Breathe in all that fresh air – mountain breezes, aromatic pine forest and Atlantic Ocean spray. Take in the view from rugged mountain tops. Step back in time in prehistoric caves and narrow cobbled streets. Tune into music festivals, new languages and the silence of mountain gorges.
Costa Verde at a Glance
High snow-capped mountains, deep mysterious caves and wide open spaces. Whichever way you look at it, Spain’s Costa Verde is wild, beautiful and most of all – green!
Set between the mountains and Atlantic Ocean, Costa Verde is dotted with elegant seaside resorts, picture-perfect medieval towns and thought provoking modernist gems.
Savour the peace and quiet of endless beaches and mountain gorges, join the hustle and bustle of city life and unleash your inner party animal in the region that loves to fiesta!
Get stuck in to traditional rustic meals with plates piled high with steaming stews, cured meats and locally caught fish. Nibble on pintxos - meat, fish veg and puddings fashioned into little edible works of art. And quench your thirst with sidra - traditionally poured from a height releasing an explosion of bubbles.
Feeling energetic? Get your boots on and hike the mountain trails of the Picos de Europa or take up the challenge of the wild Atlantic rollers on your surfboard. More of a fresh air and exercise kind of a person. Then saddle up for a pony trek, tee off on the golf course or wander through mountain meadows and along deserted beaches. Interested in history, art and culture – you’ll be spoilt for choice with traditional old towns and eye-popping modernist architecture.
This busy port with its excellent restaurants, shops and markets comes alive to the sound of music in the summer with its annual festival of music and dance, while the Royal Summer Palace and Gardens and local art museum provide a feast for the eyes.
One of the most amazing pieces of architecture in the world, you could spend a whole day admiring this building. But it’s beautiful on the inside too! Set aside some time for a really good look at the collection of thought-provoking modern art.
This town is all about location, location, location! It’s one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Verde, situated between Brusco Point and the Quejo Estuary with one of the finest stretches of beach in the area. Take a stroll through the quaint old town – some of the buildings date back to 978AD.
This buzzing seaport is an eclectic mix of old, new and futuristic. The Guggenheim Museum is really worth a look - inside and out - with its striking architecture and world-class modern art collection. If your taste is more for the traditional Spain, take a visit to the Old Town with its boutiques and tapas bars, and the Museu de Bellas Artes.
Serious walkers and climbers will love the deep caverns and towering peaks with their rocky gorges, lakes and waterfalls. If you’re one of those who like the view but not the exercise, then the cable car will take you the 6000 feet up to the top where you can enjoy look across south west Santalina.