We are Aida Aguiar and Manu Sánchez, two tour guides passionate about our city, A Coruña. After 11 years of professional experience linked to the sector, we have decided to create our own project: Cascarilleiros. If something is clear to us, it is that not all the story has been told. That is why, in our routes, we seek to focus on areas and spaces that are not included in the traditional tourist and cultural circuits. We like nature and outdoor spaces. We aim to break the traditional dynamics between audience and guide. We want to make each person feel the same way as if we were going for a walk with some friends. We want to live in the moment, to laugh. Without rushing! Listening to the sound of the sea, experiencing the aromas, taking pictures…
Our walks are also thought to enjoy with all your senses. We want people to be an active part of the visits, to get involved and to be able to feel what we are telling them. And also to learn about our history and culture. You decide the course of the itinerary.
If you have come this far, you are surely wondering where the name of our project comes from and, above all, why did we choose it? We explain it to you below…
The cascarilla is something identitary of the city of A Coruña. In a port where a large amount of cocoa was unloaded, the husk of the same began to be a product widely consumed in the form of an infusion, largely because it was cheaper. For this reason, the people of Santiago de Compostela, Ferrol, etc., began to refer to the citizens of A Coruña as “cascarilleiros”. The nickname, which had a certain burlesque intention, was assumed by the people of A Coruña with pride, making it the unofficial demonym of the city. We want to recover this tradition, awaken that “coruño” pride and make the cascarilla a main protagonist in what we do.
The husk has multiple beneficial properties due to its high content of magnesium, oleic and linoleic acids, vitamins and pectins. So it is advisable to take it for gastrointestinal health, for fatigue, weakness or asthenia, for inflammation and fluid retention and as a source of fiber. Cascarilleirean walks are rich in cascarilla, and they also have all the advantages associated with walking, so you will sleep better, your serotonin will increase and your circulation and mood will improve. And without any side effects! If you want to know more about this story, you can sign up for one of our tours.
PS: We also do guided tours of A Coruña à la carte and virtual tours. We adapt to you. Contact us for more information.