Cantabria Travel Guide

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  • Banco de España (Santander, Spain)
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  • Monument to Pedro Velarde (Santander, Spain)
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Cantabria Highlights

  • Pro
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    Emke says…

     The food, the ocean, the Picos de Europa, the friendly people 

  • Con
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    milugares says…

     ...because scarcely known. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Nature 100% 

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Santander

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348,1006,69

Potes

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55,150,8

San Vicente de la Barquera

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28,112,12

Comillas

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34,121,16

Laredo

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20,56,16

Somo

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6,18,1

Santillana

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70,184,36

Suances

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7,11,28

San Sebastián

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11,29,0

Castro-Urdiales

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6,23,2

Espinama

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0,5,0

Puentenansa

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0,1,0

Allendelagua

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Unquera

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0,3,0

Torrelavega

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7,30,7

Santoña

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2,23,2

Reinosa

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3,14,3

Pembes

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0,1,0

Labarces

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0,2,0

Celis

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0,2,0

Santander

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  • map

    Santander Transportation

    FEVE red on map. The map was on a tiled wall hence the straight line on picture The blue line is the pilgrim way to Santiago de Compastello..

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  • Hotel Bahia de Santander

    Santander Hotels

    The Bahía is a classic in the Santander hotel business. The building collapsed while undergoing...

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  • Train

    Santander Transportation

    Santander was a stopover on my travel along the FEVE train from Ferrol to Hendaye. Leaving Santander 08-00 for Bilbao 10-46. From the FEVE station trains go Oviedo, Bilbao and others , from the RENFE station trains go to Alicante, Madrid and Valladolid Ferries go to Portsmouth and Plymouth in England.Buses go to the airport from the bus station.

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Potes

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  • Aliva-The Salud hermitage - La ermita de...

    Potes Local Customs

    The shrine of Our Lady of Health ( Salud ) in Aliva is in the middle of the central central massif of the Picos de EuropaDuring the winter is covered in snow, but in summer on July the 2nd they take up to the Virgin in procession, from a village called Pembes, where she spent the winter and they celebrate a pilgrimage The Virgin is in this chapel,...

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  • Casa Cayo

    Potes Hotels

    c/ Cántabra no. 6, Potes, 39570, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Aliva

    Potes Local Customs

    We begin with an anecdote : In Aliva there is good pasture in summer and two villages fought over its possession Sotres (Asturias ) and Espinama (Cantabria ) , so they decided that they would leave the two villages with the cock crowing and the point where they should meet would define the boundary of the lands that correspond to each villageThe...

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San Vicente de la Barquera

Comillas

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  • A bit of everything

    Comillas Shopping

    This was like a grocery store plus. There was a fresh produce area where you could buy cheese and other fresh food items. However, they also had local food products wrapped up for travel. In the adjoining portion of the store, souvenirs were sold. And in the back section, leather goods and rugs could be found. I bought some candy to bring back to...

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  • Josein

    Comillas Hotels

    Cl Manuel Noriega 27, Comillas, 39520, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Plaza Corro Campíos

    Comillas Things to Do

    While two of the girls went shopping the other two and I sat in this plaza. The sun was shining, people of all ages were enjoying the weather and it was a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy Comillas.These are the kind of moments I always relish.

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Laredo

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  • Plaza Cachupín y Ayuntamiento

    Laredo Things to Do

    We stayed on this plaza and really enjoyed looking at and listening to it (ha ha)! It's the center of town and clearly (or audibly) the hub of Laredo. Sitting on a bench during the day or peering from one of our Juliette balconies onto it, it was fascinating to see Laredo life in action. It provides you with a cross-section of its residents who...

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  • Hotel Cortijo

    Laredo Hotels

    Gonzalez Gallego 3, Laredo, 39770, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Streets of Old Laredo

    Laredo Things to Do

    I'm so happy that our rental apartment was in Laredo's old section. Its streets are beautiful and wonderful to explore!

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Somo

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  • It´s a small town- watch your p´s and...

