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A day far from the crowd and noise

It´s a paradise far from the crowd and noise but very near from the city. Only in a thirty vive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
alberto p
Definitely worth a visit!

We spent a bit over 2 hours on the islands, but would have stayed for a whole day if possible... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
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All reviews day trip bring your own beautiful island book in advance white sand stay overnight bar restaurant per day ferry tickets natural reserve a short ferry ride main island sun cream clear blue water tropical paradise most beautiful places i have ever camping site
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It´s a paradise far from the crowd and noise but very near from the city. Only in a thirty vive minutes travell on boat from Vigo It´s the National Land-Marine Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. A protected area. You can swing in clearing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alberto p
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These are just some amazing Atlantic Isles of the Coast of Vigo in Spain, the nature there is just beautiful. Great for some walks and also amazing beaches.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank arlc
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We spent a bit over 2 hours on the islands, but would have stayed for a whole day if possible! Beautiful nature and very peaceful atmosphere now during low season

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christab625
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Great place to visit and chill or take the walks on the pathways on this protected park reserve.You need to register using your passport at the booking desk at the departure dock (next to where the cruise ships dock) or you can register online to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank honestjen
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

A dream! This island is just wonderful! Clean, and perfect for a getaway! You can take one of (at least) 2 ferry companies right at Vigo’s harbour and enjoy! My advice is going with your own food, drinks, and bath towel.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BrunoD1237
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Surely worrh a 2 day trip. Nice strolls down the island, also some lonesome beaches. Very expensive - bring your own tent and food / drinks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Irenej K
Reviewed September 17, 2018

These isles are located a short boat ride from Vigo. An unspoiled spot of land with scenic hills and amazing view over the ocean. I suggest taking some stuff for bathing, as there are couple of beaches with sand, where you can have a good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ivtim
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Excellent camping facilities good A lovely quiet retreat. You will hat, sun cream food nice bars just 2 and small restaurant Better to bring your own food. One needs to book on line to get authorization. Loved this Island we visited 2 times 🌴💕

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bridget W
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We took a ferry from Vigo to here on a day trip which was around 15 euro each. You need authorisation to visit the island as well before you can board the ferry. Nice unspoilt island with a few beaches and places to explore. Lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nb888
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Idyllic beach, good to walk around it. Very pretty place with a few sandy areas and lots of green trees and foliage.

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from DeborahClarkson | Reviewed this property |
We went to the CIes Islands recently. The important thing to remember is that only 2000 people are allowed on the islands each day so you need to get authorisation before you book your ferry from Vigo. You do need to do this... More
Stephanie B
July 20, 2018|
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Response from RamiMcTersse | Reviewed this property |
Hi The company name is Nabia Best, Rami.
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Agnie_J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It depends how busy they are but most of the time it's not a probelem to get a ticket last minute. there are two ferry companies and at least one should have tickets available
Travel Forum Posts
Transportation to Islas Cies - And Other Beaches (2 Replies)
Hi My husband and I will be going to Spain for 2 weeks on July 30. We would love to see/visit nice beaches there, but finding it really hard finding information on good beaches and available transportation. Any tips on what beaches to visit and the applicable transportation? Also, how can we get to Islas Cies? Is a day's visit enough to enjoy the island? Thank you so much for your help :)
July 22, 2011|
Response fromRosh1|
Thank you SO much that was very helpful :)
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6 Days in Galicia and want to see it all! (4 Replies)
Hi there, I was wondering if anyone can help me - in other words plan my holiday! :-) I'm soooooooo bad at planning and leave everything to the last minute. We will be travelling to Galicia for 6 days/5 nights in June. We are renting a car so transport isn't a problem. We would like to explore the southern Region - Rias Baixas. What ans where would you recommend? Things we like are like everyone else... the beach and be close the the beach! We would like to do the following on...More
May 15, 2008|
Response fromCygniCygni|
hi, we too did a 6-day trip at the beginning of this month. couldn't get enough of the region. a few ideas: - Pontevedra's Provincial Museum: very interesting collection - Lugo: the Roman wall is impressive; a good number of other well-preserved pre-Roman and Roman monuments and artifacts scattered in the city and in the outskirts - Santiago de Compostela: the Cathedral is worth a visit, the town is charming, and if u chance on a market day, go visit -- the seafood on array made...More
three days after santiago (7 Replies)
Hi there, My girlfriend and I will be leaving santiago on the 10th July and are due to arrive in Porto on the 15th. We have two nights booked on Las Islas Cies for the 13th and 14th but was wondering if anyone had any ideas what to do for the three nights in between? I was thinking of staying in vigo but have heard mixed reports. Somewhere near a beach with a cheap hostal/pension would be ideal as we are on a budget. Thank you for your help.
June 16, 2010|
Response fromlifeingalicia|
Hi, check out Baiona Galicia (Bayona) near Vigo, nice beach etc. Another place would be Caminha just across the border in Portugal. River Mino meets Atlantic with some great beaches. If the Ferry runs across, in Spain ona clif is an old celtic setlement. Reachable by train on the route to Porto. You'll find more info just plug into G. Martin