Ribadesella. Midway between Gijon and Santander on the Costa Verde in northern Spain, it is a beautiful port and fishing village in the Asturias region. The town is well known for a huge international canoe race (Descenso del Sella) on the river every August. You can rent canoes and do it yourself or take a tour down the river. Enyoy our self catering apartments.
Behind the town in Asturais are the Picos de Europa, craggy and mountainous they are a national treasure and great for walking, trekking, birdwatching and viewing wild animals. Stay in our self catering apartments and take in the stunning and breathtaking scenery.
Another highlight of Ribadesella are the prehistoric Tito Bustillo caves, discovered only in the 1960s. Our Self catering apartments allow you to enjoy a comfortable bed and breakfast.
Food is a feature in the town: local seafood, markets with homemade cheeses (try the blue cheese, Cabrales), smallgoods and crafts. One specialty is sidra, or apple cider. (See the "Local Area" page for a picture of the unique way people in Asturias pour Sidra.) Try the truly magnificent tempranillos from the Rioja and Ribel de Doura areas.
Perfectly located as a base in Asturias to visit Gijon, Oviedo, Llanes, Santander and the stunning "Picos de Europa" mountains Ribadesella has everything you could want from a holiday destination. Camping in the area is very popular and part of the general enthusiasm for "Turismo Rural" or Country Tourism as we would call it.
Local activities also include fishing, golf, horse riding, caving, mountaineering, wind surfing, quad biking, surfing, boogy boarding, sunbathing, swimming, sight seeing, coastal, camping, exploring and more. Why go to crowded Southern Spain when you can relax in the North of Spain in our comfortable clean self catering apartments in Asturias.