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Camino del Norte Map 11
1.30km → Peral
Altitude: 
115

Note that there is an albergue in Colombres but that in summer months it is frequently booked by student scout groups. The museum in town is excellent (see history below), if not to visit at least to walk the grounds.

History: 

The Indianos. The Museo de la Emigración in Colombres is an excellent collection in an incredible building. It captures the life of the Indianos, everyday Gallegos, Asturianos, Cantabrians, and Basques who because of their proximity to the sea were most able to emigrate from Spain to...

Accommodation in Colombres

Private

1

Albergue El Cantu
Private
Lamadrid
120 12€
1.90km → La Franca
Altitude: 
70

Roadside truck-stop adjacent to the two major roads.

The Road: 

The camino now crosses the N-634 and the A-8 at the start of Peral, ignore all arrows pointing you down the N-634 as new construction has eliminated the old pilgrim pathway. Once across the highways turn left down a gravel track to parallel the A-8. You will be on the north side of the highway...

Accommodation in Peral

5.30km → Buelna
Altitude: 
50

Same arrangement as Peral (stretched out along the N road), but with a small residential area which is where the albergue is located.

Notice: 

When the camino returns to the N-634 things get a bit confusing. There are two routes here, one that follows the road all the way to Buelna and beyond and an alternative which follows the coastline. The second route is the preferred option for its safety and scenery but it can be difficult to...

The Road: 

The turn off is to the left, remember that in Asturias the shell symbols are typically oriented such that the ‘hinge’ of the symbol represents Santiago.

The albergue is down this side road a short distance. Beyond it the camino descends and then turns off to the right, crosses uphill...

Accommodation in La Franca

Private

1

Albergue Renacer
Private
La Franca
14€
Pension

2

Pensión La Casa Abajo
Pension
Ctra. N-634 km 285
Photo in Pensión La Casa Abajo on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

3

Hotel La Parra ⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. N-634 km 285
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2.20km → Pendueles
Altitude: 
50

From Buelna you can again choose between the road and the coast. The road is evident, to get to the coast follow the signs for the E9 trail to Pendueles.

The Road: 

From Buelna you can again choose between the road and the coast. The road is evident, to get to the coast follow the signs for the E9 trail to Pendueles.

Accommodation in Buelna

Private

1

Albergue de peregrinos Santa Marina
Private
Buelna. N-634 - Km. 289100
70 10€ Photo in Albergue de peregrinos Santa Marina on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural de Aldea El Valle
Casa Rural
Buelna
Photo in Casa Rural de Aldea El Valle on the Camino de Santiago
8.80km → Andrín
Altitude: 
45

In the center of town is a Casa del Indiano left to the elements for what appears like the better half of a century, the only surviving element is, of course, the palm tree.

The Road: 

 There are two routes between Pendueles and Llanes. The split between the two occurs shortly after you pass the Playa de Vidiago.

‌Option 1: The NEW camino along the coast through Andrín - 14.6
The new official camino between Pendueles and Llanes stays north of the...

Accommodation in Pendueles

Private

1

Albergue Casa Flor
Private
Barrio El Rubino
21 7€ Photo in Albergue Casa Flor on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue Castiellu
Private
La Quintana
8 25€

3

Albergue Aves de Paso
Private
Barrio La Laguna
20 Donativo€ Photo in Albergue Aves de Paso on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
60

Accommodation in Vidiago

Private

1

Albergue El Caserón de Vidiago
Private
Puertas de Vidiago
18 10€
Hotel

2

Hotel Bufón de Arenillas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Riegu
Photo in Hotel Bufón de Arenillas on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
40

Accommodation in Puertas de Vidiago

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural La Boleta
Casa Rural
Puertas de Vidiago
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Hotel

2

Hotel el Rincón de Yaxu ⭑⭑
Hotel
Puertas de Vidiago
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3

Hotel La Torre
Hotel
Puertas de Vidiago
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4

Hotel Pugide ⭑⭑
Hotel
Puertas de Vidiago
Photo in Hotel Pugide on the Camino de Santiago
4.30km → Llanes
Altitude: 
50
5.80km → Llanes
Altitude: 
60
The Road: 

In Andrín the camino zig zags uphill to join the LLN-2 on a pedestrian path to your right. Shortly after a sharp right-hand turn it leaves the road to the left to follow a mountain path to the entrance to Llanes. Alternatively you can stay on the road and pass through Cúe on the way to Llanes....

Accommodation in Andrín

Hotel

1

Hotel La Boriza ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Camino de la Playa
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Altitude: 
55

Accommodation in Cué

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural Maribel II
Casa Rural
El Pontón
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Hotel

2

Hotel La Quinta ⭑⭑
Hotel
Barrio El Juaco
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3

Hotel Migal ⭑
Hotel
Cue de Llanes
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3.00km → Póo
Altitude: 
15

On the way into town you cannot help but notice the number of large Casas del Indiano. Most are well preserved, much like the old town center. Together they are the reason that tourism in Llanes remains so popular.

To the south are the Cantabrian mountains and the limestone caves...

The Road: 

The camino enters Llanes from the south along the Avenida de la Concepción and continues along it all the way to the Río Carrocedo. At the river, the streets are mostly for pedestrians only and the camino does not deviate from the road, it follows along through several name...

