Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Santander

Come and experience Santander and its monuments, culture and history. This city's beaches, shopping and boating draw many visitors. Santander Cathedral and Gran Casino del Sardinero are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Santander

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Santander has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Plaza de Canadio (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Forestal Park Santander (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Zoo de la Magdalena (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Club de Golf Matelenas (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Campo Municipal de Golf de La Junquera (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Arnia Beach (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Santander

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Santander

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Santander. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jardines de Pereda (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Parque de las Llamas (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Jardines de Piquio (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Los Peligros Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • El Sardinero Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Santander

Fly into Santander (SDR), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Santander Station.

Where to stay near Santander?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 364 holiday rentals near Santander. From 97 Houses to 170 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Santander for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Santander?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santander:

  • Santander City Centre: 77 holiday homes
  • Perines: 21 holiday homes
  • Cuatro Caminos: 16 holiday homes
  • San Martín: 66 holiday homes
  • El Sardinero: 59 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Santander?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Santander. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cabo Mayor Lighthouse: 637 holiday rentals
  • Santander Cathedral: 660 holiday rentals
  • Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital: 649 holiday rentals
  • Iglesia de las Salesas Reales: 652 holiday rentals
  • Centro Cultural Doctor Madrazo: 666 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santander listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santander?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 97 Houses in Santander. Our other popular types of Santander holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 170 holiday houses
  • Villas: 15 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 46 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Santander?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 53 holiday homes with pool available in Santander. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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