Cies Islands – Rodas Beach
The best beach in the world
Rodas is the most visited beach in Galicia and it has the Blue Flag status. In 2007, the prestigious British newspaper The Guardian declared it “the best beach in the world” thanks to its clear turquoise waters, its fine white sand and its forests almost meeting the sea. Rodas is the biggest, most important beach in the Cíes Islands archipelago, and its features and services make it the perfect beach to spend a day with your family.
One-kilometre long, this beach links two of the three islands (Monteagudo and Faro), creating a perfect half-moon shape interspersed with small dunes that enhance the beauty of this marvelous setting. The coves of Viños and Bolos, the cove of Areíña, and the cove of Area Grande in Muxieiro are a natural prolongation of Rodas making it even more stunning, if that is possible. From Punta das Veiras, just on the cove of Viños, trips on kayak are organised.
Freedom and privacy
Figueiras beach, also known as “playa de los alemanes” (“the Germans’ beach”), is always a safe bet for those seeking freedom and privacy. Located on Monteagudo Island (North), it has the Blue Flag status and it is the favourite paradise of Galician naturists. It offers dazzling white sand, clear waters and a stunning landscape.
Nosa Señora beach
Perfect for diving and snorkelling
Nosa Señora beach is a paradisiacal cove with turquoise waters located on O Faro Island, with views over San Martiño Island. With its calm waters, this cove is just the perfect choice for diving or snorkelling. All you need is a snorkel and diving goggles to admire the wonders that hide under the National Park waters.
Exclusiveness and peace
Margaridas cove is a true piece of heaven located on Monteagudo island. If you are looking for a place to enjoy peace and solitude amid nature, this is the best choice, without a shadow of a doubt.
A Cantareira cove
A Cantareira cove is a small pebble cove of singular beauty located on Monteagudo Island. If you are looking for exclusiveness and would like to enjoy a different spot, this is definitely our recommendation for you.
San Martiño beach
Accessible by private boat only.
San Martiño Island is an excellent example of the majesty and quality of the beaches in this archipelago. Its beach, shaped like a shell, has calm waters and fine, white sand. It is located on the South Island and it can be accessed by private boat only.