Santander Vacations

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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Things to see and do in Santander

Minerva Melero | Trip by SkyscannerSantoña
Rich Carriero | Trip by SkyscannerEl Sardinero
El Sardinero
jorgeip | FlickrLaredo
SOL | Trip by SkyscannerSan Vicente de la Barquera
San Vicente de la Barquera
Rachel Eastin | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya de El Camello
Playa de El Camello
LosViajesDeMochilo | Trip by SkyscannerSantillana del Mar
Santillana del Mar

Reviews of Santander


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

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

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!

LosViajesDeMochiloSoria, España

Excellent place for a quick getaway or for a longer holiday

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