VISIT OUR RESEARCH CENTRE IN THE NORTH-WESTERN COAST OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA (GALICIA, SPAIN)
Arrival by car:
The best way by car to O Grove from the Spanish border crossing at Irún is either via San Sebastian, Burgos, Palencia, Benavente, Ourense, Vigo and Pontevedra or via Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo, Avilés, Ribadeo, Santiago and Pontevedra.
Arrival by plane:
The nearest international airports are Santiago de Compostela (80 km) and Vigo (65 km). From the airport In Santiago or Vigo take a bus or a taxi to the bus-station (estación de autobuses) or to the railway-station (estación de RENFE).
Arrival by bus or train:
After having arrived at Pontevedra take the direct bus to O Grove. If you arrive at Vigo or Santiago de Compostela, take the bus (from the bus station/estación de autobuses) or the train (from the estación de RENFE) to Pontevedra and from here the direct bus to O Grove. The last bus to O Grove leaves at 22 h. There are some direct buses from Vigo and Santiago to O Grove on Sunday too (see departures). From the bus station in O Grove the centre is within walking distance.
Departures (bus) from Santiago directly to O Grove: duration: about 2 hours
Departures (bus) from Vigo to Pontevedra: duration: 30-60 min
Departures (bus) from Santiago to Pontevedra: duration: 50 min
Departures (train) from Santiago to Pontevedra: duration: 60 - 80 min. The railway station in Pontevedra is situated in front of the bus station.
Departures (train) from Vigo to Pontevedra: duration: about 30 min
Departures (bus) from Pontevedra to O Grove: duration: about 50 min
Please check the actual time tables before your departure:
Company Monbus: (0034) - 902-15 87 78
Bus station Pontevedra: (0034) - 986-85 24 08
Bus station Santiago: (0034) - 981-54 24 16
Bus station Vigo: (0034) - 986-37 34 11
The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute is a marine science centre for Research, Education and training in cetaceans’ ecology and behaviour. Students and volunteers can participate in hands-on research on wild bottlenose dolphins and other cetaceans along the north-western coast of Iberian Peninsula (Galicia, Spain). The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute offers through the Internship, Volunteer and Field research Course programs hands-on experience in marine mammal research, boat based field work, intensive training and mentoring in marine ecology. It is a great opportunity for interested individuals to go abroad and participate in the BDRI programs during their gap year or to learn about cetacean’s ecology and behaviour during the holidays. The education and training programs will all take part on the north-western coast of the Iberian Peninsula (Galicia, Spain), a true marine biologist’s paradise. Any reproduction of the photographs, art, or other contents
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