy, cooked octopus. Local wines are also something of a best-kept secret and visitors who have arrived via Santiago de Compostela Airport can look forward to expanding their palates while visiting.
Visitors who have their own transportation will be able to use it to explore the nearby coast, which is home to some fine quality beaches and some spectacular views out over the ocean. There is also the chance to drive out to the famous location of Finisterre, considered by the Europeans until a few centuries ago to mark the end of the world and the furthest point west.
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