Protected Landscape of the west coast of Asturias

The Protected Landscape of the West Coast of Asturias is the coastal area of the concejos of Cudillero and Valdés. This space encompasses a total of 6,204 hectares, bordering Barayo Natural Reserve to the west and the Natural Monument of Las Dueñas Mire to the east. Between the two spaces there is a 35-kilometer abrasion platform with cliffs, sand and pebble beaches, and small coves. The cliffs that best represent the west coast of Asturias rise up near Cape Busto and Cape Vidio; the latter is also the site of Iglesona Cave, which was formed by the movements of the sea and can be visited during low tide. The estuary of the Esva River and La Cueva Beach make up another natural space of interest on the west coast. Throughout this section, there are several very pleasant beaches, such as Silencio, Concha de Artedo, and San Pedro de la Ribera.

The vegetation is distributed among the species of undergrowth that grow on the cliffs and the grass, birch, and oak formations on the elevated land. Regarding the fauna, the European shag is one of the most representative species of the west coast; alongside it appear other birds like the seagull and the peregrine falcon. You can also see species common to northern Spain like wild boars, foxes, squirrels, and badgers.

The abrasion platform of the western Asturian coast has numerous marked paths leading to the areas of cultural and natural interest, linking together the small towns found along the coast. Some of the best paths are the PR-AS-4, the Cape Busto Route, and certain sections of the GR-9.

Entrances: Highway N-632 marks the southern limit of the west coast and facilitates access to the scenic overlooks, beaches, and towns (like Cudillero and Luarca) that are found in and around this natural space.

Below are some recommendations of places to eat and sleep around the west coast of Asturias

In Ballota
Restaurante Casa Fernando
In Busto
Restaurante La Casa de las Camelias
In Cudillero
Restaurante Café de Oviñana
Restaurante Los Arcos
Restaurante La Parra
Restaurante La Curuxina
In Luarca
Restaurante Villa Blanca
Restaurante El Trasgu
Restaurante Barómetro
Restaurante Sport
In Novellana
Restaurante El Fornón

In Ballota
Hoteles Casa Fernando
In Busto
Hotel La Casa de las Camelias
Hotel Cabo Busto
In Cueva
Casa Rural Albatros
Casa Rural Playa de Cueva
In Cudillero
Hotel Cabo Vidio
Hotel Casona de La Paca
Hotel El Pescador
Hotel La Casona del Pío
Camping L’Amuravela
In Lamuño
Casa Rural Clarita
Apartamentos La Caraba
In Luarca
Hotel Villa de Luarca
Hotel La Colmena
Hotel Villa la Argentina
Hotel Báltico
Camping Playa de Taurán
Camping Otur
Camping Los Cantiles
In Novellana
Hotel El Fornón
Casa Rural El Gaviero

Paseos Marinos Yoldia (Cudillero)
Rutas Ecuestres Aventuras a Caballo (Lamuño)
Turismo Activo Jatay Aventura (Luarca)

Oficina de Turismo de Cudillero. Puerto del Oeste, s/n. Cudillero. Asturias. España. Teléfono: 985 591 377 / 985 591 452. Coordenadas GPS aprox. 43º 33′ 51.87″ N – 6º 8′ 51.71″ W.
Oficina de Turismo de Valdés. Plaza de Alfonso X el Sabio, s/n. Luarca. Asturias. España. Teléfono: 985 640 083. Coordenadas GPS aprox. 43º 32′ 39.25″ N – 6º 32′ 10.24″ W.

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