One thing I love about living in Negreira is that we’re very close to the seaside, so that going to the beach in the afternoon is an option. So much of an option, that we’ve been doing it at least 4 times a week so long this summer.
Sometimes even better than the beach is the river: Galicia is known as the Land of the Thousand Rivers, and yes, eveywhere you turn there’s a little (or large) stream of sweet water. Swimming in rivers has its plus sides: no sticky sand for instance, and no salty salt.
This summer I’ve swum in all sort of rivers: tiny streams off the beaten track on the Barbanza mountains, large peaceful rivers such as the Tambre at Chaián’s river beach , or the deep pools of the Castro river near Muxía. These are my favourites so far, although in August they ended up being a bit crowded. You can have a better look at them here: Calderas do Castro.