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 346 holiday lettings around Santander. From 17 villas to 111 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Santander?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santander:

  • Ensanche: 64 holiday homes
  • Perines: 28 holiday homes
  • San Martín: 51 holiday homes
  • El Sardinero: 47 holiday homes
  • Santander City Centre: 74 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Santander? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Santander. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Santander (YJL-Santander Train Station): 647 holiday lettings
  • Magdalena Beach: 645 holiday lettings
  • Santander Ferry Terminal: 648 holiday lettings
  • Sotileza Mural: 646 holiday lettings
  • El Sardinero Stadium: 634 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Santander listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Santander?

Yes, of course. offers 17 Villas in Santander. Our other popular types of Santander holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 111 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 146 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 35 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Santander?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 55 holiday homes with pool available in Santander. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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