The northern Spanish region of Asturias is known for its lush, forested landscapes, picturesque coastline, stunning beaches and array of religious sites. Medieval churches dot the mountain tops and coastal resorts are busy with beach-goers. Its exciting variety and rural splendour make it a popular holiday spot, ideal for a break in a Holiday Lettings rental.
Towns and cities in Asturias
The region’s capital is Oviedo. Wander along the historic old town’s cobbled streets to see its churches, squares, museums and elegant cathedral, before stopping at a churreria to enjoy sugar-sprinkled churros dipped in indulgent chocolate sauce. Oviedo’s newer quarters are a joy for pedestrians, too, with virtually traffic-free plazas and streets to explore.
Oviedo is in the heart of the Cider Route, so don’t miss your chance to taste this local apple speciality in an authentic sidreria. You can identify them by wooden beamed floors and unique, flavour-enhancing method of pouring the beverage from a great height.
Be sure to venture beyond the capital and explore some smaller Asturian towns. They range from quaint northern fishing villages like Luarca to beautiful inland towns like Cangas de Onís, nestled in greenery.
Things to do in Asturias
A holiday in Asturias doesn’t have to be all sightseeing in cities and towns, though. The region’s landscape provides endless opportunities for a more adventurous break. Why not try kayaking down the Sella River for fresh air and a shot of adrenaline? And if spectacular views give you a thrill, go for a hike in the Picos de Europa National Park. You can even look into the region’s ancient history by exploring the cave art of the Teverga Prehistoric Park.
The Asturian coast
Asturias boasts many beautiful coastal towns including Gijon, which is also one of the most popular. With bustling streets and a sweeping crescent of sand, it’s a wonderful blend of city and beach holiday.
Miles of beautiful beach extend along the coast, so you’ll likely find a deserted stretch of golden sand to call your own. Don’t miss the famous rock formations at Cuevas de Mar where centuries of crashing waves have worked their magic, leaving spectacular stone archways to admire.
Top Destination reviews
Rural House with 2 bedrooms and
A comfortable house in a nice valley suitable for families or couples.
We enjoyed staying in this house very much. It has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Most importantly Montse and her family are very welcoming, providing lots of advice on places to visit. We were even introduced to the local bar. Highly recommended for either families or couples. …
Fantastic cottage - spotlessly clean and fully equipped including heating- in beautiful garden with amazing local beach
Great opportunity to explore real Spain - be prepared as little English spoken or on menues- but perfect for those who wish to venture off the beaten track. Stunning coastline, beaches and great for walking in well marked trails - inland more resembles the alps - and plenty of towns, villages to explore with real history. Casa Cudillero was the perfect bolt hole to return to after day out and full size bath was a treat. Already considering a return trip!! …
APARTMENT Muros del Nalon
Well equipped, spotless, comfortable apartment, in lovely coastal village
Really enjoyed our stay in muros dal nalon.. Apartment meet all needs, very well presented and kept, all you need plus garage parking and outdoor garden space with table, loungers and barbecue..
Lots to do in locality, great beaches... Prob need car to explore...
Delightful Spanish Town,, small and very local... …
Perfect house for a big family holiday
We stayed for 10days at la casa de orviz with 13 family members. There was more than enough space and the house, pool and surroundings are beautiful!
Around 20minutes drive there are a number of big towns and beaches to visit. There's a small town (Norena) with bars and a supermarket just a 5 minute drive away.
We hired cars for the duration of the holiday, I would highly recommend doing this. …
The owners are very kind and hospitable. The house is clean and bright and you might get some fresh eggs as an extra! Wonderful countryside makes it a true find! …
El Ñeru Rural Cottage. 5 min from the beach walking. Private garden. 1 km away Llanes
A small but beautiful house close to a fabulous beach
There is one room downstairs with a small kitchen.Upstairs there is one large bedroom with an ensuite shower bathroom.The garden is very nice and quite private.We would have liked to have two sun loungers rather than one to enjoy the garden more.This an excellent location to enjoy the many coves and beaches and also for some excellent day trips into the fabulous mountains.Playa de Poo is a beautiful cove and beach with a hotel bar at the back of it …