Discover the main island of the Ons archipelago

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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).

If you want to keep on treating your senses, you can complete your experience resting and sunbathing in one of its virgin beaches.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of being the first one to set foot in the still empty sand and walk for hours hearing nothing but the sound of your footsteps. You can choose among five beaches: Melide, As Dornas, Area dos Cans, Canexol and Pereiró.

» Incredible Beaches

» Hiking Routes

Without any doubt, the best way to discover the National Park is by walking its trails, adapted for public use.
Only through direct contact with the area is it possible to appreciate the values for which this little corner of the Atlantic Ocean was declared a National Park.
The typical Ons cuisine is a good example of the Galician cuisine, famous for using fresh products from the fields and the sea, which are then cooked in a traditional way.

The best known is the Pulpo á feira (traditional Galician octopus recipe). However, you can also taste other first-class fresh products from the sea, resulting from the traditional fishing and the tradition of this Island, such as seabass, clams, razor clams, or a variety of scallops. The unique taste of these dishes will undoubtedly delight any palate.

» Galician Cuisine in Ons

» What to do in Ons Island

Would you like to live unique experiences in one of the most beautiful corners of Galicia?
Enjoy the art of nature and its many shapes, the light playing among the leaves, the sun tingeing the landscape with different colours, the unmistakable cuisine, and the coast scents which reach the mountains and merge with the breeze.
The origin of Ons Island, as well as the other islands in the National Park, is deeply related to the origin of the bays and the coastal topography of the north-western Iberian Peninsula.
400 million years ago the great convulsions between the terrestrial plates, a process called Hercynian Orogeny, were the great modelers of the landscape of the Galician coast. The climate of Ons is the so-called sub-humid Mediterranean climate of Atlantic transition, which allows the proliferation of a great variety of species.

» Nature

» History of Ons Island

The first evidence of settlers in Ons coincides with the Castro culture settlements during the Bronze Age. The most popular, which is yet to be excavated, is known as “Castelo dos Mouros”.
The lack of prospecting for this fort also leaves us without a record of the Roman occupation of the islands, as they used to settle in pre-existing Celtic settlements. The Modern Age was a time of instability in Ons due to the numerous lootings and sieges of pirates.
Mar de Ons provides you with the “Ons Island Guide”, an essential and very useful tool that will allow you to look up any doubts that you may have. It will also help you find the best tips to plan your visit.
Access useful information on all aspects to take into account when preparing your visit to the Ons Island: reservation of tickets, travel documentation, luggage…

» Ons travel guide

» Ons Island Pictures

Discover the natural beauty of the Ons Island through our photo gallery.
Come to the Ons Island, to its paradisiacal beaches, to its hiking routes and to its gastronomy thanks to the gallery of photographs that we have available in our website.