Why You Should Visit Asturias
The province of Asturias is on the northern coast of Spain and is the home of interesting cities such as Oviedo and Gijon, while the province is also noted for its beautiful landscape where active travelers can find many adventures to embark on. Do your best to visit the provincial capital Oviedo which is known for its many beautiful works of architecture like the Oviedo Cathedral and also hosts many interesting festivals and events each year like the week-long Fiestas de San Mateo. Gijon is the province’s largest city along the coast boasting an impressive collection of Roman heritage sites alongside excellent museums. If you plan on getting outdoors a lot then head to the Picos de Europa National Park where you can enjoy everything from hiking to camping and experience the beauty of northern Spain up close.
Where to stay: Oviedo hotels for every budget
Where to stay: Gijon hotels for every budget
Arriving In Asturias
Asturias Airport is located around 40 km from Gijon and just under 50 km away from Oviedo, the regional capital of Asturias. When you have landed at the airport you can find public transport available if you would rather not pay for a taxi, especially if you are making the long journey to Oviedo or Gijon. During your time at the airport you can enjoy a decent range of eateries and cafés to satisfy your appetite, while the airport also provides duty-free shopping alongside a few travel shops to find all your basics.
UAE travelers looking to fly to Asturias will not be able to make the journey directly as there are no carriers providing nonstop flights from the UAE. However, Asturias Airport has regular flights from a number of airports with direct connections to the UAE including London Heathrow and Madrid, so it is possible to make the trip with only one transfer.
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Asturias Travel Information
Given that Spain is a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals are able to travel to the country on a visa free basis for up to 90 days. Asturias is located along the northern coast of Spain and experiences some of the country’s mildest weather with average highs in the mid-to-low 20s during the height of summer. When you have arrived at the airport there are a few car rental agencies available at Asturias Airport, allowing you to get your own vehicle straightaway.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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