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A coastline packed with secluded sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages, gloriously green countryside, and the spectacular Picos de Europa mountains, all combine to make this a truly enchanting holiday destination.

This region boasts some of the most scenic and spectacular landscapes in Europe with its often mountainous but lush terrain and breathtaking scenery as well as some wonderful towns and historic cities like Oviedo, the capital of Asturias.

Drive into the stunning Picos de Europa mountains and visit the atmospheric Covadonga sanctuary, a famous pilgrimage site, and then take the steep hike up to the lakes for absolutely exquisite views - a great photo opportunity.

Or follow one of the many varied marked footpaths for great walks through beautiful countryside into neighbouring Cantabria whilst spotting the abundance of wildlife including birds of prey and chamois on the way. The coastline is packed with secluded sandy beaches, picturesque fishing villages and popular family resorts such as Llanes with its sheltered cove and cliff paths or the pretty old estuary town of Ribadasella which holds a famous canoe race in August. This is also a good area for golfers with some excellent and challenging courses.

Top places to visit

Oviedo in Asturias is the capital of Asturias and an important stop on the pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago.

Llanes in Asturias is a beautiful coastal town with lots of beaches, stunning hiking routes and much delicious seafood!

Gijón in Asturias is a wonderful coastal city with some gorgeous beaches and a rich heritage dating from Roman times.

The Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) has been built in a special coastal location in a unique building in the shape of a huge dinosaur footprint. The museum is home to one of the most complete and informative displays in the...