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Country  Spain
Language spoken  Official website
Area  44 km2
Founded  The oldest remains date from 4000 BC-Neolithic

Sanxenxo is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. It is situated in the southern part of the O Salnes region. It is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean in the estuaries of Pontevedra and Arousa, which lie in its western areas. The municipality has a population of 17,077 inhabitants (INE 2007).


Map of Sanxenxo

It is a popular tourism destination. Sanxenxo is widely regarded as the best and certainly the most exclusive beach resort in Galicia. Sanxenxo is a favorite resort for Spanish public figures such as Mariano Rajoy (Prime Minister of Spain) and Amancio Ortega (Co-Founder of the Inditex group).

Hotel montalvo playa en sanxenxo pontevedra

The busiest time to visit Sanxenxo is in July and August when this normally semi-deserted town is full of tourists. The bay area at this resort enjoys some of the warmest waters in all of Galicia. The entire area around this beach mecca is full of outstanding beaches and numerous former fishing towns.

Urbanizacion sanxenxo urbanizacion sangenjo

Sanxenxo welcomed the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006 started on November 12, 2005 from Vigo. The race organisation and the competing teams chose Sanxenxo as their base in Spain. An In Port race took place in Sanxenxo on November 5. It gave spectators a chance to see the race boats at close quarters.

The 2013 edition of the Tour of Spain was held in the Rias Baixas, Galicia (Spain), between August 24th to September 14th. Sanxenxo was the goal in the first stage of La Vuelta 2013 that began in Vilanova de Arousa in a Batea, a wooden platform out in the water used for farming of mussels, oysters and scallops.


The municipality borders the other municipalities of O Grove and Meano in the region of Salnes and Poio in the region of Pontevedra.


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