Nestled into the Galician coastline near the town of Vigo, Playa Vao is one of the area’s finest beaches. Wander along the more than 650 m (2,132 ft) of extremely fine granite sand, or take a dip in the Atlantic. Bring a picnic to enjoy among the many dunes and clusters of plants along the shore, or relax at one of the nearby bars. Parking is available near the beach and the area is connected with a wooden boardwalk, making for easy travel by foot. To visit Playa Vao and other attractions in Vigo, use our Vigo road trip planning app .
Playa Vao Reviews
El topónimo de la playa de O Vao (vado, en gallego) provienes de la existencia de un paso de arena que la unía hasta la isla de Toralla, antiguamente - de lo cual existen muchos testimonios graficos -... more »The placename of the beach of O Vao (fordo, in Galician) comes from the existence of a passage of sand that linked it to the island of Toralla, formerly - of which there are many graphic testimonies - especially fine and white. The waters are a little cold and very clear. . The beach is located next to a Roman Villa, of the 4th and 5th century with vestiges of numerous salt flats, concentrated in a property - today public - that was formerly known as the Finca Mirambell and which can be visited. Very interesting.
Esta muy cerca de la playa de Samil y sin embargo no tiene nada que ver con ella. Playa de arena blanquisima y agua transparente en la que se han protegido las dunas lo que hace que sea mas espectacul... more »It is very close to The beach of Samil and yet it has nothing to do with it. Beach of white sand and transparent water in which the dunes have been protected which makes it more spectacular
Amazing Arenal, has the whitest sand Q you can find. Large and youthful Beach, plenty of parking although in summer it's crazy. Kitesurfing is Also practiced with North wind but days counted! They Want to ban it because they say it's harmful to the environment!
Nice Beach. Large parking lot with many accesses. Ecetera shower Service. Now in winter ideal to take a walk... and enjoy the tranquility
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