Llanes, travel guide of the Spanish city: everything basic and essential


Travel guide of the Spanish city of Llanes with all the basics and essentials.

Llanes, interior of the town with the port, Spain
Llanes, interior of the town with the port, Spain © jtpalacio - Fotolia.com

Llanes It is a municipality of the Principality of Asturias and has a population of 13 inhabitants.

Among its economic characteristics we find the city of Llanes, with a fishing port currently active and with a strong economic tourism, an activity that registers great income in the summer, being one of the tourist attractions par excellence in Spain.

From Llanes We will be able to access the Picos de Europa National Park, which belongs to the network of National Parks of Spain, and was one of the first protected natural areas of the peninsula (together with Ordesa, both are protected areas since 1918), only that in a first moment received the name of Mountain National Park of Covadonga.


What is it that you can visit in Llanes?

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Within its historical heritage, the city of Llanes offers us a great gala of monuments within which we can visit and highlight Basilica of Santa María de Concejo, the House of Rivero, Palace of the Count of Vega de Sella, Palace of El Cercado, Convent of the Incarnation, Casino building, the eastern outskirts of the town, among others, offering us a cultural and exceptional tour of the city.

The city offers a good range of traditional shops and restaurants, both in its urban center and in the rural part and its surroundings, in summer the sector of bars in the city schedule events to liven up the night and thus offer a great show and make the three beaches a unique place when you want to take a tour of them.

Another place that all tourists should visit is the cliff, and the Paseo de San Pedro, these sites have the facility to change and enhance the charm of the coastal atmosphere.

The best beaches of Llanes

Llanes, beach of Vidiago, Spain
Llanes, Vidiago beach, Spain © roberaten - Fotolia.com

It is important to highlight each of the beaches of the council, which are located in the Costa Verde Asturiana, which is a protected nature reserve. For this reason, the Asturian Green Coast is integrated, according to the information provided by the Ministries of Agriculture, Food and Environment, another of the representative beaches of the region that we can highlight in the urban case of Llanes itself, next to Paseo de San Pedro and the remains of the castle.

La beach of Cuevas del Mar, offers a great attraction to visit, the panoramic view offered by its geological formations is wonderful and allows you to enjoy walking along the beach feeling, at your feet, the swaying and tranquility of its waves. Another is Playa de la Canal, a natural geological formation, it is one of the smallest in the system, with a length of 25 meters, Guadamía or Aguamía beach, is located near the town of Llames de Pría, in the mouth of the Guadamía river, there the limit with  Ribadesella. This beach is suitable for swimming, composed of fine white sand, it also has formations such as cliffs and jesters. It is reached from the town of Llames de Pría using a highway.

La Beach of San Antolin  It is the largest in the entire municipality, with just over a kilometer long and 62 meters wide. It is located at the mouth of the Bedón River, it is considered high risk for bathing, since strong waves are generated, however, it is used for surfing and the general public's attendance is high, making it semi-urban.

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Gastronomy and festivals in the city of Llanes

Llanes, colored cubes by the lighthouse, Spain
Llanes, colored cubes next to the lighthouse, Spain © jtpalacio - Fotolia.com

If your tour is about enjoying the gastronomy and festivals of the region, you have gone to the ideal place, its main dishes are the walkers, lights, bugres or lubricants, are characterized by their good taste and color, a way to access all these delicacies can be done in the culinary seafood days organized every year in spring.

In terms of festivals of tourist interest, what we can find in Llanes, are multiple and diverse, among which we can highlight the festival of San Roque, held in mid-August, Santa María patron saint of sailors Magdalena, whose fair is held In the month of July year after year, Other equally representative fairs of the city are Our Lady of the Virgin of Guia held in September, Our Lady of Adrin, held in August, La Sacramental de Cué, held on June 24 and Santo Cristo del Amparo de Nueva September 13 and 14.

For the night Llanes  and its commercial establishments offer a wide range, so that tourists choose according to their taste for music.

Thanks to these events, the cultural and tourist policy has been strengthened; which has led it to grow in an accelerated way, generating in recent years a remarkable urban growth, which makes the locals fear and feel worried, due to all the negative effects that may affect the environment and landscape.

Activities you can do on site like Llanes

However, we can find active tourism activities in Llanes, one of the most surprising is that there is a surf school there, where you can take classes in this discipline, and even become an expert on the subject. Another of its attractions is hiking on ATVs, water activities such as kayaking and paintball, so tourist friend if you belong to the select group of people who like extreme activities, you came to the right place.

But do not forget your purchases when you return to your place of origin, in the city you will find a wide range of handicrafts and reminders of your visit by Llanes.

Another factor that you as a tourist should not worry about is accommodation, the city has a first quality hotel line, which is accompanied by rural hotels, hostels, cabins, multi-family homes and village houses, with the capacity to serve more than two hundred thousand tourists in the summer season, and that thanks to the administration of the city and the private sector remains in perfect condition, and is the added value that you and your family obtain by choosing as a vacation destination the city of Llanes, because the entire tourist program designed by the authorities was carried out so that all tourists, do not worry, feel the feeling of security and above all live an unforgettable experience day by day during the time of stay that they last in the region.

So do not forget to schedule your next vacation to the city of Llanes.

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