Perched on a hill with views of the sea, this traditional-looking Basque home keeps a secret. From its windows, sunrises turn orange beyond the lighthouse. The beauty of the landscape is so flattering you will only whisper, hoping not to disturb the peace of the surroundings.
Travel without expectations is pretty much a rule I live by. Not studying any guidebooks nor researching are my personal extension to this rule. When we traveled to Cantabria and stayed at Molino Tejada, we had no idea a place like Orbaneja del Castillo even existed!
Spain is many things: beach, bullfighting, and flamenco. What many tourists are unaware of is the rich heritage of northern Spain. Asturias in particular. We were looking for a weekend getaway somewhere we hadn’t been before. Oviedo, we thought, had the raw nature and mystique we live for.