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Cave paintings in the Cueva de Covalanas

Literally riddled with caves, the karstic landscape of the Asón and Soba Valleys have offered shelter to man for many thousands of years. A great number of the caves are open to visitors and offer magnificent geological formations or, in … Continue reading

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Fiestas Galore in Cantabria

Often forgotten when planning a visit, Spain’s myriad local fiestas can turn a holiday into a truly memorable experience – so make fiestas a part of your holiday! Fiestas fill the calendar year round, and whether they be a small village affair with … Continue reading

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Galicia’s beaches – a taste of the Atlantic

Galicia’s immense coastline is strewn with truly beautiful beaches, 772 of them in all, from the Playa Catedrales near the border with Asturias all the way  round to A Guarda looking across the Miño to Portugal. There’s so much of it … Continue reading

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El Molino – a fairytale cottage near the Cantabrian seaside

Stay in a fairytale former watermill, El Molino, with a bubbling trout stream running by in a beautiful, secluded spot surrounded by lush green fields and meadows, looking up to the magnificent mountain ridge standing majestically behind the traditional farming … Continue reading

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Viva Viveiro and the Costa Lucense

  The lovely old medieval town of Viveiro with its three impressive gateways leading into its narrow paved streets with quaint, old fashioned shops, hard to find in this modern world, may seem sleepy at first, but come at Carnival … Continue reading

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Fishing ports of western Asturias

The beautiful rugged coastline of Western Asturias, from Avilés to the Galician border, is nowadays famous for superb beaches but in medieval days, when the sea was a vital source of food rather than pleasure, a fine array of fishing … Continue reading

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Beach days, Carnota

            Everyone has their own idea of the perfect beach, be it a secret rocky cove or a bucket and spade stretch of sand. The stunningly beautiful bay of Carnota in Western Galicia has a … Continue reading

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Captivating Comillas

Elegant and sophisticated yet above all friendly, lively and fun, Comillas has it all… With its naturally sheltered golden sandy beach, the finest collection of Catalan Modernist architecture outside of Barcelona and an atmospheric Old Town with boutique shops, bars … Continue reading

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The road to Cucayo

From the Valley of Liebana up into the Picos mountains, breathtaking views all the way and no traffic – and there are a couple of nice bars at the top to rest your weary legs! Fantastic for cycling enthusiasts or … Continue reading

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