I’ve wanted to go there for a long time, and finally this year I was able to accomplish my dream.
Months before, I booked my ticket on the internet with the shipping company Mardeons for the journey between Vigo and Cies Islands, since there are a limited number of places a day. The journey lasts about 45 minutes.
When you get there you basically have all day to get lost on the island. I went in the summer and there were too many people, and everyone walked towards the lighthouse. Anyway, it was worth visiting this beautiful place.
We took some sandwiches to eat there, although in the boat there is a bar where you can buy sandwiches, drinks, ice creams, etc. I liked best Rodas Beach, impressive! No wonder it was named the best beach in the world in 2007. The water was extremely cold, but we went in for a swim anyways.
Legend has it that a sick man was abandoned on this island and, after some time, became completely cured by the rich sludge. On that place a resort was built in the midst of a pine forest. In summer it loses some of its charm by excess visitors, at other times of year you can enjoy a romantic and decadent atmosphere. Grove Cottages http://www.Toprural.Com/galicia/pontevedra/casas-rurales-grove-o_rm-es-36022.htm
The Island of Sculptures is in the outskirts of Pontevedra. It is full of granite figures, with a maze and many gardens. You can get there from the center of Lérez by the footbridge that crosses the river directly to the island. The eucalyptus trees occupy most of the 70,000 square meter site. By the river, it is common to see ducks and swans cruising under wooden bridges and towards the end there is a spectacular view of the Monastery of San Benito de Lérez. The Island of Sculptures is considered the largest outdoor museum in Galicia and houses a permanent exhibition with a dozen works of art.
From here, one can famously see from the top of Monteferro. The fragments of a former Liberian ship sunk in its waters led to the creation of artificial reefs that now house crustaceans, mollusks and starfish.