Cíes Islands

Vigo
Galicia
Great Outdoors

Named the 'islands of the gods' by the Romans for their natural beauty, the Cíes Islands are an archipelago off the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia, in the mouth of the Ria de Vigo. Consisting of three islands: Monte Agudo, O Faro and San Martiñov, it is a paradise setting that everyone can enjoy. 

Rodas Beach, which joins two of the islands together, is known as one of the best beaches in the world and can rival any Caribbean beach for beauty with its crystalline blue waters and dazzling white sand.

As part of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park, the islands are protected and visitors are limited to preserve the stunning natural landscape and the wildlife that live here. Enjoy a day trip on the ferry from Vigo or stay at the campsite, which is the only accommodation on the islands. 

Places to visit nearby

Vigo in Galicia is a fascinating port city with a vibrant maritime history, elegant architecture and incredible cuisine among many other delights.

Santiago de Compostela in Galicia is the destination of the famous pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago, and a remarkable place of historic and religious importance.

Ourense in Galicia is the home of glorious hot springs, once beloved by the Romans, and a dynamic natural landscape of steep hills, rushing rivers and dramatic canyons. 

Nearby attractions

Perfect for families, Samil Beach is the largest and most popular beach in Vigo.

The Vigo Museum of Contemporary Art, or Museo MARCO, aims to promote contemporary cultural movements and ideas through its diverse, modern artworks.

A visit to Santiago de Compostela cathedral is unmissable in order to admire the stunning architecture and to travel below the cathedral to the underground cemetery containing St James' tomb amongst other Roman, Swabian and...