Giving the circumstances, we know that visiting Ons Island is one of the things that you would like to do the most right now. We also know that you are tired of being at home and not being able to travel because of all the limitations that are part of our day to day, but the good weather is approaching and we can not help planning new adventures with you to enjoy. Although it is in pandemic times we want you to know better some of our destinations and feel close again.
Do you dare to continue reading?
To know what we are talking about, it is necessary to place ourselves before, let’s go little by little. One of the paradises of Galicia is the park of the Atlantic Islands which, surely you already know, or at least you know that there is the best beach in the world. It’s formed by the Cíes, Ons, Sálvora and Cortegada Islands. They are characterized by their white sand and also their crystalline but cold water, it is good to remember this so you don’t think we are talking about the beaches of the Caribbean.
What you need to know about the ONS Islands
On this occasion we are going to focus on your decision to visit the Ons Island, but in our blog you can find curiosities of any of the other wonders of the Galician Atlantic, so we hope that while you are reading this you can sense the feeling of being immersed among the waves of a paradisiacal environment and not between words.
This little archipelago is in the Rías Baixas and more specifically at the entrance of the Ría de Pontevedra. It belongs to Bueu and is a suitable island if you are looking for serenity, it does not matter if it is as a family, between friends or to go alone, since with these landscapes you do not need more,
But watch out!
Sometimes it is mandatory to carry authorization, there are two types: daily and overnight visitor. But this will also depend on the season in which travel, so you can inform you better here and so know what your case is. From Bueu, Portonovo, Vigo, Cangas, Baiona and Pobra do Cariñal our boats will take you to this natural heritage. According to the place from which you start the duration of the journey will vary. Of course, it is very important to choose the dates to visit the island of Ons in advance, keep the afore.
We can not forget to mention its incredible beaches and more specifically Melide beach, considered as the most charm of Ons. Although that is, it is far from the main core and the Hospitality area so if you prefer to be more central you can choose to go to the Dornas beach.
5 things that you sure did not know
Like any other place, the Ons Island has a long history full of curiosities that surely you do not know, and not only that, but they will surprise you. To be brief today we bring you 5 of them.
- Did you know that it was a pirate refuge before? Yes, we had already explained it in our post about the history of the Ons Island, these islands were always lived, even those who you do not expect. It was in the modern age when the looting and sieges of English and Turkish and Berbber pirates began. This was like that until the 18th Century, when they decided to flee to the coast.
- Three petroglyphs were recently discovered in the Ons Island: two in Chan Da Pólvora and another at Laxe. Its remains are very altered and erosion has eliminated part of the drawing, so they probably had more drawings that the ones that have been able to see. It is not known at what chronological time these remains belong to so it is sensed that they can be from the Neolithic to the Iron Age.
- In a few words we can also say that it was believed that O Buraco Do Inferno was the entrance to the underworld and this has an explanation. We talked about the deepest well of the Pontevedresa Province (80m), we can say that its bottom should put you right off poking around. The mixture between the stroke of the sea on stormy days and the sound of the scratches that nested in the interior made people confuse this with laments of souls of the Avernus.
- In the Ons lighthouse we reach the highest point of the island, the Alto do Cucorno. It is over 150 years old and is one of the few lighthouses that continues to work thanks to a lighthouse keeper, an endangered profession. It is currently a profession replaced by technology and there are very few lighthouses that depend on the human labor for their functioning but in Ons it remains the lighthouse keeper to take care of it and its correct operation.
- The octopus style Ons, in Caldeirada, surely if you are looking for these islands you will read about the octopus and it will surprise you, although if we talk about Galicia, gastronomy is always linked. Among the dishes we can taste this one stands out. It is consumed to the island style, cooked with potatoes and with paprika sauce, oil, garlic and onion. Although there is also a more traditional one, with boiled potatoes, that is, octopus feira style.
In case you are thinking about visiting the Ons Island we leave you a post where you can find out what to see on the Ons Island, that may help you plan your trip or continue discovering its secrets, you know that our islands are never disappointing.
Do you already smell the sea?