This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in A Coruña. To help you make friends with A Coruña before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Locals believe that the ancient city of Corunna, Spain, was founded by Hercules – giving this unique Spanish city a different atmosphere than the typical tourist destinations often associated with the country.
This “green heart of Spain” is a lush landscape surrounded by water, and fishing is what makes this seaside town thrive. If you can drag yourself out of bed and leave your hotel or hostel first thing in the morning, you can experience the arrival of Corunna’s fishing boats – and the exciting auction that follows.
Accommodation in Corunna is varied, with hostels available to suit any budget or more luxurious hotel options for travelers who are looking to indulge. As far as restaurants and nightlife, there is no shortage of culinary experiences to be had in this massive city.
While Corunna is a modern city, there are plenty of ways for tourists to immerse themselves in the town’s ancient culture. A visit to the Roman Tower of Hercules, an official World Heritage Site, gives visitors an opportunity to experience one of the oldest operating lighthouses on the planet. There are also plenty of tours through the town’s medieval quarter and grand squares.
Corunna boasts more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year, making this a perfect destination for vacationers looking for a sunny beach. Tourists can either relax and enjoy the sun, or get active by participating in watersports like diving, sailing, fishing, or surfing. Even just exploring the city can provide visitors with hours and even days worth of exciting discoveries.
Traveling to your hotel or hostel in Corunna is easy, as the city is home to an international airport – as well as plenty of taxis. Visitors can navigate through Corunna on a scooter, a bicycle, or even on foot. The city also features a tram system that runs parallel to the seafront, providing a perfect way to get from one end of the town to the other while enjoying a cool breeze and a bit of sightseeing.
Written by local enthusiast for A Coruña hostelsJakob Lombardi