Monday, October 17, 2005






NATINAL PARK:
MARÍTIMO-TERRESTRE DE LAS ISLAS ATLÁNTICAS

Location is in the Rias Baixas: Cies, at the mouth of the Vigo ría, Ons in the Pontevedra ría, Sálvora in the Arousa ría and Cortegada at the end of this ría.
If you want to visit this national park you have boat services from June to september to Cies and to Ons but there is no access to Sálvora, Cortegada or the other islands.
The thinnest sand expanses and the beast ocean waters can be found here, colder and saltier than in the rías.
In Cíes you can see the larguest colony of seagulls around our coasts, with about 22000 pairs. In addition this island has a sea bottoms of rich biodiversity.
The main routes take visitors to each of the three island’s lighthouses.
On the Island of Ons you can visit to the solitary and beatiful Melide Beach. If you go to the south you will find the Cova and Burato do Inferno, a well where it is possible to hear the power of the sea.
In the National Park to the Illas Atlánticas de Galicia you will find dunes in good preservation, there are rich sea bottoms, with 200 seaweed species, also one of the largest laurel groves in Europe lies in Cortegada. There are numerous world important colonies of sea birds and rich presence of crustsaceans, molluscs and fish.

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