Featured hotels in Cantabria

  • £64

    Average price per night

    Hotel Bedoya, Santander
    7.5 Good 142 reviews
    Description Hotel Bedoya is centrally-located. It is just 5 minutes’ walk from Santander railway station, and within 10 minutes’ walk of the bus station and ferry port.
    Review

    "very nice location and friendly people on front desk."

    phillip. United Kingdom
  • £44

    Average price per night

    Hotel Playa La Arena, Isla
    8.7 Fabulous 107 reviews
    Description Offering rooms with excellent views over La Arena Beach, Hotel Playa La Arena is at the entrance to a camp site. It offers free parking and is a 30-minute drive from Santander.
    Review

    "Very comfortable room. Very friend staff and good food."

    Alan. United Kingdom
  • £69

    Average price per night

    Camping Playa la Arena, Isla
    8.2 Very good 69 reviews
    Description Set on Isla’s La Arena Beach, on Cantabria’s Green Coast, Camping Playa la Arena is 40 km from Santander Airport and a 45-minute drive from Bilbao. It offers chalet-style bungalows with free parking.
    Review

    "Friendly, welcoming. love the location. multi lingual . variety of food in restaurant.variety of gins and drinks."

    Martin. United Kingdom
  • £49

    Average price per night

    Hospedería El Cantio, Oreña
    8.8 Fabulous 140 reviews
    Description Hospedería El Cantio is situated in Oreña. The property features a garden, as well as a terrace. The accommodation features a shared lounge and room service for guests.
    Review

    "Beautiful location very restful and tranquil."

    Marie. Australia
  • £45

    Average price per night

    Posada El Pescador, Oreña
    8.5 Very good 157 reviews
    Description Set in the Cantabrian countryside, between Santillana del Mar and Comillas, Posada el Pescador features heated rooms with free Wi-Fi, TV and spa bath. Free parking in available on-site.
  • £40

    Average price per night

    Posada La Aldea, Oreña
    9.3 Superb 547 reviews

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    Description Set in gardens, this rustic Cantabrian country house offers attractive accommodation and an ideal setting for hiking. Posada La Aldea features a terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside.
    Review

    "The hosts are very friendly indeed! We rented the appartment which was big and well-equipped. Breakfast was served outside our appartment with a proper linnen tablecloth. For €2,50 pp we got a very decent..."

    Hans. Netherlands

Cantabria highlights

Picos de Europa National Park
Hike the spectacular limestone peaks of this dramatic national park, home to buzzards, wolves and bears.
Fuente Dé cable car
Hop on this cable car to reach the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains while taking in breathtaking scenery.
Beaches in Liencres
Liencres has some truly spectacular beaches – surf on Playa de Somo, or bare all on Playa de Somocuevas nudist beach.
Gaudí's Capricho in Comillas
Admire the fairytale turrets and bright colours of this 19th-century house and museum, one of three Gaudí buildings outside Catalonia.
Cabárceno Wildlife Park
Cabárceno is somewhere between zoo and safari park. Drive around to spot tigers, elephants and gorillas in natural surroundings.
El Soplao cave
Wonder at the spectacular rock formations in El Soplao, a vast cave system which stretches for 20 km underground.
Cocido montañés (mountain stew)
Tuck into a steaming bowl of this hearty pork and bean stew, popular all over Cantabria in the winter months.
Santa Justa cove and hermitage in Suances
Discover the unique hermitage in this small cove in Suances. At high tide, its entrance is hidden by the sea.
Anchovies in Santoña
Savour these locally caught little fish in the coastal town of Santoña, reputed to produce the finest anchovies in Spain.
Medieval villages and scenic coastal towns
Wander narrow alleys in Potes, cross the stone bridge at Liérganes or soak up seaside charm in Santillana del Mar.

The Colours of Nature

Bordered by the Bay of Biscay to the north, the small Spanish region of Cantabria is known for undulating, lush landscapes which sharply rise to sheer peaks in the south-western Picos de Europa mountain range.

The capital Santander is an important port and has a long promenade lining its sandy beach. The coastline to the west is packed with Cantabria hotels on the beach, some of which are in Comillas. This small town has a number of interesting buildings, including Gaudí’s Capricho. West in the Oyambre National Park is San Vincente de la Barquera. Take to the water for spectacular views of this village, its impressive bridge and the often snow-capped mountains beyond.

At Suances to the east, green cliffs plunge to the sea, while nearby medieval Santillana del Mar is the closest town to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Altamira cave paintings. Another medieval jewel is inland Potes whose cobbled streets and stone bridge over a stream are all in the shade of the Cantabrian mountains. In the east of the region, the rocks at Noja descend into crystal-clear waters, while Laredo’s curving bay ends in a hill that offers lovely views.

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