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Cantabria Hotels in Green Spain

Spain - Cantabria region

Hotels in the Cantabria Region of Northern Spain

Spain - Cantabria region
flights - hotels - car rentals
We also have self-catering accommodation in Cantabria , &
holiday accommodation in the following nearby regions:
Galicia Asturias Navarra La Rioja Minho

Picos Europa mountan range

Green Spain - stretching from Santander in the east to the edge of Galicia in the west, this gorgeous coastline of fine sand beaches with a fabulous range of seafood restaurants is one of our favourite places. Add in the attractions of the National Park – the Picos de Europa – and you have a heady cocktail of holiday pleasures. The area remains undaunted by mass tourism and a little grasp of Spanish is very useful. It is rare to see menus in other languages as is so common on the Costas. This Atlantic region of Spain is proud of its heritage and traditions. Even tourist literature will not necessarily be in English, so be a little patient as often only hotel reception staff, or the odd restaurant will speak your language.

The region is unbelievably beautiful with clean, sparkling seas, and totally unspoilt. Except that is for one resort, Laredo, which has some wonderful beaches, but is a resort disaster full of high rise apartments so beloved of property developers on the Spanish Costas. Apart from this, we are sure you will return to Green Spain.

Location map highlighting Cantabria region of Green Spain
Click on the
highlighted area on the map above to view details of locations of our accommodation within Cantabria.

Noja / Isla

Two contrasting resorts where at low tide one can walk across the miles of sand from one to the other.

Noja – has exploded from a tiny village to a modest town in the last 20 years but still retains a pleasant mixture of parks and natural coastline it has always had and if your preference is for a large selection of restaurants and tapas bars then Noja offers the best.

However, move west a few kms to arrive at Playa de Ris and this is a more relaxed part of town with natural bay and mile long beaches of the finest sand. There are about ten hotels and restaurants and in the rear of the resort some apartments but overall this area is a beach lovers paradise. There is also a sports complex with an indoor pool, tennis and squash facilities (cost 3 euros daily).

If you prefer isolation then six kilometres east is the Playa de Trenganden – a vast beach, safe bathing but no life guards and hardly a house in sight.

Isla – has hardly changed at all since 1980 on our last visit - clearly having decided it would have none of the building across the bay. Isla is a picturesque village – lots of small café restaurants but ideal for families with a quiet holiday atmosphere in mind. The beaches stretch around it’s coastline but all are renowned (including Noja) for the EU’s Blue Flag cleanest beaches symbol.

There are walking paths and lanes to explore almost from the resort and the La Arena beach area is one of the most attractive if you prefer peace and quiet.

Getting There

Direct ferry aboard the 25,000 ton P&O Ferry Bilbao, it takes two days from Portsmouth to Bilbao. Not cheap but for a fortnight will be cheaper than fly drive – and you have your own more comfortable vehicle.

Flights with Iberia from Heathrow to Bilbao, or via Madrid from Manchester and Birmingham – but you will need a car – see rentals below. For Flight prices see below.


Suances

A port, a harbour and also a delightful seaside resort with good choice of restaurants, bars and good shopping facilities. It has the very long beach of Playa de los Locos and is located about 25 miles from Santander airport. A good spot to visit the medieval town of Santillana del Mar and the Prehistoric caves of Altamira. Also a good choice for touring (eastern part) along this mostly deserted coastal region with picturesque bays and lonely beaches.

A view of the area of Suances A view of the area of Suances

 

 

Hotel Azul

Hotel Azul starstarstar
Suances

Excellent and ideal situation for this three star hotel, which is only a few metres walk from the main beach.

Having just 25 bedrooms this ideally located hotel offers a café, terraces a garage and a good-sized swimming pool. The bedrooms have TV, mini- bar, radio, telephone and an en suite bathroom with bath shower etc.

Children under 12 years sharing parent room obtain a 50% reduction. Only half board is accepted from 27/07-25/08.

