Four Amazing Hiking Trails on Ons Island.
Enjoy hiking on this lovely island, which is classified as a nature reserve. All trails set out from the information booth in As Dornas very near the pier, from where you can get detailed information on the routes and other interesting aspects.
The existing paths have made the circular format of all the trails possible and they’re a great way for you to get a better appreciation of the natural and cultural values of Ons Island. It is important to heed the signs, as well as the instructions given by the Park’s staff.
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On Ons Island, there are many legends that intermingle with the popular beliefs and traditions of Galicia. This is because its relative isolation and the lack of services have given rise to a unique popular culture, where knowledge about medicinal plants, as well as the belief in myths and legends, stands out.
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Palmira Acuña (Ons Island, 1947) is, since 26 February, the best pulpeira of Galicia. She runs the restaurant Casa Acuña, which was opened by her parents on Ons Island way back in 1945 and where her children now work. At the Fórum Gastronómico held in Santiago de Compostela, she went head to head with six other pulpeiros to see who could cook up the best polbo á feira (a traditional way of preparing octopus that Galicia is famous for). And she won.
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