Immerse yourself in the
coast and in its fishing villages
- The Pría blowholes.
- Gulpiyuri beach.
- Cabo Peñas.
- The Dinosaur Coast and the Jurassic Museum of Asturias.
- The Partial Nature Reserve of Barayo.
The small urban centre of Viavélez looks out onto the Cantabrian Sea and Figueras onto the Eo Estuary. The town act like natural borders, as happens with Bustio or Castropol and offer a perfect view of the mouth of the fast-flowing rivers, such as in San Esteban de Pravia and San Juan de la Arena, on the banks of the River Nalón. The white town of Luarca with Modernist and Indiano architecture.
Wild nature beaches
Traces of a whaling past
A document dated 1232 tells of how the brave Asturian fishermen set out to sea in search of whales. This fishing art reached its peak in the 15th and 16th century and later disappeared in the 18th century. You get a real sense of this whaling past in Llanes, Ribadesella, Lastres, Gijón, Candás, Luanco, Cudillero, Puerto de Vega, Ortiguera, Viavélez, Tapia de Casariego and Figueras. It can be seen in the lookout of Riba, in Puerto de Vega; the Balleneros neighbourhood, in Lastres; in the medieval port of Cadavedo or in the recreational area La Mofosa, in Luanco. If you look closely at the sea from the central coast, you might be able to spot a jet of water blown by a whale crossing the Cantabrian Sea.
From lighthouse to lighthouse
A tour around Asturias's lighthouses is blended with landscape, sea, cliffs and sea birds. From Cabo Busto to Cabo Lastres, with a stop in Cabo Peñas in the northernmost point of Asturias, with an interpretation centre located at the bottom of the tower. You have the most extraordinary watchtowers in the lighthouses of Tapia de Casariego, Ortiguera, Candás, Tazones, Lastres, Ribadesella, Llanes and Bustio.