7 nights minimum stay 27/07-25/08

 

Hotel Azul - bedroom Hotel Azul - bedroom

 

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Hotel Azul - Standard Room)
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Hotel Sandra

Hotel Sandra II starstarstar
Suances

Located on the outskirts of the resort yet only 500 yards walk from the town centre

But about 2km from the harbour and the beaches (parking is possible)

A modern hotel, which offers a swimming pool, garden area and one tennis court. Football field, a gym and a café.

There is also a large terrace for drinks that overlooks the garden and tennis courts.

The hotel has just 40 bedrooms all of which have own bathroom, room safe, telephone, mini bar and the majority of rooms have a balcony.

One child under 12 sharing adult’s room is free (except) 01-25/08 when the reduction is 60%.

Hotel Sandra II - bedroom Hotel Azul - bar

Hotel Sandra II Foyee

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Hotel Don Diago

Hotel Don Diago starstarstar
Suances

The three star hotels are situated about 500 yards walk from the centre of the resort and the same from the harbour and beach.

With only 32 bedrooms the property offers a swimming pool, parking of course, a guests’ lounge terraces and a café.

Each of the bedrooms has an en suite bathroom with shower WC Washbasin, a TV, mini-bar and telephone.

This hotel has an offer of up to two children sharing adult’s room free of charge all months except August.

 

Hotel Diego - bedroom Hotel Diego - swimming pool

 

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Posada el Valle

Posada El Valle
Near Santillana del Mar

Lovely little guesthouse located in a tiny village of Ongayo, which is about half way between Suances, and the gorgeous medieval town of Santillana del Mar del Mar. Along a country lane the property offers 15 very comfortable bedrooms furnished and decorated with some flair in local style.

All rooms have en suite bathrooms and the rooms offer TV and radio. On the ground floor a guest lounge plus a breakfast room. Private parking. Pleasant gardens.

Nearest beaches just 10 minutes drive. Plenty of restaurants with varied menus in Santillana, which is less than 6km away.

Children 3-12 years 50% reduction when sharing parents’ room.

Special offer: – 4 nights for price of 3 from 2 May to 30 June and 16 September to 10 October.

 

Posada El Valle - twin bedroom Posada El Valle - double bedroom
Posada El Valle - stairs Posada El Valle - lounge

 

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Hotel Valle del Arco

Hotel Valle del Arco Star StarStar
San Vincent de la Barquera

This delightful hotel constructed in the style of an ancient manor house is only 3km from the town of San Vincente, which offers, fine beaches, some great fish restaurants and a harbour.

Yet the hotel lies in a privileged position up on the hills overlooking the town and with excellent sea views and from the rear overlooks the Picos Mountains.

With just 23 bedrooms the hotel offers only B&B but has a café for light meals and drinks. There are well kept gardens and private parking.

All rooms have en suite bathrooms, radio and telephone.

Hotel Valle del Arco  -  bedroom Hotel Valle del Arco  -  bedroom
Hotel Valle del Arco  -  lounge Hotel Valle del Arco  -  view

 

Prices in GB pounds
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Hotels in or close to Playa de Ris
[We also offer self catering apartments near Playa de Ris

Hotel Torre Christina
Playa de Ris

Torre Chtristina

Difficult to believe it is a two star hotel – the reception hall with it’s statues and chandeliers is most impressive as is it’s location in the quietest part of town facing the sea and the natural coast park and footpaths. It is around 100 yards walk to the fine sand beaches of Playa de Ris.

It also has an outdoor pool being quite private and with large terraces, private parking and gardens.

The 49 bedrooms are with en suite bathroom with bath and shower, WC, washbasin, direct dial telephone, television, mini safe and French windows on to a balcony or terrace.

Half Pension obligatory mid July to the end of August.

Children 2 to 12 years – 30% discount.

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Hotel Campomar

Campomar

Lovely location almost facing La Arena beach in a quiet slightly elevated spot with views of the sea or mountains.

We inspected the only bedroom free on our arrival but we would have accepted it gladly, facing across the green fields towards the mountains having a smallish balcony but peaceful and the rooms are spacious with marble floors and scatter rugs, TV and telephone. The ensuite bathroom offers a bath with power shower over, WC and washbasin.

Downstairs a very large restaurant with full a la carte menu as well as daily changing meals of the day. Large bar leading onto an outdoor covered terrace.

