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
Furnished apartment in the...
Close to all amenities and beach
This apartment is ideal for 2 people. The flat was clean and well equipped. It was also directly above a vegetarian restaurant which we visited too.
The owners were extremely helpful. They assisted when we got lost and pointed out where to park the car. They gave us lots of useful info during our stay in this vibrant city.
We visited Picos de europa, had spectacular walks along the cliffs and we met pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago.
This is a lovely city which comes alive at 9.00 pm, with so many bars and restaurants to visit. We particularly loved the Japanese restaurant and Cactus bar
Thanks Sandra & Jorge, we loved our holiday in gijon …
Beachfront apartment in Llanes
A nice flat in great location
We stayed 4 nights in July as a family of 2 adults and 2 young children. We really enjoyed our stay. The flat is right next to the sea, centre of town, great restaurants and beach is 3 minutes walk away. The flat is equipped as described. Maria and Marcos met us at arrival and made us feel most comfortable. Many thanks to them. …
3 bedroom apartment and house in Andrin, we do not allow pets
Beautiful house, town and beach!
We had an amazing time in the nice little town Andrin and our stay in the house of Maria Luisa. The host and her family were very friendly and helpful, and they made us all feel very welcome. The location of the town is perfect for climbing, hiking and surfing. Close by the house there are some tasty restaurants and it is walking distance to the closest beach. For us this was the perfect summer vacation and we hope to return next summer! …
Great views from appartment in idylic location
Lovely quiet fishing village with spectacular views from appartment - as shown in photos. Nearest beach less than a scenic 5 min walk along quaint cobbled paths and great for kids. Plenty of other beaches are a futher walk or drive away. Very limited wifi which makes a nice break! Parking is about 100m away near the medieval church. Owners met us at the church (easy to find) and took us to the house - they were very helpful and friendly. Great walks from the appartment to the coast and just a walk away dinosaur footprints in the rocks. Also good waves on the beach round the corner to body board in, while the local beach feels very beautiful, safe and fun. Overall a lovely place to stay in a spectacular location, the photo's do not do it justice. We would definitely go back. …
2 bedroom in Llanes
Great location for a two week stay in the town of Llanes- perfect blend of scenery, beaches, cafes and restaurants. Even on the rainy days, we were only a 5 minute walk to the municipal pool. Also very close to the train station and the bus station for trips to Ribadesella, Arriondas and beyond. The reception staff were always very helpful and the atmosphere of the complex is friendly but quiet at night. The shutters also ensured two weeks of perfect sleep. …
Great Villa Asturiana near the beach 2 km
We have just returned from a week in this beautiful region of Spain. There were 12 people in our party ranging from ages 3 - 77 and we all had a great time. Casona Margaret is in a rural location with short drives to the nearest town and beautiful beaches. The villa itself is spacious and well equipped with a rustic charm. The grounds were amazing with a lovely pool, tennis courts and a beautiful apple orchard to run around in if your 3 or watch the sun set over if you're not. Alex & his team were kind, attentive and efficient hosts and who went out of their way to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. I would not hesitate to return or to recommend this lovely villa in this gorgeous and diverse region of Spain. …
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 …
Super house in stunning location
We had a truly enjoyable 5-night stay at Solasierra. The accommodation is the self-contained first floor of a charming house a few miles above Arriondas. The very welcoming and helpful owner Barbara lives on the floor below. The house itself is fully equipped with all amenities, three comfortable double rooms and a bathroom, a spacious and well equipped kitchen and a large living room with TV and splendid views of the countryside and the Picos. Everything was spotless. The location is stunning and very peaceful by day and night, with outdoor seating and barbecue. Thoroughly recommended for an away-from-it-all break and yet only 5 mins to Arriondas, 20 mins to the coast and less than an hour to Oviedo or the high mountains. …
House in a village by the sea
Beautifully restored house in a charming hamlet within a few minutes walk of the beach. Local shop which sells most of life's essentials open every day is a real treasure. Beautiful countryside. Recommend visiting the town of Ribadesella itself. Believe the open plan ensuite would not suit everybody. …
Casa rural El Cerezalin
Spacious home and perfect for some quiet relaxation!
We spent 3 wonderful days in this house during our road trip across the North of Spain. The house is spacious, very clean, and included mostly everything we needed. There is a small concrete outdoor area with a table and barbecue, however no grass space for the children. The bats at night made it difficult to sit outside at after sundown. The view from the backyard is breathtaking...Picos and countryside. The bedrooms are spacious and each has their own shower...two rainshowers...definitely plus. The kitchen is a good size however lacks a dishwasher and the sink is very small. It has two refrigerators...perhaps the owner will consider removing one and adding in a dishwasher, or at least a double sink. The house is located in a small village, there is no grocery store in town, however there is one close by about 10 minute drive. The residents were very friendly. The children enjoyed visiting the cows and horses next door. There are several cafes however their business
times appear to fluctuate. One in particular had the best
coffee and good
music...El Garito. The house is about 40 minutes to the shore and 4o min.-1 hour to Picos and Covadonga. Perfect place for quiet and relaxation! I would most definitely recommend this
place.Thank you Eufrasio!