The coquette village of Camarmeña rises up challengingly from the Cares mountain pass, in a dreamlike setting, between high rocks at the foot the majestic Naranjo de Bulnes. This small Asturian enclave belongs to the famous council of Cabrales. The village enjoys the privilege of being an ideal location to get to know the East of Asturias, without suffering from the mass tourism you find in other places. Camarmeña is one of the four asturian villages together with Sotres, Tielve and Bulnes which are within the Picos de Europa National Park.
A rural lodging with paradisiacal views.
To reach Camarmeña and catch a glimpse of its stone houses anchored in the rocks you have to climb a short, steep and winding mountain road, which when done walking works revitalizing, by car it defies the laws of physics. Either way, the goal is absolutely worth the effort. After 9 epic turns, you reach the entry of a village that surprises with its verticality and offers the visitor the most appreciated views of the Naranjo de Bulnes, or Picu Urriellu, as the locals call it. To enjoy these views, you just need to go to the viewpoint, constructed by the veteran mountaineers in honor of the Naranjo and its conquest
From Casa Maru's covered porch the guests can enjoy a unique sunset, in all tranquility and serenity. The whim of nature paints the visible side of the Naranjo de Bulnes in various colors, making it an unforgettable and very recommendable experience.
In a Cabrales village, at the foot of the mountain...
Camarmeña is very small but really charming. Its toponym makes reference to the water that flows abundantly at its foot and some historians date the town's history back to the ninth century. Camarmeña has only 9 inhabitants and just a few houses that speckle the rocky landscape which is overwhelmingly beautiful. Because of its characteristics only a few cars can park in the town. Therefore, a lot of visitors come walking; some to finish their hike in the town, others use it as starting point for more ambitious mountain hikes in the area. The guests of Casa Maru can park their car at the parking spot, especially reserved for them, and from then on visit the surroundings without fear of getting lost. We can arrange for an experienced guide of the area for those who fully want to enjoy their stay and hikes.
A stroll through town.
There's nothing better to relax after a long day full of activity than to go for a quiet walk through town, with its stony streets, its austere medieval church San Pedro de Camarmeña and you might even see some squirrels hopping around. To end the day you can enjoy the views of Naranjo de Bulnes, either sipping some cider at the town's bar Casa Lobeto or savoring some local dishes in the town's restaurant La Fuentina.
Even for the Asturians themselves Camarmeña is a place to discover; for the visitor it will be a place to enjoy and recommend..