Local Events and Gastronomy


Lunch is an essential part of Spanish life and stopping at one of the many Mesones (Inns) or Sidrerias (cider houses) in the area to try the amazing value Menu del Dia (set meal of the day – 3 courses with choices) is highly recommended. Also, La Rondita is fortunate to be located extremely close to 3 of the 8 Michelin -starred restaurants in Asturias: Casa Marcial (2 stars), El Corral del Indianu (1 star) and Arbidel (1 star). Also, consider dining at PuebloAstur, a new, local organic, eco-resort with an excellent restaurant and stunning views. Gastronomy is a key feature of this area.


1. El Bollu – in July celebrates the local chorizo bun!! Local music (bagpipes), traditional costumes, parades, and lots of cider.

2. El Descenso del Sella – the annual canoe race down the River Sella between Arriondas and Ribadesella on the coast, which occurs at the beginning of August. A truly international event, with competitors from many different countries. Worth seeing, both for the party and parades before and the incredible fiesta spirit that absorbs the town for these 24 hours.

3. Amagüestu – the annual fiesta to celebrate the chestnut harvest at the beginning of November. Live music, a traditional food and craft market selling local honey, chestnuts and chestnut products, jewellery, baked goods, freshly-pressed apple juice from the new harvest and many hand-crafted local items.

4. La Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos – every 5th January, Arriondas hosts a parade through the town at night, welcoming the Three Kings who will deliver presents to lucky children the following morning (Epiphany!)