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Perfect day-trip

Drove to Cangas for the ferry, nicer than from Vigo with easy free parking. Cheaper to book on line 10 euros return. Outward trip goes via Vigo so 45 minutes to get to Cies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Drove to Cangas for the ferry, nicer than from Vigo with easy free parking. Cheaper to book on line 10 euros return. Outward trip goes via Vigo so 45 minutes to get to Cies. Return is direct to Cangas 20 minutes. Island just as described with lovely walks and views and endless beaches and turquoise seas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Best beach I have ever been to. Just gorgeous. And some great hiking trails as well. Would highly recommend as a day trip or as a camping trip for a night or two.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Cies Island is nice to walk around, with very good views and a pristine beach. For me, a bit overrated though.

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Madrid, España
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One of the most amazing beaches in the world, regularly identified among the 10 most beautiful beaches by any guide. You need to take a boat from Vigo or Baiona to get there, but it is definitely worth spending a day here. Be aware that there is a limitation of the number of people which can be at the same... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Spent the day here with my boyfriend - really unexpectedly stunning!! We took the ferry from Vigo, which was about a 20 minute ride. We left at 8am and returned at 5pm. They have a lot of trails for hiking and a camp site, as well as a few restaurants, which is nice! We did the hike up to one... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Coulor of blue and green, with lots of points to visit with beautiful unexplored nature. It is really worth a visit for a 3 day trip

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Not what you would expect from a national park - basically just another overcrowded and noisy beach, no doubt in a beautiful setting, but why go to the trouble of travelling here when all you want to do is lie in the sun (which is what most people seemed to be doing)? There are some nice walks across the island... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you do anything while visiting Vigo it has to be leave Vigo on a ferry to Cies. Pack your swimming costume and sun tan lotion and set sail to the islands for a fabulous day of sunbathing, swimming and chilling in beautiful beaches. If you can, camp there. I wish we had instead of wasting our money at the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

just amazing beaches, great views, surrounded by nature, totally recommend it , however the water can be cold even in summer.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This beach has the clearest water I have ever seen! Lovely sandy beach, a bit cold water, but very refreshing and clear with plenty of fish to see if snorkeling. It's worth even as a day trip from Vigo!

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Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  Pontevedra Province  >  Cies Islands

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