AND WHAT IF IT RAINS?
It is true that in the south of Spain there are moments when the heat of summer tightens so much that what is most desirable is to sleep with a blanket, to feel the cool of the darkness and as the proverb goes: “to see rain and not to get wet”.
The days that we call of “orbayo” (the thin rain that seems to float suspended in the air) have their charm (and there are experiences in Asturias, like the “bufones”, that are more recommended with bad weather). However, just in case, we propose some options for rainy days.
In the region there is a network of museums that will allow you to take advantage of a rainy day.
Also, we recommend you to discover the advantages of the Cultural Passport. We are one of the collaborators of this initiative and you can get it directly at our hotel.
- Museo Etnográfico del Oriente: is an interesting and very educational museum where you can find out the typical life, in a total subsistence economy, of a tradicional Asturian farmhouse.
All the children come back fascinated by MUJA (Museo del Jurásico Asturiano), which has replicas of dinosaurs and one of the best collections of fossils around the world.
In the caves it doesn´t rain and in Asturias there are for all preferences. If you are interested in prehistoric rock art you can still visit the cave of Tito Bustillo in Ridadesella (the visits are very restricted for conservation reasons, we advise you to click on the link to reserve your entrance in time).
Cueva del Soplao: This cave hasn´t archaeological remains or paintings but it is such a spectacular that is known as the Cave of Wonders due to its stalactites. An ideal visit for the whole family (the most adventurous have a spelunking program).
The route of “quesu y sidra” (cheese and cider) provides an insight into the secrets of making Cabrales Cheese and traditional Asturian drink for excellence. It also includes lunch or dinner and the children are welcome. It is advisable go to this visit with good weather because the views of the Naranjo de Bulnes are so spectacular.
Llanes is nearby to many options. In less than one hour by car I find Oviedo with its cathedral and the pre-Romanesque monuments, Gijón with the wall, the beach and the neighborhood of Cimadevilla or Avilés with the Niemeyer Center.
Avilés with its beautiful arcaded streets and its incomparable historical center is a magical city. It also has some of the most recommended restaurants and cider houses throughout Asturias
At the oposite way you can find Potes, San Vicente de la Barquera, Santillana y Santander.