Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Santillana del Mar

Enjoy the area's history, cathedral and art galleries with a rental holiday home in Santillana del Mar. This city is well-known for its zoo and festivals. Santander Cathedral and Gran Casino del Sardinero are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Santillana del Mar

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Santillana del Mar a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santillana del Mar Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Arnia Beach (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Santa Marina Golf (13 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Plaza de Canadio (15.6 mi / 25 km)
  • Campo Municipal de Golf de La Junquera (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Club de Golf Matelenas (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Santillana del Mar

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Santillana del Mar. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ensenada de Calderón (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Ensenada de Ballota (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Playa de Luana (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Dunas de Liencres (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Comillas Beach (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Sequoias del Monte Cabezon (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Santillana del Mar

The nearest airport is in Santander (SDR), located 13.8 mi (22.2 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Santillana del Mar?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 214 holiday lettings around Santillana del Mar. From 52 cottages to 60 flats & apartments, 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 Santillana del Mar?

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 Santillana del Mar:

  • Ensanche: 63 holiday homes
  • Perines: 25 holiday homes
  • San Martín: 52 holiday homes
  • El Sardinero: 50 holiday homes
  • Santander City Centre: 73 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 Santillana del Mar? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Santillana del Mar. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Santillana del Mar Zoo: 534 holiday lettings
  • Caves of Altamira: 524 holiday lettings
  • Museum of the Inquisition: 533 holiday lettings
  • Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar: 535 holiday lettings
  • National Museum and Research Center of Altamira: 518 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Santillana del Mar 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 Cottages in Santillana del Mar?

Yes, of course. offers 52 Cottages in Santillana del Mar. Our other popular types of Santillana del Mar holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 60 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 68 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 16 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 Santillana del Mar?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 53 holiday homes with pool available in Santillana del Mar. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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