Tourism increasingly comes into Galicia through its ports. The large docks in A Coruña and Vigo annually welcome thousands of cruise passengers: the Herculine city expects a record 170,000 passengers and 55,000 crew for 2017, while the Vigo terminal will have 120,000 visitors. But they are not the only ones, since ports such as Ferrol have joined this booming way of attracting visitors. The arrival of these cruise ships implies not only a dynamic element for tourism in each one of the cities, but for the rest of the Community, since many of these travellers will make trips to other nearby villages.
At recreational navigation level, Galicia has more than a hundred nautical facilities or marinas, many of them top class. It is therefore not in vain that ten of them have the Q flag for Quality Tourism, more than half of those that are found in the whole of Spain.
The vast network of fishing ports and marinas make Galicia a ideal Community to organise incentive travel, or group activities related to the sea. Supervised water sports, boat trips and visits to traditional fish markets or tastings in the middle of the ‘rias’, are just some of the many activities that can be programmed.