Accommodation in Llanes

Private

1

Albergue La Casona del Peregrino
Private
La Portilla
50 15€

2

Albergue residencial de juventudes
Private
Celso Amieva, 15
81

3

Albergue La Estación
Private
Estación Feve
34 12/17€ Photo in Albergue La Estación on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue La Portilla
Private
La Portilla
78 15/20€
Pension

5

Pensión Los Pinos ⭑⭑
Pension
Las Gaviotas, 28
Photo in Pensión Los Pinos on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

6

Hotel Los Molinos ⭑
Hotel
Cotiello Bajo, 7
Photo in Hotel Los Molinos on the Camino de Santiago

7

Hotel Las Rocas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Marqués de Canillejas, 3
Photo in Hotel Las Rocas on the Camino de Santiago

8

Hotel Don Paco ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Colegio de la Encarnación, 1
Photo in Hotel Don Paco on the Camino de Santiago

9

Hotel Montemar ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Genaro Riestra, 8
Photo in Hotel Montemar on the Camino de Santiago

10

Hotel La Paz
Hotel
Paz, 7
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3.00km → Celorio
Altitude: 
20

There is a beach just a short distance from the town center.

The Road: 

Póo straddles the AS-263 and the camino winds its way through town, crossing the main road to follow a coastal path known locally as the Senda Cicloturista to Celorio. Alternatively, it is possible to turn left to follow the AS-263 there.

Accommodation in Póo

Private

1

Albergue Llanes Playa de Poo
Private
Playa, 36
23 11/17€ Photo in Albergue Llanes Playa de Poo on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue La Cambarina
Private
Plaza de los Higos, 128
16 12/15€
Casa Rural

3

El Ñeru
Casa Rural
Hotel

4

Hotel y Apartamentos El Camín ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Pº de Llanes
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5

Hotel Rural Cuartamenteru
Hotel
Barrio Anteji
Photo in Hotel Rural Cuartamenteru on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hotel Villa Miramar ⭑⭑
Hotel
Barrio de los Higos
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2.10km → Barro
Altitude: 
15

The Monasterio de San Salvador is not open for visitors, but the church occasionally is.

Celorio is well known for its enthusiastic festivals. There are three spread out during the months of July and August.

The first is in honor of the Virgen del Carmen and begins on the first Sunday after the 16th of July at the Iglesia de San Salvador; it involves a procession with the Virgen to the beach. One week before this there is the hoguera (bonfire), wherein the neighboring villages compete to erect the largest eucalyptus tree (chopped and hauled back to town) in the church square. The third is the día del bollu to celebrate the patron of the city San Salvador on the first Sunday of August; it puts the food in feast.

The Road: 

The route through Celorio is well marked, though if you wander off of it you may get turned around easily in the web of streets of this small village. If in doubt head towards the beach, which the camino passes on its way out of town along a coastal road.

Accommodation in Celorio

Private

1

Albergue Las Palmeras
Private
Barrio Abajo, 120
20 12.50€
Pension

2

Pensión Mariaje
Pension
Camino de Celorio a Barro
Photo in Pensión Mariaje on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

3

Hotel Gavitu ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Barrio Abajo
Photo in Hotel Gavitu on the Camino de Santiago

4

Hotel Morán Playa
Hotel
Playa, 5
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Camino del Norte Map 12
1.50km → Niembru
Altitude: 
5

In recent years the politicians of Barro have begun undoing a decade of illegal development; it is a rare sight to see new buildings torn down. By the time you pass through, there will be more green space near the beach.

For a quiet moment consider following the road out of town a bit...

San Roque is celebrated on the 15th of August.

The Road: 

Passing through Barro, there are a beach and bar to your right just off the main road.

Further ahead at the end of town the camino turns left to leave the road; just past this turn is a small detour to visit the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores and the...

Accommodation in Barro

Hotel

1

Hotel y Apartamentos Miracielos ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Playa de Miracielos
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4.10km → Naves
Altitude: 
40
The Road: 

The camino does not go through town, unless you followed the road from the church/beach. Between here and Naves the camino keeps to a quiet path along the hillside to the north. Before long it descends to rejoin the AS-263, and crosses the Río Bedón after passing the late Romanesque...

1.30km → Villahormes
Altitude: 
20

Due north of Naves is the Playa Gulpiyuri. A detour of 600m will be rewarded by the unique inland beach and quite possibly the worlds smallest sea.

Santa Ana, patron of the village, is celebrated on the 26th of July. San Antolín on the first two days of September, and San Vicente on the 11th of November alongside San Martín.

The Road: 

The camino follows a course along paved back roads and trails to Villahormes and beyond and doesn’t return to the AS-263 until it arrives at Nueva.

Accommodation in Naves

Hotel

1

Hotel Villa Marrón ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. AS-263
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2

Hotel La Fonte ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Santa Ana
Photo in Hotel La Fonte on the Camino de Santiago
3.30km → Nueva
Altitude: 
40
Notice: 

At the entrance to Nueva, an alternative coastal route starts.

Accommodation in Villahormes

Private

1

Albergue Camino de Santiago Villahormes
Private
Barrio La Rotella
80 10€
Altitude: 
55

April: San Jorge on the 23rd.
July: San Juan on the last weekend of the month.
August: Nuestra Señora del Henar on the 5th.
September: Santo Cristo del Amparo, a celebration of the highest quality, on the 13th and 14th. Also La Virgen de la Blanca on the 7th and 8th.

The Road: 

Between Nueva and Ribadesella the camino follows along a combination of quiet country roads and foot paths, passing through the villages of Piñeres and Cuerres. It returns to the AS-263 just before Ribadesella and follows it into the city.

Accommodation in Nueva

Hotel

1

Hotel Rural Luna del Valle
Hotel
Barrio La Nogalera
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2

Hotel Cuevas del Mar ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza de Laverde Ruiz
Photo in Hotel Cuevas del Mar on the Camino de Santiago

3

Hotel San Jorge ⭑⭑
Hotel
Barrio La Nogalera
Photo in Hotel San Jorge on the Camino de Santiago

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