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National Park of the Atlantic islands

  • Islas Atlánticas National Park © Turespaña

    Islas Atlánticas National Park © Turespaña

  

Category

National park

Area

8.480 hectares
Pontevedra, Galicia
Pontevedra

Telephone+34 986246550 - +34 986246517

Fax+34 986246553

E-mailiatlanticas@oapn.mma.es

Websitehttp://www.magrama.gob.es/es/red-parques-nacionales/nuestros-parques/islas-atlanticas/

Sea refuge in the Rías Baixas (southern coast of Galicia).

Located in the province of Pontevedra, the National Park of the Atlantic islands including the Cíes Islands, and Ons, Cortegada and Sálvora all in the Rías Baixas (southern coast of Galicia).An ecosystem sea-land with an interesting and important colony of sea birds that live on it.

The park has four groups of islands that are distributed between the estuaries of Vigo, Pontevedra and Arousa. Home and shelter to one of the most numerous colonies of seagulls on the Spanish coast and other species such as the shag, cormorant, the common shag, etc.

Practical information

Information for visits

The islands in the National Park are only accessible by sea – there is transport for passengers at certain times during the year, with prior authorisation. Several shipping companies offer regular services at Easter, weekends in May and during the summer, to visit the Cíes and Ons islands. The boarding areas for the Cíes Islands are in Vigo, Baiona and Cangas de Morrazo. The boarding areas for the Island of Ons are in Bueu, Marín, Sanxenxo and Portonovo.

There is a Visitor Centre in the Cíes Islands (Monastery of Santo Estevo), an Information Point in the Cíes Islands (+34 986687502) and an Information Point on the Island of Ons (+34 986687502).

There is a campsite and controlled camping area.
 

Environmental information

As well as a great variety of fish, molluscs and crustaceans, there are kelp forests and several species of dolphins. From a botanical point of view, more than 200 types of seaweed and 400 species of land plants have been identified.For curiosity sake, it is home to the largest laurel forest in Europe.

Cultural information

The park is located in Rías Baixas (southern coast of Galicia) with tourist towns such as Pontevedra, Baiona, Vigo, O Grove, Sanxenxo, and Vilagarcía de Arousa. In Cíes you can visit a pre-Roman settlement.

  

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Calendar

Visitors tasting seafood in the marquees at the Fiesta in Honour of Seafood in O Grove. Pontevedra © Oficina de Turismo Concello do Grove

Oct 3, 2019 to Oct 13, 2019

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Grove, O
Fiesta in Honour of Seafood

Young people celebrating the Water Festival during the festivities in honour of San Roque. Vilagarcía de Arousa, Pontevedra.

To be confirmed 2019

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Vilagarcía de Arousa
Patron saint's fiestas in honour of San Roque

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To be confirmed 2020

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Baiona
Arrival of the Caravel La Pinta Festival

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