Mar de ardora
The island of Coelleira (O Vicedo) to the west, and the island of Sarón (Xove) to the east, are the island
limits of this space which also protects a narrow coastal strip between the Ría de O Barqueiro and Xove.
A rocky area ending in small islands where the only vegetation is that growing on the steep rocky slopes
whose shades of green contrast with the stylized white coastal strip. The granite mass is broken up into
a multitude of caves and natural caverns as beautiful as they are difficult or impossible to reach. The
coves are big enough for rocky ground or for lonely beaches, some of them with a well-deserved summer
reputation, such as Arealonga (1.3 km) and Areagrande (0.8 km).
A visit to this natural space should be completed by the charm of Barqueiro port and the monumental
character of the town of Viveiro.
Without doubt, the queens of this territory are the seabirds. Four thousand pairs of yellow-legged
seagulls inhabit the small islands and cliffs, but this inventory is considerably increased by the multitude
of species observed in migratory periods.