Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Santander

Come and experience Santander and its monuments, culture and history. This city's beaches, shopping and boating draw many visitors. Santander Cathedral and Gran Casino del Sardinero are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Santander

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Santander has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Plaza de Canadio (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Forestal Park Santander (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Zoo de la Magdalena (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Club de Golf Matelenas (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Campo Municipal de Golf de La Junquera (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Arnia Beach (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Santander

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Santander

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Santander. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jardines de Pereda (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Parque de las Llamas (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Jardines de Piquio (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Los Peligros Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • El Sardinero Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Santander

Fly into Santander (SDR), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Santander Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Santander?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 350 holiday lettings around Santander. From 18 villas to 110 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Santander?

Drinking in crisp ocean air, basking in warm sunshine and decidedly losing all sense of time. Now that's the sort of amazing vacay you deserve. Luckily, there are 157 beachside holiday homes to whisk yourself away to. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has plenty of other property options to take a look at, including:

  • 134 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 99 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 85 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Santander?

If you want the space to spread out, chill out and maybe even cook up a dinner or two, you're going to love climbing the stairs up to your very own apartment. HomeAway has 145 for you to browse through here. How does £23 per night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't put it off for too long! Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 121 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Hotel: 49 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £29 per night.
  • Cottage: 40 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £64 per night.

Can I stay in Santander in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect escape is chilling out with loved ones in a completely new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a big group, HomeAway has options for you. The favourite choice for larger groups here are apartment holiday rentals, and you'll find 20 currently listed. Around this area, the rental properties that can house large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 138 properties perfect for that size. Stay a night for as little as £43.
  • If you have 5 in your group, you'll be happy to discover that there are 92 rental accommodation perfect. Prices begin at just £65 a night.
  • Seeking out holiday rentals suitable for 8 people? You'll be thrilled to discover we have 78 that'll be perfect. You can get one from just £90 per night.

Your whole squad will be well catered to when you arrange your Santander travels through us!

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