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About Vigo

The largest city in Galicia, coastal Vigo boasts a fantastic choice of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Centred on an enormous natural harbour, the city has a long trading history — and a well-deserved reputation for terrific seafood. Whether you’re dreaming of lazy beach days, Old Town ambles or cracking cuisine, our pick of the best places to stay in Vigo promise the perfect starting point for a trip to remember.

Begin your explorations with a stroll through the picturesque Old Town. Discover narrow streets lined with boutiques, galleries and family-run eateries galore. Pick a perch at a street side café in the Praza da Constitución and tuck in to Galician pork, Iberian ham, crunchy fresh salads and distinctive local cheeses over a bottle of Spanish wine. Keen history buffs can clamber up to the ancient Castelo do Castro. Originally built as a defence against the British Navy, the site now welcomes visitors to its lush gardens, studded with ponds and waterfalls and offering panoramic views of the city below.

Beyond the city centre lies the verdant Galician countryside, where rivers wind their way between green woods and rustic villages. Follow walking, horse riding and cycling trails, pausing at authentic restaurants to savour still more regional specialities. Outdoorsy types will also enjoy seeing the Cies Islands, just a short ferry ride from Vigo Harbour. Kick back on sandy Rodas beach, or enjoy the bleached white sands of Samil, back on the mainland. Return to the best places to stay in Vigo for sundowners overlooking the ocean, before you head out for the evening.

The Best Places to Stay in Vigo

For the Old Town

  • Hotel Puerto Gamboa is a charming, family-run townhouse hotel. Classic rooms have private balconies, pretty chintz textiles and great bathrooms. The restaurant specialisies in Galician delicacies and is not to be missed. An Old Town favourite for on-foot explorers.
  • Hotel Inffinit has ultra-modern rooms and suites with monochrome interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Old Town. An affordable choice for fans of modern design, who will also appreciate the proximity to Vigo's historic attractions and lively nightlife.

For Five Star Style

  • Gran Hotel Nagari Boutique & Spa overlooks the ocean from its rooftop pool and bar. Interiors are swish and contemporary, with big beds, bathtubs and funky design pieces. The wellness centre is seriously impressive, with a superb spa, indoor hot tub and massages. Still well located for exploring the Old Town, yet offering five-star style.
  • Pazo Los Escudos is tucked within an elegant stone building close to Alcobra and Santa Baia beaches. Brilliant for those seeking to combine the magic of the beach with a rejuvenating spa holiday, this five-star hotel has excellent amenities and beautiful bay views. The outdoor pool, landscaped gardens and gourmet eateries are a real treat.


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  • Fly into Vigo–Peinador Airport and travel into the city by bus or taxi. Alternatively, take the train from other regional hubs, such as Madrid. Many hotels will be happy to arrange an airport or train station pick up in advance.
  • Galicia is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car and explore beyond the city.
  • Expect warm summers, with temperatures averaging at around 18°C - 25°C between May and late August, and cooler, more rainy weather during the winter months. You'll find fewer crowds outside the school holidays in April, May or late September.



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Best Hotels in Vigo

  • Hotel Puerto Gamboa Vigo 11 rooms from £52

    Value chic  -  A great value choice, with chic rooms, excellent views and an ideal position to explore Vigo by foot. From jiust €60 per night
    Restaurant  -  Specialising in locally sourced ingredients and accompanied by delicious local wines
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the magnificent Concatedral de Santa María.
    Great walks  -  Take a scenic stroll along the marina.
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    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    A charming town house hotel well located in central Vigo. Gorgeous traditional rooms boast large private balconies, polished wood floors, chintz fabrics and luxury bathrooms. A small restaurant serves up home-style Galician delicacies. A delightful stay, ideally positioned to explore the city. See More

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  • Hotel Inffinit Vigo 30 rooms from £69

    Local exploring  -  Central hotel means it is easy to wander down to the port, enjoy some fresh seafood tapas and lively bars
    Sights nearby  -  The Quiñones de León: free entry museum in a typical Galician country house
    Great walks  -  Through the French and English style gardens of Castrelos Park

    Modern hotel in historical part of Vigo. Elegant rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek furniture, wooden floors and big marble bathrooms. Large balconies to enjoy views over the city, and breakfast is served in a light-filled dining room. Central and good value. See More

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  • Pazo los Escudos Vigo (Alcabre) 54 rooms from £84

    Beach Life
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Spa breaks
    Sights nearby  -  Castrelos Auditorium, Castrelos Park, Balaidos Stadium, Plaza America.
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    A Five Star beach facing hotel and spa resort. Contemporary classic rooms and suites with all the mod cons and some with balconies. Elegant living areas, state of the art spa, excellent restaurants, and direct beach access. Pampering for the luxury traveller. See More

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  • Gran Hotel Nagari Vigo 62 rooms from £87

    Sauna/Steam  -  The hotel is renowned for its spa and sauna facilities
    Spa  -  Award winning spa with numerous treatments
    Swimming Pool  -  Rooftop Pool and an indoor pool
    Roof terrace  -  Stunning views of the coastline
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolViewsNo pets

    The perfect location for a restorative break in the heart of Vigo. A plethora of massages and treatments are offered by the luxury spa, coupled with a rooftop pool and bar that boast stunning views of the Galician coastline - a chic yet understated hotel not to be missed. See More

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