Hiking and biking, but no cars
It´s also quite idyllic because it´s bordered by dense forest, criss crossed by hiking and biking paths.
The paths are marked and categorized by difficulty, some are smooth and others include rocky parts and steep climbs.
No cars are allowed on the island safe 1 or 2 which belong to the maintenance people.
Rare flowers and plants grow among the trees and even a spattering of wild life can be observed.
On a promontory overlooking the ocean stands a very lonely lighthouse which is the destination of one of the hiking paths.
The Islas Cies are very popular as a weekend trip for the people of Vigo and other Spanish tourists but not many foreigners find their way here, simply because they don´t know about them.
All of Galicia is very green, which has to do with the fact that it rains a lot which in turn is probably the reason why the province is not such a popular destination with foreign tourists to Spain.
When the sun shines this is a true paradise and even if “The Guardian” may have exaggerated calling it the best beach in the world, they certainly got it basically right.