Cudillero is in the Asturias region of Spain. It is generally thought to be one of Spain's most beautiful villages.
Cudillero is a delightful fishing port on the Costa Verde on the Atlantic Coast of Spain. This coast is popular with French and Spanish holidaymakers but because the weather is more changeable than the Mediterranean coasts it is relatively undiscovered by the English tourist market. It has therefore remained relatively unspoilt and retains a real local flavour.
Cudillero is one of the nicest fishing ports on this stretch of coast. Its houses climb uphill above the sea and the cobbled plaza. The houses are all painted different colours and stretch out in a semi-circle around the bay. There are plenty of bars and cafes and, of course, sea-food restaurants - many of them around the plaza next to the port. Climb to the top of the village for some great views and a chance to admire the lovely houses as you wander past.
The port of Cudillero contained inside a square walled area is filled with fishing boats, especially on an evening when the boats come back with their day's catch.
The lighthouse of Cudillero gives great views of the coast and is a pleasant stroll from the village.
The Playa Aguilar, 3km east of Cudillero is the closest beach.
Places to Visit Nearby
Cudillero is on the rugged Costa Verde, the 'green coast'. Spread out along the coast are sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs reaching heights of over 100m. It is called the green coast because away from the cliffs are forests of pine and eucalyptus and rolling grassy hills. Sprinkled along the way are a number of attractive fishing villages. Near to Cudillero Luarca, Candes and Castrapol are all worth looking out for.
The Selgas Palace Estate 2km from Cudillero in El Pito is a palace surrounding by a formal style garden rather like those surrounding many chateaus in France. Inside there are works by Goya and El Greco.
The medieval centre of Aviles is also worth a visit.
Map of Cudillero and places to visit
Cudillero places to visit
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