Vacations in the Cíes Islands
The Cíes Islands are a piece of paradise hidden in the Vigo estuary, which is why the Romans knew it as “the island of the gods”. Without as much publicity as the Caribbean islands and with much colder waters, these islands also offer transparent waters, fine white sand and the possibility of enjoying contact with nature. The weather may not always be sunny, but it is always good for enjoying this natural park to the fullest.
Vacations in the Cíes Islands should be used to keep in touch with nature, learn to value it and respect its balance at all times. Hiking is the best way to enjoy the islands. Tours that lead from the landing to hidden beaches, almost virgin, and very quiet to finish in the highest areas enjoying spectacular views of the estuary and the cliffs.
A stay on the islands is perfect to observe the behavior of the many birds that inhabit it, in fact the Cíes Islands are a Special Protection Area for Birds. From the bird observatory you can enjoy the yellow-legged gull, whose colony represents 10% of its total world population, the shag, the peregrine falcon, the crow, the robin or the warbler.
To enjoy peaceful days in the Cíes Islands, daily visits can be made, arriving in one of the boats that Piratas de Nabia has to cover the route between Vigo and the islands. If you prefer to enjoy a longer vacation, you can camp at the camping site on the islands, the only accommodation available in the natural park. Spending the night in this campsite located near the beach of Rhodes, one of the most beautiful in the world, in a wooded area surrounded by nature will be an unforgettable experience for anyone who decides to live it and will allow to know the night secrets that the island hides.
To put a magnificent culmination to the days of vacation in the Cies Islands, you can choose to practice scuba diving. The experience allows you to swim with octopus, lobster, sole and spider crabs while watching the mussels and barnacles grow on the rocks. The rich marine life and the clarity of the waters will allow you to enjoy the experience to the fullest.