Spent the day here with my boyfriend - really unexpectedly stunning!! We took the ferry from Vigo, which was about a 20 minute ride. We left at 8am and returned at 5pm. They have a lot of trails for hiking and a camp site, as well as a few restaurants, which is nice! We did the hike up to one of the light houses; it was the one at the highest point. Amazing views through out the hike up and even more stunning views once at the top. It's hard to express the beauty in a review or even pictures; it's something else in person. We had lunch at the bocadillo bar, which is kind of hidden if you miss the little sign. Yummy sandwich and chips for under 10 euros. We spent the rest of the day from about 11 am - 4:30 pm at the main beach. BEAUTIFUL BEACH! This is a conservation island, so everything is really pristine and looks untouched and unspoilt. You can't leave garbage or take any nature home with you (shells, rocks etc) which is really nice. The sun was really hot that day, and the water, sadly, was FRIGID. This is located in the North Atlantic of course, but it looks like warm caribbean water lol so you can't spend much time in the water without freezing haha but it was a nice, sharp, break from the hot sun. We really enjoyed our day on the island and would probably go back if we go back to Vigo :)
Coulor of blue and green, with lots of points to visit with beautiful unexplored nature. It is really worth a visit for a 3 day trip
Not what you would expect from a national park - basically just another overcrowded and noisy beach, no doubt in a beautiful setting, but why go to the trouble of travelling here when all you want to do is lie in the sun (which is what most people seemed to be doing)? There are some nice walks across the island to a lighthouse and a pretty coastline (you have to pass a large and very ugly camping ground), but there are so many people everywhere it is hard to enjoy any of this.
If you do anything while visiting Vigo it has to be leave Vigo on a ferry to Cies. Pack your swimming costume and sun tan lotion and set sail to the islands for a fabulous day of sunbathing, swimming and chilling in beautiful beaches. If you can, camp there. I wish we had instead of wasting our money at the Gran Nagari.
just amazing beaches, great views, surrounded by nature, totally recommend it , however the water can be cold even in summer.
This beach has the clearest water I have ever seen! Lovely sandy beach, a bit cold water, but very refreshing and clear with plenty of fish to see if snorkeling. It's worth even as a day trip from Vigo!
I love the sand, the colour of the water, the views. The water temperature is always very cold in this region.
I believe there is no doubt about the breathtaking views, the nature in here are extremely beautiful, in this islands beside the beaches with white sand and crystal clear water, you have camping, restaurants and some activities such as snorkeling and trekking.Maybe the islands are being explored, but that can be a point of discussion. I think beside the human exploration the nature are still "breathing" quite well with minor impacts of humans.Could be expensive a visit to this islands, almost 20€ for the boat, over 10€ for the lunch.( price per person) Although it is a very pleasant day any visit to Cíes.I visited the Islands in August, supposedly the high season regarding the number of visitors, but the boats were not full and the beach had place for everyone without need to be glued to each others.Definitely this is spot to visits over and over, I´ll be back many times I can.
It has everything to be a tropical beach besides the water temperature.... :)Me and some friends went there for a full day on the beach and i must say, was a wonderful day. The beach is very large, white sand, calm waters to swim along side the fish's, literally....After lunch we went visit the rest of the island, and discover that isn't only the beach that's awesome.Note: Beware the seagull's, they steal your food right from your hands....
Its the perfect place to relax and enjoy the nature. The water is cristal clean and the sand is white. It seams like Caribian beach :-)
Walk 10 mins to the right when you come off the jetty, the beach is much less crowded.I'm glad we made the day trip from Santiago for this (July 2013)The restaurant prices were not as extortionate as I expected but if I went back I would probably try to take a picnic as it is cheaper and more fun.
Rodas beach on Islas Cies has the reputation of being as being the best beach in the world (according to a column in the Guardian).My advice would be to avoid it, and make your way to the much smaller, much more beautiful cove called Figueiras Beach.Take a right turn after leaving the boat jetty, and walk for approx 10 minutes. to reach the Figueiras beach.The only downside here is that there are some nudists on the beach - but the beach is large enough to cater for the small number of visitors that it receives.The island is a good option for any one looking for a day trip.Camping is available on the island, but only in the official campsite, and the pitches are TINY !Bring you own picnic, as the quality of the restaurant leaves a bit to be desired - good for coffee and drinks though!One last tip - make sure that you check the weather forecast before booking your tickets, Islas Cies is best seen in the sunshine.Enjoy your trip !
We went with the ferry of Mar de Ons to this beautiful island. But we were not the only ones... Spanish holidays (25th of July) began so it was crowded. The island and de white sandy beaches are great! Water a bit cold, but it is lovely for a swim! To eat, we recommend to go to the little 'restaurant' on the hill for traditional food.
If you are lucky with the weather, it is not the high season and you get there early in the day you are bound to remenber the experience forever. You feel free and in harmony with nature. Don't be scared of the cold water after a few splashes you will feel amazing! Still my dream come true on this earth...or at least Europe!
went here in June 2014 on a short 4 hrs trip to the islands.it was a windy island and the scenery was wonderful. worth taking a camera and a good pair of walking shoes.was told it was the best beach in the world!! well not really. it was nice but the beach at the far end was full of rubbish and dead seagulls.This is suppose to be a nature reserve but they don't take that much care of their beach.