The Galician Atlantic Islands Maritime-Terrestrial National Park (Parque Nacional Marítimo-Terrestre de las Islas Atlánticas de Galicia) is the first and only space in this Autonomous Community with this status and the second, as maritime-terrestrial, at national level together with Cabrera Archipelago, in Balearic Islands. These islands were declared National Park in 2002 as one of the best samples of the Atlantic coast and seafloor ecosystems in Spain.
The National Park includes the archipelagos of Cortegada, Sálvora, Ons, Cíes and all the maritime area around them. This maritime space means the 86% of total protected area, which gives a clear idea of how important the marine environment is on this area.
It is possible to find in its waters several kinds of seafloors which include ecosystems of great value. However, they can be altered and damaged if the activities developed on this maritime area, such as navigating and boat anchoring, are not properly controlled.
For this reason, we have created a very innovative system to apply for underwater diving and anchorage permission from our web: