Llanes is one of the unique destinations of Spain, and also one of the most popular ones in Asturias. This is a town with a very wide tourist offer, as well as one of the busiest towns of Asturias.
It is located in we eastern part of Asturias, and in between the mountains of Picos de Europa, and the mountain range of Cuera.
Its coast, embraced by the waters of the Cantabrian Sea, is one of the most popular destinations, especially during summer.
It has a population of almost 14,000 inhabitants, that are lucky enough to enjoy of the great views, landscape and history of Llanes.
This is a place that receives visitors during the whole year, which has eventually made tourism become one of the main economic activities of this area.
During summer, most of its visitors come to its shores looking for its gorgeous beaches, trapped between the green of its natural landscape and the impressive view of the cliffs, whereas during winter you will be able to enjoy of a more active, nature-themed tourism, that also keeps Llanes busy and lively. Nevertheless, you will find here much more than just tourism, since agriculture, cattle raising and fishing, although to a lesser extent, are also the pillars of the economy of Llanes
Llanes can be proud of having attained the label of being a “Muy Noble y Leal Villa” (Most noble and loyal town). The architecture of this place is home to many unique and magical places that you mustn’t miss. One of the most peculiar of them is the Playa Cobijeru, the perfect place to spend a family day, relaxing a bit far away from the crowd during summer, as well enjoying of its views during winter. This beach, trapped between the rocks and the sea, is not easy to spot, which is what makes it a unique place, and one of the most beautiful beaches in the region.
Another popular place to visit here are the Cuevas del Mar, a place that nature has turned into some very special cave systems, surrounded by the sea. They make for a great to explore when strolling by the beach during summer, but they are an equally beautiful view to behold in winter.
If you would like to learn some more about the different places that you can visit in Llanes, we have made a list of the most popular ones for you to check them out during your stay.
This town is a historical monument in its own, home to many impressive, historical elements that are part of its heritage. One of the most popular ones are the city walls that have protected this town through the centuries, and which add a medieval touch to its overall marine look.
Within these walls, you will find places like the Basílica de Santa María del Concejo, or Palacio de El Cercado, amongst many others.
Outside the city walls, you wil also find some beautiful sights to visit, such as the many chapels that are a living testimony of the religious tradition of this area. Near the coast, you will find the so famous Cubos de la Memoria, a more recent monument in the shape of concrete cubes, which add a nice touch of color to this already beautiful and very varied landscape, and which protect the harbor.
These are only a few of the things you will be able to do in Llanes, just like many others secrets hiding in the streets and alleys of this town, still waiting to be discovered.
The climate of this place is characterized by its mild and warm temperatures, and an abundance of rainfall during the whole year, including summer. Despite being a very rainy region, you will encounter severe weather mostly during November, which means that if you are visiting during this time you mustn’t forget to pack an umbrella.
As for the temperature you will find here, we must tell you that the coldest month here is January, whereas August is the hottest one, both of them having more than a 12ºC difference.
And to complete you touristic experience in Llanes, you mustn’t forget to try its local dishes. Being a coastal town, means that fish and seafood recipes predominate here, often with some vegetables or beans on the side. Spider crab and lobster are the star seafood products that you will find in the menu of Llanes.
Cheese is also one of the traditional local, and most cherished products here, elaborated with goat’s milk that pasture in the vast, green lands that are so characteristic of Asturias.
And, to wrap your trip up, we have a few tips about the best ways to travel to this rural paradise in Asturias.
If you would prefer to travel by car, this town is perfectly connected by the main state roads, although you can also do so by train, since there is here a train station with trains from the most important cities in Spain, arriving every day.
There is also the option of coming by bus, and even by plane, since there is an airport not very far from Llanes.