Bertamirans is the capital of Ames, the place where the ‘roads to Santiago’ cross and the old exit of Santiago along the Noia-Muros river, leading to the coastal area known as La Costa de Muerte. It also provides access to the interior part of the province, to towns such as Santa Comba and Carballo.

The town’s local festival celebrates the journey of the Santiago pilgrim and takes place on the second Sunday in August.

Bertamirans is a fast-expanding town with plenty of affordable bars and restaurants.There is a main high street offering lots of shops and local services.

There is a regular bus service from Santiago to Bertamirans which runs from the centre of Santiago with various stops in and around Bertamirans.