Why choose a cruise to La Coruna?

Home to one of the world’s oldest Roman lighthouses, La Coruna, with its 16th-century castle and rich history, is a fascinating port of call. It’s also got some of the best beaches in Spain so whether you’re a culture vulture or a beach babe, you’ll find plenty to keep you happy.

With a charming old town to explore, a maze of cobbled streets with small shops and tapas bars, and a choice of exciting excursions, La Coruna is filled with the promise of Spanish adventure.

La Coruna Beach Galicia

A guide to La Coruna’s hotspots

La Coruna is a typical Spanish city in the Galicia region, rich in culture, gastronomic delights and blessed with some of the best beaches around. Riazor and Orzan offer golden sands and a variety of watersports, and the ideal place to try your hand at surfing.

Any tour of La Coruna should start at the Tower de Hercules, a granite lighthouse built more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. It’s still working and rightly has UNESCO World Heritage Site Status.

The old medieval district is fascinating to explore and everywhere you’ll find Roman ruins, churches and museums, ideal to explore for an hour or so when the Spanish sun hots up around lunchtime.

Food to try includes the delicious local sardines or go for a seafood platter which usually includes such delights as velvet crab, langoustines and goose barnacles (percebes), all washed down with a crisp glass of Albariño white wine.

Most visitors to La Coruna opt for a day trip to the stunning capital of Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, and home to an array of monuments and cultural attractions, including a truly magnificent cathedral.

Hercules Tower La Coruna

Cruise lines that sail to La Coruna

The best time to visit La Coruna

If you’re after sunshine during your La Coruna stopover then August is the hottest month, with averages of 20°C. Spring can also offer some warm days and even the winter months are warmer than the UK.

The chilliest month is January when temperatures hover around 11°C, with the most rainfall in December.

Santiago de Compostela

Did you know?

· La Coruna’s famous Tower of Hercules was made 2,000 years ago

· Galicia has more than 750 beaches

· The bagpipes are played in Galicia as well as Scotland

· St James the Apostle is thought to be buried in Santiago de Compostela.