Conference Info ECS 2023

  • ECS2023 Galicia

 

TRAVEL TO O GROVE, GALICIA, SPAIN

The 34th ECS conference will be held in the charming town of O Grove (42° 29′43″N, 008° 51′50 W)″located on a peninsula set in the so-called Rías Baixas, in South West Galicia (North-western coast of Spain). 

It is very easy to reach O Grove and we suggest that people use public transport during their trip to O Grove in order to contribute to reducing the carbon footprint.

There are three international airports close to O Grove: Vigo (65 km), Santiago de Compostela (80 km), and Porto (Portugal, 200 km).

  • From the airport, in Santiago or Vigo, you will need to take a city bus or a taxi to the bus-station or to the railway-station (you can buy the ticket directly in the bus, in cash).
  • From the Porto airport, you will need to take a first bus to the city centre and then a bus to the Vigo bus-station (info at https://www.checkmybus.co.uk/, for example).

Then, you have different options to come to O Grove:

  • take a direct bus to O Grove (from the bus station – only from Santiago and Pontevedra)
  • take a first bus to Pontevedra and another bus from Pontevedra - O Grove
  • take a train to Pontevedra and then a bus Pontevedra - O Grove.

Please check the timetables before your departure: http://www.monbus.es/ - http://www.renfe.com/ 

Note: On the website, www.monbus.es, if you write as a departure, for example, Vigo, and destination, O Grove, the website will show you the direct buses only, so you will have to separately look for the buses from Vigo to Pontevedra and then from Pontevedra to O Grove to see all possibilities.

  • From any of the three airports you can also rent a car from the many car rental companies.

 

ACCOMMODATION IN O GROVE

O Grove has 50 hotels, ranging from one five-star hotel to five four-star hotels and then three, two and one-star hotels, as well as campsites and holiday flats. In terms of catering establishments, O Grove has 93 in total, including restaurants, taverns and beach bars.

Once in O Grove, most hotels and restaurants are located at walking distance to the auditorium (conference venue) as well as the bus station and town center, further reducing the need for transportation and overall carbon fotprint of the event.

Below is a list of establishments that are partnering with the conference and have been chosen for their proximity to the conference venue as well as the quality of their service and accomodation.

 

HOTEL NORAT - Marina and Spa

    

The Hotel Norat - Marina and Spa is a 4 star superior hotel located just a short walk away (5 minutes) from the conference venue in central O Grove and just in front of the central bus station (1 minute walk) and local harbour.

Visit the Hotel's own web page to book your stay, as it will have the best prices available!

 

HOTEL MARUXIA

                    

Hotel Maruxia is a three star hotel located in O Grove, and is one of the closest hotels to the ECS conference venue (just a 5 minutes walk away). 

This hotel is partnering with the ECS2023 Conference by offering single, double, triple and 4-person rooms at very affordable prices.

Book your room here!

 

HOTEL SPA NORAT - O Grove

   

 

The Hotel Spa Norat - O Grove is a 3-star superior hotel located just a short walk away (5 minutes) from the conference venue in central O Grove and just in front of the central bus station (1 minute walk) and local harbour.

Visit the Hotel's own web page to book your stay, as it will have the best prices available!

 

HOTEL & TALASO LOUXO LA TOJA 

      

The Hotel and Talaso Louxo is a 4-star hotel located on the water on the exclusive island of La Toja at less than a 30 minute walk from the conference venue.

Visit the hotel's website to book your stay!

 

HOTEL ISOLINO

    

 

The Hotel Isolino is very central and is located only a couple of minutes walk away from the conference venue. It has very affordable prices (perfect for students) and rooms for up to 4 people. To book a room contact the hotel staff (spanish preferred) by email: info@hotelisolino.com or by telephone:+34 986 730236. Make sure to inform the hotel staff that you will be attending the ECS conference to book your room with the ECS2023 conference rates (details below).

ISOLINO ECS2023 April 16th-20th 2023 Room Rates

The following rates include taxes (IVA) but do NOT include breakfast

Breakfast has an additional cost of €4.75 PER PERSON PER DAY

Individual Room:        € 28 / Night

Double Room:            € 38 / Night

Triple Room:              € 48 / Night