Nestled in the rocky coast of northern Spain sits the little gem of a village, Cudillero. Formerly a bustling fishing village, the remnants of fish tales and lore still linger in the small town. Local fishermen dangle their poles into the waters of a quiet bay filled with colorful, bobbing fishing boats. Alongside the bay sits the heart of the city, lined with restaurants offering fresh catches and refreshing drinks at umbrella covered tables. Small alleys originated at the city center maze their way around and between Spanish-tiled houses as they ascend to the top of the coastal cliff.
Driving into Cudillero, however, is a bit of a harrowing experience; somehow both directions of traffic are intended to share the narrow and winding streets that dramatically descend to sea level. This drive was quite petrifying for the driver who learned to drive a stick shift on YouTube a few nights previous and even more terrifying for his passenger. Without incidence we made it to the safety of the parking lot at the base of the hill and parked for the remainder of our stay in Cudillero. By day, we explored the maze of alleys, the boutiques, and spectacular surrounding coast. By night, we enjoyed fresh seafood feasts and gorgeous coastal sunsets.
So, if you’re planning a northern Spain trip, be sure to add Cudillero to the itinerary. Check out some local shops, dine on some fresh seafood and enjoy the spectacular scenery. You won’t be disappointed in this little gem!