The Best Hotels in Asturias

Hotels in Asturias emphasize the mysticism and romantics that surround this beautiful region of Northern Spain. High mountains meet the wide sea and in the middle of it all, the Way of Saint James parts the terrain to form a pilgrimage route trekked by thousands each year. Any lover of the sublime within the natural will find this tranquil spot to satisfy all their spiritual desires. You’re sure to leave your romantic, family, or wellness-oriented holiday in Asturias with a suite of impressions to last a lifetime.

Hotels in Asturias

Hotels in Asturias © Torre De Villademoros

A truly wonderful province in sunny Spain, Asturias is home to the most picturesque corners of the country and offers a unique gourmet experience, in addition to a suite of fascinating scenery, vibrant cities, and diverse historic legacy. As many other parts of Spain, the province exquisitely combines the old and new, yet the former is palpably prevalent; Asturias maintains a genuine spirit of the past. A variety of hotels and paradores on the coast, in the bustling cities, or within the charming countryside are sure to satisfy in terms of quality and service, and to set you up for a dream vacation in Green Spain.

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Spain’s wild and green region

© Parador de Corias The one-of-a-kind region of Asturias lies on the northwestern coast of Spain and is a paradise for admirers of nature and culture. The rugged coastline, dotted with secluded coves, is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wild beauty of the region. Asturias is known to many for its amazing hiking routes and chance for Alpine climbing in the area’s southern mountains. These opportunities for active holidays are complemented by cozy towns with a medieval flair, some of which span over more than 1,000 years of history. As varied as the region itself is the selection of hotels in Asturias. From modern luxury to rustic charm, there is something for all tastes. Opt for a few nights at a parador for an authentic experience; these special buildings are maintained by the Spanish government and pay tribute to the magical settings and historical grounds of which they occupy.

Coasts, culture, and mountains: the many sides of Asturias

In general, Asturias can be divided into two main regions: the coast and the mountainous hinterland. The largest cities in the region are the coastal city of Gijón and the regional capital Oviedo. Both cities act as good starting points for a tour through the diverse province and also boast the largest variety of hotels in the region. Oviedo is known nationwide for its Gothic cathedral and sacred chamber from the 9th century. Between Unquera in the east and Ribadeo in the west, a coastal main road runs through the entire province, making a road trip an excellent way to discover the coast of Asturias. On the way, pass countless beaches, such as the Play del Silencio, located on a particularly idyllic bay. For lovers of hiking and mountain exploration, a trip to the south is recommended. The National Park Los Picos de Europa is one of the natural highlights of Spain and promises to impress in uniquely-shaped mountains, some up to 2,500 meters high, like the Naranjo de Bulnes, remarkable for its nearly 600-meter-high wall. Asturias’ southern, inland region entices with a well-developed network of hiking trails, which host extensive tours through rugged mountains.

Not-to-be-missed destinations

© Parador de Cangas de Onís Asturias boasts a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. To get a good feel for the local culture, visit the Asturian Folklore Museum in Gijón and pick up insights into the history and people of Asturias. For art lovers, the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias in Oviedo sheds light on the art history of the region. The La Pena Cave in the tranquil village of Candama is famous for its cave paintings, which provide a glimpse into a bygone era. To look even further into the past, visit the nationally-known Stone Age Museum of Asturias, not far from the city of Colunga. In addition to the cultural highlights, Asturias is particularly famous for its places of true natural beauty. Especially stunning are the mountain lakes of Covadonga. These can be reached by car and offer a unique mountain landscape with picturesque lakes in the middle of the oldest national park in Spain. One of the top trails is the so-called Ruta del Cares. It begins in the north of Los Pico de Europa National Park and runs across the protected area to the highest peaks of the park. The well-maintained path rewards hikers with spectacular views.

Culinary feats

The humid and mild climate of the region is ideal for cow pastures; nowhere in Spain are there more cows. Accordingly, the quality of dairy and beef is understood as first rate the world over. Thanks also to the cows, Asturias is known for its excellent cheese. With more than 30 cheeses and even a special “cheese route, ” cheese heads are sure to get their money’s worth. If you ask a local about the most important fruit in the region, expect to hear about the apples, which are used in pastries and in the preparation of a cider called sidra. This cider has earned its place as one of the most popular drink with locals, and you’ll quickly get used to seeing it on the table with every meal. Due to the proximity to the sea and the many rivers flowing through the region, Asturias is also known for its fish dishes. River trout are considered a delicacy, as well as sea urchins. Various sausages are another regional favorite, best enjoyed in tasty stews prepared with vegetables. Those with a sweet tooth will be in good company in any of the charming pastry shops, in which you’ll find some seriously delicious almond cakes and the local-favorite rice pudding.

Good to know

Getting there: Visitors to Asturias can as easily travel by land as by air. The region’s only international airport is located in Castrillón. However, you can also fly into Bilbao and connect from there. Alternatively, Asturias is connected to the rest of Spain by way of a network of busses and trains. Combine a trip to Asturias with a connection from, for example, Barcelona or Madrid.

Best time to go: Asturias is particularly warm between July and October. A favored time for visitors of the region, the average temperature usually doesn’t climb above 30°C, thanks to the cool Atlantic breeze, and the water maintains a pleasant 25°C. It generally remains pleasantly mild through the off season, between March and May, and during this time, you’ll be in the company of fewer visitors.

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