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Cantabria
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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Cantabria:£63/night
Cheapest price found:£11/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
£22 - £173
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£45 - £124
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About Cantabria

Nestled between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Bay of Biscay, Cantabria is a historic community that centres around the seaside capital, Santander. It’s renowned for its subterranean caves adorned in Paleolithic paintings, as well as being home to a family-friendly nature reserve for endangered wildlife.

Things to do

Admire the Paleolithic paintings and charcoal drawings inside the Cave of Altamira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the historic town of Santillana del Mar. Believed to have been created around 35,500 years ago, the delicate originals have been meticulously recreated in the cave’s adjacent museum.

Don’t miss visiting El Soplao, a cave housing majestic stalactites and curtains of calcite hanging from the ceiling. Jump aboard the recreated mining train that accesses the cave platforms, then follow your guide through the impressive passageways of “The Ghosts” and “The Opera”.

Travelling with kids? Visit Cabárceno Park, a sprawling nature reserve occupying a former iron mine site in the picturesque Pisueña Valley. Get up close to Eurasian lynx, Somali wild ass and ostriches in their naturally-designed enclosures or follow one of the botanical paths beneath shady cedar, oaks and walnut trees.

Explore the seaside city of Santander, which clusters around a historic centre and the opulent Magdalena Palace. Stroll along the sands of Sardinero Beach to the picturesque Jardines de Piquio, then continue to the Maritime Museum of Cantabria to admire whale skeletons and exhibits exploring man’s relationship with the sea.

Getting around

Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport is the main gateway to Cantabria, while Bilbao Airport is around one hour’s drive east. Buses connect towns and villages across the region, but having your own vehicle is the most convenient way of getting around.

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Nestled between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Bay of Biscay, Cantabria is a historic community that centres around the seaside capital, Santander. It’s renowned for its subterranean caves adorned in Paleolithic paintings, as well as being home to a family-friendly nature reserve for endangered wildlife.

Things to do in Cantabria

Admire the Paleolithic paintings and charcoal drawings inside the Cave of Altamira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the historic town of Santillana del Mar. Believed to have been created around 35,500 years ago, the delicate originals have been meticulously recreated in the cave’s adjacent museum.

Don’t miss visiting El Soplao, a cave housing majestic stalactites and curtains of calcite hanging from the ceiling. Jump aboard the recreated mining train that accesses the cave platforms, then follow your guide through the impressive passageways of “The Ghosts” and “The Opera”.

Travelling with kids? Visit Cabárceno Park, a sprawling nature reserve occupying a former iron mine site in the picturesque Pisueña Valley. Get up close to Eurasian lynx, Somali wild ass and ostriches in their naturally-designed enclosures or follow one of the botanical paths beneath shady cedar, oaks and walnut trees.

Explore the seaside city of Santander, which clusters around a historic centre and the opulent Magdalena Palace. Stroll along the sands of Sardinero Beach to the picturesque Jardines de Piquio, then continue to the Maritime Museum of Cantabria to admire whale skeletons and exhibits exploring man’s relationship with the sea.

Getting around Cantabria

Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport is the main gateway to Cantabria, while Bilbao Airport is around one hour’s drive east. Buses connect towns and villages across the region, but having your own vehicle is the most convenient way of getting around.

  • Where is the best place to stay in Cantabria?

    Cantabria has plenty to offer. Consider staying in some of its most favoured locations, like Santander, Santillana del Mar, and Potes.

  • What are the best hotels in Cantabria?

    Cantabria is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Hotel Bahia, which has a current rating of 8.9. For other potential stays, consider Eurostars Hotel Real and Hotel Chiqui, which can also be great places to stay in Cantabria.