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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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Beautiful apartment

5 of 5
Apartment very well equipped. Location excellent. Having a garage was great.
  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018

Lovely property and great location

4 of 5
We had a lovely 10 day stay in this apartment in Somo. Raquel and her family were most welcoming and kind and the apartment was very spacious - lots of room for us all (5 of us) although the living area could be a little small if 8 people were to stay. Everything was very clean and it was nice to have so many things provided for use. Very spacious garage, small garden at the back and a nice pool that never got very busy. There were supermarkets within a short walk, so we rarely needed to use the car. The beach was a five minute walk, as described, and fantastic for surfing. There are also a few local walks and we also enjoyed going over to Santander on the ferry (much quicker than driving). We can also recommend a drive to Los Picos mountains - Potes is lovely and we enjoyed the gondola at Fuente De (about 2 hours' drive). Santillana del Mar is also a beautiful mediaeval village about 30 minutes away. I think the local seafood at Somo is supposed to be very good, but unfortunately it was very difficult for us to get vegetarian food, so we didn't eat out much. Overall, a lovely holiday - thank you!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017