According to The Guardian, the beach in beach in Rodas is the best in the world. Integrated into the Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas – which comprise Cíes, Ons, Sálvora and Cortegada-, – the Cíes Islands are a paradise of turquoise waters and white sands on the Galician coast. Access to the islands is limited to 2,200 people a day and there are trails that lead to each of its three lighthouses. They are connection by a regular sea transport of passengers from the ports of Vigo, Baiona and Cangas.
The world's largest colony of yellow-legged gulls lives in Cíes and the underwater area surrounding the islands is one of the richest ecosystems on the coast of Galicia, with its lush kelp forest being particularly noteworthy.