Cudillero is a lovely coastal district, located in the centre-west of Asturias, therefore it is a strategic place to visit the whole province.
It is always a good time to visit it. In summer, the squares, streets and bar terraces are full of people. Winter is perfect for going on a relaxed walk, and looking at the rough sea. If you wish you can have a look at the port at this very moment without moving from your seat.
But Cudillero is much more than a lovely village with its restaurants, bars, cider-bars and fishermen harbour. There are many typical villages, some of them almost lost in the countryside, wonderful natural beaches, and the cultural legacy left by the Way of Saint James. Let me tell you about some of its villages:
Oviñana, about 8 km from the capital towards Galicia, is a popular tourist destination, it has direct access from the highway, several services such as shops, restaurants and bars, medical clinic, access to beaches, hairdressers and “cetáreas” (in which they sell seafood). The most significant place in Oviñana is Cabo Vidío or Vidio (cape), an impressive cliff with a magnificent ocean view, where there is a lighthouse. The restaurants in this village are famous for their good work and the great raw materials, Cantabrian fish and seafood.
Lamuño, 4km from Cudillero capital, is one of the most tourist villages. It has access to several beaches: La Concha de Artedo and Oleiros, very beautiful and semi-wild beaches, suitable for fishing and diving; San Pedro beach, one of the most visited ones, (it has all services in high season). In the village there is a store where it is possible to buy almost everything (open daily from 9 until 22), a bar-restaurant, and a call center. It is possible to go on horse-riding routes. Since it was a small village, families from Oviedo, Gijón and, lately, Madrid have been chosen it as their summer holiday destination. The number of inhabitants is three times as much in summer as in winter (about 100 inhabitants). The village festival in honor of “la Virgen de La China” is held on the third weekend of August. Like Oviñana, it is a flat area, which makes it easy for old people to walk, children can ride a bike, and everybody can enjoy Lamuño’s “caleyas” (paths).
San Martín de Luiña
San Martín de Luiña is part of the Valley of the Luiñas (Valle de las Luiñas). There is an important church in terms of size, age, and historical value, with inscriptions that can be seen on the ground, and that are discriminatory towards “vaqueiro” people. It is a big area that includes several villages, neighborhoods and “brañas”; it is, in fact, the starting point to climb to any of the well-known Brañas Vaqueiras in Cudillero district, from which to go to other brañas in Salas, Tineo and other places … This is a beautiful route for those who do not suffer from vertigo. In November, a traditional livestock fair is held in honor of the patron, and in September the popular and crowded festival “Los Dolores” takes place.