Living in Asturias
Asturias is one of the regions of Spain with the highest quality of life index. With just over one million inhabitants, the Principality of Asturias has a natural, historic and cultural heritage that makes it a reference point for visitors from around the world. A quiet and accessible place, characterized by the hospitality of its people and its beautiful natural setting.
"Asturias offers visitors a quiet and accessible place with a high quality of life in a privileged natural setting."
The Principality is a small region in extension, which makes it easy to enjoy its natural riches while residing in one of its cities. The major cities are located in the centre of the region and are well connected by car, bus or train links of no more than half an hour's journey. Oviedo, Gijón and Avilés are medium-sized cities that offer their residents a wide range of public services and a vibrant offer in cultural leisure possibilities. These three cities are among the safest in Spain.
The spectacular natural resources of Asturias form very much a part of the daily life of its inhabitants. The setting is privileged, allowing one and all to enjoy outdoor activities thanks to an endless variety of spots for fans of both the mountains and the beach. The Asturian climate allows inhabitants and visitors alike to enjoy, for example, sports as diverse as surfing and skiing.