Outside and up a steepish path is the hotel pool which is amidst meadow land and enclosed with a huge sun bathing area.

Children under 8 years have a 50% discount when sharing with parents.

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Hotels in or close to Isla
[We also offer self catering acommodation near Isla ]

Hotel Olimpa
Isla

Hotel Olimpa

A secluded hotel overlooking Noja and the Ria with some 17000 square metres of grounds that include gardens and outdoor pools (adults and children’s) yet only a short 300 metres walk from the centre of Isla and beaches.

Very professionally run hotel with excellent bedrooms all with air conditioning having French windows with electric blinds onto a good sized terrace with sea, river or mountain views.

Very smart restaurant, a café and bar onto a narrow terrace overlooking the swimming pools.

Additional facilities include one tennis court, sauna and solarium, gym and in high season and entertainment programme.

Children: - one child under 12 is free outside mid July to mid August and 50% discount in high season.

Prices in GB pounds
£ Sterling
per Room per Night

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SPECIAL OFFER: 7 nights for the price of 6 between 01/01 - 28/07 and 28/08 - 31/12

Hotel Astuy
Isla

Astuy Apartments

Isla beach

Overlooking the main beach in the centre of the small resort of Isla, is the Hotel Astuy – with apartments located in a separate building. Your feet are almost in the water as the beach is only yards away from the hotel entrance.

Both buildings have delightful views across the bay and are in the centre of the resort – within walking distance of a family run restaurant and bars.

The hotel offers rooms with en suite bathroom, with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin. Rooms all have colour TV, telephone and balcony.

Downstairs is a bar with terrace overlooking the sea, a restaurant and lounge. The hotel also offers a launderette service.

The apartments are in an adjacent building

Prices in GB pounds
£ Sterling
per Room per Night

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SPECIAL OFFER: 7 nights for the price of 6 between 01/01 - 30/06 and 16/09 - 23/12

Comillas

A university town as well as a popular resort and fishing port. This town has it all – picturesque cobbled streets overlooked by Gothic style buildings of the University and several buildings designed by the renowned architect Gaudi.

It has a lovely rocky and sand beach with easy parking and a fishing harbour – so no shortage of seafood restaurants here and it is only a 20 minute drive from an equally fascinating resort of San Vincente de la Barquera with its bridges, preserved village, church and castle.

[We also offer self catering apartments at Comillas ]

 

Hotel El Tejo de Comillas

Hotel El Tejo de Comillas starstarstar
Comillas

Located near to the town’s University – a splendid Gothic edifice high on the hill overlooking the town and the sea and near to gardens of the Palace Marques de Comillas.

Hotel El Tejo de Comillas - bedroom

This traditional hotel has just 24 bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, and equipped with TV, radio and telephone.

The downstairs facilities are very attractive with old style decoration and local furnishings. Facilities include a café, a separate restaurant, guest’s lounge and private parking.

Lovely air-conditioned restaurant with 3 course meals with choice from £9.00 per person and less for children.

Minimum stay 4 nights from 14/07 - 31/08

Coastline close to Comillas

Prices in GB pounds
£ Sterling
per Room per Night

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09/04 - 26/04
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27/04 - 01/05
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01/09 - 30/09
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01/11 - 03/11
06/12 - 08/12
14/07 - 31/08
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Hotel El Tejo (B&B - Standard Room)

 

Casel del Castro

Hotel Comillas starstarstar
Comillas

Recently constructed but with some former regional styling this Aparthotel is a hotel and also offers some good quality apartments. It offers large gardens, a bar with spacious terrace and at the rear is a small outdoor pool in a lawned setting.

High above the hotel is the fascinating Gothic style University building and the beaches and old town are about a 2km drive.

Details of the Apartments at this hotel can be viewd on our self catering pages for Cantabria.


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05/04 - 08/04
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Picos Europa mountan range

Hotels / Guest Houses in the Picos de Europa

Lovely region amidst the heights of the wild National Park some 30km inland from the coast – lots of healthy walking and various other pursuits from climbing to para gliding – only for the brave!


