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Outdoor destinations in Cantabria (Summer).

The summer is near and, given the situation, you have to choose well where to go. In Gaviotina blog we offer you these 5 outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Cabarceno Nature Park, Santoña, Potes, Santillana del Mar and the Ebro reservoir.

We hope it helps you choose your destination!

Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Cabarceno Nature Park

It is one of the few nature parks that we have ever known that treat animals so well. Here you will not see cages, but the mountainous terrain itself serves to confine the animals in wide spaces.

The tour of the park can be done by car, stopping at the animal enclosures you want to visit : dozens of bears, giraffes, elephants, hyenas, monkeys, hippos, gorillas, … they are waiting! (Read more about Cabarceno Nature Park)

Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Carbáceno.

Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Santoña

This beautiful seaside town never opted for mass tourism, thus maintaining its essence and allowing an enjoyment without crowds . However, this does not prevent you from enjoying its multiple options: visiting the Horse and Fishman lighthouses, visiting the fishing port, exploring the wide promenade, enjoying its restaurants and bars …

In addition, the Berria beach is ideal to enjoy the sea and surf. And not only that, it is perfect in the current situation being little crowded and measuring 2.2 km long by almost 200 meters wide. Enjoying the sea in a safe way is possible.

Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Santoña.

Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Potes

Located in the foothills of the Picos de Europa, Potes village is an excellent option for mountain lovers. Here you can enjoy rest with wonderful views and luxurious cuisine.

Very near Potes village, about 22 km away, is the Fuente Dé cable car. With 750 meters of altitude, it allows you to go up to the Cable Lookout. From here you can enjoy incredible views of the Picos de Europa (Cable car official website).

Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Potes village and Picos de Europa, Cantabria (Spain).

Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Ebro Reservoir

This reservoir, located between Cantabria and Burgos, is an excellent option for nature lovers. In addition to enjoying its waters, you can take numerous hiking trails in the area.


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Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Santillana del Mar

It is one of the most beautiful towns in Cantabria and Spain. It is known as the village of the 3 lies, since it is not holy, it is not flat and it has no sea. However, it is worth your visit for its old streets, its collegiate church, its gastronomy and the views that surround the town.

Although it attracts a lot of tourism, you can contemplate its beauty from the cobblestone streets while you keep the safety distance. (Read more about our visit to Santillana del Mar village)

Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Santillana del Mar village.

Other places of interest near Cantabria

    • icono mapaProaza village: This pretty town is 26 km from Oviedo and next to the Las Ubiñas-La Mesa natural park. Here you can enjoy a rural environment, with the best views, and several routes to do: the Senda del Oso, the Ruta de las Xanas, the Valdemurio reservoir, … (Read more about our weekend in Proaza)

    • icono mapaOrbaneja del Castillo village: It is one of the most beautiful towns in Burgos. Nestled in a canyon, it is worth your visit both for the town itself, highlighting its waterfall, and for the walks you can do starting from there. (Read more about Orbaneja del Castillo village)

      Orbaneja del Castillo. Burgos.

Although the situation continues to invite prudence, social distance and sanitary masks, it is good to think about which places to go in the summer. We must reactivate tourism and enjoy beautiful places again!

P.S.: Official links with information about Covid-19: (Official information to Spain), (Official information to Peru), (Official information to Chile), (Official information to Argentina), (Official information to Colombia).

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