The rural nucleus of La casona de Mestas is located at the foot of the Cordal de Ponga (Tiatordos 1951 m.) at the confluence of the rivers Ponga and Taranes, and in the vicinity of the ancient forest of Peloño.

Access to the hotel can be made from the N-625 Cangas de Onis, towards the Puerto del Ponton. 10km. at p.k. 143 there is a detour to the left towards Beleño on the AS-261 until km. 13.5 where we take the detour to Taranes.

Address: Las Mestas, s/n – 33557 Ponga (Asturias

Telephone: 985 84 30 55 – Fax: 985 84 30 92

GPS Coordinates: Longitude -5.1949 / Latitude 43.20613

Environment of La Casona de Mestas

Arriving at the Concejo de Ponga in Asturias means access to a set of natural wealth unmatched for its variety and beauty, with wide valleys where alternate, meadows and forests as Peloño, with more than 1,500 hectares. and a forest mass considered the best preserved beech forest in the whole peninsula, and in which an ecosystem with large animal and plant communities subsists.

The landscape is enriched by samples of regional architecture: traditional houses, hórreos, huts and tenadas, churches, towers, and the striking Indian palaces; all have been perfectly preserved, as well as traditions and legends, as unmistakable traces of a rich and fertile historical past.

It is worth visiting the rural villages of Beleño (the capital), Los Beyos (for its cheeses), and Taranes, among others, to learn about the customs and idiosyncrasies of Asturian mountain villages.

Throughout the Parque Natural de Ponga you can make numerous hiking trails very attractive and for all beginners.

High peaks such as Tiatordos, lush forests such as Peloño, are some examples of the most emblematic places of the pongueta geography.

Some of the most popular routes:

  • Foz de los Andamios (PR AS-181)
  • Picu Pierzu (PR AS-211)
  • Valle del río Semeldón (PR AS-212)
  • Valle del río Ponga (PR AS-213)
  • From Taranes to Vallemoro (PR AS-214)
  • Senda del Cartero (PR AS-282)
  • Collada Granceno – Tolivia (PR AS-283)
  • Pico Tiatodos by Foz de la Escalada
  • Bosque de Peloño, fromLes Bedules to Arcenorio
  • Peña Salón from Casielles
  • From Sobrefoz to Ventaniella

More information about routes and sites of interest can be found at www.tiatordos.com.

Ponga Natural Park

Ponga Natural Park, in the central-eastern region of Asturias, stands out for its exceptional environmental diversity and its magnificent degree of conservation. Bounded by the imposing Cantabrian Mountains to the south and the Cordal de Ponga to the west, its landscape is dotted with majestic peaks such as Peña Ten and Tiatordos, and crossed by the rivers Sella and Ponga, whose narrow valleys and impressive gorges such as the Desfiladero del Ponga and Desfiladero de los Beyos add drama to its natural beauty.

It is characterised by extensive mature forests covering 37% of the territory, including beech, oak, birch and ash woods, together with meadows, pastures and heathlands, all shaped by the ancestral use of the territory. The Peloño Partial Nature Reserve, within the park, protects a vast expanse of beech trees, adding further value to its conservation.

The fauna of Ponga Natural Park is equally remarkable, with emblematic species such as the brown bear, otters, deer and deer, as well as a rich bird life that includes the Cantabrian capercaillie and various birds of prey such as the golden eagle and the griffon vulture.
In short, this natural space stands as a natural treasure, where the beauty of the landscape is combined with exceptional biodiversity and a remarkable conservation effort, offering visitors and inhabitants a sanctuary of wild nature in the heart of Asturias.

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Eastern Asturias

Maximum elevation

Peña Ten 2.142m.