Asturias Landscape: Sea and Mountain

 Sea or Mountain? Which one is your favourite landscape?  In Eastern Asturias is very clear. We have chosen both!!! 

   Because in the East of Asturias it is possible to walk among snowfields and make summits in Picos de Europa in the morning, and finish the day refreshing yourself with a great swim in one of the beautiful beaches of our coast.

   Are you up for it?

Cabrales, heart of Picos de Europa

Cabañas de pastores en una majada en Picos de Europa. El macizo central al fondo.

Majada en los Picos de Europa

   La Cortina Rural Guest House is located in Pandiello, Cabrales. Only 1.6 km. from the national road AS114. Pandiello is the center of a circle of options for the visitor: unique and incredible mountain scenery and a surprisingly beautiful coastline.

   Far away from noise and crowds, but close to some of the most beautiful beaches of Asturias and our most emblematic mountains, we enjoy a strategic location, in the middle of everything.

   Our mountains are the Picos de Europa and the Sierra del Cuera. The visitor’s heart cannot but be captivated by the imposing beauty of the first National Park in Spain, declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2002.

   Impressive set of limestone with majestic peaks, winding canyons and gorges carved by ancient glaciers, now converted into crystal clear rivers.

   Rural Guest House La Cortina is located in a privileged enclave, and enjoys one of the best views of the area: Sierra del Cuera on one side, on the other, the Picos de Europa, and there in front, where the sun rises, the Valley of Cabrales. Many mornings we can delight ourselves with the mysterious beauty of a sea of clouds, a very frequent phenomenon on hot days. And in autumn the incredible sunrises of fire, in which the sky and the mountains are dyed deep red.

Llanes and Ribadesella, probably the mos beautiful coast in Asturias

Mar: Acantilados en la costa de Llanes en Asturias

 Casas El Jogueru is located right on the line that divides the councils of Llanes and Ribadesella, two of the most beautiful landscapes of the Asturian coast, and only half an hour from the central massif of the Picos de Europa.

   At the end of the garden a gate gives access to Samuel’s path, a beautiful walk that follows the course of the Guadamía river, until it reaches its mouth at the beach of Llames de Pría. A comfortable walk away are the Cliffs of Hell, and especially the impressive bufones de Pría, a spectacle on sea days, at high tide.

   But these are not the only attractions of our coast. A coastal path runs along almost 70 km of coastline, with countless coves of unique beauty. Some of the best known are Cuevas del Mar, the beach of La Canal, Gulpiyuri, or San Antolín, with the impressive Benedictine Romanesque complex of San Antolín de Bedón.

   But these are just a few examples. The interesting thing is to discover them for yourself.

   We have a perfect beach for every way of being in the world. Which one is yours?

Eastern Asturias, just a step away

vacas tumbadas frente a los Lagos de Covadonga

Distances from Casa Rural La Cortina to the main points of interest

  • 10 minutes: Carreña ( Cabrales’ capital), Arenas de Cabrales and Benia de Onís.
  • 20 minutes: Senda del Cares, Bulnes (camino o funicular), Camarmeña, Cangas de Onís, Posada de Llanes, Asiego,  Panes and Alles.
  • 30 minutes: Llanes, Ribadesella, Santuario de  Covadonga, Unquera. Descent of the Sella.
  • 40 minutes: Sotres.
  • 50 minutes: Lagos de Covadonga, Lastres, Mirador del Fito.
  • 60 minutes: Comillas, Tazones.
  • 70 minutes: Potes, Santillana del Mar, Gijón.
  • 80 minutes: Oviedo, Santander.
  • 90 minutes: Avilés, Fuente Dé.

Piraguas descenc¡diendo el Sella

Distances from Casas El Jogueru to the main points of interest

  • 5 minutes:  Beach of Llames de Pría. Bufones de Pría. Acantilados del Infierno.
  • 10 minutes: Nueva de Llanes.
  • 15 minutes: Ribadesella. Posada de Llanes.
  • 20 minutes: Llanes. 
  • 30 minutes: Cangas de Onís, Lastres, Unquera. Descent of the Sella
  • 40 minutes: Santuario de  Covadonga. Villaviciosa, Mirador del Fito, Tazones.
  • 50 minutes: Lagos de Covadonga, Comillas, Gijón
  • 55 minutes: Senda del Cares, Bulnes (camino o funicular),
  • 60 minutes: Avilés., Santillana del Mar.
  • 70 minutes: Lagos de Covadonga. Oviedo, Santander
  • 80 minutes: Avilés, Potes.

Visit easily all these sites, and many more, from the comfort of our homes!