Asturias is one of the least-known parts of Spain – and one of the prettiest too. Perfect for a weekend break, this region combines a rugged coastline with hidden sandy coves, medieval cities and inland mountains, and there's a good reason this area is known as Costa Verde "the green coast". Asturias's capital, Oviedo, is a vibrant university town which comes to life at night when the students come out to party in the narrow streets of the Old Town. Join in the fun with a glass of the local sparkling cider, or sample the traditional bean stew in one of the tapas bars around the Plaza del Fontan. Join in with the Spanish weekend tradition of the "paseo" – a leisurely walk around the medieval city of Gijón, enjoying the traditional architecture and narrow streets and stopping every so often for a coffee or beer in a pavement cafe. Avilés is an authentic port city full of hidden gems. What better way of spending a relaxing weekend?