After a day in the saddle, I jumped of the bike on the outskirts of the beautiful fishing village of Cudillero. After an effortless check-in and a refreshing shower, I walked into the village.
Where I had opted to stay in a small hotel on the outskirts of the village beside de Palacio de los Selgas, a 1 km walk along a quiet country road brought me to the top of the village nearby the lighthouse.
Overlooking Cudillero, it isn't hard to see what the attraction is to the many tourists who visit this idyllic fishing village. The tiny port has stayed unchanged, its many pastel-coloured houses clinging to the steep hillside. The amphitheatre shaped town overlooks the main central Plaza de la Marina where the many restaurants await the hordes of tourists.
Where it was Saturday evening in early June, I had expected Cudillero to be busier than it really was. But the changeable weather was probably the cause why on this particular Saturday, most of the terrasses were only half-filled with customers.
At the slipway, 2 kids were playing in the sea. The many houses against the steep hill are connected by a labyrinth of ancient narrow streets and stairwells which offer various routes across the town. Each of these roads provides an abundance of photo opportunities.
A worthwhile climb out of the village is to Mirador de la Garita and Mirador de la Atalaya from where you can enjoy the magnificent views across the village and towards the Atlantic.
Hungry after a day of cycling, I decided to order the fish soup followed by Calamares. To be honest, the €8 fish soup would have been more than enough. The metal pot which contained the soup resulted in 6 full plates of soup which was literally full of prawns, crabmeat and fish.
The evening was concluded with a few glasses of wine after which I walked back to the hotel. One thing to keep in mind is that the way out of the village is steep, so keep some energy to climb the 100s of steps towards the lighthouse.
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We are Peter & Dolores De Bie. We love the great outdoors, discovering new parts of the world and writing about our adventures along the Wild Atlantic Way and further afield