Form of payment
Santander and Cantabria, a sweet green paradise and a natural oasis of the north of Spain. An enclave port surrounded by some of the most beautiful peninsular mountains, with extensive sandy beaches, where the sea and the land are connected by architecture and geological treasures. Santander is one of Spain’s most radiant cities, and together with its region Cantabria, is becoming one of the favourite tourist destinations for travellers avoiding Spain’s overwhelming heat, where all your senses will be fulfilled. Immerse yourself in tradition amongst the historical picturesque villages; try the delicious local specialities in seafood, meat and vegetables; and don’t forget to sample the local cider and orujo de Liébana. You’ll never want to leave.
Main City Madrid
Surface 13.4 mi2
Density 13,218 /mi2
If you’ve had enough of squeezing yourself onto a packed beach full of people and noise, you’re probably looking for something like Merón Beach. On the edge of the lovely town San Vicente de la Barquera, the beach has some of the longest shores in Cantabria, with nearly 4km of fine white sand, where you can stroll along the waterline, forget stress and discover the true meaning of the word holiday. If you’re a surfer, the area is popular for its waves and its winds. Fresh, clean and overlooked by the mountains, the beach is the ideal place to spend an entire day of rest and recuperation. You won’t ever want to go home.
(San Vicente de la Barquera)
In the city of Santander, the Magdalena Peninsula gives you a thousand reasons to make it a compulsory stop on your holiday. Its long thin shape makes it look lie it was stuck on to the mainland, which fits in with its history, as it was a gift from the city to King Alfonso XIII. The Peninsula has everything for a great day out: parks, gardens, beaches, and beautiful views of the bay, as well as a free mini zoo where you can meet penguins and otters. A wonderful place to stroll on your own or with a loved one, or explore with the whole family, taking in every corner at your leisure. And don’t miss the spectacular Magdalena Palace, opened in 1912, and influenced by English design. And if you want more, there’s still more besides.
Coastal towns whet the appetite like nothing else. It must be down to the fresh air and the smell of the sea and sun that drive foodies wild. If you love fish and shellfish, you’re in luck, this seafood restaurant is full of small details that make it a comfortable and pleasant place to enjoy classic tapas, or gorge yourself on dishes fit for the most discerning palate. The restaurant has been established in Santander for nearly a century, and recently renovated with an original colour scheme. Sit back on the blue benches, enjoy the terrace, and don’t miss delicacies such as the tuna meatballs with seafood sauce. You’ll be back for seconds.
(C/ Calderón de la Barca, 9. Santander)