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Camping La Paz

Playa de Vidiago, Llanes, Asturias 33597, España
T: +34 98 541 10 12 W: www.campinglapaz.com
Site visited: 2001
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La Paz is probably the most beautifully located camp site I have ever stayed at and is split into 2 areas. The most sought after area is perched on the cliff overlooking two sandy coves. The other area, where they put most of the Brits, is situated in a small valley just behind the cliffs. On arriving and finding you haven’t got a sea view you’d probably be as disappointed as we were but fear not. The pitches on the cliffs have sea views but are also smaller and more exposed to the elements (this is Green Spain after all so expect frequent showers). The valley pitches are much bigger and offer more shelter from both rain, wind and sun. They also have the most brilliant showers and toilets which are actually carved out of the cliffs.

The camp site restaurant and bar is set on the cliff between the two coves and has magnificent views, especially at sunset. We ate there several times and the food is great and very reasonably priced – order the paella and they’ll make a special fuss of you!

Other facilities include a decent shop but no swimming pool which is unusual for Spain. The sea itself was pretty chilly and was practically too choppy to swim in but was good for body boarding and surfing.

La Paz is in a very quiet location and as such, there’s not really anywhere else in walking distance to visit or eat at. Llanes is about a ten minute drive away and is well worth a visit or two. It's a bustling fishing village with some interesting architecture and many fine restaurants and bars. Cider is the local tipple and chorizo sausage features in many dishes along with delicious seafood.

Not far inland are the Picos de Europa and it’s worth a drive into the mountains. Don’t forget to bring a fleece as it can get quite cold and it might even be snowing!

To sum up – definitely worth a visit. Once you’ve tried this area of Spain you’ll be back for more. We have.

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