Lets explore one of Spain busy fishing ports in this Vigo Cruise Port Guide
Find out where to go, where to eat and what to do in this Vigo Cruise Port Guide. One of Spains busiest fishing ports is a delight to visit by cruise ship.
When coming into port in Vigo ships will dock at Muelle de Trasatlanticos.
Vigo is Spain’s buzzing port that is well geared up for cruise ships with a shopping centre directly opposite the terminal building. It is also Spain’s busiest fishing port and a hive of activity. Find out in this Vigo Cruise Port Guide what to do in the port of Vigo for the day and where to visit.
What is in the Port at Vigo ?
There is free WiFi in the terminal building At Muelle de Trasatlanticos. This opens out onto the most wonderful welcome with shops and cafés overlooking a harbour full of pretty boats.
There is also a toy shop which sells useful pool toys such as arm bands and swimming goggles.
Can you get into town on foot from Vigo port?
The town is a 10 minute walk away, there is a bit of an incline up to the town but it is worth the walk through the pretty streets to arrive at a great shopping area (Casco Vello)) with lots of boutique and international shops and the coolest sweet shop.
If you love shopping head to Príncipe Street. If you prefer browsing around markets then head to the Bouzas neighbourhood on Sundays and the Coia neighbourhood on Wednesdays. Both are reasonably close to the centre of Vigo but you might want to take a taxi.
Other useful information when visiting Vigo
There are plenty of supermarkets in Vigo should you need to stock up on supplies, ie suncream, nappies etc.
Here is a link to a map of all of the supermarkets but the Spar on Rúa Carral, 8, 36202 is the closest to the port.
What is the weather in Vigo? Click for an up-to-date weather report for Vigo.
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If you love food then Vigo has the cuisine for you. Being a fishing village it has top quality fish and seafood in its restaurants and bars. You can find plenty of amazing Spanish wines such as Albariño. Vigo is perfect for food and wine lovers with Albariño Wine Tours and excursion too. You will experience a real taste of Galician cuisine as you explore the many tapas bars of the old town.
What shore excursions can I do from Vigo?
If you are looking for a family friendly day and want to do an independent excursion in Vigo head to the beach.
When you leave the cruise terminal the tourist information centre is just on your left as you approach the main road. From here you can book a taxi to take you to some of the sights close by or, one of our kids’ favourite things to do, visit the beach.
Simel Beach is just 15 minutes away by taxi which will cost about 15 Euros each way. Simel is a breathtaking beach that is packed out with locals and holiday makers during the peak season. And with powdery sands and beach front eateries it’s not hard to understand why.
For a little history in Vigo head up the winding streets to the Citadel, know as O Castro for spectacular views of Vigo and the port. There is not much there now but ruins however it is worth the walk up for the uninterrupted view. You can get escalators on the way up on some of the winding streets, but not going back down.
Vigo Port guide for kids to download
Which cruise lines cruise from Vigo?
The following cruise lines cruise out of the port of Vigo;
- Fred Olsen
- Holland and America
- Royal Caribbean
Find out what a day with kids is like in Vigo port
See what we got up to in Vigo on the Celebrity Silhouette Bravo Cruise on. Day 5, Vigo, Spain
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