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Address: Cangas de Onis, Spain

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One of the loveliest and remotest lakes in Spain.

We liked the road to get there, and the gentleness of the lake itself, reflecting the mountains of the Picos de Europa.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Wisborough Green
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We liked the road to get there, and the gentleness of the lake itself, reflecting the mountains of the Picos de Europa.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

the best place to find peace, the way is beautiful and magical atmosphere. our place for the last years of life

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

they are very high up in the picos de europa, so for that worth as visit as well as covodonga. nice to walk around the lakes quite remote. lakes not that big

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went to Lake Covadonga to watch the Vuelta riders come thru which was great, but was taken by the beautiful rugged scenery around it more of Picos de Europe. The small town is a nice place to stop to explore the walking tracks and locals were very hospitable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After an uphill wind-y drive that scared the heck out of some of our friends, we were transported to what seemed like another world. Beautiful mountains and lakes with mist and tons of cows and sheep grazing. The view and the sound of the cow bells was mesmerizing. The bathroom situation is pretty bad -- only one stall for each,... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had a great time walking round. The day we went was a public holiday, and there were plenty of people by the lakeside, but it was much quieter when we walked around the back of the mountain. Signposts were intermittent, and better suited to going round clockwise, and we would recommend getting a route plan and or map before... More 

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Try to spend more time and at least walk around the lakes. We didn't have enough time because we arrived late. Also, the weather was miserably overcast and grey, so the views weren't as spectacular as it could have been. If you can, time the visit to coincide with a brighter day! In summer, Easter and long weekends, private cars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Once you work out the only way up in summer is the 8 euros per person coach you get on fine. The scenery on a sunny day is simply stunning and not just the lakes and peaks, there is even an old mine up there! Be prepared for some walking to see more. The food is up at the higher... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wonderful scenery though not truly spectacular IMHO. The bus trip itself is worth the €8 fare. There are a few hairy bends but for the mist part you can just relax and take in the views. It was raining when we got to the lakes but the beauty was undeniable. Well worth the trip.

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Co Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Words cannot describe this area it is beautiful, clean and you can walk for miles. You might even see the one of the sheep dogs leading his flock of sheep up and down the road all on his own

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