*Oficina de Turismo de Santander
Hernán Cortés, 4 (Mercado del Este)
39003 Santander (Cantabria)
- Tel.: (+34) 942 31 07 08
- Fax: (+34) 942 31 32 48
- E. mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Santander (pic)
C/ Jardines de Pereda, s/n
39001 Santander (Cantabria)
- Tel.: (+34) 942 20 30 00 / 001
- Fax: (+34) 942 20 30 05
- E. mail:email@example.com
* Some websites:
- www.turismodecantabria.com (Cantabria region)
With its mild climate, Santander is a year-round destination; but it shows its most exciting side during the Summer months, when the city gets filled with sea-avid tourists from central Spain and locals are desperate to leave their daily occupations and join the crowds on the beach.
Today we tend to associate Spanish beach culture with the well-known resorts on the Mediterranean or the islands. However, the North coast pioneered in the Spanish sea tourism. When Benidorm or Marbella were still sleepy fishing villages, Santander was already a well-established and fashionable Summer retreat for the Spanish upper classes.
And this beach culture is now well settled among the Santander society. Rather than by shrimp-coloured Northern Europeans, beaches are enjoyed particularly by the locals, who will take advantage of any available occasion to escape to one of the many beaches in the city and its surroundings, each one cattering for a different kind of crowd.
The weather is not totally reliable in Santander and, despite global climate change, overcast and wet days may be common even in August. However, as soon as a few rays of sun appear, the Sardinero district thrives with activity: innumerable scooters with immaculately dressed teenagers incessantly buzz around the beach, while municipal buses drop hundreds of beachgoers who hasten in search of their espace under the sun. Then , there is always time to enjoy an ice cream or a coffee al fresco.
During the colder months, it is a completely different story. Even on the sunniest days, most of the population remains in the comfort of the shop-lined streets of the centre, leaving the solitary beaches to iddle romantic couples, dog-walkers and the occasional surfer.
El Sardinero reaches from La...
El Sardinero reaches from La Magdalena to the lighthouse, in a route which allows you to have a view over the beautiful beaches and the impressive buildings which characterize this area of Santander.
MESON DE LOS VILLA...
MESON DE LOS VILLA (Santillana)
And old palace, now a medium and not expensive restaurant. They have a touristic menu for about 8 US $. Located at the entrance of the town, in Santo Domingo Street. You can have lunch inside (reservations recommended) or at its wonderful quiet patio, all surrounded by old green trees.
Bicicletas gratis - Free bicycle
Ahora puedes darte un paseo gratis por Santander en bicicleta . Simplemente presentando el DNI o el pasaporte te prestan una bici por tres o cuatro horas .
Las puedes coger en lo Jardines de Pereda (junto al muelle del ferry) , en la Magdalena y en el Sardinero , junto al hotel Río y luego las dejas indistintamente en cualquiera de estos sitios
Now you can take a free ride by Santander in bicycle. Simply presenting the DNI or the passport they lend one cycle to you by three or four hours. You can take them in the Jardines de Pereda (next to the wharf of ferry), in the Magdalena and in the Sardinero, next to the hotel Río and later on you leave them indifferently in anyone of these sites