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The Costa Verde west of Gijon :
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The Costa Verde west of Gijon
The Costa Verde west of GijonBy car, 144 km, 1 day
The Costa Verde, one of the most beautiful coasts in Spain, owes its name to the colour of the sea and its shores green with eucalyptus and pine trees. You'll be enchanted by the landscape between Gijon and Ría de Ribadeo, full of cliffs, sandy beaches, creeks and little fishing harbours (like Luarca). In addition, the coast has the Cantabrian mountains and the Picos de Europa as a stunning backdrop, which you can admire from a natural viewpoint such as Cape Vidio.Customise this route and add it to My travel book
Near the lighthouse is the best place to enjoy the extensive views of this inhospitable section of coastline. To the right, the panorama extends as far as Cabo de Peñas and to the left, as far as Cabo Busto.
The Eo estuary, whose last kilometers form the border between Galicia and Asturias. After a tumultuous course, the river settles down. A fine view can be enjoyed from the bridge over the ria's mouth.