Cies islands in Galicia: explore this exclusive natural paradise only accessible by sea in your private boat and access remote beaches and breathtaking landscapes

Glance at Galicia on a map, high in a northern corner of Spain, and you will see a ragged chunk of Spain's west coast, above the Portuguese border, stopping just shy of Santiago de Compostela.

Galicia's most precious treasure are the Rias Baixas, the term for the five estuaries that probe their way inland from west to east like crooked fingers. Their cool waters are home to Spain's best shellfish - mussels, clams, octopus and scallops.

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You will enjoy a feast for your senses at an impressive Michelin-starred restaurant, El Culler de Pau, where local food is served with care, passion and imagination overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

But just before indulging yourself into a delicious culinary experience you will enjoy a boat trip to the Cíes islands, a series of islands which shelter the Rías Baixas. The magical Cíes islands are home to the prettiest beaches you've ever heard of. While the rest of Europe head south, stay ahead of the wave and enjoy this natural paradise in Northern Spain. Discover more with THIS article of THE TIMES.

As the day comes to an end you will stay in a Galician "Pazo", a traditional Manor House now beautifully converted into a cosy authentic hotel. You will sleep in a piece of history where kings and nobility used to live surrounded by lush green gardens in the middle of the countryside of this amazing region.

Add this experience, enjoy more time in the Cies island and in Galicia during any of our Spain and Portugal Tours. CLICK below, choose one itinerary and we will tailor it for you and your loved ones. 


  1. Hi Elias
    I am interested in doing a trip some time with my wife what are the costs

    • Eat Northern Spain

      Hi Robert,

      Thank you for your interest in our tours. All our tours a private with a private car with driver and an English-speaking guide 24/7 to help you drive the back roads of Spain and break the language barrier. We also include à-la-carte menus with drinks at the most unique restaurants and some of the most authentic experiences with locals.

      The costs of this holidays will depend on how many people will be travelling together, the dates and place of pick-up and drop-off.
      Once you have decided your dates, please send us an email to and we will send you an exact quotation for your trip.

      You can have a look at some of our itineraries on our website’s section BESPOKE TOURS to get some inspiration.

      Looking forward to meeting you soon in Spain.