Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Vigo? Read our tips below on the things to do in Vigo, Spain plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and best restaurants to try!
If you’re the person who loves seafood so much then Vigo is the place for you! Vigo is one of Spain’s biggest cities and it’s located in Galicia which is popular for its seafood. Now, if you want to try one of the best seafood in town, especially oysters, then you shouldn’t miss your chance to go to Vigo.
If you’re planning to stay in Vigo, Spain for a short time, then we got you! In this sample itinerary, it will help you have an idea of what to see, visit and do in Vigo.
3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Vigo, Spain
Day1 – Weekend Guide to Vigo, Spain
Castro Fortress– Start your trip with a relaxing day at the park in Castro Fortress Vigo. You will see and learn about Vigo’s history as this place was a former protector of the city from the British Navy. The place pleases the eyes, the best way to start your weekend getaway!
Playa del Vao– After a short trip to the park, it is recommended to spend the time at the beach. Playa del Vao is a very beautiful beach in Vigo that is less crowded than Samil Beach, more reason to totally enjoy your day! But of course, if you like the feeling of a busy atmosphere and if you prefer a more crowded place, then you can head to Samil beach for a well-spent day.
Day 2 – Weekend Guide to Vigo, Spain
Guias Malouco– After a chill first day, spend your second day with a blast! Try canyoning in Vigo! This one should really be in your bucket list as it is not just exciting but it will also add up to your new experience. Be one with nature, enjoy the trip with awesome tour guides, and have a memorable day in Vigo! Don’t miss this one out!
Day 3 – Weekend Guide to Vigo, Spain
Casco Vello Vigo– On your last day, don’t forget to visit Vigo’s old town, the Casco Vello Vigo. This town has restaurants and cafes that won’t let you feel bored as you walk through the streets. With the amazing architecture of the buildings and establishments here, it’s truly picture-perfect. It is also recommended to buy souvenirs here as Casco Vello Vigo also has shops.
Where to Stay in Vigo, Spain
(Prices are subject to change depending on the dates that you preferred. Visit the official website to check more accommodation and price)
Where to Stay in Vigo, Spain if you’re a backpacker
Kaps Hostel Vigo is located in the city center. A 5-minute walk from Praza do España Square, it features a 24-hour reception. Modern dorms and rooms offer city views. There is access to private or shared bathrooms. The windows cannot be open. There are vending machines at reception, as well as a TV lounge and library. Hairdryers and towels rent service can be requested at reception. Other facilities at the property include a bicycle parking, available for an additional cost.
Price: Starts at $15 per night for Bed in 6-Dormitory Room including taxes and charges, add $6 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
Located in Vigo, 1.7 km from Estación Maritima and 600 m from Vigo Official College of Physicians, International Hostel Lapplandia B&B. It provides city views and free WiFi. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental breakfast. If you would like to discover the area, hiking is possible in the surroundings and International Hostel Lapplandia B&B. Can arrange a bicycle rental service. The nearest airport is Vigo, 9 km from International Hostel Lapplandia B&B., and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Price: Starts at $18 per night for Bed in Male Dormitory Room including taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.
This comfortable guest house is located in the historic center, overlooking Vigo Marina. It offers bright rooms with free Wi-Fi, 3 minutes’ walk from Santa Maria Cathedral. Rooms at Hostal Real feature simple, traditional decor and include a TV and heating, while bathrooms may be shared or private. Many rooms also have a balcony. The Real guest house is 15 minutes’ drive from Vigo Airport and around 1 hours’ drive from Santiago de Compostela and Ourense.
Price: Starts at $22 per night for Single Room with Shared Bathroom including taxes and charges, free cancellation and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Where to Stay in Vigo, Spain if you’re on a budget
Hotel Argentino features a stylish interior making this a truly contemporary venue for your business or leisure trip to Vigo. Each room features a flat-screen TV, LED lighting and free Wi-Fi, as well as a limestone bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. The hotel’s restaurant serves an attractive selection of traditional Galician cuisine in daily set menus. The restaurant also serves a daily breakfast and sandwich menu.
Price: Starts at $32 per night for Economy Single Room including taxes and charges, add $4 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
Hotel Compostela is surrounded by green areas and close to the waterfront. This attractive hotel offers free WiFi, comfortable accommodation and a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. The hotel is close to the old part of the city and all of its attractions. The famous Mercado de La Piedra is nearby, as is the Estación Marítima (seaport), where boats set sail for the nature reserves of Cíes Islands and to the pretty, little fishing villages of Cangas and Moaña. The hotel is a great base from which to explore Vigo.
Price: Starts at $40 per night for Single Room including taxes and charges, add $4 for breakfast, it’s non-refundable.
