The region of Cantabria is located in the north coast of Spain. Cantabria is sea and mountain, green and blue, tradition and innovation... which explains why the region is home to some of the country's most diverse tourist treasures.
Gastronomy, beaches, culture and nature
Covering more than 5,000 km2, Cantabria offers one of the most eclectic cuisines in the country, as well as 220 km of coastline with more than 90 beaches and a rich cultural experience. Among the countless must-sees in Cantabria we must not forget about its nature. The Costa Quebrada geologic park, one of the marvels along the region's coastline; unparalleled access to the Picos de Europa National Park with the Fuente Dé cable car; or Carbarceno Natural Park, which is home to nearly 150 animal species native to five continents living in semi-wild conditions.
In terms of numbers, Cantabria has 60 surf spots, 10 caves with World Heritage prehistoric paintings, 8 Michelin stars awarded among some of its restaurants, and 2 World Heritage Camino de Santiago pilgrim routes, the Camino de Santiago del Norte and the Camino Lebaniego.
Santander, the capital of Cantabria, is without a doubt one of the most elegant and beautiful cities in the north coast of Spain, and the ideal spot to plan a trip. The sea and mountains serve as the perpetual backdrop of this city, which attracts visitors for its aristocratic feel, 19th-century buildings, charming open-air terraces and its breathtaking bay, considered one of the most beautiful worldwide. One of the cultural emblems of Santander is the recently opened Centro Botín, designed by well-known architect Renzo Piano and located along the city's sea front.
What to do in Santander?
The modern metropolis of Santander is a commercial, social, and cultural hub in Spain. Contemporary buildings, popular museums, and a gorgeous sea front make up this wonderful city. Find some of the lowest fares to Santander with Ryanair and begin your Santander adventure today!
Contemporary Sights of Santander
Gastronomy of Santander
The typical gastronomy of Santander revolves around sea-based products including lobster, sardines, and mussels. As with the rest of Spain, tapas bars are a very popular tradition in Santander. Also try some of the Cantabrian spirits like flagship liquor and local cider. Find a cheap fare and fly to Clermont to experience these and many more delicacies!
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