1 Playas

From El Sardinero in Santander all the way west through Asturias, the region has over two hundred beaches to choose from, so you needn’t worry about finding space for your towel.

2 Santillana del Mar

Wander the narrow streets of this chocolate-box village, with its picturesque houses and stunning Romanesque church.

3 Picos de Europa

With its soaring peaks, verdant hillsides, remote villages and medieval towns, all within a few kilometres of the coast, this compact mountain range should not be missed.

4 Cares Gorge

The finest hiking trail in the Picos: a horizontal walk through the vertical world of the Desfiladero de Cares.

5 Avilés Carnaval

Experience Spain at its most vibrant during the Mardi Gras celebrations.

6 Santa María del Naranco, Oviedo

An enigmatic, jewel-like pre-Romanesque church.

7 Sidra

Asturias’ national drink must be poured from a great height to attain optimum fizz.

8 Cudillero

This lovely little fishing port might have been airlifted straight from a Greek island.

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