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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in El Astillero, Spain your home away from home

El Astillero sits between the estuaries of a number of rivers just a few kilometres from the city of Santander, capital of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria. The presence of so much water means that much of the area around El Astillero self-catering accommodation forms a large expanse of wetland, which serves as a nesting ground throughout the year for a host of bird species.

Things to do in El Astillero, Spain

El Astiller apartments would be ideal if you’re a keen bird watcher, with herons, moorhens, teals, mallards, little grebes spotted regularly in the low-lying areas of the Massif de Pena Cabarga natural park. If you head further into this large natural haven you’ll encounter oak forests and unusual geological features, such as limestone columns. The Pena Cabarga Mountain was mined for iron ore from Roman times onwards, and today serves as a wildlife reserve and recreation area, just minutes from apartments in El Astillero.

The city of Santander is moments from holiday accommodation in El Astillero. This modern urban centre has a rich history and served as a holiday destination for a succession of Spanish kings, especially King Alfonso XIII, whose holiday residence, Palacio de Magdalena, can still be visited. It’s also home to some fantastic seafood restaurants, especially around the harbour.

Cantabria boasts almost 300 kilomtres of coastline, with some 70 beaches, a large amount of which have been awarded blue flag status. Playa de Bikinis is a beautiful example and offers remarkably calm waters, ideal for families with younger children. There are also a number of surf schools a short way from El Astillero self-catering apartments, while the Muro island, which sits within the Bay of Santander, is a popular spot for divers.

Places to visit on holiday in El Astillero, Spain

Head a little way inland from you holiday villa in El Astiller and you’ll be able to explore Cantabria’s astounding hilly regions. The Picos de Europa National Park, the largest in Europe, features a vast expanse comprising peaks, lakes and gorges. Activities on offer in this region include hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horseback riding and canoeing.

Weather in El Astillero, Spain

At El Astillero self-catering villas you’ll experience a humid oceanic climate, which makes for mild weather for most of the year. There’s also above average rainfall in this Spain, which nourishes the region’s lush greenery. Summers still bring plenty of warm weather, with ideal conditions for the beach common in July and August.

Cheap flights to El Astillero, Spain

El Astillero vacation rentals are no more than a few minutes from Santander Airport (SDR), which can be reached from London-Stansted (STN) via the low-cost airline, Ryanair.

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      Apartment #6845593
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                Villa #6566347
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  Cottage #463189
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    Multiple rentals Apartment #408763
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                      Multiple rentals Apartment #408763
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                        Villa #6706551
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                          House #1153876
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                            Cottage #1706891
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                                    Apartment #6690238
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                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #6628867
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                                                                                                      Perfect for the beach and visiting local villages. Lovely apartment.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The hosts were very welcoming, apartment clean and comfortable. Lovely outside area fenced in, great for our dog to lay in the sun. Close to several beaches, 13 minute drive to Santander. Lots to see and do, forest walks, but be careful of the processional caterpillars, they can be dangerous to dogs and small children. There are also naturist beaches if the weather is good. We really enjoyed our stay in the apartment for 24 nights, the bed was made ready and very comfortable lovely white towels, everything you could want for your holiday. We would stay there again when visiting Spain. When we needed to contact the hosts they replied very quickly and were available if needed. Thank you for letting us use your lovely apartment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Close to all amenities and very comfortable. Ideal for a couple.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great week and couldn't manage to see all that is available in the area as there is so much to see.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      A delightful apartment in the centre of Liencres

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment was well situated in the town of Liencres with bars,restaurants and supermarkets within easy walking distance. It was clean and well maintained with good customer service from the owner. The only downside was the apartment had no wifi but a couple of the local bars such as Casa Carlos had free wifi which we frequented. Locally there are three beaches all within walking distance of the apartment and lovely walks along the coastline and through a pine forest. Santander is approx. 7 km away and is a lovely city to visit with an excellent archeological museum and more beaches. If you have a car Liencres is well situated close to motorways from which to explore Cantabria and further if you wish. Among others we had day trips to San Sebastian, Laguardia in the Rioja region and Potes in the Leibana region - all of which I would recommend. If you are looking for a well priced apartment which is well positioned and clean Ii would recommend it. A very enjoyable holiday
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016