Travelling the Camino de Santiago is possibly one of the most beautiful personal experiences we can have, because it helps us to reflect, relax, walk, enjoy friends or family or meet people. One of the best routes is the well-known Camino del Norte that passes through Asturias.
And, this autonomous community, characterized by the spectacular green of its landscape, its flora and fauna, its charming villages and beaches and its cuisine, is a highly recommended place to also make a small tourist break during our adventure as pilgrims to Santiago . Choosing a Ruralia rural house to enjoy the rest is one of the many inducements that you will find in this stage of the Camino.
The way known as Camino del Norte, which passes through Asturias, is the longest after the Vía de la Plata and stands out for its beautiful scenery and good signage. The first and second stages pass through the municipality of Llanes and go through many villages that we can visit, enjoy the fabes and the cachopo and where we will find the best rural accommodation. Some of them are:
Andrín. With less than 200 inhabitants and a beautiful parish dedicated to San Juan Bautista. A place with a lot of charm for lovers of rural tourism.
The Franca. A place with a magnificent beach, where we can enjoy the relaxation of the sea. If we want to stay in a nearby place, Santa Eulalia de Carranzo is a great choice.
The last place in the first stage is the port town of Llanes, very visited for its great beauty and its marina. Among its architectural riches, we can discover its medieval tower, the church of Santa María del Conceyu from the 12th century and its modernist casino. A place that we should not miss in depth if we do the Camino del Norte.
Do not forget to visit its nearby beaches. Among the most beautiful are Pría Bufones, Gulpiyuri Beach, Cuevas del Mar, Poo Beach or Barro Beach. This town already belongs to the second stage of this Way. In it we will find a beautiful white sand beach and the rest we need after completing the first stage.
Villanueva de Pría, Torrevega, Quintana or Vibaño, are other endearing enclaves in which we can rest during our stages of the Camino, which are also in the Llanes area. Although there is much more we can discover if we visit Ruralia.
The coast of Asturias, which is the area of Llanes, is, according to Greenpeace, the best preserved coast of Spain. This, together with the landscapes that surround it and the great offer of outdoor leisure, make it one of the favorite areas for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago to rest.
Taking a few days in a rural accommodation near Llanes will renew our energies and give us the strength to continue the Camino with the best attitude.
© Copyright LA VOZ DE GALICIA S.A. Polígono de Sabón, Arteixo, A CORUÑA (ESPAÑA) Inscrita en el Registro Mercantil de A Coruña en el Tomo 2438 del Archivo, Sección General, a los folios 91 y siguientes, hoja C-2141. CIF: A-15000649