Views of the CIes Islands from the sea. The archipelago consists of three islands: Isle of Monte Agudo (or Northern), Lighthouse Island and Island of San Martiño (or South).
Cliffs of Cies Islands. The western slope is the most abrupt coast of the islands where the erosive action of the sea leads to high cliffs and caves
Views of the Cíes Islands. The archipelago of islands Cíes consists of three main islands, North Island or Monte Agudo, the island of Mount Faro, or Central and South Island or San Martiño, and other small islets.
System nautal dune Cíes Islands. The eastern side presents a much softer profile protected from the erosive action of wind and the open sea, allowing the formation of beaches and dune systems.
Views from the 'High Prince'. In the Cies can be observed intriguing geological formations resulting from erosion. If the erosion is a horizontal surface formations are called pools or pious (gnamma) and canals. These formations can be seen in the to
The 'Lake of children' is the complex beach-dune-lagoon which connects both islands. This geomorphological system is intimately linked with the winds and tides and currents is a rich ecosystem of many marine species. The gap is formed between the dun
In the Cies Islands can be observed intriguing geological formations resulting from erosion. Forms as bee nests (alveoli) and Cachola (taffoni) who are rounded cavities originated on vertical surfaces of the rocks as a result of a breakdown or granul
Rocky coastline of the Cíes Islands. The archipelago of islands Cíes was formed millions of years ago between the mid-Tertiary and Quaternary as a result of tectonic movements and the end of the last ice age that gave rise to the estuaries of Galic
The South Island or San Martiño is separated from the coast out Centola (Mount Ferro) by a narrow known as Porta da freuen. This island does not reach the passenger boat.
Campsite Cíes Islands. There is a campsite of 800 seats for which can booked in the Maritime Station. You can get more information, call: +34986225272.
Figueras Beach or the Germans. This beach has a length of 350 meters and 50 meters wide. It can be accessed from the dock Rhodes taking a path to the right duly noted. This is a nudist beach.
Beach of San Martiño - Cies Islands. This beach is only accessible by private boat because it is in the South Island who has no access by boat regular line. In this beach also is practiced nudism although not as widespread as in the Figueiras.
The beach of Our Lady or ratchet has a length of 140 meters by 20 wide. Along this beach small sailboats berth to spend the day on the island.
Margarida Beach. This beach is located near the camp and labour camp on the island. Margarida beach is protected by a zone of rocks. Have crystalline waters and beautiful surroundings.
Areíña Beach. This small beach beside the pier of Rhodes and it is accessed by a small trail next to the restaurant. Next to it you can see the shrine of the Virgin del Carmen.
The beach of Bowling at the end of the beach in Rhodes. To access it passes through a trail that passes near the ancient cemetery of the island which is one of the smaller cemeteries across Galicia.
Beach Cantareira. This beach is located near the camp and labour camp on the island. The beach is small and has Cantareira area of boulders. Have crystalline waters and beautiful surroundings.
Mixueiro Beach. This small beach beside the pier of Rhodes and it is accessed by a small trail next to the restaurant. Next to it you can see the shrine of the Virgin del Carmen.
The Cíes give shelter to a large number of seabirds which has led to being declared as a Special Protection Area for birds (SPA). The gull patiamarilla is the most abundant species of the Park. The cormorant moñudo is another species of seabirds th
The Cíes give shelter to a large number of seabirds which has led to being declared as a Special Protection Area for birds (SPA). In the cliffs can be seen the peregrine falcon, the swift real crows .... And inside the island the list grows: the rob
The cormorant moñudo is another species of seabirds that more plentiful on the island. This species is developed with greater mastery in the marine environment that the gull. In the Cíes breed some 1,500 couples annually which represents one of the
The mammals are the most abundant rabbit, the common hedgehog, otter, the shrew, ... Reptiles are very abundant: the Iberian Skink, the Iberian lizard (larger than the continental), the lizard ocel, the solution and a few species of non-poisonous sna
Most of the vegetation on the island is bush, forest and cliffs. The beaches and dunes maintain their plant communities in good condition. The species that inhabit have to withstand very harsh conditions such as high dry, loose substrate, strong wind
The forest vegetation disturbances suffered by the hand of man with the introduction of exotic species such as pine, eucalyptus and acacia occupying a quarter of the surface of the park. In areas abundant native oak melojo or Rebollo and scrub sleigh
This lighthouse was built between 1851 and 1853 and is on the island centre to 178 metres above sea level. Their access through a zigzag path curves makes his ascension a challenge to which most visitors from the list faces.
The Lighthouse Monte Acute or do Peito Faro, dated in 1904, serves to mark the northern entrance of the Ria de Vigo along with the headlights out of Home on the shore of Morrazo. It works automatically with solar panels that can be seen easily. This
The Lighthouse Porta da works with solar energy and he starts next to the reserve area of seabirds. The views of cliffs from their situation make your visit worthwhile. This lighthouse is a bit smaller than the beacon of Mount Faro. This lighthouse i
Since the spring of Os Fornos climb along a narrow path the steep slopes of the foothills of Mount Pereira, initially blurred by a road guarded by gulls and the beacon of Cíes experiencing places that we are no longer claimed to belong stretches so
In the Middle Ages, the Cíes were inhabited by monks from various orders. The Benedictines were there in the eleventh century, left and returned in the late thirteenth century. In the fourteenth century settled in them Franciscans.
The first settlement that we have clear evidence is castreño the town of Iron Age located on the western slopes of Mount Faro. It is dated between the years 600 and 100 a.C.
The Cies Islands archipelago consists of three main islands, the North Island or Monte Agudo, the island of Monte Faro, or Central and South Island or San Martino, and other small islands. The total area of ??protected natural park is over 3000 ha of which more than 400 are in the area emerged.
Central and Northern Islands (the Faro and Monte Agudo) are joined by a sandbar and a natural lake called Lake of children. These are the only two islands that are connected to Vigo by regular service passenger boat that runs from June to September and Easter.
This archipelago, which is located at the mouth of the Ria de Vigo and 15 kilometers from the city, has been declared National Maritime-Terrestrial Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia in 2002.
The Cies earned the nickname of "island of the gods" from ancient times. And I should not wonder cautivasen all those who visited. A warm climate and low annual rainfall (about half that in Vigo city) make them a paradise of the Atlantic.
The islands are uninhabited so unspoiled. You can go hiking routes identified by their forests and mountains with visits to observatories ornithological lighthouses, archeological, viewpoints of indescribable beauty and nine beaches of fine white sand and crystal clear waters, one reserved for nudism, and other many coves lost.
Getting to the Cies Islands
To go to the Cies Islands must take a boat in the Maritime Station of Vigo. Boats leave regularly every day of the week of June until 14 September, and Easter. There is a campsite of 800 pitches which can be booked at the Maritime Station. You can get more information call: 986 225 272.
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