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From the mountains to the sea in Cantabria, Spain

On the northern coast of Spain, the region of Cantabria draws travelers to its miles of sandy beaches, 1,000s of caves and gorgeous mountains. Active pursuits are in full supply here, whether you prefer hiking through hilly forests or skiing down the slopes, but there's plenty of spots to kick back by the Bay of Biscay in summer, too. Once you've selected your ideal Cantabria vacation rental, whether close to shops and eateries in the capital city of Santander or more rural with countryside views, you'll find all sorts of adventures await on historic streets and along systems of caverns.

Things to do

Prehistoric adventures in Cantabria

With 1,000s of caves in the Cantabria region to discover, you'll want to make some time for a couple of the popular spots which offer tours. Altamira and its surrounding caves are a preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site full of paleolithic art. Though mostly closed off to the public, you can visit the museum to learn about prehistoric archeology and perhaps be one of the lucky few chosen to see the cave each week. For a guaranteed peak at some stalactites, head over to the El Soplao Cave, where guided tours include a mining train ride.


Sightseeing in Cantabria's capital city

If your Cantabria vacation rental is located close to the city of Santander, then spending some time sightseeing along the historic streets here is a must. The Paseo de Pereda pathway is a great place for a walk along an inlet of the bay, leading to a beautiful garden where you can stop for a scenic picnic. Nearby, the city's prominent cathedral looms, with Gothic designs that you'll want to photograph. On a peninsula jutting out into the bay near popular sandy beaches, you'll find the gorgeous Palacio de la Magdalena, open for tours of the palace interior and grounds.


Year-round fun in Cantabria

Summers in Cantabria are ideal for long days on the coast, soaking up the sunshine and taking dips in the ocean to cool off during the afternoon heat. This region in the north doesn't get nearly as hot or crowded as some of the southern coastal areas of Spain, but the weather is still toasty enough for sunbathing and swimming. Summertime is popular, though, so be sure to book your Cantabria vacation rental early if you plan to visit then. Spring and fall, though a bit chillier, are perfect for outdoor adventures, and wintertime means skiing in the Cantabrian Mountains.

Natural features

Soaking up the fresh air in Cantabria

From sandy beaches to soaring peaks, Cantabria does not disappoint when it comes to stunning scenery and chances to escape to the great outdoors. The Bay of Biscay washes onto the coast here, offering lots of places to enjoy seaside views and boat rides. For hiking trips, head inland towards Picos de Europa National Park, where you'll find miles of forested trails to take the family on outdoor adventures through hills and alongside lakes in search of local flora and cute critters. Come winter, snowfall at higher elevations in the Cantabrian Mountains opens the slopes for cross-country and downhill skiing.

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