CIES ISLANDS

Several fiords or Rías comprise the South-west of Galicia. Sailing in this area is well protected and has an average depth of 30 mt. There are plenty of beaches and the area is not yet overpopulated. In spring most of the beaches are empty. Vigo is just 6 miles away from Cies Islands.

On 2007, the British newspaper The Guardian chose Roda beach, on the Cies Islands, as nº 1 of the Top 10 beaches in the world.

They wrote:

"Mention Spanish beaches and most people instinctively think of the Mediterranean. Yet the wilder, stunning Atlantic coastline of Galicia, just north of Portugal, has far more dramatic playas – with far fewer people on them. One of the jewels of this coast is on Las Islas Cies, a 40-minute boat trip from the pretty town of Baiona. Once a pirates' haunt, Cies is now an uninhabited and pristine national park, open to the public only in summer. Galegos come here to spend long, lazy summer days on the Playa de Rodas, a perfect crescent of soft, pale sand backed by small dunes sheltering a calm lagoon of crystal-clear sea.

Locals call this their "Caribbean beach", and the water is turquoise enough, the sand white enough to believe the comparison … until you dip your toe in the water. Then it feels more like Skegness. You can sleep in an idyllic campsite, shaded by tall pine trees, with a view over the ocean. And, this being Spain, there's even a proper restaurant serving great seafood.

The Cíes Islands (42° 13′ 24″ N 8° 54′ 14″ O) are an archipelago on the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia (Spain), on the mouth of the Ría de Vigo. They belong to the parish of San Francisco de Afora, in the municipality of Vigo. They were declared a Nature Reserve in 1980 and are included in the National Land-Marine Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia (Parque Nacional Marítimo-Terrestre das Illas Atlánticas de Galicia) created in 2002."

In Galicia fish and seafood are motive of devotion and is considered to be the best in the world. The galician rias and coastline is one of the most spectacular ones found in Europe. And just offshore of this magnificent coastline live a variety of tasty fish, shellfish and crustaceans.These items are then prepared using traditional techniques such as a la plancha (grilled), a la gallega (Galician style), or caldeirada (seafood stew).

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Diving:

- More than 30 dive sites, each with special characteristics.
- Dive sites with sandy bottom and only about 7 meters deep wreck dives up to 40 meters deep.
- Short rides to dives. More immersion time and less navigation.
- Pick up at hotel.

Schedules and Departures:

- Monday to Saturday you will find us in the store of Old Town from 10:00 AM.
- The summer months we will g oto dive all week, plus weekends (please see our schedules).
- The winter months we will go on Saturday and Sunday from Marina Davila at 09:30 AM.

MUELLE DE REPARACIONES DE BOUZAS S/N 36208 VIGO, PONTEVEDRA (SPAIN) Phone: (+34) 986 24 46 12 Fax: (+34) 986 20 68 09

MARINA DAVILA SPORT S.L.


Muelle de Reparaciones de Bouzas s/n, 36208 Vigo - Pontevedra (Spain).

Empresa Inscrita en el Registro Mercantil de Pontevedra, Libro 2167, Folio 1, Hoja PO-21829.