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Tourist Attractions in Cantabria

Dust off your bikini or pull on your board shorts and bathe yourself on Santander's glamorous beaches. El Sardinero is the largest and most popular. The Playa de Somo across the bay is a peaceful haven with a surfing school, while the Playa de la Magdalena has a water sports centre. The Monte Castillo caves at Puente Viesgo have sheltered men, women and children for the last 150,000 years. Prehistoric wall paintings in black, red and yellow depict horses, bison, goats and deer alongside human figures. Take the cable car from Fuente Dé up into the hills of the Picos de Europa. You'll be hauled to 1850 metres, and the view from the top is sensational.


Activities

Rafting

Get ready for a soaking! White-water rafting in Cantabria provides you a thrilling experience which is simply unforgettable. Cantabria offers simple river trips to the excitement of major rapids.

Wave Canoeing
Use the force of the sea to move and the paddles to steer, although you can also use them for propulsion in wave canoeing in Cantabria.

Hang-gliding
Gliding on a simple rigid structure, whose movement control system is the weight of the pilot, is quite fun in the city of Cantabria.

Walking

The pleasure of following a path, although not necessarily in the countryside, but still guaranteed to include elements of natural or cultural interest.

Best Places to visit :

Much of the tourism that comes to the region head towards the summer holiday resorts to be found along the northern coastal strip.

El Sardinero near Santander is one of the most popular beaches for visitors to the capital city. It can get busy along its 1.3km length during the summer months, but the wide walkway, which is one of the prettiest in Spain, runs the whole length of the beach and there is a good supply of hotels and eateries to choose from.

• At one end of the beach can be found Magdalena Park, which offers a beach playground, mini zoo and train circuit. • The town of Comillas has a picturesque sandy beach with a fishing port at one end.

• The beach at Laredo is over 4km long and has fine golden sand overlooked by a long promenade. It also offers good conditions and lifeguard facilities for those interested in surfing.

• Cantabria has many national parks for those interested in the flora and fauna Spain has to offer. Cantabria has a good selection of Nature Reserves both within the mountainous areas and along its northern coastal stretch.

    Playa de Somo or the Somo Beach is located in Cantabria, Spain and is the perfect destination for vacationing. Even though the beach is visited by a l...

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