The Spanish region of Cantabria is a fantastic holiday destination located on Spain’s north coast, overlooking the Bay of Biscay. The region boasts a gorgeous diverse mix of natural beauties to explore, from deep valleys to majestic mountains… what are you waiting for?
From its impressive mountain peaks to its enticingly picturesque villages, the region promises a delightful destination, no matter the time of year.
With 130 miles of stunning Atlantic coastline, Cantabria, also known as ‘Green Spain’, also offers a great number of beaches (over 60!) bordering an array of quirky, seaside towns and quaint fishing ports. Despite being one of the smallest regions in the country, there’s plenty for every type of holidaymaker to do here, including active families and solo-adventurers. Find your dream Cantabria holiday home, villa or apartment across the Travelopo portfolio of Spain rentals!
The gorgeously green region’s capital city of Santander is a superb destination, offering a lively bayside area of Spain filled with excellent bars, buzzing plazas, restaurants and beautiful beaches. Thanks to its seaside location, plenty flock to the capital for its great sailing! The port city is home to the popular Sardinero beach as well a variety of great attractions, including the Palacio de la Magdalena, an early 20th century palace located on the Magdalena Peninsula of the city and the popular Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueologίa de Cantabria.
The 69-acre Magdalena Peninsula, located near the entrance to the Bay of Santander, is a popular tourist attraction here, as a buzzing recreational spot with a mini zoo, great picnic areas, cycling routes and two beaches to relax on.
Relax across Santander’s lovely beaches; meander across its lively harbours; explore its palaces and promenades and discover its magnificent historic monuments. Browse the Travelopo portfolio of holiday homes, villas and apartments in and around Santander today!
Or head to Santoña town on your Cantabria holiday! Located midway between Santander and Bilbao, the historic fishing port is a popular destination in the summer months in particular, offering some of the best beaches in the country, sailing fun and a handful of Romanesque churches and medieval forts. View our Santoña holiday villas and apartments for the ultimate Spanish getaway inspiration…
Explore the historic town of Santillana del Mar on your Cantabria break, in the western coast, an area which can only be visited by foot. This beautiful medieval town is one of the most important historical areas of Cantabria, with its striking architecture and proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cueva de Altamira, known for its parietal cave paintings.
Don’t miss exploring the landmark Picos de Europa National Park on your Cantabria holiday, another impressive natural attraction in the north of Spain! Sitting on the borders of Cantabria, Asturias and Castilla y León regions, many flock here to admire the natural beauties of diverse landscapes within the 300 square miles that link Cantabria and Asturias. Spot some endangered species across the national park, including the golden eagle, and marvel at the fantastic mountain views. The natural area has understandably been awarded UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation.
And of course, in the south-west, the impressive Picos de Europa mountains rise to spectacular heights, offering fantastic walking and hiking trails on your break.
Or head to Cabarceno Natural Park, a popular tourist and nature conservation area in the Pisueña Valley, home to over 150 animal species, just 15kms out of Santander. Get up close to the diversity of exotic animals, from gorillas to zebras, and explore the park’s beautiful grounds.
Holiday-foodies can devour the delicious Cantabrian cuisine, while adventurers will find getting around the Spanish region incredibly easy. Why not plan your trip around Cantabria’s colourful festivals? The region hosts a variety of events and fiestas to commemorate historical moments throughout the seasons. Head to the capital’s vibrant Mercado de Esperanza market and become immersed in hustle and bustle of the local atmosphere…
Cantabria’s climate is strongly influenced by Atlantic Ocean winds trapped by the mountains. The humid oceanic climate offers warm summers and mild winters, with snow frequent in the region’s higher zones between October and March.
The region boasts a fairly quiet summer too – with most tourists heading to other areas of Spain, Cantabria offers an excellent destination year-round, whether you desire the sun-kissed fiesta season in the capital or cooler, winter stay, with snow-capped mountains.
Dreaming of an incredible Spanish getaway? The green Cantabria region is a fantastic choice! Kickstart your adventures and find your Spain holiday rental across the Travelopo today!
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