The Cíes Islands through Vigo
The Cíes Islands are an archipelago in the municipality of Vigo in the Spanish province called Pontevedra which belongs to the region of Galicia in the North west of Spain, bordering the north of Portugal. Vigo estuary is part of the famous Galician Rías Baixas, a popular area that provides a high touristic interest due to its gastronomy as well as its coast populated throughout with beautiful beaches and scenery. The Rías Baixas are truly an unforgettable trip.
The only way to reach the island is by sea. Access to the park is currently limited to 2,200 visitors a day, it is advisable to book in advance both passenger tickets and camping space. If you decide to use a private boat it requires obtaining an anchoring permit. You also have to request permission to scuba dive in its waters.
We invite you to use Vigo as a starting or even ending point to your Cíes Islands visit.
Maritime Passenger Terminals
Currently there are regular passenger ferry departures beginning at Easter time and all through the Summer season, weather permitting always. Departures are from Cangas, Baiona and Vigo maritime passenger terminals.