Friday, September 14, 2012

SPAIN: RODAS BEACH IN CIES ISLANDS

This is a post in which my only goal is to try to show, if only minimally, the incredible beauty of the Rodas Beach in the Cíes Islands National Park in Galicia. It is a dream beach, almost heavenly, of turquoise clear water and white sand surrounded by a natural environment beautifully preserved.



Rodas Beach in Cíes Islands National Park
Overview of Rodas beach in Cíes Islands, a National Park located in Galicia, Spain


Rodas Beach in Cíes Islands National Park
Despite its beauty, Rodas beach is not crowded because access to Cíes Islands National Park is restricted


Rodas Beach in Cies Islands in Galicia
I really like the clear water of Rodas beach in Cíes Islands



Clear water of Rodas Beach in Cíes Islands
Turquoise water of Rodas beach in Cíes Islands


Rodas Beach in Cíes Islands
Taking a bath on Rodas beach in Cíes Islands National Park


Rodas Beach in Cies Islands in Spain
Clear water of Rodas beach in Cíes Islands


Rodas Beach in Cies Islands in Spain
We were lucky because the afternoon in Rodas beach was lovely after a slightly cloudy morning



In summer, boats link Cíes Islands with the ports of Vigo, Baiona and Cangas. There is a camping area but permissions have to be reserved at the Vigo port.  There are no waste bins in the islands, so visitors are required to take their litter back to the mainland.

Natural park access is restricted to a number of visitors a day, hence the need to book boat tickets in advance, especially on weekends and in summer (with at least one month in advance). You can buy the tickets clicking on:

  • www.mardeons.com
  • www.piratasdenabia.com


More fantastic beaches in Galicia are:


  • Figueiras beach in Cíes Islands
  • Baiona - A Ribeira and Barbeira Beaches
  • Cesantes Beach
  • A Coruña - Riazor and As Lapas Beaches
  • Large Beach in Miño near A Coruña (Playa Grande de Miño)
  • Beach of Cathedrals in Lugo (Playa de las Catedrales)
  • Beaches of A Guarda
  • Beaches of Panxón in Rías Baixas near Baiona
  • Sanxenxo Beach
  • Vilagarcía de Arousa Beaches
  • Beaches in Carnota, Corcubión, Muxía, Camariñas, Laxe in Costa da Morte

I enjoyed Rodas Beach in Cíes Islands during a trip in Galicia, where I visited more fantastic places like:


Other fantastic beaches I have visited in Spain and Portugal are:



Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:




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