Llanes & Around attractions

Top Choice Beach in Llanes & Around

Playa de Torimbia

This beautiful, gold-blonde crescent bounded by rocky headlands and a bowl of green hills, 9km west of Llanes, is truly spectacular. It’s also a particularly popular nudist beach. Turn off the AS263 at Posada to rea…
Cave in Llanes & Around

Cueva del Pindal

The World Heritage–listed Cueva del Pindal, 2km northeast of Pimiango, contains 31 Palaeolithic paintings and engravings of animals, mostly in ochre, including bison, horses and rare depictions of a mammoth and a fi…
Landmark in Llanes & Around

Bufones de Arenillas

The Bufones de Arenillas is a dozen geyser-style jets of seawater, which are pumped up through holes in the earth by the pressure of the tides – with heavy seas, some jets can spurt a spectacular 20m high (it’s dang…
Beach in Llanes & Around

Playa de Toranda

About 8km west of Llanes, Playa de Toranda is a beach dramatically backed by fields and a forested headland. To get here, turn off the AS263 at Posada and head 2km northwest to Niembro; the beach is 500m beyond Niem…
Beach in Llanes & Around

Playa de la Ballota

A particularly attractive 350m-long beach 4.5km east of Llanes, hemmed in by green cliffs and signposted down a dirt track from the LLN2 Cué–Andrín road.
Public Art in Llanes & Around

Cubos de la Memoria

Strewn alongside the far end of Llanes’ pier like a set of children’s toy blocks are the rainbow-coloured Cubes of Memory, Basque painter Agustín Ibarrola’s playful public artwork, which uses the port’s breakwater a…
Beach in Llanes & Around

Playa de La Franca

Playa de La Franca, 19km east of Llanes towards Cantabria, is a pretty, honey-toned beach, set between rocky walls and eucalyptus trees, with a couple of summer campgrounds. It’s signposted immediately west of La Fr…
Beach in Llanes & Around

Playa de Toró

Of Llanes’ three town beaches, Playa de Toró, to the east, is easily the prettiest. Its limpid waters are dotted with jutting pillars of rock.
Church in Llanes & Around

Basílica de Santa María del Conceyu

If you find it open, the town’s main, mostly Gothic church, built between the 13th and 15th centuries, is worth a quick inspection.
Beach in Llanes & Around

Playa de San Antolín

About 12km west of Llanes, Playa de San Antolín is a vast, unprotected beach where surfers might pick up the odd wave.