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THE COUNCIL OF GONZÓN AND LUANCO

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Luanco (Gozon) is a popular tourist destination due to the natural environment, surroundings and proximity from the Airport of Asturias.

The capital of the Council of Gozon is Luanco. It is quiet a lively fishing town just few kilometres out of the Cabo Peñas with a nicely preserved old quarter, beautiful houses, narrow streets, lovely fishing port and a very attractive beach.

Luanco has very good examples of Noble Indiano (south American) and civil architecture such as the Palace of the Menendez Pola, the parish church or the clock tower. It is also interesting to visit the Maritime Museum in Luanco to see how the local community lived off the ocean

The Cabo Peñas is the most northerly part of Asturias with cliffs of over 100 metres high and where stone and sandy beaches alternate with dune ecosystems such as Verdicio or Xago.

It is one of the main attractions of Asturias for its beauty and impressive views to the Sea, the beaches and the Picos de Europa. The lighthouse that is situated on the Cape has been working since 1852 and curretly is converted into an Interpretation Centre for the area and its diverse and special surroundings.

In Luanco (Gozon) you can enjoy the charming rural landscapes and towns such as San Jorge de Heres. It has so many organized interior and coastal routes such as The Route of the Beaches, the Route of the Cliffs or the Coastal Route of Bañugues.

You can also relax in the beaches of Luanco (Gozon) such as Bañugues Beach, Aguilera Beach, Verdicio Beach or Xago Beach.

In Luanco (Gonzon) the gastronomy is based in traditional Asturian food and you can enjoy very tasty fresh fish and shellfish.

Notable dates on the calendar include:

The festival of Sea Urchins (first weekend of March)

The festival of Skipjack Tuna or Bonito (July- exact dates unknown)

The beach tennis tournament . It is usually held towards the end of July and it is the only tournament in the world which is played on the sand of the beach. It has counted with the presence of players of international prestige such us: Santana, Orantes, Moya, Ferrero, Andeev, Novak and Pavel, among others

 

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

 

Images supplied by Tomás Fano