Santander VacationsSpain
With just under 200,000 residents, this bustling resort town touts a small but impressive selection of historic sites, and a great beach spread. The most popular and frequently visited historic location is the Palacio de la Magdalena, which was used as a summer palace for Spanish kings during the early …

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Reviews of Santander

J W
J W
09/04/2019

I had never considered going to Santander beforehand. It really is a hidden gem of Spain. The city has a lot to offer, especially in terms of the landscape and the beautiful beaches it hosts. The city is home to numerous cheap but lovely restaurants. I felt very safe walking around the city at night, even when staying in a slightly poorer area of the city. The people were all very friendly and really appreciate if you speak Spanish with them. You can also get the bus to Bilbao for around €7

Rich Carriero
Rich CarrieroLongmont, Colorado, USA
01/06/2013

Santander was the first town I visited in Spain, mainly because of a RyanAir flight from London that cost around $30. There are excellent beaches here and the people are very friendly, though they don't speak English. Near the port there is excellent seafood and the locals like to hang out in the courtyards drinking wine and talking.

David Eastin
David EastinSantander, Spain
09/05/2012

A great city in the north of Spain that has wonderful and expansive beaches surrounding the city. Come here to enjoy a great climate, laid back people, and, of course, the beaches!

LosViajesDeMochilo
LosViajesDeMochiloSoria, España
07/08/2017

Excelente lugar para una escapadita rápida o para unas vacaciones más largas

Nearby destinations

Bilbao

Burgos

San Sebastian

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