Popular Accommodations in Santander
Highlights in Santander
- Surfing at El Puntal
- Palacio de la Magdalena
- Santander Festival
- Cantabrian cuisine
Most popular in Santander
Vacation rentals in Santander
If you are looking for a vacation rental or an apartment in the northern Spanish port of Santander, you will benefit from a particularly large selection, especially in the Plaza del Cuado and Plaza Pedro Velarde areas. The modern accommodations not only impress with their high-quality equipment and extras such as free WLAN, but also with the promenade which is within walking distance as well as the numerous restaurants in the surrounding area. It is particularly beautiful to live in an apartment directly on the coast around the Avenida los Infantes, from where it is only a stone's throw to the beach. For families with children or larger groups, however, a vacation rental with pool in the outskirts of Cueto in the north and Camino de Orconera is the ideal solution.
Holiday in Santander
Travelers and Activities
It doesn't matter whether it's a nature experience, a sightseeing tour or a relaxing day on the beach. Santander has something for everyone. However, the absolute highlight are the two picturesque sandy beaches Playa del Biquini and Playa de la Magdalena, which invite to dig, splash and relax together. The right contrasting program, however, offers cultural sights such as the Palacio de la Magdalena, the Cathedral of Santander and the two lighthouses Faro de La Cerda and Faro de Cabo Mayor, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama. While animal lovers can also look forward to a detour to the Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico with its many elaborately designed aquariums, fans of long past centuries will get their money's worth on a ramble through the Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueologia de Cantabria.
Things to know
Bathing tourism is Santander's main tourist activity. Consequently, the best travel period also extends to the summer months of June to September, when the Atlantic heats up to 22 degrees Celsius thanks to numerous hours of sunshine. Also recommendable is the mostly sunny and mild May. For a weekend trip to the sightseeing Santander is suitable however all year round.
Santander is networked with more than 12,000 sensors, which are used to collect data and adapt needs for public transport, parking, street lighting and waste collection. Santander, Guildford, Lübeck and Belgrade are among the pilot cities in the Smart City programme.
Top 3 travel tips
The picturesquely situated bay El Puntal is a real insider tip for bathers who are looking for a very special beach. After all, Playa de Somo, which consists of countless fine sand dunes, stretches over several kilometres and thus offers plenty of space for beach activities and water sports. Thanks to the always fresh Atlantic wind, even in summer, windsurfers and kitesurfers will also get their money's worth at El Puntal bay.2. Feel the unique atmosphere of the Festival Santander
The fact that music, concerts and theatre have always played an important role in Santander is demonstrated by the annual Santander Festival. Be there too when the "Palacio de Festivals" turns into a madhouse and numerous open-air events are held in the city's parks, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.3. Culinary exploration of Cantabria
No holiday in Santander is complete without a stroll through the kitchen of Cantabria. In order to experience the regional cuisine as true to the original as possible, it is best to visit one of the small restaurants where the locals are also guests and taste delicacies such as the Cantabrian national dish "Marmita", fresh anchovies and the famous dessert "Brazo de gitano" (arm of the gypsy).