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PLACES TO VISIT AND VILLAGES WITH CHARM IN CANTABRIA

We present our proposals to discover the most charming places and villages in Cantabria. They are perfect plans to complement your relaxing stay in Hotel Spa Felisa
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WE PRESENT OUR GUIDE TO YOU IN ORDER TO YOU DO NOT MISS THE VILLAGES WITH MOST CHARM OF CANTABRIA AND THE VISITS THAT WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND

At Hotel Felisa you will find much more than a Spa Hotel in Santillana del Mar. In addition to our services and experiences, from the hotel you will be in a perfect location to discover the most charming places and villages in Cantabria, which will make your stay an even more special experience.

We are in a community full of history, monuments, beaches and nature. Cantabria is a box of surprises that falls in love with everyone who visits it. Cabárceno, Altamira Caves or Santander are just some of its most important and most famous attractions. Then, we present you a guide of towns with charm of Cantabria to begin to organize your visit.

10 PLACES AND VILLAGES WITH CHARM IN CANTABRIA AT LESS THAN ONE HOUR FROM THE HOTEL

SANTILLANA DEL MAR (5 minutes from the hotel)

The municipality where we are and without a doubt one of the most beautiful and charming towns in Cantabria. Just 5 minutes by car you can visit its spectacular historic center (one of the best preserved in all of Spain), considered historical-artistic.

In addition, within Santillana, 8 minutes from the hotel, there are the Altamira Caves, considered as the “Sistine Chapel of Rock Art”.

COMILLAS (25 minutes from the hotel)

Another of the classics of our area is Comillas, where its monuments and its beautiful beaches stand out in equal parts. Here, you can mix nature and art, enjoying the Cantabrian Sea and the two monuments par excellence.

The Pontifical University and El Capricho de Gaudí, one of the few monuments that this great artista, Antonio Gaudí, made outside Catalonia.

SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA  (27 minutes from the hotel)

This wonderful fishing village, one of the last before crossing to the neighboring Asturias, is by its own merit, one of the most charming towns of Cantabria and of all the north of Spain.

The spectacular natural environment that surrounds it, along with its beaches, its port or its extensive gastronomic offer, make San Vicente one of those places that never leaves anyone indifferent.

SANTANDER (30 minutes from the hotel)

The capital and therefore one of the places to visit in Cantabria that you can not miss. Santander is a reference in the north and there are many things that can be done and visited within the city.

The Sardinero Beach, The Magdalena Palace, The Botín Center or Puerto Chico and the Paseo de Pereda are some of its most outstanding attractions.

CABÁRCENO (30 minutes from the hotel)

Special mention deserves one of the most famous sites to visit in Cantabria, the Natural Park of Cabárceno. A place where, along 20 km. you can see different animals in semi-freedom in the most natural environment possible for the species that are there.

You can visitit it walking, by car or in the cable car. An authentic experience!

SANTOÑA, LAREDO AND CASTRO URDIALES (One hour from the hotel)

These 3 villages located very close one to each other, on the eastern coast of Cantabria, are another of the wonders of the community. Laredo and Castro Urdiales are two of the “four fishing villages” with San Vicente and Santander. Santoña, with a great seafaring tradition, is well known for its exquisite anchovies.

Stroll through its fishing ports, enjoy its beaches and do not forget to taste the excellent cuisine of these 3 charming towns of Cantabria.

PICOS DE EUROPA (One hour  from the hotel)

Through the Desfiladero de la Hermida you can access the Cantabrian part of the Peaks of Europe. Here you will find mountain villages and exceptional landscapes.

Its most popular areas are the Liébana Valley, with Potes as the capital, and the Camaleño Valley, where the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana and the Fuente Dé Cable Car are located.

VEGA DEL PAS AND PASIEGOS VALLEYS (50 minutes from the hotel)

These valleys of the interior of Cantabria between green landscapes and rivers are one of the ideal places to visit in Cantabria if you want to spend a day surrounded by nature. Its traditional architecture stands out in places like its most prominent town, Vega de Pas.

On the way, you can also visit the Puente Viesgo Caves, which houses cave paintings thousands of years old.

BÁRCENA MAYOR AND SOPLAO CAVES (One hour from the hotel)

These two places are not together, but it is usually a very good joint option for a 1-day trip to the interior of Cantabria.

On the one hand, we have Bárcena Mayor, considered one of the “Most beautiful villages in Spain” due to its good state of conservation and because it is located in the Saja-Besaya Nature Reserve. And, on the other hand, there are the Soplao Caves, one of the great wonders of geology for its spectacular eccentric formations

TRADITION, CULTURE, ART … YOU CAN NOT LOSE THESE VILLAGES WITH CHARM

These are 10 of the most charming towns in Cantabria, but there are some other nearby places of great interest such as Suances (just 10 minutes from the hotel), ideal tourist destination ideal to go to enjoy its beaches.

Liencres is another good place to visit in Cantabria for its beaches and especially for the Natural Park of the Dunes of Liencres. In recent times the Villapresente Labyrinth, the largest labyrinth in Spain, located 10 minutes from the hotel, has also become famous.

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