THE COUNCIL OF CARAVIA AND PRADO

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Caravia is a beautiful and peaceful coastal town between the Sueve Mountains and the Cantabric Sea. It has a lot of examples of large elegant houses and Indiano architecture such as Villa Rosario, La Casona in Prado or Hermanos Prieto.

The area of the East of Asturias and the Sueve Region is very popular for tourism because of its privileged location nearby the magnificent Picos de Europa and between the Sueve Mountain Range and beautiful sandy beaches. It is also well connected by the airports of Asturias (Ranon) and Cantabria (Santander) as this area borders between Asturias and Cantabria.

The River Sella is one of the most important Salmon Rivers of Spain and fishermen enjoy not only the quality fishing but the amazing scenery as well.

In this area you can enjoy activities such as surf, trekking, paddling, canoeing, canyoning, mountain biking, spelunking, climbing, horse riding among others.

In the Sueve Mountains you can find other symbols of Asturian identity, the asturcón horse which are the purebred Asturian black horses that live wild in these mountains.

Also it is a very important area for its representation of Paleolitic Art and the examples of “Indiano Architecture” which shows the influence of the Emigration of Asturians towards Latin America and North America and it is displayed and explained in the “Museum of the Emigration” in Colombres.

Caravia gives us some of the best beaches of the area such as the very popular Arenal de Moris, La Beciella or La Espasa.

From Caravia you can do several Mountain and Coastal Routes.

Caravia is a part of the Northern Route of the “Route of Saint James” and you can access many other walking route.

There is also an important ethnographic centre of popular architecture and well preserved and crafted asturian food stores called “Horreos” and “Paneras”.

Here there are plenty of routes to do and moments to enjoy as the surrounding nature is at its purest. The more popular route is the “Hayedo de la Biescona”.

The local gastronomy is mix traditional and modern Asturian food, delicious Asturian reared beef, fish and seafood and it has a wide variety of local cheeses and desserts. The Councils of Caravia and Piloña are also part of the Route of the Cider so you can enjoy some crisp traditional cider as its best.

 

If you want more information contact Where is Asturias at info@whereisasturias.com

 

Images supplied by Tomás Fano and Turismo Asturias: Camilo Alonso

 


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