Day trip

From Santander: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

4.5 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider:BUENDÍA TOURS IBERICA S.L.
Day trip

From Santander: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

Activity provider:BUENDÍA TOURS IBERICA S.L.

From US$ 44.98 per person

The Lakes of Covadonga are a must-see when visiting the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Complete a perfect day with a visit to the historic town of Cangas de Onís.

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Duration 10 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Admire panoramic views of glacially fed lakes in the Covadonga Mountains
  • Visit the tomb of Asturias' founder, King Pelayo, in Santa Cueva de Covadonga
  • Admire the Covadonga Basilica which was built with stone cut from the mountains
  • Hear the story of the Santina that disappeared during the Spanish Civil War
  • Discover Asturian specialties at restaurants and cideries in Cangas de Onís
Full description

Asturias is the region that has it all. Find out why they say that paradise is in Asturias on a full-day trip that takes you past its blue lakes, green hillsides, and stunning coastline. Marvel at the mountains of Covadonga and learn the secrets that they hold.

The tour starts from Santander and takes you past many Asturian and Cantabrian treasures. Learn about the history of this region as you drive into Covadonga Mountain National Park and up to Mirador de Entrelagos – the viewpoint between 2 lakes – where you'll take in Ercina and the Enol below.

After visiting the Lakes of Covadonga, venture down to the Royal Site of Covadonga, home to the Virgen of Covadonga. Popularly known as La Santina, this site has a majestic Basilica built from stones from the surrounding mountains.

The next stop is Cangas de Onís. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, this small town is home to a charming bridge with an incredible history. Learn all about this town from your guide and snap a picture of the famous victory cross.

  • Guide
  • Ticket to Lagos de Covadonga
  • Roundtrip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Estación Marítima. Your guide will be wearing the Buendía Tours logo. Your guide will not wait for latecomers due to the strict schedule of the itinerary. To avoid delays, please make sure to arrive at the meeting point at 8:15 AM, which is 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a moderate amount of walking
  • The activity is offered in Spanish with explanations in English (bilingual)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 26 reviews

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May 15, 2023

Fantastic day although long ! Incredible scenery like being transported back to the sound of music.

May 8, 2023

The excursion was very good and the guide Gema was very attentive, friendly and above all very professional. Excursion totally recommended. Thank you

April 14, 2023

Product ID: 417223