Cantabria –spectacular landscapes
Come to Cantabria in northern Spain, where you'll be able to enjoy nature, delicious food, historical examples of art and architecture, and fantastic fine sandy beaches.
What could be better than switching off, slowing down, and enjoying the sea on the lovely beaches of Santillana del Mar, Comillas, Noja, Laredo and in the seaside village of San Vicente de la Barquera.
Spend a great day with the family at Cabarceno, where you'll find animal from all over the world living in semi-freedom. Imagine taking a walk accompanied by ostriches, lions and jaguars, or learning to fish for trout.
We suggest spending a day strolling round its charming harbour, swimming at its beaches with their clear waters, and exploring its historic centre. The 'Capricho' monument by the architect Antonio Gaudí is always a surprise to visitors.
Strolling around the area of the pier and the Avenida Reina Victoria, exploring its historic quarter, and visiting buildings like the Town Hall and the cathedral. And to recharge your batteries the best idea is to go for a swim at the popular beach of El Sardinero.
The valleys of Pisueña, Pas and Miera form one of the loveliest areas in Cantabria. Here you'll see rocky formations standing up to 30 metres high, you'll be able to go deep into prehistoric caves and see representations of cave art.©
Turismo de Cantabria
This is a museum where you can discover all the secrets of the underwater and nautical world. Enormous modern aquariums will reveal details of man's relationship with the sea, and where you can find out about the everyday life of a fisherman.
Prepare to savour exquisite barnacles, crabs and spider crabs, in addition to a wide variety of cheeses. And don't miss the sweets and pastries such as the famous 'sobaos' and 'quesadas pasiegas' (cheesecake).