Source: Dmitry K
Vigo is a city in the province of Pontevedra, Spain. It is the most populous municipality in Galicia, and 14th in Spain with 294,997 inhabitants as of 2014. The total area of the city is 109.1 kilometers-squared. Vigo is one of the main economic agents of Galicia.
1. Have a swim at the beaches
Vigo is famous for its beaches and the surrounding beaches as well. It would be great to have a swim or dip into their amazing resorts and islands. There are plenty of beaches for you to choose from such as Barco Islas Cies – Cruceros Rias Baixas, Playa del Vao, Playa Samil, Rodas bay, Punta, O Vao, Calzoa, Foz and Sobreira, Tombo do Gato, Cocho, Gato, and so much more. Most of their beaches have an extremely fine sand that you will surely enjoy.
2. Have a look at the amazing views
At Porque Monte del Castro, you will have to pause and appreciate the landscape. It is a good place to just go rest and unwind. You will see impressive views from this park along with its cute garden. If you are into hiking or walking, then this is the perfect place. It will take you 40 minutes to walk up the hill and you will pass lots buildings and such but everything will be worth it as you reach the top.
Name: Parque Monte del Castro
Adress: Paseo de los Cedros s/n, Vigo, Spain
Access: 40 minutes away from El Monumento a los Caballos
Opening hours: Open 24 hours
3. Visit churches
Along with all of the other towns in Spain, Vigo also has plenty of ancient churches around town. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the world of the past by visiting these churches. The churches in Vigo include Iglesia Santa Maria, Maria Auxiliadora Church, Church of Santiago de Bembrive, Matama Parish church, Our lady of El Carmen, La Soledad Church, San Salvador church and so much more.
4. Visit museums
If you want to know a little bit more about Vigo’s history, then visiting museums would be a great idea. There are various of collections, stories, art pieces that will surely make your heart melt. Museums to visit in Vigo would be Museo do Mar de Galicia, Museo de Arte Contemporanea, and Museo Quiñones de León.
5. Have a taste of their local food
Vigo is a town where food is at a very affordable price and has very high-quality taste as well. Whether you are on a budget or not, Vigo is the best place for foodies out there! When you visit Vigo, don’t forget to have a list of the restaurants that you will visit such as Casa Marco,Follas Novas, Follas Novas, Tapas Areal, Maruja Limon, O Porton, La Carpinteria-Gastrobar Restaurante, Zona Cero and Chilam Balam.
6. Experience the nightlife
If you want to enjoy every minute of your visit in Vigo, then you have to experience the nightlife here. If you want a more exciting and unique one, there is a gay bar just in the center of town called Jukebox Vigo. There is also a casino called Bingo Costa Verde and clubs such as Discoteca Olimpo Vigo, Mondo Club Vigo and Sala MasterClub.
7. Hop-on hop-off tours
If you want a hassle-free and more personalized tour around Vigo then a hop-on-hop-off tour would be great, it a tour where you are on a bus with an expert tourist guide providing you information and such. What’s great about this one is that the bus is a double-decker one and you will get to decide which places you want to visit. You will just agree on times when you need to get back to the bus.
8. Enjoy Shopping
There are lots of shopping places around Vigo. If you want to do shopping, then you have to plan a one good whole day for it. You should spend time buying souvenirs for yourself and for the people you love. There are a lot of shops around Principe streets and typical markets with stalls and dig for trinkets and bargains.
9. Visit landmarks
Of course, if you are already in the place you wouldn’t forget visiting the landmarks aren’t you? Such beautiful landmarks like Pazo Quinones de Leon, Casco Vello Vigo, Castro Fortress, El Monumento a Los Caballos, Puente de Rande, Monumento ao Trabalho, Senda del Agua, Villa Romana de Toralla, Salinae, and Paseo Fluvial del Rio Lagares. By visiting these places, you will not just get a memorable experience and amazing photos but you will also get to experience the spectacular views and learn the histories of each.
10. Do some adventure sports
Watersports are pretty famous in Vigo, why not spend a day or two learning or trying parasailing, paragliding, kayaking, canoeing, surfing, windsurfing, and kite surfing? They are all pretty much easy to learn. You would be surprised of the achievement you make after doing such. It will surely make your vacation worthwhile and unforgettable.
11. Visit Atlantic Islands National Park
If you visit are planning to visit Vigo, why not visit the neighboring island, Atlantic Islands National Park. It is the only national park in the community of Galicia, Spain. The total land area of the park is 3,000 acres with a sea area of 18,000 acres. This park is the 10th most visited park in Spain.
Name: Galician Atlantic Islands Maritime-Terrestrial National Park
Adress: Pontevedra, Vigo, Spain
Access: The nearest city from the island is Vigo
Price: $80 and up
Holiday: +34 886 21 80 90
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9:00am-6:00pm
12. Visit the zoo
If you are into animals and nature then visiting Vigo Zoo is an amazing idea. The animals here are well taken care of. You will be able to see a great selection of animals like lions, tigers, and bears. There is also a night time exhibit where you can see bats and other nocturnal animals.
Name: Zoologico de Vigo
Adress: Plaza de los Leones, 36316 Vigo, Spain
Access: The nearest city from the island is Vigo
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am-6:30pm
13. Do some hiking, walking and biking
If you want a more adventurous and healthy vacation then planning a hike, or biking around Vigo would be great. Since the place has various of hills with a spectacular view at the top that will make your exercise worthwhile. Places such as Monte da Guia and Parque Monte del Castro are the best for this activity.
14. Play some room escape games
In order for you to learn more about the Vigo’s history while having fun solving mysterious problems in a room in order to exit with people you know or strangers, Escape rooms are a great idea. There are two escape rooms around town and it is ParaPark and Alkatraz Escape Vigo. You can choose one or play both.
15. Book a guided city tour
If you want someone else to do the budgeting, organizing and everything for the trip, then just book a guided city tour. Not only you will get to enjoy the trip without any worries, you will also learn a lot of information about the city’s history and other places to visit. There are also private city tours where you will be the one to decide which places you want to go and the tour guide will organize everything for you.
Have a good trip and travel!