If your trip to Oia is all locked in but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.There’s nothing better than discovering new places. While you’re staying here, Muiños do Picón e do Folon and Santiago Ruiz Winery ought to be among them. If you still have plenty of energy and room on your travel schedule, Muiños do Folon is also calling your name.
We know you want to take your new ride for a spin. How about taking a short trip out to Praia da Punta Fondón? Just 20 miles away, roll down your windows and enjoy the wind in your hair on the drive there. Club de Golf Ria de Vigo should be at the top of your to-do list here. Praia da Mosqueira and Castro de Montealegre are excellent attractions too. The locals will also probably point you in the direction of Aguete Beach, 25 miles away. If you can only see one thing here, let it be Mogor Beach. (But we’re also huge fans of Bueu Beach and Club de Golf Ria de Vigo.)
Rain or shine, you’ll be able to get a glimpse of some of the incredible beaches near Oia from the comfort and freedom of your own rental car. When you get near the ocean, keep your eyes open for seabirds gliding over these glorious stretches of coastline:
Ladeira Beach (7 miles away).
Praia da Ribeira (7 miles away).
Praia de Barbeira (7 miles away).
A rental car allows you to travel from A to B quickly and comfortably in Oia. If you’re traveling on a shoestring and want to stretch your budget, a mini or a compact is an excellent option. These zippy cars are economical to run and a piece of cake to park. If you have the kids in tow, an SUV will give you all the space you need.
You’ll be glad to know that there’s an impressive variety of both economy and high-end rental vehicles on offer in Oia. What you end up going with is largely dependent on what you’re willing to spend and what you’re hoping to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not pick up an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a fancy medium-sized vehicle? Alternatively, if you just need a car to whiz around town in at the cheapest price possible, you’re better off going with a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
You’ll need to stick to the right when driving in Oia. In addition to that, exercise a bit of extra caution if it’s your first time behind the wheel here. Once you’ve got the hang of how the locals drive, you can relax and enjoy the new scenery!
You’ll find no shortage of places to leave your rental car in Oia. Even in the thick of the action, there’s often a spot right where you need it.
While motoring around the streets of Oia, keep in mind that the speed limits usually range from 50km/h to 120km/h. Residential areas are 50km/h unless posted otherwise.
Normally, your chosen rental company will bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to the relevant local agency so they can issue a fine straight to you.
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, it’s legal to use your phone while operating a vehicle in Oia. But ensure you remain focused on the road.
While driving in Oia, it’s a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.05%. Thinking of having a drink or two with lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or taking a taxi.
It’s illegal to turn on a red light in Oia. When you come across one, enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the signal turns green.
Seat belts are required in O Baixo Miño. That being said, the rules may differ for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.