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Catamaran ride on the Ria de Vigo and Nature Walk to Cabo Home
This private walking tour has a mix of sea and land. We cross over the bay of Vigo by ferry to the quaint village of Cangas for a walk around Man's Cape visiting golden beaches and lighthouses..... Read more....Tours in Galicia

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Hotels in Vigo - Pontevedra Province, Galicia, Spain

Ria De Vigo, Cape Home and the Islas Cies, of the Rias Bajas, the Lower Estuaries, Galicia, Spain
Vigo is the largest city in Galicia located in the province of Pontevedra, Spain. According to the 2005 census, the population of the city of Vigo proper was 293,725, and the population of the entire urban area was estimated to be 420,672, ranking as the 14th-largest urban area of Spain.
The city is well known for its fishing industry, food, cultural and night life, and football (soccer) team Celta de Vigo. The southernmost of Galicia’s rias, the Ria of Vigo is extensive and fertile. The city is located in its midst, facing the towns of Cangas and Moaña on the other shore. The Cíes Islands complete a landscape that enjoys a mild climate throughout the year. An area that is enjoyed by almost three thousand Vigo inhabitants.
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The era of cheap air travel has placed Vigo firmly on the map as an attractive city break destination. It's about time. Vigo is a marvellous city that is brimming with fantastic attractions. The city has up until now have been largely undiscovered by tourism. Newcomers will be suitably impressed by the city. Hiring a car in Vigo makes sense for many reasons. With a hire car in Vigo, you're free to explore this beautiful city and its environs at a pace that suits you. Wherever you travel, you're sure to be getting a unique travel experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Vigo Airport Mini Guide:

Vigo Peinador International Airport is located 15km from the centre of Vigo and is an important base for a number of international airlines including Spanair, Iberia Airlines, Clickair and Air Europa.
Things To See/Do in Vigo:

Vigo is situated in Northwest Spain and is the largest city in Galicia. The city's main claims to fame are its thriving fishing industry and its football team, Celta de Vigo. Galicia boasts some of the sunniest weather conditions in the region and is the perfect place to find breathtaking scenery, sandy beaches and attraction packed streets.

Vigo dates back to ancient Roman times but the city of Vigo as we know it today, developed as a result of continuous urban planning changes in the 19th and 20th centuries. Vigo is renowned for its wonderful sailing facilities and events such as Atlantic Week, which draw in huge crowds from all around Europe. The locals of Vigo have a proud heritage. Natives of Vigo speak Galician, a language similar to Portuguese that originated centuries ago. The fact that the language has survived through to modern times is a testament to the stoic nature of the locals.

Fishing Boats in Harbour at Vigo, One of Spain's Principal Fishing Ports, in Galicia, Spain, Europe
Fishing Boats in Harbour at Vigo, Galicia, Spain
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Hiring a car in Vigo makes sense. Being a border city, located close to Portugal, touring opportunities abound in Vigo. The outlying area is home to some of Spain's most breath-taking scenery. Car hire in Vigo takes you to places and attractions that public transport just can't reach. With Vigo car hire you'll discover beautiful landscapes and seascapes that would otherwise remain the preserve of locals and those in the know.
City and the Ria De Vigo, Islas Cies in the Distance, Vigo, Galicia, Spain, Europe
City and the Ria De Vigo, Vigo
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Eating Out in Vigo:
Vigo's cuisine is amongst the most richest and varied in the world. Seafood and fish dishes reign supreme in Vigo, with the city boasting hundreds of specialist restaurants. Oysters and octopus are local favourites-be sure to try them while in town. Whatever you settle for, you'll dine like royalty for a pauper's price in Vigo.

Day Trips/Events in Vigo:
Vigo is the ideal bases from which to explore the beautiful nearby sights of Santiago de Compostela, the scenic O Rosal Valley and Portugal's fortified Minho Valley. Don't take our word for it though, grab a map and go exploring for yourself. In this wonderfully diverse region, you'll always find somewhere to stop and reflect on the beautiful and diverse landscape.

While in town, make an effort to catch fantastic local side Celta de Vigo in action.


