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The Asturias coast of Spain is a magical natural paradise where you can experience traditional fishing villages and a harmonious environment. It is a region where the blue of the sea merges with the green of the mountains in the same scene.
This green lung located on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea offers unspoiled beaches, spectacular cliffs, colorful fishing villages and endless charming corners. Furthermore, its gastronomy is legendary and its inhabitants are hospitable and generous people.
The main highlight of the Asturias coast is its spectacular nature. To visit Asturias is to experience a feeling of calm through contact with the natural surroundings.
Here you can enjoy the scent of the sea and breathe fresh air from its rugged coastline. All of this without crowds and mass tourism as it is still rather unknown outside of Spain.
Exploring the Asturias Coast Villages and Beaches
On this wonderful route along the western coast of Asturias, known as the Green Coast, we will discover some of the most magical corners of northern Spain.
From picturesque fishing villages to rugged cliffs and dreamy beaches, Asturias is undoubtedly the perfect place to escape.
A region where you can recharge your batteries by soaking in nature, where you can eat well and breathe fresh air.
Tapia de Casariego
The village of Tapia de Casariego is located on the western part of the Asturian coast. In this fishing village, the tides and waves are part of its intense landscape.
It is famous for the beauty of its beaches such as Mexota, La Paloma or San Blas. However, the most famous beach is Anguileiro because it is the site of the European surfing championships.
In addition to the beach, it is worth admiring the mansions and palaces of this beautiful village that appear to hang over the sea.
Then walk along the promenade until you reach the old lighthouse, located on an islet connected by land through a dyke.
Tapia de Casariego is also the perfect place to sit on a terrace and taste the delicious fish and seafood of the area.
Port of Vega
The quiet village of Puerto de Vega overlooks a pier where sailor’s houses coexist with mansions of Indian architecture.
This charming place is in the middle of a rural and authentic universe, full of color. Walking through the port, you can enjoy the view of the small wooden boats moored there.
It is also the perfect place to take a gastronomic break in one of the restaurants of the city that give off Cantabrian aromas. In Puerto de la Vega, you can savor the fresh seafood cuisine of Asturias.
This historic fishing village retains all the charm of its seafaring tradition. Hidden on the Asturian coast, it is called the white village of the Green Coast.
Its old town is located between steep cliffs. The streets of Luarca combine its characteristic slate-roofed white houses with modernist and Indian architecture.
Luarca’s port is one of the most authentic and beautiful in the region, where locals and visitors stroll around the bars.
A small river divides the town of Luarca in two, although numerous bridges allow passage from one side to the other.
The best way to discover Luarca is getting lost in its streets. You will find beautiful corners such as the old fishermen’s quarters “El Cambaral” and “La Pescadería”, the lighthouse, the chapel of La Atalaya and its cemetery.
The most famous and important village of the Asturian coast is Cudillero. It is nestled on the side of a mountain around the port.
Its colorful houses are piled up forming a kind of amphitheater that surrounds the town square. Despite being a well-known place, it has managed to preserve its calm and essence.
The steep streets lead to incredible viewpoints such as El Pico or La Atalaya at the top of the city and then descend to the old port.
Cudillero is a picturesque town that boasts a fishing tradition and in its restaurants, you can taste fresh fish and seafood that arrive every day at its port.
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Asturian coast, Playa del Silencio will take your breath away. This luminous pebble beach is located at the foot of a cliff and boasts a rugged landscape dotted with islets.
Its cove with calm waters makes this the perfect place to enjoy a swim. However, the essence of this beach is still wild.
Stepping on its pebbles suddenly its name makes sense. Here the only thing you hear is the rhythmic sound of the waves. It is a place that transmits peace.
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Author Bio: Based in France, Lucia Otero Medraño is Spanish with a master’s degree in travel journalism. She has worked in the tourism sector but her true passion is to live enriching experiences and discover amazing places around the world and write about them. In her spare time, she likes to enjoy her second passion, music.