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Discover the Cíes Islands on your route through Galicia by motorhome or camper

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The Cíes Islands on your route through Galicia by motorhome
What to see and do

The Cies Islands by motorhome is impossible since we can only visit them by boat and without transporting any vehicle or animal. Today we tell you everything you need to know before going.

On a motorhome route through Galicia we discover fairytale and pirate towns, beautiful coves, natural parks and charming sites. We also discover Galicia with children, which broadens our gaze and makes us enjoy it 200%.

Stay on our journey through our posts on our blog and start traveling with us to Galicia by camper.

To start ... 3 maxims about Galicia in a motorhome

1 Be responsible in a motorhome: do not overcrowd, you see in low season or in interior parts of Galicia 

Before going to Galicia by motorhome you should know that Galicia by motorhome in summer and mainly on the coast is very crowded in recent years. That and that the parking spaces are sometimes very small makes the best time to go to Galicia in a motorhome is always out of high season, that is, outside of July and August, which is when the coastal points are overcrowded above all.

If you go in July and August in a motorhome, a recommendation: always stay in campsites or motorhome areas and move if you have the possibility by motorcycle or in a small rental car.

Under no circumstances camp, be responsible, wild camping is totally prohibited 

Camping is prohibited in all of Spain, but Galicia also has protected natural areas, for which all the more reason we must be the most respectful of the environment.

We know that the vigilance by the civil guard and local police is maximum before the encampments and that they are fined 200 euros for it. So, do not camp and do not spend the night in the forbidden places.

REMEMBER, CAMPING IS OUT OF THE PERIMETER OF YOUR VEHICLE (take out a table and chairs, awning, open windows, spend more than 72 hours in the same place ...).

Know a minimum about Galicia. Galicia guide in motorhome

We make it easy for you, here is a small guide to Galicia by motorhome with everything you need to know.

Language

Language

Galicia has two official languages: Spanish and Galician. Due to the large influx of tourists in Galicia, a lot of the population speaks Portuguese and it is also very common for the staff of the tourist services to speak some English.

Population

Population

The census amounts to 2 701 743 inhabitants.

Currency and prices

Currency

Euro.

Prices

The prices in Galicia are similar to those that can be found in other Spanish tourist destinations. Probably, the greatest difference in price is seen in the hotel industry, which if we compare it with communities such as Catalonia or the Basque Country, the price is a little lower.

Some examples: coffee with milk: € 1,80; beer cane: € 1,50; loaf of bread: € 0,50; Menu of the day in a normal restaurant: € 10.

Typical Galician food

A delicious gastronomy

Galician gastronomy is an authentic delicacy forged in the middle of the Atlantic. You can find flavors of a great diversity and exquisite products top quality… all of them linked to the land and the sea. 

On your trip to Galicia in a motorhome you will find restaurants for all budgets. The usual thing among tourists is to take advantage of the mornings to visit the beaches and coves eating something light and reserve to indulge in the evening in a restaurant.

En Galicia eats well and in abundance, definitely.

The typical Galician dish is seafood. This rich delicacy has its origin in an abundant product of the area.

The skewers and tapas Galician octopus, Galician empanadas, pork shoulder with turnip greens, chorizo ​​with cachelos, padrón peppers or Galician tripe they cannot be missed in your visit.

Ah! do not forget to try their tasty Galician broths and stews, nor its cheeses (from Arzúa-Ulloa, San Simón da Costa or Cebrero) nor the Santiago cake or the Mondoñedo cake and the Allariz almond groves.

And to water the meals the spirits and the queimada they cannot be absent as typical Galician liquors.

Official tourism website

Galicia Tourism Website:

https://www.turismo.gal/

Getting around Galicia: roads

Carreteras

In Galicia's road network, the highways and highways stand out, which as a curiosity are identified with AG- and with a blue background, unlike the rest of the autonomous communities that are usually AP-. AG stands for "Autoestrada Galega". There are many highways in Galicia and pejae, on the other hand, there are few highways, including the Costa de la Muerte highway or the Valle Miñor highway, the rest are generally very good quality highways.

Several of these main roads leave back roads towards the different populations and coastal area especiallyAll these roads are in good condition and also allow you to enjoy a dream landscape along the way, although some are curvy and narrow, but in general they are accessible to everyone.

Galicia legislation in motorhome or camper

Legislation of Galicia for motorhomes: vigilance against camping on the coast and protection of natural landscapes

The legislation is the same as the Spanish state in Galicia.

If a municipality does not prohibit us by ordinance from parking and / or overnighting of motorhomes, we can park and spend the night without problem, as long as we do not leave the parking marks and do not camp (this is very important).

Bans on parking / spending the night in Galicia in a motorhome, sometimes, and always camping!

In some points of mainly coastal municipalities, they veto us parking and spend the night in their streets. Unfortunately, this is the result of the abuse of many who have camped where they should not. The most prohibitions are to spend the night in motorhomes, especially in parking lots on the coast, in the interior there is no problem as a general rule.

What is extremely forbidden, and this is by law for all of Spain, it is camping. We cannot camp in any public place.

And remember, that camping is spending more than 72 hours in the same place or going outside the perimeter of the vehicle (opening a simple window, taking out the awning or taking out the table and chairs is camping).

Advice to avoid camping with heat in Galicia in a motorhome or camper

That is why a tip if you come in summer, come with autonomous air conditioning or an autonomous Viesa-type refrigerator so as not to open windows or take anything out and thus avoid all kinds of fines while also being cool in your camper or motorhome. For us, God Viesa is everything 🙂 It should come standard and not be an extra, we always say it, so surely many would stop camping and stop us from banning unique places.

Spend the night, camp and do services in Galicia in a motorhome

Where to spend the night, camp and do motorhome and camper services in Galicia

Galicia dIt has many campsites and many motorhome areas, some public and many others private.

Campsites and private motorhome areas in Galicia

There are many options in Galicia in different destinations to find campsites and private motorhome areas at a good price. 

These two points are where we must go if we want to camp (take out a table, chairs, awning, open windows ...). Campsites and private areas are the only ones that allow us to camp.

Public motorhome areas

There are many municipalities that have also opted to establish public motorhome areas in Galicia. Most free areas.

But remember that in these public areas camping is generally prohibited. Here you can spend the night without disturbing anyone and you can do services, but not camp as a general rule.

Gas stations and supermarkets that offer services to motorhomes and campers in Galicia

There are some Galician gas stations and supermarkets that make emptying and filling water services available to motorhomes and campers. Some points even allow overnight stays.

Cíes Islands what to see and do

What you should know before visiting the Cíes Islands on your route through Galicia by motorhome

You must know that We can only access the Cíes Islands by boat and we cannot access with our motorhome or camper.

Must book in advance the boat as there are limited daily tickets and they tend to sell out.

In the port of Vigo you can take the ferry to know the spectacular Cies Islands, yes, prior reservation of tickets here.

We cannot access with any dog, cat or animal to the Cíes Islands, it is totally prohibited.

What to see and do in the Cíes Islands on your route through Galicia in a motorhome

To plan your visit to the best of the Cíes Islands, we advise you to see this map with all the places of interest that you can find and some of its best-known walking routes.

The main thing and our recommendations of the Cíes Islands on your route through Galicia in a motorhome

In the port of Vigo you can take the ferry to know the spectacular Cies Islands, yes, prior reservation of tickets here.

The Cies Islands are the Galician Caribbean, crystal clear waters and spectacular white sand.

There you can take different hiking routes such as the Monte Faro lighthouse that we show you on the map. You will find the Rodas Beach, listed as the best beach in the world. We fell in love. 

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See the post about Vigo by motorhome.

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