Oviedo is an excellent mix of shopping, beaches and history, making it a complete destination for the tourist with diverse tastes. Car hire in Oviedo is recommended for anyone travelling to the coast, to visit the spectacular views of the Playa de Ballota beach and the wonderful Catedral de San Salvador; or the shops, restaurants and cafés on Calle Uria. Oviedo is the capital of Asturias, and enjoys a vibrancy and laid-back culture which is typically Spanish. If you rent a car in Oviedo you can be at the beach in around half an hour.