    Somo Local Customs

    Being a very small town, everybody knows everybody. The staff at yur hotel are bestfriends with or family of the people that own the bar you go drinking in. EVERYTHING gets around, and it´s not long before all the locals know your name and what you did last night. There´s no anonmity in Somo. For example i´d only been there a week before everyone...

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  • Bemon Playa

    Somo Hotels

    LA FUENTE 3, Somo, CA 0000

  • Sea currents

    Somo Warnings and Dangers

    The beach of Somo is fairly open to the sea and some times waves and sea currents can be strong. There are beach wards during the summer months, but if they are not on service, do not overestimate your swimming abilities.

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Santillana

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Suances

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San Sebastián

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  • Drive Along the Basque Coast

    San Sebastián Off The Beaten Path

    If you happen to be travelling through Northern Spain and time isn't such an issue, I'd highly recommend renting a car a checking out the fishing towns and beaches between San Sebastian and Bilbao. My favorite town is a fishing village called Leketio where I spent a surreal night with great friends living only for the moment. Leketio has a...

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  • Second Beech and promenade

    San Sebastián Favorites

    The clean old buildings provide great shade from the sun, enjoy the shops restaurants and bars, cannot believe this has been missed by so many! here is a view of the second beech furthest from France.

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  • TWO Beeches

    San Sebastián Favorites

    Easy place to walk arround. Park up the side you enter closest to france stay a while on the beech which is right by the centre of town, see the mount and walk over the bridge and see the bars and old churches and then the promenade and other beautifull beach. See the locals eat tapas and throw the paper towels on the floor like a bookies floor!

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Castro-Urdiales

  • Tornado

    Castro-Urdiales Nightlife

    This bar, in the Calle de Belen, can't be missed as the entrance is a submarine's door. Inside is a small seating area, with some interesting decoration (I seem to remember there being DVD covers on the wall), and pretty loud rock music playing!

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  • Sercotel Las Rocas

    Castro-Urdiales Hotels

    Paseo de la Playa, s/n, Castro-Urdiales, 39700, Sp

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • JR Ewing was here (possibly)

    Castro-Urdiales Restaurants

    This coffee shop was where our "guide" dropped us off for a cup of coffee or tea, and a biscuit before we explored the town. They have a good selection of spanish pastries and biscuits which you can eat there, or take away. After your stroll around the local tourist attractions you can kill time waiting for the coach to return, with a coffee and...

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Torrelavega

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  • Feve

    Torrelavega Transportation

    To reach Torrelavega from Santander is very easy by trainTrains frequency is 3 0r 4 per hour , it takes less than 30 minutes and the return price is less the 5 EurosThe Feve station is in the centre of town and from here you may walk to any place in town Llegar a Torrelavega por tren es muy fácil utilizando el trenLa frecuencia de los trenes es de...

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  • Husa Wuppertal

    Torrelavega Hotels

    Avda Solvay 99, Torrelavega, 39300, ES

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Iglesia de - La Virgen Grande - Church

    Torrelavega Things to Do

    The church is spectacular, though no one is indifferent when see, as some like it, while there are others who do not like anything because it seems too modernModernist church dedicated to the Virgin Grande, was completed after more than thirty years of work in 1964, and has elliptical shape and starry domeOn August 15, is the festival of the Virgin...

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Top Cantabria Hotels

Santander Hotels
348 Reviews - 1006 Photos
Potes Hotels
55 Reviews - 150 Photos
Comillas Hotels
34 Reviews - 121 Photos
Arenal Hotels
13 Hotels
Villasevil Hotels
1 Hotel
Villacarriedo Hotels
2 Hotels
Treceño Hotels
1 Hotel
Torres Hotels
2 Hotels
Torrelavega Hotels
7 Reviews - 30 Photos
Suesa Hotels
1 Hotel
Suances Hotels
7 Reviews - 11 Photos
Somo Hotels
6 Reviews - 18 Photos
Solares Hotels
3 Hotels
San Vicente de la Barquera Hotels
28 Reviews - 112 Photos
Santoña Hotels
2 Reviews - 23 Photos

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