The extremely popular seaside resort of Laredo can be found on the northern coast of Spain, within the autonomous region of Cantabria. The town is located between the large cities of Santander and Bilbao. Your holidays in Laredo will soon reveal that this town is often considered to be one of the best seaside resorts in the whole of the region. The self catering accommodation in Laredo is likely to come in the form of an apartment and may well offer up great vistas of the Bay of Biscay.
Many people on their holidays in Laredo are often content to spend a lot of time simply relaxing in their self catering apartment. However, when you are ready for a little more activity, the town really does offer plenty to keep you busy. There is a beach within the town that is 5km wide and this is where you and your travelling companions are able to enjoy swimming and plenty of other water sports. Other popular activities available in the resort and the surrounding area include tennis, fishing, cycling, horse riding, nature walks and golf. Then, of course, you also have the option to indulge in some retail therapy: either in Laredo itself or in the neighbouring cities of Bilbao and Santander.
One city that you really should try to spare time to visit on your holidays in Laredo is Bilbao. This is only a short drive east along the coast. There are some real architectural gems to see in the city and if you are in to museums, you may well want to plan your trip, as Bilbao will literally spoil you in this regard. The Catedral de Santiago is a must see, whilst in Bilbao. Some of the most popular museums include The Guggenheim, Bilbao Museo Vasco, The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art and The Bizkaia Museum of Archaeology. You may also wish to head to Casco Viejo where you will find an open-air market that is reputed to be one of the best in Europe.
The weather on your holidays in Laredo will be a warm temperate climate. This means that during the summer you can expect temperatures to hit the mid-twenties degrees Celsius on most days. Even during the winter, the average maximum temperature should not venture too far below 10 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is a little higher in Cantabria, than many other regions of Spain, averaging at around 27 inches per year.
For your holidays in Laredo, you have a choice of arriving by either sea or air. If you opt for the sea, you can rely on the car ferry service which Brittany Ferries operates between Plymouth and Santander. Santander Airport (SDR) operates flights through Ryanair from London Stansted (STN), if you fancy the arrival by air option.