The magic of camping
The west of Cantabria offers endless possibilities: the seafaring town of San Vicente de la Barquera just a few minutes away, Comillas with El Capricho de Gaudí, the incomparable cave of El Soplao or Santillana del Mar and its replica of the Caves of Altamira.
Some of the natural attractions you can find in the east part of Asturias are the following: Llanes and its more than 40 beaches in just over 30km of coastline. The Picos de Europa, Covadonga and Cangas de Onís, epicentre of the Spanish Reconquest. The Caves of Tito Bustillo in Ribadesella, or the Idol of Peña Tú in Llanes.
Among the many attractions that Santander has to offer, the Palacio de La Magdalena stands out. Designed by Gonzalo Bringas and Javier González de Riancho, this palace has a great historical value as it was the summer residence of the kings Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia for seventeen years, as well as being the main venue for the summer courses of the Menéndez Pelayo International University since 1933. The Palacio de La Magdalena is, without a doubt, one of the city’s biggest cultural models.
San Vicente de la Barquera, capital of the municipality, is the fishing village par excellence, reflected in its traditions, customs and popular festivals.
The Picos de Europa are a mountainous massif located in the north of Spain that belongs to the central part of the Cantabrian mountain range. Even though they are not very extensive, their proximity to the sea makes it an impressive landmark regarding geographical places of interest.
The Naranjo de Bulnes, or Picu Urriellu in Asturian, stands out with its impressive vertical wall of 550m. Its highest point is Torre Cerredo with 2.650m.
The seaside village of Llanes, and its more than 40 beaches on approximately 30km of coastline is another must-see, for both lovers of the sea and of the mountains. It is located at the foot of the Sierra del Cuera, with many hiking and cycling routes and surrounded by natural charms at every step.
Llanes offers us several faces in a single village: a sailor side with an interesting historical tradition, a rural side with its many inland villages, an indiano side and an urban side.