The first rural tourism village in A Mariña, LugoO Viso Ecovillage is the first rural tourism village in the region of A Mariña, Lugo, Galicia. Located in the municipality of Ourol, just 15 minutes from the beaches. It is 16 km from Viveiro and one hour and a half from Santiago de Compostela airport. The village lies in a large natural area of twelve hectares, making it an ideal place to relax, disconnect and enjoy nature.
The village O Viso was abandoned 30 years ago and the Galician architecture of all its buildings is estimated to be about two hundred years old. Part of the village was a school and teachers' house in former times. When we arrived we fell in love with it completely despite the fact that its buildings were in a very bad state. We started a complete renovation. The rehabilitation started in 2018. From the first moment we worked on the premise of ecological sustainability, respecting the traditional materials of the place such as stone or slate. The rehabilitation and renovation were carried out in the most respectful way with the original set of buildings. O Viso Ecovillage has several traditional buildings. It has eleven flats, five rooms, common areas such as social lounges, a swimming pool area, and an endless number of activities for you to enjoy. It also has a small restaurant specialising in 100% vegetable food and gastronomic activities.
The decorationNatural materials and the apparent simplicity of the local architecture of O Viso Ecovillage, set the guidelines for the interior design. The decoration is in concert with the history of the village and the Galician culture with a zest of new interpretation. Selected pieces of traditional furniture fulfil the function for which they were created. “Chineros” (furniture intended to store the "Chinese" porcelain tableware), “descalzadora” (type of armchair that was placed in the bedrooms to take off the shoes), mirrors of multiple dressers have been groomed to welcome the guests, offering a small sample of traditional Galician furniture.
The "lareira" (type of structure made of brick, stone or metal designed to contain a fire), the most important element of Galician houses, was recovered. The “pios” (container in stone from which farm animals were drinking or eating), now will not serve to feed the cattle. O Viso Ecovillage has been renovated and decorated using simple furniture, neutral colours, and traditional materials. The aim of the decoration of O Viso Ecovillage was to make it a place to relax, without distractions, in which the environment and the surroundings are the true protagonists. Everything fulfils a function, and entails a pleasant perception of well-being. O Viso Ecovillage: A place to lose and find yourself at the same time
The Ethic of O Viso Ecovillage is 100% vegan. We kindly ask during your stay not to cook meat, fish or seafood. Everybody is welcome and we are grateful, if the vegan Ethic of O Viso Ecovillage is respected.