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Highlights in Cantabria
- Impressive natural spots
- Charming villages
- Altamira Cave
- Ideal for surf lovers
- Cabarceno Nature Park
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Cantabria
On Holidu you will find hundreds of holiday rentals in Cantabria to choose from. Located mainly along the coast, in the region of Santander and in the beautiful towns of Comillas, Torrelavega, Noja, Santoña and Castro Urdiales. Most of them are rentals located in magnificent constructions of stone and wood of traditional style. But equipped with all the most modern comforts for you to enjoy a truly comfortable stay. Ideal for couples who want to organise a romantic getaway to break with the routine.Spacious houses among beautiful natural landscapes
Would you like to spend a few days in the middle of nature, enjoying beautiful landscapes and breathing pure air? On Holidu you will also find a great variety of houses in Cantabria. Ideal for families with large groups of friends. Many of them are located along the coast, but also very close to protected areas such as the Picos de Europa or the Natural Park Fuentes Carrionas and Fuente Cobre. Beautiful constructions that present the architectural elements of the area with stunning views of the sea or the mountains. Can you think of a better accommodation to disconnect and forget about stress?Why book a house in Cantabria?
Land of sea and mountains, Cantabria has corners and landscapes to satisfy all tastes. Holidu allows you to know its long sandy beaches, surrounded by majestic cliffs, its ski resorts or the unusual villages of the coast and the interior with its unique charm. Cantabria is full of exceptional trails and paths to travel by car, bicycle or walking and get lost in the wonderful corners of this community staying in a beautiful house or letting. Although travelling to Cantabria is a good option at any time of the year, the summer season is the one with the most visitors, attracted by the Cantabrian beaches. This means that during the summer months the demand for holiday rentals rises sharply, so it is advisable to book early.
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The area and how to find your way around
With the Cantabrian Sea to the north and the mountain range of the same name in the south, Cantabria is a region of diversity and contrast. Lovers of the sea, the beach and surfing have more than 220 kilometres of coastline enclosing beautiful fishing villages such as San Vicente de la Barquera, Comillas or Castro Urdiales, together with destinations for lovers of waves such as Somo or Liencres. Towards the interior appear the fields and forests of intense green colour in regions and towns as the Valley of the Pas or Potes where the nature is, still today, motor of the life and source of wealth. In addition to its natural wonders, Cantabria has a series of monumental places of interest of great richness that date back to prehistoric times, remains of the Roman domination or medieval villages and fortresses.Region of Santander
the Santander region is made up of the capital and the surrounding villages: Camargo, Astillero and Santa Cruz de Bezana. What stands out most about the area, in addition to the beauty of the capital itself, are its beaches and the Cabarceno Nature Park.Region of Campoo and Valderredible
This is a high mountain area that, in addition to routes through ruins, Romanesque monuments, mansions and palaces, offers the possibility of winter sports, mountaineering, hiking, fishing and hunting.Eastern and Trasmiera Coast Region
A beautiful coastal area full of magnificent beaches frequented both by locals and tourists from all corners of the country. The best area to book your holiday rental in Cantabria if you want to enjoy the sun and the sea.Western Coast Region
The charm of this area lies mainly in its charming villages, which house important monumental attractions, such as Santillana del Mar, Ruiloba, Comillas, Oyambre, Suances and San Vicente de la Barquera.Region of Liebana and Picos de Europa
Impressive high mountain area ideal for lovers of mountaineering, snow sports, mountaineering and hiking. If this is your case, don't miss the opportunity to reserve a house in Cantabria in this area.Region of Pas, Pisueña and Miera
A region of authentic Pasiego villages, with extensive green plains where cattle graze and excellent cuisine.Region of Saja, Nansa and Besaya
This region is made up of the charming villages of Cabezon de la Sal, Torrelavega, Cabuernigo and Santibañez. The ideal destination for those who wish to combine nature with other cultural activities.
Types of travellers and activities
Cantabria's natural landscapes and beaches offer travellers the chance to enjoy a wide variety of active tourism activities and immerse themselves in landscapes of incomparable beauty. Hiking, mountaineering, equestrian routes, cycling, canoeing, climbing, quad and 4x4 routes are just some of the more options among which you can choose and live truly unique and unforgettable experiences.Cantabria for surf lovers
Cantabria is one of the best surfing regions in Spain. A real paradise for lovers of this sport due to its great waves. Offering ideal beaches both for those who are just starting out and for the more experienced. Among the most outstanding are the beaches of Berria, Liencres, Somo and Los Locos. If you have never surfed before and want to do it for the first time, along the coast of Cantabria you will find schools where you can take classes with the best professionals.
Did you know that there are 7 protected natural parks in Cantabria? These are places of impressive beauty, from dunes and marshes to the largest underground networks on the European continent, passing through majestic mountains.
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An essential visit for any traveller passing through Cantabria is the beautiful medieval town of Santillana del Mar. A villa preserved from the passing of time, the beauty of its streets and stone houses, with its balconies adorned with flowers, surprises visitors. The Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana is the masterpiece of Santillana del Mar, one of the Romanesque jewels in Spain whose construction dates from the 12th century.2. Sunbathe on La Salve beach in Laredo
One of the most famous and best-rated in the north. It is the largest sandy beach in Cantabria and one of the longest beaches in the north, more than four kilometres long. In addition, its location between Santoña Bay and Treto estuary is protected from the waves, which makes it suitable for bathing every day.3. Be fascinated by the cave paintings of Altamira Cave
Known as the "Sistine Chapel" of rock art, Altamira contains the best examples of Palaeolithic paintings in the world. Altamira is the best but not the only example of rock art in Cantabria. Visits are currently limited to just five a day, although the museum does host a faithful reproduction. In nearby towns, in the area of Santillana del Mar, are also the caves of El Castillo, La Pasiega, Las Monedas, Covalanas, Hornos de la Peña and El Pendo.4. Santander and the Magdalena Palace
The Cantabrian capital continues to be one of the most elegant cities in the north, with its pleasant walks and lively cultural life. Chosen for its beauty and romantic elegance as the setting for several television series, the Palacio de la Magdalena is one of the city's emblems. This early 20th century palace dominates the peninsula of the same name, next to the bay of Santander, and is surrounded by beaches.5. Behold the animals of the Nature Park in Cabarceno
It is one of the main centres in Spain to see all types of animals in semi-liberty regime. The park enclosure is located in an old iron extraction mine, in the town of Cabarceno, part of the municipality of Penagos and its more than 20 kilometres of roads can be travelled by car or bicycle.
Find your holiday rental or letting in Cantabria with Holidu
A great offer of houses and rentals next to the beach and flats awaits you On Holidu. By using the search filters you can customise your requirements until you see only those holiday rentals that match what you want. A cheap letting or a luxurious villa.
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FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Cantabria
Based on its annual average price of £116.96, Cantabria is not a region that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in Spain.
If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Cantabria are February (£101.11 per night for accommodation, on average), January (£104.52), and March (£104.97).
When it comes to renting a holiday letting in Cantabria, the highest prices are found in the month of August (with an average of £141.32 per night), followed by July (£136.68), and June (£124.92).
It is better to plan ahead in Cantabria as only 45% of the properties are free, according to our 2020 data.
The months with the lowest properties available in Cantabria are, in order, August, July and April, with respective average availability figures of 9.8%, 18%, and 45.5%, based on data collected in 2020.
Holidu offers around 1900 holiday rentals in Cantabria from 24 different partners, so you will find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!