The Spanish Caribbean: the Cíes Islands

To the north of Spain, in Galicia off the coast of Vigo, is the Cíes island, formerly called by the Romans "islands of the gods". Its main beach was named one of the most beautiful in the world. Its natural environment allows us to enjoy totally crystalline waters and fine white sand.

The Cíes Islands are three. This archipelago is part of the Atlantic Islands National Park. The main island stands out for its beauty and its great ecological value. In it we can find a great marine wealth, and a great variety of birds. An attractive lake of transparent water allows us to delight ourselves with the great variety of fish that inhabit its environment.

One of the things that must also be noted is its tranquility and cleanliness. To visit this island it is recommended to take transport from Vigo, Baiona or Cangas. The transport used is a boat. In order not to cause overcrowding and preserve the environment, access is controlled and an average of 2,200 people per day is allowed. On weekends and special occasions such as Easter and summer the access service is more regular.

If what you want is to sleep in the Cíes, you will find a campsite that is open from June 15 to September 15. Remember something very important: that accommodation at the campsite cannot exceed 15 days . The island has bars, restaurants, lifeguards, toilets and healthcare. If you want to spend a few days like in the Caribbean but much closer, do not hesitate to travel to the Cíes Islands.