[We also offer self catering acommodation in the Potes area of the Picos ]

Pousada Laura

Pousada Laura
Turieno (nr. Potes)

Tucked away in the village of Turino about 5km from the bustling town of Potes is this lovely guest house in a tranquil location with fine views of the surrounding meadowland and the towering mountains above.

The owners are living in a nearby house and the guest house has its own lounge/combined breakfast room. The bedrooms are excellent value – three star quality and all have en suite bathrooms with bath and shower, WC and washbasin – each pretty room has TV. Breakfast is included in our prices.

Outside a lovely lawned garden with tables and chairs for guests



Prices (GB pounds £ Sterling) Per Room Per Night

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Easter
15/07 – 31/08
National Holidays

01/07 – 15/07
01/09 – 30/09
Christmas

Rest of Year

Twin only

Twin only

Twin only

Pousada Laura
Room only

National Holidays - 18/03 - 20/03; 28/10 - 01/11; 02/12 - 08/12

Breakfast: 4.28 euros per person payable direct

Hotel del Oso

Hotel del Oso
Cosgaya (nr. Potes)

A superb granite built hotel which has some lovely rooms with beamed ceilings and lovely views across the valley only some 9km from Funte De where the cable car whisks you to great heights within four minutes!

The hotel has a large open air pool, one tennis court and pleasant gardens with magnificent views of the Picos mountain range.

There are two buildings all with very new bedrooms of average size but with excellent en suite bathrooms with polished stone floors and walls. All have a bath with shower over, washbasin and WC.

Downstairs – a lovely snug wood panelled bar, a large restaurant with a wide choice a la carte menu and an extensive wine list which we thought expensive – but the quality was good. Several lounges and the English speaking staff have good advice and local maps for exploring the nearby mountains.


Swimming pool and view of mountains Fuente de - cable car takes 4 minutes to the top!

Prices in £ sterling Per room per night

Bed &
Buffet Breakfast

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MINIMUM STAY 2 NIGHTS

Extra bed for children 0 - 12 years per night
Low Season - 30 euros, High Season - 34 euros

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  Getting to Northern Spain By AIR:

CANTABRIA
GALICIA
Airport: Bilbao Airport: Santiago del Compostela
Services from: • Stanstead - EasyJet daily departures at 07:15 & 17:40 returns at 10:50 & 21:15
  • Gatwick - BA daily departures at 17:40 and returns at 09:50
Services from: • Stanstead - Ryanair daily departures at 11:10 and returns at 17:00
  • Heathrow - Iberia daily departures at 10:45 and returns at 15:50
Airport: Santander Alternative Airport: Oporto
Services from: • Stanstead - Ryanair daily departures at 17:30 and returns at 20:55
Services from: • Stanstead - Ryanair daily departures at 06:45 & 18:35 and returns 09:20 & 21:15
  • Heathrow - TAP daily departures at 13:50 and returns at 15:50
  • Manchester - Portugalia daily departures at 08:30 and returns at 17:45
  • Gatwick - BA daily departures at 13:35 and returns at 16:40
Driving distance from Oporto to Spanish border about two hours.
PLEASE NOTE: BA/IBERIA/TAP/Portugalia only offer RETURN fares.

WHILE Easyjet and Ryanair offer one way fares and offer more flexability

FOR ADVISE - PLEASE ASK US!!

 

 

GETTING TO CANTABRIA BY SEA

Ferries directly from Portsmouth to Bilbao with P&O ferries and from Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries.
We offer some special promotions - see below.

 

 

We can offer departures from Portsmouth to Bilbao (the journey takes 24 hours). The service operates every 3 days and arrival days vary and we can offer hotels in conjunction with this service.


For example: a 10 night stay at the lovely 3 STAR Hotel Campomar in Cantabria and return ferry costs £435 each of two on B&B. The price includes room & breakfast and a twin cabin on the ship and your car.

Total duration - 12 nights.

 

 

BOOKING PAYMENTS MAY BE BY CREDIT (MASTERCARD OR VISA) OR DEBIT CARD
NB: A 2½% CHARGE WILL BE MADE FOR CREDIT CARDS.