Located in the north-western corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Its estuary forms what is know as the Golfo Artabro.
Their close association with the sea ensures a local gastronomy of the finest fish and seafood.
Situated at the north of an extensive bay, Ferrol is sheltered from the strong wings, and this perfect positioning could be the reason why it has been inhabited since ancient times. It is easy to see why Ferrol is known as one of the finest natural harbours in the world.
The estuary is protected by a spectacular 200 metre-wide estuary mouth, and is fondly remembered by all who have navigated through her. Alfer pasing through a narrow canal flanked by steep hillsides, at the foot of which stand the castles of San Felipe and la Palma, the estuary opens out into a wide expanse of calm water where Ferrol’s Port lies.