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Starlight destinations in Spain: the best landscapes for stargazing

Starlight destinations in Spain are places in our geography where the absence of light pollution and the combination of favorable atmospheric conditions make optimal astronomical observation possible. These places are focused on the dissemination of astronomy and scientific values through the so-called “star tourism”. To join the list of Starlight destinations not only the quality of the night sky and starlight is evaluated, but also the commitment to the conservation of the natural and scenic environments associated with the area and to have an adequate and environmentally sustainable...

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Galician Atlantic Islands: Underwater, terrestrial and aerial fauna

The fauna and flora of the Parque Nacional das Illas Atlánticas de Galicia are a unique example of a maritime-terrestrial ecosystem in the world. The Galician Atlantic Islands, thanks to their privileged geographical position at the entrance of the Rías Baixas, are an obligatory stop for numerous colonies of migratory birds. In addition, thanks to the ocean currents that bathe their coasts, the waters of these islands are full of animal and plant species that inhabit the rich and delicate seabed. If you want to know more about the amazing biodiversity found throughout the Cíes and the other...

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How to visit the island of Sálvora; an island full of history and legends

Brief history of the island of SálvoraVisit Sálvora Island: How to get there?Hidden treasures of Galicia What to see in Sálvora Island?Fish Drying and Salting Factory or Residential Pazo de SálvoraThe ancient village of SálvoraThe wreck of the Vapor Santa IsabelChapel of Santa CatalinaSálvora LighthouseBeaches in SálvoraThe Siren of SálvoraFountain of Santa CatalinaSálvora Island: fauna and floraStone formationsXacobean Route in SálvoraTrip to Sálvora Island: some final recommendationsHow to visit Sálvora Island: your next adventure When the holiday period approaches, many people wonder how...

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Frequently asked questions about authorization to travel to Cíes and Ons Islands

[gdlr_core_icon icon=”fa fa-arrow-circle-right” size=”50px” color=”#A6D06F” margin-left=”” margin-right=””] Before traveling: Request your authorization to Cíes and Ons Islands.[gdlr_core_icon icon=”fa fa-ship” size=”20px” color=”#A6D06F” margin-left=”” margin-right=””] How far in advance do I have to apply for authorization?[gdlr_core_icon icon=”fa fa-ship” size=”20px” color=”#A6D06F” margin-left=”” margin-right=””]...

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10 curious things you may not have known about the Atlantic Islands of Galicia

If there is one thing we know about in Nabia is islands, we travel to them and we never tire of discovering them. Specifically, today we want to talk about Cíes, Ons and Sálvora, which are part of the Atlantic Islands National Park. Even knowing them thoroughly, the islands offer us so much that every time we visit them we see different things. We see how the landscape changes according to the season of the year, we see stories that children imagine, we see them with the eyes of those who see the sea for the first time, or suddenly we see how we are accompanied on our walk by a gannet flying...

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Parque Nacional Das Illas Atlanticas

The Parque Nacional Das Illas Atlánticas was created in 2002 and consists of four archipelagos, Cortegada, Sálvora, Ons and Cíes, located on the west coast of Galicia covering a total of 8,333 hectares of which 7,285.20 are marine. Illas Atlánticas is the only national park located in the Galician community and is the tenth most visited in Spain. The flora of the Parque Nacional Das Illas Atlánticas has as its main standard its extensive laurel forest, corals and more than 200 species of algae that grow in its waters. As for the fauna, birds such as cormorants and yellow-legged gulls predominate,...

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