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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Good location and facilities

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Used the apartment as a base for exploring the Green Coast of Northern Spain. Despite my wife's back problems which arose just before we arrived, we really enjoyed our stay. Nearby Lierganes has plenty of facilities to fulfil needs, including a very helpful Doctor's Surgery! We visited the spectacular mountain passes just 15km up the road from the flat, as well as Potes in the Picos Mountains, and some local beaches (Galziano in particular was great). The top flat was worth the climb each day as the view from the balcony was great, and good for supping an evening glass of beer or wine according to the heat of the day. Easy to see Vultures and even an eagle soaring overhead, as well as small garden birds flitting back and forth, with a nightly owl calling too while we could star gaze without the usual UK light pollution. The bed was comfortable and the provision of washing machine and tumble dryer in the basement was helpful after so many hot days. The main bug-bear was the heat in the flat from being on the top floor.... opening the Velux roof windows was some help but that would then let various bugs in once the lights were on.... Overall still well worth while staying here.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Very relaxing stay in a nice village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very nice stay in La Matilda. Jose Ramón and Aída were very helpful and welcoming on arrival. The house was very comfortable, with lots of room for our family of 5. The highlight was the garden, which is a lovely place to sit, or fire up the bbq. The village of Novales is a nice place. We arrived on the evening of the lemon festival which was fun, and the nearby restaurant was good for dinner or coffee and snacks. We spent most of our weeks visiting the local beaches, which are excellent. If you want to be in the tourist centres of Northern Spain, this is not the place for you - but for us, it was perfect!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016