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San Juan de la Arena (Soto del Barco)
Contact Address
Edificio Puerta del Mar, 33125
985 586 558 / 985 588 013
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    • River Nalón Interpretation Centre.
    • Marina.
    • Riverside Path.
    • La Deva Scenic Balcony.

    Via the A-8 dual carriageway and the N-632 and AS-318

    • San Juan de la Arena Harbour
    • 43º33.5'N, 6°04.6'W
    • Number of permanent berths: 97
    • Short-term berths: Yes
    • Fuel: Diesel/Unleaded
    • Depth at quay: 2 m
    • Showers/WC
    • Sailing club
San Juan de la Arena, the paradise of the elver

Can you imagine a fishing town where the elver fisherman arrives at Christmas instead of Santa Claus?  Well, that's how unique San Juan de la Arena is, a paradise of the best elver in the world, which is found in the Nalón estuary.

San Juan de la Arena is proud of its great seafaring and canning tradition. This is reflected in its popular procession on 24 June and throughout the year at the Interpretation Centre of the Nalón River "Puerta del Mar", where you will gain an understanding of the trades linked to the sea and the estuary, as well as everything related to the biological cycle of the elver.  Furthermore, around it there is also the gastronomic festival in the first weekend of March, declared to be of Regional Tourist Interest.

This seaside town is surprising in its beauty and tranquillity, so it will be very easy to relax while you observe the rise of the tide from its port or the sunsets on the estuary.  Walking along its maritime façade evokes the past, which was reflected very well by the poet Rubén Darío and the painter Joaquín Sorolla.
San Juan de la Arena: a river walk that delights the most discerning; a fishing port; a sports port, with the impressive los Quebrantos beach, a marine and Indianos houses, with its fully Cantabrian cuisine restaurants, lively streets and parks... undoubtedly  one of the jewels of the central Asturian coast.
Under the tranquil inflow of the Nalón estuary, you can watch sweet sunsets or sunrises. And if you are looking for panoramic views of the entire western coast, you can go to the viewpoint of Punta del Pozaco; from there you can see from Deva island to Cape Vidio.

In San Juan, sea and estuary swims, surf days, angula nights, sailing and fishing days, quiet walks and a good table await you.  Complete Cantabrian luxury.

San Juan de la Arena