The seaside northwestern Spanish region of Asturias is one of the great underrated vacation destinations in the country. Dotted with picturesque small towns, natural beaches, and snow-capped mountains, Asturias is a place where you can truly find it all.
Speaking of picturesque towns, my favorite coastal destination in the whole of Asturias is the unforgettable town of Cudillero. A village of just over 5,000 people, this historical fishing town is now known for its beauty, natural setting, and delicious gastronomic offerings.
Located in a small inlet that cuts into the green coast of Asturias in front of a wall of hills and mountains, the small port of Cudillero welcomes you to its patchwork of small and colorful buildings. Its streets can be explored, as you can see centuries-old architecture that is still used to this day.
Cudillero also has two notable natural sites that must be visited by anyone looking to soak up the local vibe. Cabo Vidio, a rugged peninsula that juts out and offers sweeping views of the surrounding landscape and the ocean can be seen just a few kilometers west of the center of Cudillero. Just next to the city is La Concha Beach, a great place to soak up the rays during sunny weather or to simply go for a walk.
Foodies will also find themselves at home in Cudillero, as it’s home to some of the best seafood restaurants in the region. Be sure to try local favorites such as spider crab, gooseneck barnacles, and lobster along with a glass of Asturian cider at one of the town’s many excellent eating establishments.
Cudillero is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Asturias. Don’t pass up this wonderful town!