Green Spain

The Costa Verde to German green coast refers to a coast landscape in the Gulf of Biscay in northern Spain. It extends over the autonomous communities of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country. They are referred to as green coast coast because, with a temperate maritime climate, the landscape is much greener than in other parts of Spain in this rainy region.


The beaches in the east of Asturias between Llanes and Ribadesella apply after several guidebooks as the most beautiful in Spain. However, in this region, no mass tourism as in the Mediterranean is present. The tourists come in large part from their own country to spend there day trips or short breaks. The largest group of foreign tourists coming from the UK. The hotel prices are normal. Flights from abroad in this region there is only a short time by low-cost airlines. Ryanair connects Santander and Santiago de Compostela with the Hahn Airport and some other European airports. Easyjet and Air Europa offer cheap flights to Asturias, but not from German airports from. Lufthansa and Spanair connect Stuttgart with Bilbao, TUIfly flies from Cologne / Bonn. Airberlin flies daily from many German Flüghafen via Palma de Mallorca to Asturias. The railway company feve operates a narrow gauge railway along the Costa Verde. The A8 motorway links this area with a few short gaps. Nevertheless, there is still the problem that there is only poor transport links from the north to other regions of the country, where the transport networks are currently being greatly expanded.

Culture and Language

The Cantabrian coast region has been particularly influenced by the Celtic culture. Especially is this cultural heritage in the Celtic folk music of the region is noticeable, which is reminiscent of music from various regions in the UK, Brittany and Ireland. This traditional music is maintained by many contemporary artists such as Hevia or group Felpeyu and reinterpreted. A Celtic language has, however, can not be preserved. In the western region of Galicia is both Castilian (Spanish castellano ) and Galician ( galego gal ) official language in Cantabria is spoken exclusively in Castilian. Whether this can be seen in Asturias in addition to the usual Castilian Asturian as a separate language is controversial among linguists. All of these languages ​​and / or dialects belong to the Romance language family. The architecture has its utter uniqueness, and the menu may seem quite exotic to one or the other. The main specialties here include the bean stew bean stew, flat cake of pastry dough with various fillings ( Empanada ) and cider ( not to be confused with cider ).

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  • Coast in Spain
  • Geography ( Asturias )
  • Geography (Galicia )
  • Geography ( Cantabria )