The Asturian coast is full of natural wonders and spaces so wonderful that they will never cease to amaze us. And one of these places of desire are, without a doubt, the Bufones of Pría. This is an area located in the town of Llames de Pría, within the Asturian council of Llanes, made up of cliffs where you will feel all the power of the sea only when the Bay of Biscay is at high tide.
The Bufones of Pría represent the wildest side of the region. And yes, you can only see them in real action in some seasons of the year.
The activity of these natural chimneys that make up the Protected Landscapes of the Eastern Coast of Asturias reaches its maximum splendour when seawater escapes with supreme force, through the cracks in the limestone rocks caused by years and years of erosion.
This natural phenomenon that has attracted the attention of locals and visitors is possible, especially in autumn and winter, when the strong waves combined with compressed air in underground caves allow a waterfall to the surface, as a pressure jet, capable of reaching up to 20 meters high.
But as long as the Bay of Biscay is calm, we can only be satisfied with feeling under our feet or hearing the roar of the sea from miles away, becoming, in the same way, an attraction of interest that has achieved the visit of hundreds of thousands throughout the year.
What routes to do in Bufones de Pría?
You’ve probably got an idea of what you’re going to see in Pria’s Bufones. But without a doubt your experience will be much more interesting if you organize a trip to Llanes to contemplate one of the natural wonders of Spain. There you will also have the opportunity to make tourist hiking routes available so that you can enjoy everything it has to offer.
The first thing you need to know is that the summer season is busy.
And in good weather, you’ll probably only hear the breath of the sea through the cracks. But if you have decided to go on the excursion, take into account that the route is circular and it will take you at least 4 hours to walk a distance of 13 kilometers.
The journey begins in Llames and continues to Playa de Guadamía. You will reach an area known as Bramadoriu, as the locals have called the place with the greatest presence of buffoons.
The path will allow you to visit Villanueva Beach and Cuevas del Mar. Then, you will take the road to Nueva and from there you will return to Llames.
From what other places can you appreciate buffoons?
It is very close to the town of Puertas de Vidiago. You will arrive through a route that starts from this same place.
Near Castro de Santiuste is one of the most emblematic fields of buffoons in Asturias. Leave the car near Buelna and walk 500 metres to the cliffs.
These waterfalls were declared Natural Monument. Despite their beauty and having become one of the most impressive phenomena of Asturias, it is recommended to look at them from afar when they are in full action.
It is said that the force of water when it comes out through the chimneys is capable of dragging a person.
Where to eat?
If you have a little appetite and want to taste the best of the local cuisine, do not miss the opportunity to visit the best restaurants.
It is located in Manuel Cue Street, 3. Just in Plaza La Magdalena. It is a place that pleasantly surprises for its exquisite food, good service, pleasant atmosphere and excellent prices.
The place is lovely. Without a doubt, an option to taste homemade food made with love. The best is the price which is far below what many expect. Reserve time so that you can occupy a good place in this restaurant located Calle Llames 13.
No other place offers a more delicious capacho than El Texu. It is, without a doubt, one of its specialties. But it also stands out for offering good service and a warm and pleasant atmosphere. It is located very close to the centre of Ribadesella.
Where to sleep?
If you have come to Llanes seduced by everything you have heard about the Buffoons of Pria and do not know where to sleep, today we tell you which are the most suitable places to stay for you.
House of Aldea “La Aldea”
It is a unique place and recommended by other guests and it has at least 4 double rooms. Although it has a minimum capacity of 8 people. It has basic services for your comfort. The best thing is that it is located to few kilometers of the beaches and the Buffoons of Pría.
Bufones of Pría – Rural Apartments
They are tourist apartments perfectly valued and recognized. It has comfortable rooms. And for greater comfort it has free WiFi, outdoor swimming pool and safe parking.
Garaña Palace Hotel
Surely you have made a good decision and have booked accommodation at Hotel Palacio de Garaña. Beyond its services and comfort, this place is very close to areas of interest such as Playa de Guadamía and Bufones of Pría.
How do I get there?
Getting there is easy. Forget the maps and pay attention to the signs. Take tracks A – 8 and E – 70, known as Cantabrian highways. Then take exit 312.
When you arrive in Llanes, follow the signs that will take you to Bufones de Pría to contemplate one of the natural wonders that you can only see during winter or autumn.