Vigo Featured Hotels

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AC Palacio Universal, Vigo
Housed in a handsome building dating from the late 19th century, and featuring distinctive contemporary interiors showcasing modern art pieces, the Hotel AC Palacio Universal is located by the harbour in central Vigo. Parque do Castro, a historic site affording panoramic views, is 500 metres from the hotel and the Museo del Mar (Museum of the Sea) is three kilometres away. This hotel combines 19th-century architecture with contemporary style, and houses a gym with modern fitness equipment and a sauna.  A range of therapeutic beauty services are also available.  Other amenities include a business centre, a cell-phone rental service, and 24-hour room service. The Hotel AC Palacio Universal's La Cuaderna restaurant is characterised by striking contemporary decor and modern art, and serves a selection of dishes made with fresh market produce. 
Hesperia Vigo
Hesperia Vigo is a modern high-rise hotel with a grey façade located in the centre of the business district, next to Plaza De Las Americas. The 123 air-conditioned guestrooms feature white décor with patterned fabrics and wood furnishings. All include satellite television, safes, hair dryers, direct-dial phones and marble bathrooms with complimentary toiletries.  Guests can enjoy a wide range of international and local dishes alongside an extensive wine list at the hotel restaurant, Al Punto, or relax with a drink in the hotel cafeteria and bar area. Nearby attractions include the Balaidos football stadium, which is 300 metres away and Castrelos Park, which covers 22,000 square metres and houses the Quiñones de Leon Palace, now home to the Municipal Museum, which is one kilometre away. The town centre is two kilometres away and Samil Beach is three kilometres away. Vigo Airport, is 10 kilometres from the hotel. 
Hotel Husa Bahia de Vigo
The Husa Bahia de Vigo is a modern, high-rise hotel sited in the old city, 500 metres from the historical sights and landmarks of the Parque do Castro.  The 19th-century neo-classical shrine of Colegiata de Vigo is one kilometre away, and the nearest beach is two kilometres away. The Islas Cies, a group of three islands renowned for their unspoiled natural beauty, are 20 kilometres away. After breakfast, guests can browse the complimentary newspapers in the lobby and relax with drinks in the café. In the evening, guests can dine in the informal Bahia restaurant, which specialises in seafood dishes and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. Those wishing to catch up on e-mails or surf the web can take advantage of the hotel's wireless Internet coverage. The hotel's conference and banqueting facilities can accommodate up to 1,500 delegates. Golfers will find the nearest course 15 kilometres from the hotel. 
Hotel Husa Ogalia, Vigo
This seven-storey hotel is housed in a contemporary property in the centre of the Spanish port of Vigo on the Atlantic coast. The Islas Cies nature reserve is one kilometre from the hotel and the La Madroa Viewpoint is four kilometres away. Vigo railway station is 150 metres from the hotel and Vigo Airport is eight kilometres from the hotel, an approximate driving time of 15 minutes.  The 24-hour front desk has a safe-deposit box and the public areas have complimentary Internet access. Limited hours room service is available and there are laundry facilities. Garage parking is available for a surcharge.  Restaurant Ogalia serves international dishes in a contemporary setting. The 88 guestrooms over seven floors have light decor and simple furnishings including desks. All are equipped with satellite television, direct-dial phones and high-speed Internet access. Other amenities include climate control and hair dryers.
Hotel Zenit Vigo
The Hotel Zenit Vigo is housed in a nine-storey traditional Spanish-style property and located in the centre of Vigo, between the two main avenues of Gran Via and Urzaiz.  The city's harbour is one kilometre away and Monte Castro Park is two kilometres from the hotel. Vigo Airport is ten kilometres from the hotel, with an approximate driving time of 15 minutes.  Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide room service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available. Two large conference rooms can accommodate meetings, exhibits and banquets. Discounted guest parking is available in front of hotel.  The Restaurant La Rotonda serves traditional Galician dishes with a modern twist, in a contemporary setting and is open Monday-Saturday. 
Sercotel Tres Luces, Vigo
Hotel Tres Luces is located in the main shopping district of Vigo, Spain, 1.5 kilometres from the old town, and five kilometres from the beach. The main station is 300 metres away, and Vigo Airport is 10 kilometres away.  This modern seven-storey hotel features a coffee shop and bar, a safe-deposit box for securing valuables, and wireless Internet access.  Room service is available during restaurant opening hours, and there is onsite garage parking.  Restaurant Tres Luces serves regional and international dishes for lunch and dinner. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.  There are a range of meeting and conference rooms at Tres Luces, the largest seating up to 160 persons.  The nearest golf course is 10 kilometres away. 
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Latest update: September 27, 2012