Discover a selection of 346 vacation rentals in Santander, ES that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $56 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Santander. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Taking Spanish lessons in Santander

When in Spain, do like the Spanish do. While international visitors flock to the south of the country, Spaniards head north to Santander. And they're not wrong to do so. Once the Spanish royal family's favourite summer getaway, Cantabria's capital is becoming more and more popular with international visitors. Overlooking the Bay Biscay, this charming seaside city is well known for its golden beaches, picturesque promenades, and grand squares and boulevards. Santander vacation rentals will put you in the heart of the action.

Things to do

Learn to live like royalty in Santander

Sadly, many of Santander's most beautiful buildings were lost in a great fire in 1941. Don't worry though, there are still some pretty spectacular sights to behold. On the Magdalena Peninsula, you'll gaze in wonder at the Magdalena Palace, an incredibly grand mansion that was once the summer residence of the Spanish Royal family. In nearby El Sardinero is the opulent Gran Casino del Sardinero, while in the city center you'll find the medieval Santander Cathedral. And to the north is Parque de Cabo Mayor, which features rugged cliffs and rock formations, plus the imposing Faro de Cabo Mayor, Cantabria's oldest lighthouse.

Activities

Santander—a beach for all occasions

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Santander. In San Ramon there's the peaceful Playa de la Virgen del Mar, while in Ribamontan al Mar, you'll find the spectacular Playa de Langre sandwiched between 2 cliffs. Santander's most famous beach is Playa del Sardinero in elegant El Sardinero, which is a popular spot for swimmers, surfers, and those who just want to look good. In the city center, there are many fine museums and galleries to explore, and the Mercado del Este, an indoor market, is worth a visit if you're feeling peckish and want some tapas.

Weather

Some sunny times in northern climes

So if you're thinking typical Spanish beach weather, then think again. Santander is in the north of the country, which means it has a milder climate than most other parts of Spain. That said, it's still pretty pleasant most of the year. The summers tend to be warm and dry, and you can expect it to reach the high 70s in July and August. It's still quite nice in September, with average highs in the low 70s. It starts to get cold and wet come mid-October, so if you want a Santander vacation rental outside of the busy summer months, try early fall.

Natural features

A close escape in Dunas de Liencras Natural Park

Even though it's a city of some 180,000 people, Santander's very close to some seriously rugged landscapes. The Dunas de Liencres Natural Park, at the mouth of the Pas River, is only a 25-minute drive from the city center. The park consists of almost 500 acres of coves, beaches, dunes, and sprawling pine forests. If you book your Santander vacation rental in winter, chances are that you'll happen upon lots of migratory waterbirds, which reside in the dense forest, as well as a few other reptiles and mammals.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Santander

Fly into Santander (SDR), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Santander Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Santander, ES?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 346 vacation rentals around Santander. From 110 house rentals to 150 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Santander?

Nothing compares to the feeling of sand between your toes and sea salt on your skin. It's time to muster up the clan for some serious beach action. There are 157 beachside rental properties to pick from. Open to more suggestions? Vrbo has tons of other property options to investigate, including:

  • 134 beach vacation rentals.
  • 99 rural vacation rentals.
  • 85 village vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Santander?

Forget about bland hotel rooms. Explore this destination from the comfort and convenience of your very own apartment. You'll be able to choose from 145 different options with the help of Vrbo. If you make your booking quickly, you could spend as little as $30 a night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after rental types, like:

  • House: 121 vacation homes. Prices start from $51 per night.
  • Hotel: 49 vacation homes. Prices start from $38 per night.
  • Cottage: 40 vacation homes. Prices start from $83 per night.

Can I stay in Santander in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect trip is hanging out with friends and relatives in a completely new place. If you're hitting the road with a large group, Vrbo can help out. Why not check out the 20 apartment vacation homes listed here? They're the most popular option for large groups of guests. The rental property options that can provide for large groups here include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can house 6 vacationers? We have 138 that will be perfect. The prices start from $56 per night.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 5 guests? We have 92 that will suit. You can book one for as little as $84 per night.
  • Going away with 8 guests? We have 78 vacation homes that match your requirements. Prices start from $117 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring your aunt, your cousin and all your friends to Santander.

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