Things to do in Cies Islands

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From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

1. From Santiago de Compostela: Guided Tour of Cies Islands

Get out of the city and explore the stunning Cies Islands on a day trip from Santiago de Compostela. Visit the Playa de Rodas, go for a hike in the beautiful scenery, and learn about the island on a guided tour. Meet your guide in Santiago de Compostela and board a bus to Vigo. From there, hop on board a catamaran and sail to the Cies Islands. After arriving at the islands, join your guide for a 1-hour walking tour of the island. See the stunning beaches and learn about this sliver of paradise. Next, enjoy free time to explore the island. Relax on a beach, go for a swim, or explore one of the many hiking paths. Choose a local cafe or restaurant to enjoy a meal and a drink in before returning to the catamaran. Board the boat and head back to Vigo, where you'll disembark and board a bus to return to the starting point in Santiago.

Galicia: Pontevedra & Vigo Christmas Lights Tour and Cruise

2. Galicia: Pontevedra & Vigo Christmas Lights Tour and Cruise

Explore one of the most spectacular old towns of Spain, amazing squares, incredible churches, amazing medieval streets... and no traffic. Enjoy the experience of crossing one city which is prepared for people, not for cars. After meeting your guide, head to the first stop of the tour: Pontevedra. After a nice walk we´ll meet back at the Town Hall and drive towards the Estuary of Vigo, to the fisherman town of Moaña. Experience crossing the estuary by boat. A short cruise between mussel farms and with amazing views of the Cíes Islands. After arriveing to Vigo, we´ll explore the old town of the city, one of the most important fishing ports of Europe. Our guide will carry us to the KM0 of the christmas lights. There, we will have free time to enjoy markets, street shows, gastronomy, and the most spectacular christmas ilumination of the world. Meet back at the meeting point (port of Vigo) and return by boat to Moaña first and then by bus to Pontevedra and Santiago

Pontevedra: Private Sailing Trip to Cíes Islands

3. Pontevedra: Private Sailing Trip to Cíes Islands

This private trip will take you from Pontevedra to the Cíes Islands on a boat steered by a skipper. Discover for yourself why these beautiful islands have been declared part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands. You’ll set off from Pontevedra, as you enjoy unobstructed views of the coast from your private boat on the beautiful Ria de Vigo. Take in the landscape and relax on the calm waters on your way to the archipelago.  Once you arrive at the south island San Martiño, you’ll have time to explore at your leisure. Forge a route through this small island, and discover the natural ecological beauty of the landscape uninhabited by people.  Your next stop will be Rhodes beach, which connects the two northernmost islands. Here you can enjoy a walk on the white sandy beach, stop for a picnic, and take an ocean dip if the weather allows. Finally, take in the views of the bay's sparkling waters on your way back to the Pontevedra shore.

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The guide Teresa is good and the place is wonderful!