Altamira Cave & Santillana del Mar

Altamira Cave & Santillana del Mar, photo by Museo de Altamira
Altamira Cave & Santillana del Mar (photo by Museo de Altamira)
 

The Cave of Altamira is a cave in Spain, famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands.

 

It is located near the town of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, Spain, 30 km west of the city of Santander. The cave with its paintings has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

 

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Offering a garden, El Descanso de Suances offers accommodation in Hinojedo. The accommodation features a spa bath and a hot tub. Santander is 20 km from the property. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. All units include a flat-screen TV. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

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Albergue El Pino

Situated in Cóbreces, 33 km from Santander, Albergue El Pino features a terrace and views of the sea. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

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Puerta de Santillana

New and modern 3 star 28 rooms hotel (built in 2005). Our rooms are very comfortable and full of light with a complete luxury bathroom(free toiletry set and hairdrier) all with shower and bathtub. Average score from 151 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

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Hotel Los Hidalgos

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Apartamentos Rurales La Villa de Piedra

Apartamentos Rurales La Villa de Piedra

Set in a restored 19th-century building, these apartments are 3 km from Torrelavega, in the Mediaeval town of Cartes. They offer free Wi-Fi, free bicycle use and free airport transfers. Each rustic La Villa de Piedra apartment features wooden... Average score from 206 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$59 - $103

 
$599.7
La Casa del Organista

La Casa del Organista

Housed in a traditional, mountain property dating from the 18th century, La Casa del Organista is a lovely, rustic-style hotel, located in Cantabria, near Santander. Average score from 301 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$53 - $99

 
$539.5
Pensión El Ansar

Pensión El Ansar

Pensión El Ansar is situated in Cartes, 26 km from Santander. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a seating area where you can relax. Certain rooms have views of the mountain or river. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$53

 
$539.4
Posada San Pedro

Posada San Pedro

This charming rustic hotel is set in gardens in the Cantabrian countryside. Located in Oreña, between Santillana del Mar and the sea, it offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Heated rooms at Posada San Pedro feature tiled floors and wooden beams. Average score from 60 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$64 - $70

 
$649.3
Posada La Solana

Posada La Solana

Nestled in the medieval village of Santillana del Mar, this hotel has plenty of rustic charm and picturesque views over the surrounding garden and countryside. Average score from 422 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$54 - $87

 
$549.2
Posada Punta Ballota

Posada Punta Ballota

This converted 19th-century farmhouse in Tagle has a large terrace overlooking the Cantabrian Sea and Punta Ballota Cliffs. It offers a large garden and stylish rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 82 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$52 - $95

 
$529.1
La Casona de Revolgo

La Casona de Revolgo

This charming country-style hotel is set in a restored 17th-century house in central Santillana del Mar. Each room is individually decorated and includes a spa bath and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 446 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$63 - $149

 
$639.0
Hotel Siglo XVIII

Hotel Siglo XVIII

Situated in Santillana del Mar near the Cantabrian coastline, this hotel dating from the 18th century is equipped and decorated to help you relax. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$53 - $213

 
$538.8
Hotel Marfrei

Hotel Marfrei

Just 2 km from the beautiful coast of Cantabria, this hotel is a restored 18th-century palace. It has a peaceful natural setting, and offers a restaurant which serves typical local cuisine. Average score from 120 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$53 - $133

 
$538.7
Apartamentos Santillana del Mar

Apartamentos Santillana del Mar

Each Santillana del Mar apartment has a private garden and a balcony with countryside views. Situated in Santillana del Mar, the villas are a 15-minute walk from the Altamira Caves. Average score from 442 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$67 - $188

 
$678.7
Hotel Montedobra

Hotel Montedobra

This small, contemporary-styled hotel is located near the shopping area of the city of Torrelavega, in northern Spain’s beautiful Cantanbria region. The Montedobra features smartly decorated rooms with a range of modern facilities. Average score from 210 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$53 - $94

 
$538.5
Hotel Los Infantes

Hotel Los Infantes

Located in an 18th-century palace in the centre of the medieval town of Santillana del Mar, Hotel Los Infantes has elegant rooms, a restaurant and beautiful gardens. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Average score from 439 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$53 - $117

 
$538.4
Apartamentos Los Hidalgos

Apartamentos Los Hidalgos

The apartments are located 200 metres from the centre of the picturesque Cantabrian coastal town Santillana del Mar, a historical town with many places of interest to visit. Average score from 236 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$50 - $533

 
$508.3
Posada La Venta de Quijas

Posada La Venta de Quijas

Posada La Venta de Quijas is set in a 19th-century mountain-style house in the countryside outside the village of Quijas. This guest house offers free parking and rooms with balconies and flat-screen TVs. Average score from 61 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$53 - $128

 
$538.3
Posada Spa San Marcos

Posada Spa San Marcos

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and terrace, Posada Spa San Marcos is situated in Santillana del Mar in the Cantabria Region, 800 metres from Colegiata Santillana del Mar Church. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$56

 
$568.3
Apartamento Con Piscina En Requejada

Apartamento Con Piscina En Requejada

Located in Polanco, this apartment features a balcony with pool views. The unit is 20 km from Santander. There is a seating area and a kitchen complete with a microwave and a fridge. Towels and bed linen are available in this apartment. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$53

$537.9
Hotel Spa San Marcos

Hotel Spa San Marcos

Situated in Santillana del Mar, 600 metres from Colegiata Santillana del Mar Church, Hotel Spa San Marcos features a seasonal outdoor pool and spa centre. The building is set in a cosy property with gardens. Average score from 598 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$63 - $206

 
$637.9

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