The city of Vigo can be found on the far north-western coast of Spain, on the Atlantic Ocean. This is in Pontevedra province, which comes under the autonomous region of Galicia. Your holidays in Vigo will soon reveal how large this city really is - with a population of around 300,000 inhabitants - making it the 14th largest city in the whole of Spain. As Vigo is so urban, your self catering accommodation is most likely to be offered in the way of an apartment or traditional Spanish townhouse.
If you are looking for a wealth of activities to participate in on your holidays in Vigo, you should note that as you will be in the middle of a large city, this may be somewhat limited. Having said that, however, you are still completely able to enjoy activities such as swimming, tennis, gym facilities, golf, fishing, skating and you will learn that the sport of sailing is very important to the city of Vigo. There are professional clubs within the city, as well as organised events that incorporate the sport.
One of the best things about your holidays in Vigo will be the fact that you have a myriad tourist attractions right on the doorstep of your self catering apartment. Make sure you find the time to visit the Casco Vello - which is the historic heart of the city of Vigo. Other popular parts of the city with tourists include Principe Street and Porta do Sol. Vigo has a wealth of museums for you to visit and some of the most popular include The Vigo Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Castrelos, The Naturnova Museum and The Museum of the Sea: aptly placed considering Vigo boasts a position right on the Atlantic Ocean.
Visitors on their holidays in Vigo will generally tend to find that the best time to take up self catering apartments will be during the main summer months. This is when the average temperatures are at their highest (24 degrees Celsius) and the rainfall is at its lowest. Between the months of October and February, the city of Vigo does experience a considerable amount of rainfall - therefore applicable waterproof clothing should definitely be packed in your suitcase.
You will no doubt be delighted to learn that there is an airport that serves the city of Vigo itself. This is known as Vigo Peinador Airport (VGO). The airport has one service that operates directly to the UK. This is through Vueling Airways and flies to and from London Heathrow (LHR). For more choice, you may wish to fly via Madrid with Iberia Airways.