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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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Excellent service provided by Mariana and vety helpful in every way. Highly recommend.

5 of 5
We were very impressed with Santander and felt we gained an insight into life in a Spanish town which was impressive. Mariana met us at the airport which was extremely helpful and appreciated. The apartment was spotless and full of character in a charming little street. It had everything we needed for our stay. Lots to see in Santander and enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you again Mariana and wish you all the best from Scotland.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

A beautfiful spacious apartment in a lovely city

5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely and well-equipped apartment which got off to a great start when Belen met us on arrival with lots of local information and suggestions, apart from the welcoming bottle of wine and box of chocolates! We had most enjoyable excursions, for example to Bilbao and to the Altamira Museum, and spent some time on one of the fine, unspoilt beaches. The only drawback was that the closest restaurant opened for dinner only at 20.30 hours (in Spanish fashion) and others were only accessible via steep hills! We solved the problem by buying tasty prepared meals in Carrefour and heating them up in the apartment. Altogether a great experience which we fully intend to replicate in future. To finish, we would like to repeat muchas gracias to Belen for making us feel so at home.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 02, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018