Our hostel is a step on the road to Santiago, we just have to deviate 100 meters from the road and we are prepared to welcome pilgrims from our opening in March-April to the closing date in November.
Marejada Hostel, located on the same beach of La Isla, in Colunga (Asturias), is a perfect place to spend a few days, enjoy the sea and the mountains of Asturias, our sports activities and our facilities on the beach.
The beach of La Isla has a length of 1600m.
The islet that gives it its name is located on the left bank of the beach and is attached to it at low tide through a totem. To the east there is an area called El Barrigón, another beach that is accessed at low tide.
In the area, it highlights a stretch of cliffs between 50 and 75 meters high with great natural and cultural value, as they have found Roman and Roman remains in its vicinity.
Main summer center of Colunga, has an intense activity in the summer.
Currently the population center of La Isla, developed around a hill, has three well-defined areas: an old one, where traditional constructions meet; another is occupied by the chalets and mountain-type villas of the beginning of the century or more recent; and, finally, the apartment buildings and townhouses of the last decades.
Church of Santa María, 19th Century With a rectangular nave and square head, the porch was added in the 20th century. With the traditional bulrush decorated with balls, it stands out for its beautiful location on the beach itself. When building the church, Roman remains were found, such as mosaics, columns, coin kilns…
Casona la Quintana, located in the old town, gives its name to the neighborhood that frames it. Building of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, with shield on its facade.
Popular house “Pedro Quirós”, built in the 18th and 19th centuries, located in the Lorenza Koehler square.
Popular house “Pilar Vitorero”, of popular current. Late work of the XVIII-XIX century. Located in Lorenza Koehler Square.
Villa Mª Luisa, next to the beach. Mountain style, from the second decade of the twentieth century.
Horron Square: beautiful set of granaries.
The beach of La Isla has an ancient history, because in this ancient anchorage there was a natural port that during Roman domination was of some relevance, according to the archaeological remains located here, with signs of the old jetty.
There, in the rock, Castiellu or La Isla’l moral, the island that gives its name to the enclave, there was a castle from the medieval period, owned by Count Piniolo. Remains of wall with lime rigging and pieces of pre-Roman, Roman and altomedieval ceramics of the “comb type” were found, as the researcher Inaciu Heva Llavona points out in his study of this population: La Isla’l moral parish, number 104 of the toponymy collection of the academy of the Asturian llingua.
Long ago there was also an Asturian castro, fortified enclosure located on a promontory next to the current town, called precisely the Castru, from which stone was extracted from its ancient buildings and defenses to be used in various neighborhood constructions. all this reveals to be an ancient pre-Roman jetty that continued in use in Roman and medieval times, with various port and defensive structures from which numerous remains have arrived to our days.
In the Napoleonic wars the port was reused to bring supply by sea of the French to the troops of General Bonet as well as, when he changed hands, from the English to the Asturian guerrilla of Arguelles and Escandón. Later, in the Spanish civil war, trenches were excavated in front of the sea to protect the nearby salt airfield from an eventual landing of nationals.