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Lake Covadonga

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Address: | Carretera a los Lagos, Cangas de Onis, Spain

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A mystical, magical experience

This is the kind of place that is so magical, it will remain a highlight forever in your mind. The lakes are located up a very steep, serpentine road, traversing through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
David B
Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the kind of place that is so magical, it will remain a highlight forever in your mind. The lakes are located up a very steep, serpentine road, traversing through breathtaking scenery comprised of stunning vistas of wide valley and mountain views, punctuated by what can feel like death-defying sheer drop-offs. This ride up is an adventure and probably... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Don't be afraid to drive all the way up to the lake- café at the end. Lovely scenery with the most beautiful / prettiest cows ever. Great walks.

Thank JaneNorcross
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The road from Covadonga is very good and enjoyable for those, who like driving or biking. Great views to valley from a few viewpoints. Parkings and information in the lake area very well organized, nice cliean. Great place to come for day or half day. Easy walks around the lakes and to surrounding sheep/goat/cow-pastures and seasonal pasture settlements. In end... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited the lakes at the end of October, and was an excellent time to visit as the drive up the windy road is half the fun, including having to stop for passing herds of sheep and cows! No crowds, and was able to park at the top carpark. Don't forget to visit the mine while here.

Thank sarahlh529
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very winding narrow road. The view at the top is terrific. It is probably best to do the drive in the

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I agree with the other review that the view of the lakes and surrounding area was worth the drive. It's not a long drive but there are a lot of curves. The lakes are very pretty and the hike around the 2 lakes took a few hours. It was rocky in places but worth it. The cows are hilarious! I... More 

Thank TC c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

E arrived in a partly cloudy day. The way was amazing and vlear. But on the way to the lake the sky covered and rain started and visibility dropped to below 100 meters. Specracular view when sky cleared It was worth every moment of the trip to reach the lake and see the views. So calm and peacefull. It is... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

If you're hungry, visit the small bar on the left before you reach the carpark. It is less busy than the one at the car park and served lovely food.

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

For those who just want to get out of the city and be outdoors: The lake and the mountains surrounding it are beautiful. The scenery here is excellent and it is a great place for people to explore and experience nature. It is easily accessible and there are clearly marked walking areas. There are many bus options to take tourists... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Don't be put off by the narrow,winding roads up to the lakes. The scenery and fauna along the way is well worth it. Beautiful lakes set among majestic mountains and breath-taking views.

Thank Graham15354

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