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Galicia's Atlantic Islands

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No vehicles are allowed on any of the islands that make up the National Park. Another aspect to bear in mind is litter control.

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Visitors should take responsibility for the cans, containers, etc. that they take to the islands. Controlled access to the Cíes of a maximum of 2,200 people daily guarantees peace and quiet.
 
It is easy, from the Rodas jetty, to find the main paths leading to each of the three existing lighthouses. These paths are of medium difficulty, a little demanding on hot days and on some stretches of the ascent. However, the scenery makes it all worthwhile.

One of the most recommended is the zigzag ascent to Monte Faro, a distance of 7 kilometres return trip from the pier. Along this route, we will find rich bird observatories in settings such as A Camp, an actual window carved from stone, where  a large colony of yellow-legged gulls with about 22,000 breeding pairs produce a deafening noise during the mating season.

On the islands of Ons On the island of Ons, from the pier, the visitor will find the beach and the village of  O Curro, from where a long route with several possibilities leaves. Climb up to the viewpoint of the lighthouse between the constructions of the "islanders" or head north to the solitary and beautiful beach of Melide. Towards the south, via different roads, we will reach the Fedorentos viewpoint, passing through O Buraco do Inferno (Hell Hole), a sea cave ("furna") in the shape of a pit,  where you can hear the roar of the sea emanating from the bowels of the earth...

The boat tickets are issued with the return date and time specified for the number of visitors allowed on each archipelago. There is no regular transport for island-hopping,  but cruise ships can be hired to visit the whole ecosystems of the estuaries.
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