Lake Covadonga, Cangas de Onis

4.7
Set in Spain’s oldest national park amongst mountains and green meadows lies Lake Covadonga, which is in fact two lakes. The first is Lake Enol, 1,070 m (3,510 ft) above sea level. Walk around the lake and look for free-roaming cows. Then set off to Lake Ercina, 1,108 m (3,635 ft) above sea level. Ambitious walkers can explore further from here, accessing more remote areas of the park. Refuel and rest weary legs in the cafe at this lake. Cars are not permitted to drive up to the lakes in the height of the tourist season, but a bus is available. Outside of tourist season, nervous drivers should opt for a tour bus or taxi, as the road is very winding and can get misty. To visit Lake Covadonga on your holiday in Cangas de Onis, and find out what else Cangas de Onis has to offer, use our Cangas de Onis online trip builder .
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  • It is not accesiblesi not pay. You arrive with your car at a roundabout in which you are a few cones together with a friendly man who says "not of Miss traffic regulation" and if you want to reach the Lakes get walking 11 or 14 kms (as the Lord depends on what Miss) to go and many others to return. You follow your visit the basilica where you can see that the good Lord out cones to make ALSA buses, full of paganinis, your business. A SHAME!
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  • The connection with nature is wonderful! It is a place with a special charm. We took the long route and the side of the oak forest transports you an incredible energy. The only thing I would say is that people must respect more the environment and leave the animals alone. But the place is unique
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  • Spectacular site, must-see if you are in the area, the good but narrow road. We were lucky to see it all snow and it is spectacular
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  • Visited in August, during this month, visitors will be required to park in the allocated parking spaces in Cangas de Onis or closer to the Covadonga Sanctuary and take a coach from there. Once on the lakes, the views are absolutely stunning, we saw lots of cows, bulls, falcons, mountain goats and even a few vultures. Not worth visiting if it's too cloudy, I'd say.
  • Really enjoyed our day and hiking with my family. If possible, take bus from one of the parking lots or take the bus directly from Cangas de Onis.
  • Beautiful, fresh, clean, pure air, relaxing. Where you can go to disconnect
  • September time, you can’t drive with a car through the road to the lakes.
  • Beautiful place to spend the day
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