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Best things to do in Western coast of Cantabria

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“The cave of Altamira is privileged to be the first place in the world where the existence of rock art from the Upper Palaeolithic was discovered. Altamira was also a unique discovery due to the quality, the magnificent conservation and the freshness of its pigments. Its recognition was delayed for quarter of a century, at a time when its comprehension was difficult for a society, that of the 19th century, immersed in rigid scientific postulates. For more information: https://www.mecd.gob.es/mnaltamira/en/cueva-altamira/descubrimiento.html”
43 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Hear the call of the stones, with its beautiful melody, like the sweet song of a mermaid that beguiles you and leads you to the entrails of the Earth.”
38 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“Major town near Novales. Has small bars and restaurants and is a good sight seeing spot. (see sightseeing) ”
25 locals recommend
Museum
“Gaudi, renowned architect, made this curious house commissioned by a family. Now turned into a museum, well worth the visit. Diseñado por el famoso arquitecto Gaudi. Merece la pena una visita ”
9 locals recommend
Park
“El Parque natural de Oyambre se halla en la zona litoral del occidente de la Comunidad Autónoma de Cantabria. Cuenta con 5.758 hectáreas de extensión, que se encuentran repartidas entre los municipios de Comillas, San Vicente de la Barquera, Udías, Valdáliga y Val de San Vicente, en La Marina. El enclave fue declarado Parque natural el 21 de noviembre de 1988. El parque natural, que comprende los estuarios de la Ría de San Vicente, la Ría de la Rabia y entorno, constituye un magnífico ejemplo de ecosistema litoral. Además de acantilados, zonas de praderías y bosques de frondosas autóctonas, se encuentran diversos sistemas dunares, que junto con los del Parque natural de las Dunas de Liencres”
10 locals recommend
Trail
“Maravilloso lugar para visitar. Árboles enormes y únicos para los amantes de la naturaleza. A escasos 10 km de la casa”
9 locals recommend
Hotel
“The village of Santillana del Mar is located on the western coast of Cantabria, bordering the Bay of Biscay. This medieval village of cobbled streets has a remarkable degree of conservation, where the visitor can be easily transported to other times, and is declared as a Historic Artistic Site. Many of its palace houses now house cultural institutions. This small municipality is one of the most important tourist attractions in the region, as it houses the Altamira Cave, considered the "Sistine Chapel" of Quaternary art. ”
6 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Hay un laberinto hecho de arboles. el mas grane de Europa. Es muy divertido para pasar una tarde”
7 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Zoo has an area of 60,000 m² free of architectural barriers. This Zoo, completely private, has a 40 year history in which it has grown, and acquiring an important conservationist prestige. Having been qualified by ADENA / WWF as one of the four best zoos in Spain. Santillana Zoo has been a founding member of the Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AIZA) since 1988 and a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) since 1997. For 40 years, the Zoo has successfully developed 40 captive breeding of endangered species such as the Snow Panthers, Asian Lions, Emperor Titus, Iberian Wolf, European Otter and Bison, Sumatran Tigers and Orangutans, among others.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like fine dining, try to get a reservation here. The chef used to work at El Buli!!!”
11 locals recommend
Beach
“3.5 km de longitud para disfrutar de cualquier actividad: descanso, paseos, surf, paddle surf, etc”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Las Secuoyas del Monte Cabezón son un «Espacio Natural Protegido» de Cantabria, declarado Monumento Natural por el Decreto 41/2003 del Gobierno de Cantabria,[1]​ e incluido en la Red de Espacios Naturales Protegidos de Cantabria por la Ley de Cantabria 4/2006, de 19 de mayo, de Conservación de la Naturaleza https://www.cantabriarural.com/lugares-de-interes/monumento-natural-de-las-secuoyas-del-monte-cabezon.html”
6 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Muy buen restaurante en el centro de Comillas. Comida muy bien elaborada a unos precios adecuados. Pescados, carnes y platos de cuchara (cocido montañes) muy buenos. Los postres excelentes. El trato y la amabilidad excelente. No reservan. El comedor empieza a funcionar a la 13:30. ”
7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Comida casera cántabra. El pulpo a la brasa con puré de patatas está riquísimo. Buen precio.”
6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Excelente cocina tradicional con toques modernos, en un lugar muy acogedor y con muy buen servicio. Muchas referencias de vinos.”
5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“La Cueva de El Pindal es una larga galería de ancha boca que se abre a pocos metros del acantilado en un paisaje de singular belleza. https://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/arte-rupestre/rupestre-cueva-de-el-pindal”
3 locals recommend