The Asturian coast is full of natural wonders and such wonderful spaces that will never cease to amaze us. And one of these places of desire are, without a doubt, the Bufones de Pría. This is an area located in the town of Llames de Pría, in the Asturian council of Llanes, in the middle of the Camino del Norte. It is made up of two cliffs where you will feel all the power of the sea only when the Cantabrian Sea is at high tide.
The Bufones de Pría represent the wildest side of the region. And yes, you can only watch them in real action at certain times 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 the 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 the compressed air in underground caves allow a jump of water to the surface, as a jet pressure, capable of reaching up to 20 meters high.
But while the Bay of Biscay is calm, we can only be content to feel under our feet or listen to 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?
Surely you have an idea of what you are going to see in the Bufones de Pría. But no doubt your experience will be much more interesting if you organize a trip to Llanes to see one of the natural wonders of Spain. There you will also have the opportunity to make tourist hiking tra ils available for you to enjoy to the fullest. The first thing you need to know is that the summer season is busy.
And in good weather, you will most likely only hear the sea breathing through the cracks. But if you have decided to go on this 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. Start the journey in Llames and continue the way to Playa de Guadamía. You will reach an area known as Bramadoriu, which is what the locals have called the place with the largest presence of buffoons.
The trail will allow you to visit Playa de Villanueva 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 see the jesters?
There are two other equally important places from where you can appreciate imposing fields of buffoons. And they are:
It is very close to the village of Puertas de Vidiago. You will get there 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 in Asturias, it is recommended to watch them from afar when they are in full action.
It is said that the force of the water when it comes out through the chimneys is capable of dragging a person.
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If you have a bit of an appetite and want to taste the best of the local gastronomy, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the best restaurants.
The Cider Mill
It is located in Manuel Cue Street, 3. Right 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 charming. Undoubtedly, an option to taste homemade food made with love. The best thing is the price which is well below what many expect. Book early so you can get a good place in this restaurant located at Llames Street 13.
No other place offers a more delicious capacho than El Texu. It is, without a doubt, one of his specialities. But it also stands out for offering good service and a warm and friendly 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 Bufones de Pría and you don’t know where to sleep, today we tell you which are the best places to stay for you.
La Aldea Village House
It is a unique place and recommended by other guests. It has at least 4 double rooms. It has a minimum capacity of 8 people. It has basic services for your comfort. The best thing is that it is located a few kilometers from the beaches and the Bufones de Pría.
Bufones de Pría – Rural Apartments
They are tourist apartments perfectly valued and recognized. It has comfortable rooms. And for added convenience there is free WiFi, outdoor pool and secure parking.
Hotel Palacio de Garaña
Surely you have made a good decision and have booked accommodation in Hotel Palacio de Garaña. In addition to its services and comfort, this place is very close to areas of interest such as Playa de Guadamía and Bufones de Pría.
How to get there?
Getting there is easy. Forget the maps and pay attention to the signs. Take the A – 8 and E – 70, known as the Cantabrian motorways. Then take exit 312.
When you get to 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.