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Atlantic Islands National Park

NATURE

Atlantic Islands National Park

You can find the best beach in the world. And it's not because we say so ourselves, but The Guardian newspaper...

Ría de Vigo e Baixo Miño

GEO-DESTINATION

Ría de Vigo e Baixo Miño

The southern shore of the Ría de Vigo is a succession of large beaches of golden sand and secluded ports...

Galician Springs

Water, stone and Cíes

In Oia, we’ll dive into the seawater of its thalassotherapy spa and benefit from treatments with algae, mud and salts. Later, we’ll sail towards the Cíes Islands – a natural paradise of great ecological value – where we’ll enjoy swimming at one of the best beaches in the world.

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  • Starting point: Baiona
  • Destination: Oia
  • Days: 3
A getaway to Oia allows the Atlantic to be enjoyed in all its aspects. The healthiest: enjoying the benefits of its waters in a seawater spa’s facilities, while the most exciting is sailing the ocean to the shores of the Cíes Islands.

A getaway to Oia allows the Atlantic to be enjoyed in all its aspects. The healthiest: enjoying the benefits of its waters in a seawater spa’s facilities, while the most exciting is sailing the ocean to the shores of the Cíes Islands, a natural paradise where you can admire the beauty of their landscape and become aware of their great ecological value in the Parque Nacional das Illas Atlánticas de Galicia.

More information...
- Talaso Atlántico. www.talasoatlantico.com
- Parque Nacional das Illas Atlánticas de Galicia. www.iatlanticas.es
- Convent of Santa María de Oia. www.monasteriodeoia.com

 

Route - Day 1

The waters of the Atlantic, concentrated in a thalassotherapy spa

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A picturesque coastal road leads to the municipality of Oia, in the Baixo River Miño region. This is the destination that we suggest for you to experience the effects of the recognised micro-medicinal mineral properties of the Atlantic’s seawater and its algae, silt, salts and mud applied in health, beauty and relaxation treatments.

We recommend arriving early in the afternoon at this area bordering the municipalities of Baiona and Oia. This way, you’ll have the chance to come into contact with the spectacular scenery of this coast which is open to the ocean and will impress you. You can do this from the lookout of the Cape Silleiro Lighthouse. Take the road that starts off in Baiona towards A Guarda; about five kilometres along, a detour to the left allows us to ascend to the lighthouse. It is a prime location for seeing how the waves hit the rocky coast and for viewing the town of Baiona, the islas Cíes and – scanning the distance – Cape Home.

The lighthouse at Cape Silleiro – dressed in its characteristic red and white stripes – stands 85 metres above sea level. It opened in 1924 to replace the old one that dated back to 1866; today, it is one of the main points of orientation for the ships that ply these waters. Its 3,000-watt lamp can be seen for 40 miles when the weather is clear. Above it, you’ll find some old artillery batteries and the remains of the military headquarters which served to defend this stretch of the coast.
Thirty-four-degree seawater, algae, mud and mineral salts
We can spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the hot springs facilities of the thalassotherapy spa. Its seawater pool – heated to 34 degrees – has different hydrotherapy systems aimed at creating a state of relaxation and well-being following a series of seawater treatments. Another option is to experience the properties of seaweed, mud or salts via remineralising, moisturising, antioxidant or stress-relief treatments.
For dinner: octopus, soft-shell crabs, scallops or sea urchins
At dinnertime, you can decide whether to remain in the spahotel’s restaurant or choose another one in the area. There are numerous restaurants on both sides of the coastal road winding through all the villages in Oia that include products from the coast – especially octopus, soft-shell crabs, scallops and sea urchins – in their various preparations. When choosing the wine, keep in mind that we are close to the O Rosal area, which belongs to the Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin..
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