Spain
Asturias

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.

Top 10 Travel Destinations Asturias

Show all

224 travelers at this place

  • Day16

    Llastres

    June 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 14 °C

    On our way to Llanes, our home for two nights, we stopped on the way at a quaint fishing village called Lastres which is located in one of the most stunning landscapes of the Asturian coastline, perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea at the foot of the Sueve Mountain Range.
    Beautiful beaches and views....and lots of restaurants. We had a dish called Fabada,  in which faba beans (large, ivory-white beans with fine texture and delicious flavour) are the key ingredient in a stew of pulses with mixed meats. Delicious!
    Read more

  • Day17

    Ribadesella, Spain

    June 8, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Ribadesella is about a 25 minute drive from Llanes and well worth the trip! It is a very busy and popular place on a weekend with something for everyone whether it be a walk along the beautiful waterfront, a visit to the beach (calm side or surf side), fishing, views, restaurants, cafés, bars, or food food food! Cider is big here - when you order a glass of cider, the custom is that the escanciadore (cider pourer) artfully decants fizzing local brews pouring it from a great height! They don't look at the glass or the bottle they pour from! I love that they keep the tradition going!
    We ate at a small cafe that offered a lunch special - entrée, main, dessert, bread and a drink for €12. The waiter did not speak a word of English and of course our Spanish was poorly delivered but another great meal was enjoyed by all. Another custom we've noticed with these special 3 course meals (not only here) is that they put a whole bottle of wine on the table and you drink what you want - one glass or the whole bottle. It is still included in the price as advertised!
    Read more

  • Day16

    Llanes, Spain

    June 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Llanes, a beautiful fishing port, is known for its rugged coastline, framed by the long limestone Sierra del Cuera ridge. Llanes is home to the medieval castellated El Torreón (Tower of Llanes), the Gothic Santa María del Conceyu church, the modernist Llanes Casino building (parts of the surviving town walls date to 1206),  and Paseo San Pedro, a grassy clifftop promenade with crescent-shaped Sablón Beach at its eastern end, all eithin walking distance of our accommodation. We were right in the middle of the town opposite the Llanes Casino building. There are many restaurants, cafés and shops but it was the charm of this place that was most appealing.Read more

  • Day17

    Beaches around Llanes

    June 8, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Llanes would be the perfect base to spend a couple of weeks and explore all the beaches and hikes that are here to be enjoyed. We drove to a few beaches that were close:
    Playa de Gulpiyuri - a flooded sinkhole with an inland beach. Roughly 40 meters in length, it is fully tidal due to a series of underground tunnels carved by the salt water of the Cantabrian Sea which allows water from the Bay of Biscay to create small waves.
    Playa de poo de Llanes - don't be fooled by the name. This is a beautiful beach - very fine sand, no waves, a trail to the top of the cliff with a beautiful lookout point and two restaurants overlooking the beach.
    Playa de Cue - also known as Antilles or Canales , is considered a protected landscape, from the environmental point of view (for its vegetation).
    Read more

  • Day86

    A bientôt France - Viva España!

    September 12, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Uns haben die schönen Atlantikküsten Frankreichs einfach nicht losgelassen. Zuletzt zu Besuch bei Freunden in ihrer idyllischen Wassermühle. Es entstanden dort auch französische Hundefreundschaften.
    Jetzt sind wir in Nordspanien. Hohe Berge, grüne Almwiesen und sandige wilde Biscaya Strände. Tapas mit Vino und noch immer schön warm am Abend ( Wasser weiterhin zu kalt!) Kurzbesuch bei den schönen Künsten im Guggenheim-Museum in Bilbao.

    The beautiful Atlantic coasts of France simply didn't let us go. Lastly to visit friends in their idyllic water mill. There also French dog friendships developed.
    Now we are in Northern Spain. High mountains, green alpine meadows and sandy wild Biscaya beaches. Tapas with vino and still warm in the evening (water still too cold!) Short visit to the beautiful arts in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
    Read more

  • Oct1

    Support Strong Kids!

    October 1, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Follow this link if you wish to support “Strong Kids” campaign.

    https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=4540082&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-1

  • Day2

    Scary mountains

    April 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    I’ve arrived in Oviedo via the Alvia train from Madrid. Through some mountains that look spectacular - and very steep. Snow on some. My challenge for the next few weeks.
    Staying in the municipal albergue tonight.Read more

  • Day3

    The challenge

    April 19, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    The first day and it confirms my fears that I’m really not fit enough for this very challenging walk. Still, the countryside is amazing - lush green steep hills and valleys, spring blossom everywhere, stunning views. I’ll persist, although keep the km down. Today I did about 15 and that is enough. One of the weird things on Camino is that I completely lose sight of dates and time. Today for lunch I ordered Asturias Fabada, a rich stew of beans and different meats. Only after I was half way through did I remember it was Good Friday. No wonder everyone was eating fish!Read more

  • Day5

    Easter Sunday

    April 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    The guide book says 23km, my iPhone says 24.9km and my wrist pedometer says 29.2km - but that includes the walks to the bar from the albergue. Rolling hills, steep hills, little hills, bucolic pastoral scenes, old farm houses, smart and brightly painted newer ones, interesting “Indianos” style houses, a huge kiwi plantation, babbling brooks and a big river, ancient footpaths through medieval forests, moss covered stone bridges and glimpses of huge modern viaducts and motorways, people, cows, sheep, goats, dogs, chickens and even a rabbit in a field - and all in one day!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Principality of Asturias, Asturien, Asturias, Asturies, Astúries, Asturio, Asturiasko Printzerria, Asturie, アストゥリアス, 아스투리아스 지방, Астурия

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOSFindPenguins for Android

Sign up now