Hotel del Mar is 250 m from La Piedra Market and Vigo’s Old Town, and just 50 m from the transatlantic port. Its air-conditioned rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The soundproofed rooms in the Hotel del Mar are modern and large. They have air conditioning, heating, and direct telephone. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and bathtub. The café serves a varied daily breakfast. There is a set lunch menu on weekdays. Guests at the Hotel del Mar enjoy discounted rates in the nearby public car park. There is a bus stop 50 m away and the train station is 500 m from the hotel.
Price: Starts at $41 per night for Single Room including taxes and charges, and it’s non-refundable.
Where to Stay in Vigo, Spain if you want Luxury
This converted Galician country house offers gardens with sea views and direct access to Carril Beach. Free WiFi is included, and Vigo Airport is just 20 minutes’ drive away. Rooms at Hotel Pazo Los Escudos are spacious and luxurious. They have marble bathrooms with a hydromassage bath and free toiletries. Many have great views of the sea and gardens. Pazo Los Escudos has a seasonal outdoor pool. The Club de Agua Spa has a spa bath, sauna, a heated indoor pool, hammam, and gym. The hotel’s Alcabre restaurant offers a Galician menu. There is also a bar with a wide selection of wines. Guests can take a trip to the Cies Islands Nature Reserve from Vigo’s harbor, go on a wine tour or play golf in the surrounding area. Samil Beach is also next to Carril Beach. Vigo Airport is just 20 minutes’ drive away.
Price: Starts at $120 per night for Premium Single Room including taxes and charges, add $21 for breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.
Gran Hotel Nagari Boutique & Spa is located in Vigo, 200 m from the Vigo Contemporary Art Museum. The nearest beach is 4 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The chic rooms feature a PlayStation 4, a flat-screen TV, free bottle of water, heating, and air conditioning. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries, a rooftop pool, a hydromassage bath, a chromotherapy shower, and a hairdryer. The luxurious Nagari Health and Beauty Spa offer a gym, hot tub, and Turkish bath. Beauty treatments are also available using advanced technology and top quality products. Gran Hotel Nagari includes the stylish Alameda XXI restaurant, which serves traditional cuisine and has over 200 wines for guests to try.
Price: Starts at $126 per night for Double Room (1 adult) including taxes and charges, add $17 for breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.
Located in Vigo, 1.5 km from Estación Maritima, 200 m from Centro cultural Caixanova and 300 m from Caixanova, Suite Principe provides accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. With city views, this accommodation features a balcony. The apartment features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Guests wishing to travel light can make use of towels and bed linen for an extra charge. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the apartment. The nearest airport is Vigo Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.
Price: Starts at $135 per night for Deluxe Apartment including taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.
List of restaurants that you can try while in Vigo, Spain
Serves Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisines. Cassa Marco is a cozy restaurant that offers great fresh seafood and rice dishes.
Operating hours: 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM / 8:15 PM – 11:45 PM (Mon – Sat)
Address: Avenida de Garcia Barbon, 123, 36201 Vigo, Pontevedra, 36201 Vigo, Spain
Serves Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisines. Taste the best seafood restaurant in Vigo here at Follas Novas.
Operating hours: 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM / 8:15 PM – 11:00 PM (Mon-Sat)
Address: Rua Serafin Avendano 10 Bajo | Bajo, 36201 Vigo, Spain
La Hacienda De Machado is a steakhouse and offers Brazilian Cuisine. It is worth your penny to try their steak. Especially if you love meat so much, this one is the place for you!
Operating hours: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Wed-Mon)
Address: Avenida de Europa 93, 36212 Vigo, Spain
Experience a different kind of level of Mexican food in Sierra Madre Taqueria!
- 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM (Tue-Wed)
- 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM (Tue-Thu)
- 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM (Thu-Sat)
- 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Fri-Sat)
Address: Calle de Alfonso XIII 12 | Ground Floor, 36201 Vigo, Spain
Serves Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisines. Not only that, but they also have one of the best Tapas in Vigo.
Operating hours: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM / 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Mon-Sat)
Address: Rua Mexico 36 | C.P. 36204, 36204 Vigo, Spain
How to go to Vigo, Spain from the UK
(There are no flights available from London to Vigo airport via Ryanair and Easyjet. Santiago Airport is the nearest airport in Vigo, aside from the Vigo Airport.)
Via Ryanair: (one way)
*From London Stansted to Santiago de Compostela Airport
Ticket Price: £26.61
Via Easyjet: (one way)
*From London Gatwick to Santiago de Compostela Airport
Ticket Price: £52.42
* Prices are subject to change.
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