What to do in Vigo & Cangas
Routes are the best option to plunge into the history of this marine town, discover its white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, admire the sunsets over the Atlantic Oceans with Cíes Islands on the background, get in contact with nature and go along the coast. This is the perfect place for adventurers, nature lovers and inquisitive people willing to discover new corners.
Travellers can cross the sea on kayaks while enjoying the beauty of the city from a new point of view, with the traveller at the centre of the experience. It is the perfect choice both for beginners and experienced kayakers who are willing to be captivated by the magical views of Vigo Bay.
FlyBoarding is a new sport that has shaken up the world. You get lifted in the air over a board, which has two propulsion water jets that are generated by a jet ski or a motorboat with two engines.
Enjoy the majestic natural shapes hiding under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Dive and discover hundreds of animal and plant species with unique features. Under the sea, you will find one of the most important marine ecosystems, with an amazing biological diversity.
Windsurf – Cangas
Windsurfing competitions are organised in Cangas, which is fostering this sport among young people and trying to share the passion for the sea with everyone. Come and windsurf on the turquoise waters of Canges for an unmatched, unforgettable holiday.
Shopping – Vigo
Shopping in Vigo is a perfect plan to take some souvenirs from the city back home. Discover shopping areas for all tastes and budgets. Vigo offers options from the shiny shop windows in Príncipe street to the traditional market where you can look around the different stands in the search for bargains and trinkets.
O Cambón Interpretation Centre – Vigo
The Interpretation Centre is located in the historic building of Cambón, behind the Church of Santa María. It is the headquarters of the staff working at the Galician Atlantic Islands Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, and a place to spread the knowledge about the park. It provides the visitors with information about the flora, fauna and marine environment of the natural areas making it up.
At the park, you will see the great biodiversity that hides on each of the islands making up the National Park and underwater. Specific activities for children and workshops for adults are occasionally organised there, making it a very important environmental education centre.
At O Cambón Interpretation Centre, some research projects are carried out, all focusing on the National Park in order to emphasise its value and preserve its natural areas.
Vigozoo is the only zoo in Galicia, and it is a perfect place to spend the afternoon with your family, discovering different animal species and being in direct contact with nature. It is located in A Madroa, about 10 kilometres away from the city centre, and it has an surface of more than 55,000 square metres.
Museo do Mar – Vigo
The city of Vigo is strongly linked to the sea, since it was created and it grew thanks to the port, which has always marked its history and economy. In the Museum of the Sea, the connection of Vigo and its people to the sea can be explored, and you can also learn about the history of fishing in the area.
Visiting the different rooms in the museum, you can learn about all the aspects of the fishing activity, as well as seeing its development throughout the years: fishing, aquaculture, preservation methods from the old salting systems to the modern freezing methods, the technical advances in vessels, or marine biology.
The visit ends at the aquarium of the Museum, where visitors can see the main ecosystems that can be found from the docks and the steep coast of Cíes Islands.