The 10 Best Things to Do in Luarca, Spain

August 5, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Luarca (Ḷḷuarca in Asturian and as official name) is the principal town in the municipality of Valdés in Asturias, Spain. A fishing and pleasure port, it has a population of 5,354 (2008) and an area of 5.94 km (2.29 sq mi). The town is 90 km (56 mi) from the capital, Oviedo. The Nobel laureate for medicine in 1959, Severo Ochoa, was born in Luarca.
Restaurants in Luarca

1. Capilla de la Atalaya y faro

Calle Atalaya, Luarca, Spain
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

Capilla de la Atalaya y faro

Reviewed By Mike B - Torquay, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed the steep walk up to this spectacular viewpoint. On the way up you get some nice glimpses down into the harbour from between the houses, some of them the original fishermen's homes but not many remaining now. There is a an area with tiled pictures set into the wall depicting various historical nautical scenes about half way up and then a well maintained cemetery with super views. At the very top is the little Capilla which is fairly plain inside and the lighthouse. The views along the coast, down to the beach and into the harbour are stunning and are what make this worthwhile.

2. El Parque de la Vida

La Mata s/n | Luarca, La Mata, Grado, Spain +34 689 57 07 08
Excellent
49%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

El Parque de la Vida

Reviewed By BryanLuna - Madrid, Spain

The visit takes around 3 hours in total. It's a pretty eccentric place but with the heart in it's right place. It includes a guided, very interesting, tour of the collections: fossils, fish, giant calamari, whales...
and it also includes handling of snakes, salamanders and a toad!
We also had a very interesting talk at the Planetarium.
It's a self supported organisation so all the small sales at their shop, including second hand books, goes towards financing the project. We had a good time and the children enjoyed it.

3. Cementerio de Luarca

33700 Luarca, Spain
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Cementerio de Luarca

Reviewed By Alberto J - Warsaw, Poland

It has steps and even levels, but the views on a clear day are really nice, and the place is good for a walk. Some famour local people are buried there.

4. Playa de Frexulfe

Playa de Frexulfe, Navia, Spain
Excellent
59%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Playa de Frexulfe

Reviewed By Victoria C - Navia, Spain

Stunning views, great chiringuito, good for Surfing (there is a surf school nearby). Just be careful with the tide and the waves - it can be deceivingly dangerous - we were there at 5pm and the lifeguard was nowhere to be seen. I come from this area and know that people have drowned in this beach in the past. Still, great beach!

5. Faro de Busto

Cabo Busto, Busto, Spain
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Faro de Busto

Reviewed By 474martac

El faro es si no es una cosa del otro mundo, lo que realmente merece la pena son las vistas de toda la costa.

6. Jardines de Panrico

El Chano, Luarca, Spain +34 985 47 08 61
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
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1%
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Jardines de Panrico

Reviewed By Rickanstis - Leatherhead, United Kingdom

Do not miss these Gardens if you have even the slightest chance of visiting them – they are SPECTACULAR ! No expense has been spared in developing this beautiful site, and there are literally thousands of specimen plants to see, in a glorious hillside/seaside location. They are really, really beautiful. The excellent chap giving the guided tours only speaks Spanish, but even that doesn’t matter, really, if you don't: the quality of the planting and the maintenance speaks for itself. They offer guided tours only, which last about three hours, and which set off at eleven and four only, so check first, and get booked on over the phone. Payment is at the end of the tour, and is a very reasonable four Euros per head – which is great value for three hours of entertainment. The views back over Luarca harbour are worth four Euros on their own ! Really, really worth seeking out.

7. Disfruta Luarca

Paseo del muelle, 33700 Luarca, Spain +34 985 64 07 88
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Disfruta Luarca

Reviewed By naughtydel - Wallasey, United Kingdom

This fishing pet is bigger and write a lot prettier than Cudillero with more going for it. 2 Sandy bays in the town good for swimming, lis of little bars and coffee shops to while away the hours and a lovely small harbor to walk around. There's a road all around the headland to the second bay. It must be very busy in the summer months parking here as parking even on a wet afternoon in June there were not that many spaces left. Was worth a look shame it was such a horrible a day.

8. Playa de Otur

Luarca, Spain
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Playa de Otur

Reviewed By Lolacat4 - Tavistock, United Kingdom

Clean and pretty beach - there are toilets available and a small cafe. Although the car park is quite big it can get really busy especially later in the day.

9. Senda Costera Naviega

Navia, Spain
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Senda Costera Naviega

Reviewed By Orbaitzetarra - Asturias, Spain

Ruta de senderismo sin dificultad que transcurre por todo el litoral del concejo de Navia entre la playa de Barayo y la playa de Navia. Merece la pena hacerla con tiempo recreándose del paisaje y de las vistas al mar. Es lineal y, si mal no recuerdo, ronda los 17 km.

10. Casas de indianos

Plaza Alfonso X el Sabio, Luarca, Spain
Excellent
42%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Casas de indianos

Reviewed By 474martac

Para mi es lo mas pintoresco que tiene el pueblo. El dar un paseo y encontrarse este tipo de casas, algunas muy bien conservadas

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