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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…
Seafood in Llanes & Around

El Bálamu

From outside, this unassuming portside spot resembles a cavernous gray warehouse, but climb the stairs to find Llanes' best seafood eatery, where fish comes straight from the boat to your plate. Snack on rabas (frie…
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.
Seafood in Llanes & Around

Restaurante Siete Puertas

The Siete Puertas is a cut above your average Llanes restaurant, with neat white tablecloths, efficient service, a canopied summer terrace and elegantly prepared local dishes. Fish and homemade desserts are its fort…
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.