Costa Verde, Cudillero, Luarca


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Costa Verde, Cudillero, Luarca

To the west of Aviles stretches the Costa Verde, a long stretch of rugged cliffs, sandy bays and deep river estuaries. Cudillero, the closest village to the airport, has a good selection of places to eat and drink, all crammed together around a small fishing harbour. Further west, Luarca is another tranquil and attractive fishing port.

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Relics of earlier eras are scattered in and around the cities, including many pre-Romanesque churches and other buildings dating back to the 8th and the 10th centuries, when Asturias was one of the few regions of Christian Spain to remain unconquered by the Moors, who occupied most parts of the Iberian Peninsula. The region was a cradle of prehistoric civilisation, and remarkable cave paintings may be seen at the Cueva de Tito Bustillo in Ribadesella. Almost one-third of the region has been designated as a region of outstanding natural beauty, and four nature reserves have been given UNESCO Biosphere status.