HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

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.

Favorite
    avg/night
    1
    Favorite
      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (21 reviews)
      avg/night
      21
      Favorite
        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (24 reviews)
        avg/night
        24
        Favorite
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
          Very Good! 4/5
          (7 reviews)
          avg/night
          7
          Favorite
            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (11 reviews)
            avg/night
            11
            Favorite
              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
              avg/night
              4
              Favorite
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (5 reviews)
                avg/night
                5
                Favorite
                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                  (18 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  18
                  Favorite
                    avg/night
                    2
                    Favorite
                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (11 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      11
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (8 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        8
                        Favorite
                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (19 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          19
                          Favorite
                            avg/night
                            4
                            Favorite
                              avg/night
                              4
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                avg/night
                                10
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (15 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  15
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    3
                                    Favorite
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                      (6 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      6
                                      Favorite
                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                        (11 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        11
                                        Favorite
                                          avg/night
                                          0
                                          Favorite
                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (18 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            18
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              3
                                              Favorite
                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                avg/night
                                                1
                                                Favorite
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  8
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    5
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      8
                                                      Favorite
                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (25 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        25
                                                        Favorite
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (13 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          13
                                                          Favorite
                                                            avg/night
                                                            0
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              6
                                                              Favorite
                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                avg/night
                                                                0
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  1
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    6
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      4
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                        (11 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        11
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          1
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            3
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (18 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              18
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                6
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            8
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              0
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      10

                                                                                                      Astillero Holiday Apartments & Cottages (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Lovely house, beautiful beach

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had an absolutely wonderful week in Ajo. The house was very clean and comfortable and the surroundings absolutely beautiful. We loved the beach and the river walk and there are some great places to eat nearby. Thank you Mikel for being a perfect host.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017