Asturias is a provincial area of Spain on the northern coast of the country bordering the Bay of Biscay.
The region has not yet seen the tourist invasion that many other parts of Spain have, so vacationing in Asturias involves more traditional Spanish culture immersion than large resorts and English speakers.
Some popular things to do in Asturias are visit the different small and larger towns, including the main town. Oviedo, for example, has a very traditional northern Spain feel with Gothic style buildings and great restaurants.
The Asturian portion of Picos de Europa National Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon, a day or multiple days exploring and enjoying the nature. Adventurists and nature lovers will appreciate the green landscape and few encounters with other people.
The beaches, like Ribadesella, are a great place to walk and enjoy the historical homes and inns, see the breathtaking coastline, and swim and enjoy the sun.
Flights to Asturias Airport (airport code OVD) leave from many major cities around south western Europe, including Paris , Madrid , London , and Barcelona . Mainly low cost airlines fly the routes, so travel to Asturias can be cheap and easy.
Ryanair, Air Berlin, and EasyJet are the main carriers flying into Asturias airport, which is located just outside of the Asturian city of Aviles. Busses from the airport can take passengers to any of the three Asturian cities of Aviles, Gijon, or Oviedo.