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 EASTER AND 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).

To visit the Ons Island, besides purchasing the tickets for the boat that will take you to the island on a pleasant journey to discover the most idyllic beaches of Galicia, you must have the authorization of the Xunta de Galicia. This organism controls the access to the island because it is a National Park, which watches over keeping intact the white sand beaches and crystalline water and its unparalleled landscape. 

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

The Ons Island’s National Park offers some of the most authentic trekking routes in Galicia, where you will feel the pleasure of walking over nature surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The green landscape can already be seen from the boat that takes visitors to the Ons Island.

» 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.

On the Ons Island you will also be able to enjoy the best products of the sea and the land, those that represent the authentic gastronomy of Galicia, full of tradition and products worthy of the most exquisite palates which are their ‘Pulpo a feira’ (traditional dish made with octopus), their corn pie or their fish and seafood.

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

The Ons Island has history, a history that describes the coast of Galicia, its Atlantic and its natural spaces. 

» 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 Ons Island is rich in fauna and flora and they live together under a pleasant sub-humid climate. 

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

The history of the Ons Island goes back to the bronze age, the island is full of castros that reveals how those first settlements were. Certainly, it is an experience full of learning and history paths.

» 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.

The indispensable thing if you want to visit the island is buying the boat ticket, but if you want to plan a detailed visit make sure you check the Guide of the Ons Island where you will find useful information about how to buy the boat tickets, the best hiking routes, where to eat, what to see, etc. 

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

On our website you can find a selection of photographs that will convince you to visit the Ons Island and it will give you an idea of what it is like to feel the freedom of nature and enjoy it with your 5 senses.

» 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.

The ferry that takes you to the Ons Island will also bring you closer to living a once in a lifetime experience in the most beautiful corner of Galicia. You only need the tickets and the official authorization!