Welcome to Marin
The name of the town comes from the patronymic name
"marinus" or the Latin vocable "mare" referring to the
fact it was built on a wedge-shaped headland that juts into the sea.
With a surface of 40,5 Km2, the district of Marin
is set on the Morrazo Peninsula, on the meridional shore of the Pontevedra
"Ría" (a ria is a fjord-shaped inlet of sea water that flows
between hills, cliffs and beaches).
At 7 Km from Pontevedra and 27 Km from Vigo, there
are about 25.000 inhabitants, more than 15.000 of which live in the urban
Its location between sea and mountains is exceptionally
good. All around you can breathe that deep traditional seaman's land atmosphere
and feel the warm spirit of the sailor in the local folk's attitude. The fishing
activity makes of Marín the motor of the economy in the region.