Camino del Norte in Asturias | Wise Pilgrim Guide to the Camino de Santiago

Camino del Norte Map 11
Distance to Santiago: 
465.70
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 the Americas (...
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Albergue El Cantu
Lamadrid

Private
120 12
Distance to Santiago: 
464.40
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 and...
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Hotel Casa Junco
El Peral

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Hotel San Angel
El Peral

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Distance to Santiago: 
462.50
Altitude: 
50
Same arrangement as Peral, 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 through some...
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Hotel La Parra
Ctra. N-634 km 285

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Pensión La Casa Abajo
Ctra. N-634 km 285

Pension
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Albergue Renacer
La Franca

Private
14
Distance to Santiago: 
457.20
Altitude: 
50
Located between the sea and the highway. There are several small inland beaches along the coastal option, as well as several bufones (waterspouts), that are popular destinations for local sightseers.
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.
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Albergue de peregrinos Santa Marina
Buelna. N-634 - Km. 289100

Private
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Casa Rural de Aldea El Valle
Buelna

Casa Rural
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Distance to Santiago: 
455.00
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 A-8 and follows a slightly...
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Albergue Casa Flor
Barrio El Rubino

Private
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Albergue Castiellu
La Quintana

Private
8 25

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Albergue Aves de Paso
Barrio La Laguna

Private
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Distance to Santiago: 
456.30
Altitude: 
60
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Hotel Bufón de Arenillas
Riegu

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Albergue El Caserón de Vidiago
Puertas de Vidiago

Private
18 10
Distance to Santiago: 
454.40
Altitude: 
40
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Hotel el Rincón de Yaxu
Puertas de Vidiago

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Hotel La Torre
Puertas de Vidiago

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Hotel Pugide
Puertas de Vidiago

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Casa Rural La Boleta
Puertas de Vidiago

Casa Rural
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Distance to Santiago: 
450.50
Altitude: 
50
Distance to Santiago: 
446.20
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.
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Hotel La Boriza
Camino de la Playa

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Altitude: 
55
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Hotel La Quinta
Barrio El Juaco

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Hotel Migal
Cue de Llanes

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Casa Rural Maribel II
El Pontón

Casa Rural
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Distance to Santiago: 
440.40
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 leading draw to tourism in Llanes remains so popular. To the south are the Cantabrian mountains and the limestone caves which give...
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 changes and the old town...
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Albergue residencial de juventudes
Celso Amieva, 15

Private
81

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Albergue La Estación
Estación Feve

Private
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Hotel Don Paco
Colegio de la Encarnación, 1

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Pensión Los Pinos
Las Gaviotas, 28

Pension
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Hotel La Paz
Paz, 7

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Hotel Los Molinos
Cotiello Bajo, 7

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Hotel Las Rocas
Marqués de Canillejas, 3

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Hotel Montemar
Genaro Riestra, 8

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Albergue La Portilla
La Portilla

Private
78 15/20

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Albergue La Casona del Peregrino
La Portilla

Private
50 15
Distance to Santiago: 
437.40
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.
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Albergue Llanes Playa de Poo
Playa, 36

Private
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Hotel y Apartamentos El Camín
Pº de Llanes

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Hotel Rural Cuartamenteru
Barrio Anteji

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Hotel Villa Miramar
Barrio de los Higos

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El Ñeru

Casa Rural

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Albergue La Cambarina
Plaza de los Higos, 128

Private
16 12/15
Distance to Santiago: 
434.40
Altitude: 
15
The Monasterio de San Salvador is not open for visitors, but the church occasionally is.
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.
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Hotel Gavitu
Barrio Abajo

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Pensión Mariaje
Camino de Celorio a Barro

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Hotel Morán Playa
Playa, 5

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Albergue Las Palmeras
Barrio Abajo, 120

Private
20 12.50
Camino del Norte Map 12
Distance to Santiago: 
432.30
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 further to...
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 La Entrada beach, both located on...
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Hotel y Apartamentos Miracielos
Playa de Miracielos

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Distance to Santiago: 
430.80
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 Monasterio de...
Distance to Santiago: 
426.70
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.
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.
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Hotel Villa Marrón
Ctra. AS-263

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Hotel La Fonte
Plaza Santa Ana

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Distance to Santiago: 
425.40
Altitude: 
40
Notice: 
At the entrance to Nueva, an alternative coastal route starts.
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Albergue Punta Pestaña
Barrio La Rotella

Private
24 10/15
Distance to Santiago: 
422.10
Altitude: 
55
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.
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Hotel Rural Luna del Valle
Barrio La Nogalera

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Hotel Cuevas del Mar
Plaza de Laverde Ruiz

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Hotel San Jorge
Barrio La Nogalera

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