Galicia is a stunning part of Spain for many reasons: besides the breathtaking landscape and views, it is rich in the cuisine. Trying out the wealth of flavours that the land has to offer, traditional local products and lifelong recipes is an important objective of every tourist.
When visiting Galicia it is also an absolute must to visit the Cies Islands, as it is a beautiful day trip destination either with friends or with family. Having a traditional Galician meal while enjoying the view of the Atlantic sounds like a paradise on Earth. Today we will cover everything you need to know, from best places to have a meal to bringing your own food.
Where to eat in the Cies Islands and try the best Galician dishes
Camping Islas Cies Restaurant
This restaurant is owned by the Cies main campsite and it is popular with tourists for their delicious home-made meals. Additionally, it has a stunning view, merging Lago dos Nenos and Ria de Vigo in the background, so your dining experience is even more special. This restaurant is located in the center of Rodas beach and has easy access.
Located next to the Cies Dock, in an old salt factory, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience. Besides the interesting building, there is also a large terrace that faces the famous Playa de Rodas. Rodas restaurant is perfect if you want to try some traditional savour Galician dishes, such as the octopus dish called “el pulpo a feira”.
This bar is located only a few meters from Cies Campsite and has a great terrace with views and access to the Rodas Beach. The building is located at a relatively high point of the island, so you are able to spend some time glancing at the wonderful views of the Vigo estuary. Interestingly, Serafin bar specialises in rations.
This is a unique place that offers hot sandwiches for around 5 euros in one of the most beautiful corners of Cies. What makes the restaurant unique is the fact that it is surrounded by a magnificent garden. Bocateria Begona is the perfect choice for those who want to grab a quick bite and venture onto the Island’s famous hiking trails and the Lighthouses.
Keep in mind that most of these restaurants are not available all year round. Their opening times vary based on the regular public transport or the season. However, you will always be able to find at least one of them open. Besides the restaurants, the Cies Islands are also an ideal environment for picnics, if you are someone that prefers to eat in nature and be surrounded by the amazing landscape. You will be able to easily find the perfect place to have a picnic outdoors.
Come to the Cies Islands, to enjoy the unique experience with the incredible views of the Galician coast. We can ensure you the greatest time surrounded by nature and tasting the traditional dishes of Galicia’s cuisine. You can also consult our traveler guide to learn more about the Cies Islands and the latest offers.
Can you bring food to Cies?
Yes, but if you are planning to bring your own food or snacks, keep this in mind. Firstly, The seagulls (and all the local faune) are protected and you are not allowed to feed them in any circumstances. Secondly, there are no litter bins in the Islands, so you are responsible for bringing your own rubbish back and deposit it in one of the garbage containers that you will find in the port of origin.
Travel Safely, travel with Mar de Ons
At Naviera Mar de Ons, we have established a number of safety measures that should be kept while travelling on our boats. This is to make sure that our passengers and our equipment receive the highest standard of safety and comfort. Therefore, it is recommended that you consult us before travelling and we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Let’s all collaborate to enjoy this summer responsibly!
Once again, we want to thank everyone for following all the COVID – 19 recommendations and travelling with a mask. We also carry them!
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