The beaches of Spain, Costa Verde todo lo mejor!
I love the places AFAR doesn't have on their maps! Okay no one goes here, which is great. But so many people are talking about going to Spain right now. Prices are low and it is a great time to go to Spain, help the Spanish economy! But try to stay out of the big cities for a change. We just spent two weeks in Asturias and Cantabria, wow, amazing. There are organic farm stays, homes on the beach for rent, quiet rooms and hotels WAY off the beaten path and delicious menus del dia for 10 Euros. Favorite beaches in the Cudillero to Navia region are San Pedro, Cadavedo, and Playa de Silencio. There were maybe 20 people there each day. The water was cold but swimmable, they are in calm bays with rocky and sandy beaches. Really clean and lovely. Bring an umbrella! And wear good walking shoes to get there. Casa de Miguel and Casa Fernando had great food. Great walks along the beaches and out to the boardwalks and whatnot. Lots of the little towns were full of vacation homes but others were relatively local and untouched. Downtown Cudillero is okay but we really liked Soto de Luina, Ballota, Novellana and Coana, south of Navia (AMAYING pre-Roman ruins). But the beaches were just so fantastic. Like Hawaii with no hotels and not hot. Will definitely be going back!
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