Self-catering accommodation in Castrillon is set in Asturias, an autonomous community still very much off the beaten track, on the north coast of Spain. This part of the country gets a little more rain than the average, and here you’ll be able to admire verdant landscapes inland, and a dramatic rocky coast, interspersed with some inviting sandy bays, like Salinas.
The region around apartments in Castrillon is known for its temperate climate, which might suit holidaymakers who find the weather on the Spanish costas a little too hot. There are also some wonderfully unspoiled beaches to discover nearby; Salinas, with its large expanse of sand, is perhaps the most popular and is within walking distance of villas in Castrillon. Other options in the area include Arnao, Munielles, El Cordial and Bahinas, with its distinctive mixture of dark sand and pebbles, backed up by dramatic cliffs and grassy hills.
Castrillon villas are just a few minutes from the historic city of Aviles, home to a handful of medieval churches. As with neighbouring Galicia, the region is known for its Celtic heritage, and every July there’s the Interceltic Festival held in Aviles to celebrate Celtic sport, gastronomy and culture. Gijon is a little further along the coast, about half an hour from villa rentals in Castrillon, a city that boasts some fascinating archaeological sites. The Campa de Torres is a joint natural and archaeological park, 50,000 square meters in size and featuring pre-Roman remnants.
Much of the countryside around Castrillon self-catering villas is protected and home to a great diversity of wildlife. So why not make the short trip to the Somiedo Natural Park, nestled in the Cantabrian Mountains. It’s a worthwhile destination if you enjoy natural scenery, with vivid greenery, lakes and peaks, all within 45-minutes of Castrillon. The park is an important sanctuary for the region’s wildlife, and is home to the rare Cantabrian brown bear. Also within relatively easy reach of Castrillon apartments is the Picos de Europa mountain range, which spans three Autonomous Communities and boasts picturesque upland villages, as well as some of the deepest caves in all of Spain.
During your stay at a self-catering apartment in Castrillon you’ll be able to enjoy milder weather than in many other parts of Spain. Winters are usually damp and cool, while summers tend to be warm. Although temperatures rarely get above 30 degrees here there’s usually good beach weather from June to September.
Castrillon self-catering accommodation is conveniently located close to Asturias Airport (OVD), which is less than 15 minutes away. There are regular easyJet flights to this airport from London-Stansted (STN), as well as a number of other major European cities.