Jun 18th 2022

Life at Jascal is so peaceful, you might be tempted to just relax on the terrace and enjoy the views. But there’s quite a lot to do nearby, too. Take a look . . .

a 5-minute walk away:

  • Historic 18th-century mansion, Palacio La Torre
  • Javier Cardín’s apple orchards
  • Woodland path alongside a stream
  • Our neighbour’s herd of sheep
  • Cows grazing peacefully
  • On-going concert of bells provided by the above
  • Vista point at Mirador de las Cuevas

10 minutes by car:

  • Carreña, the capital of Cabrales
  • Arenas de Cabrales, largest village, pop. 850
  • Vista point with views to Urriellu Peak-Naranjo de Bulnes
  • Cabrales Cheese Foundation and Cave Exhibit
  • Poncebos and famous walk on the Cares Gorge
  • Funicular railway to Bulnes
  • Picos de Europa National Park, northeast sector
  • Lammergeier Foundation in Benia de Onís

half an hour by car:

  • Sotres, the highest village, and access to walking routes in the Central and Eastern Massifs
  • Beautiful beaches on the Cantabrian Coast
  • Medieval fishing village of Llanes
  • Basilica of Covadonga
  • Cangas de Onís, Romanesque bridge, National Park Visitors’ Centre
  • Canoeing on the Cares-Deva River from Panes

45 minutes by car:

  • Ribadesella and cave paintings at Tito Bustillo
  • Covadonga Lakes and access to walking routes in the Western Massif
  • Emigration Archive and El Pindal cave paintings
  • Canoeing on the Sella River from Arriondas

just an hour away:

  • Cable car at Fuente Dé and the town of Potes
  • Jurassic Museum in Lastres (MUJA)
  • Oviedo, Gothic cathedral and pre-Romanesque architecture
  • Gijón, Cimadevilla quarter and San Lorenzo beach
  • Avilés and the new Niemeyer Centre
  • Airports at Oviedo-OVD and Santander-SDR
  • San Vicente de la Barquera, Santillana del Mar, El Soplao Cave

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 Jun 3rd 2022

Something to celebrate! JASCAL is part of ALDEAS – Asturias Calidad Rural, the Principality’s award for quality in tourism combining “excellent service, unique settings and new and unusual experiences”.


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 May 14th 2022

ONE MINUTE IN THE FOREST. The absolute best anti-stress treatment you can find. In the Picos de Europa, the woodlands are alive with spring! Click here for a listen:

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 May 7th 2022

While you are in Asturias, you absolutely must try this marvellous combination: spicy octopus with traditional apple cider. Just order “pulpo a feira y sidra natural” to get this splendid pairing. And if you’re wondering where you might find these local delicacies, select one of the spots on our list — Jascal’s recommended restaurants and cider bars — then enjoy! That is . . . buen provecho . . .

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 May 5th 2022

Are you planning to visit Green Spain this summer? Be sure to hike the Picos de Europa National Park! This is Europe’s premiere destination for walking, trekking and climbing. And here at Jascal we’re smack in the middle of it! So… come see for yourself and try out our favourite walks. 

Terrace Jascal Rural


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 Apr 23rd 2022

Bring me the sunset in a cup
Reckon the morning’s flagons up
And say how many Dew
Tell me how far the morning leaps
Tell me what time the weaver sleeps
Who spun the breadth of blue!

– Emily Dickinson

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 Apr 22nd 2022

Early spring is a magical time. Join us for A Walk in the Woods.

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 Feb 6th 2021

We are in love . . . IN LOVE with the Picos de Europa! So this Valentine’s Day we’re celebrating all the things to LOVE about the Picos. Tune in daily for new glimpses of Spain’s Paraíso Natural.

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 Jan 3rd 2021

“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”

(Paulo Coelho)

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 Apr 28th 2020

“What you really value is what you miss, not what you have.” (Jorge Luis Borges)



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