CÍES ISLANDS

Discover the incredible Terrestrial Maritime National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRAVEL TO THE CÍES ISLANDS OR THE ONS ISLAND FROM MAY 15 (EXCEPT CAMPERS), before buying the ticket, you must obtain the authorization requested by La Xunta de Galicia, in which they will provide you with the pre code -reserve (necessary to acquire the boat ticket).

One of the most visited places in Galicia are the Cíes Islands. In any national and international travel guide, a must-see attraction for those visiting Vigo and the Rias Baixas is visiting  the Cíes Islands, an authentic natural space well known for its crystalline water and white sand beaches surrounded by nature. 

During the summer months, the islands reach their maximum allowed capacity with a very limited number of visitors. Therefore, it is advisable to book your tickets at least 30 days in advance of the date you plan to visit.

» Do you want to know how to get to Cíes?

 

You can get to the Cíes Islands from Vigo, Cangas, Baiona,Sanxenxo or Portonovo by booking your tickets and enjoying the journey across the Atlantic. The adventure beings on the boat, but as you set foot on land you will find numerous activities and hikes to enjoy Galicia’s most renowned natural paradise, the Cíes Islands. 

Visiting Cíes Islands is to visit the most unique natural environment of Galicia, with unique flora and fauna. Moreover, to discover its peculiar nature, there are several hiking routes in the Cíes Islands that will allow you to observe the end of the sea from the top of its viewpoints and feel the fresh air of the ocean.

When you come to Galicia, visiting the Cíes Islands is a must, as they are part of the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia and it is a unique environment with a spectacular fauna, where the seagulls will be your companions in every step of your hike.

It is necessary to make a booking to visit the Cíes Islands. The view from Vigo of the Cíes draws an island paradise, but from that distance it is impossible to imagine what is hidden there: an idyllic landscape with white sand beaches, crystalline water and a famous microclimate that allows the traveller to enjoy both the beach and walks to the top of the mountains.

Visiting Cíes will make you feel like in paradise while you enjoy a unique sunset if you have the chance to spend the night on the island. In order to stay overnight, you have to make a camping reservation at the Cies campsite before buying the boat tickets.

» Incredible Beaches

Cíes Islands boast nine fine white sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters that let you enjoy the peace and beauty of their landscapes.
They are authentic natural spots, where the traveller can shut out the world in an unrivalled setting. Rodas, Figueiras and San Martiño are the biggest beaches, but there are many coves such as Areíña, Bolos, Cantareira, Margaridas, Muxieiro and Nosa Señora de Carracido, where you can get lost among nature.
The best way to discover the magnificence of Cíes Islands is by taking one of the four trails through Monteagudo and O Faro Islands.
Only by blending with the surroundings will you truly enjoy their flora and fauna, their dune systems, the birds observatories or the wonderful views from their cliffs. Monte Faro trail, with its two spectacular viewpoints, and Alto del Príncipe trail are particularly recommended.

» Hike on Cíes

» Trips

Drop anchor on Cíes Islands, catch the favourable winds, walk in the nature, visit sea caves, discover the sea depths or go on a journey to the centre of the Earth.
Live the adventure and enjoy the natural marvels surrounding you. At Mar de Ons, you can find unique experiences to give as gifts or to enjoy for yourself. We will be glad to suggest different options to you so that you can discover this natural paradise in the most adventurous and exclusive ways.
Since 2002, Cíes Islands are part of the Terrestrial Maritime National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia.
This is a highly protected environment, only accessible by boat, where the number of daily visitors is restricted. Besides its incredible beaches, it has many other attractions to offer, such as its wonderful nature, flora and fauna.

» Nature

» History of Cíes Islands

Insulae Deorum, The Islands of the Gods. That is what the Romans called Cíes Islands. Are they heaven on Earth? Well, if they are not, they are certainly the closer that you can get.
Once you discover them, you will immediately understand why. Centuries have passed since then, and they are still a heavenly paradise that has become the second tourist destination with the most visitors in Galicia, right after the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Staying overnight on Cíes Islands is the perfect way to enjoy the unique and unforgettable experience of admiring the twilights and sunsets from the wonderful viewpoints.
The only accommodation place is the Cíes Islands Campsite, a category 2 campsite which also has the Green Camping badge for fulfilling the environmental, management and promotion requirements certified by the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard.

» Cíes Camping, Galicia

» Cíes Travel Guide

Download our specific guide for Cíes Islands, an essential tool for your trip that will provide you with all the information that you need.
Without any doubt, this is the perfect traveller’s companion for looking up any doubts that you may have before or during your visit to Cíes Islands.
Discover the natural beauty of Cíes Islands through our photo gallery.
Discover our gallery of photographs of the Cíes Islands and know through our images the nature, fauna, beaches and landscapes of these unique islands in the world.

» Photo gallery

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