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Christmas in Cantabria QQQQ

Santoña, Spain

  • Juan de la Cosa
  • The Guggenheim at Bilbao
  • Picos de Europa
  • Fun and festivities
  • Santander
  • All inclusive All Inclusive
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Celebrate at this small seaside town on Spain’s north coast

Experience the essence of true Spain with a stay in the idyllic small fishing town of Santoña which backs on to the snow-capped Picos de Europa, and enjoy an especially warm welcome from the family who run the hotel. After a welcome drink and dinner on your day of arrival, look forward to relaxing days and a choice of included and optional excursions. There’s a full-day included visit to Bilbao on Christmas Eve, where you can explore the old town’s labyrinthine streets and browse the stalls in the Christmas markets, then tour the fabulous Guggenheim Museum, whose collection of modern art is housed in a remarkable building cloaked in titanium. You return to the hotel for a traditionally Spanish Christmas Eve dinner including a seafood spectacular.

On Christmas Day you're free to enjoy the hotel facilities, or perhaps you’d like to take a stroll along Playa de Berria and work up an appetite for your special tapas lunch with a champagne Christmas toast. There’s an included half-day excursion to the capital of Cantabria, where you can see the royal summer palace of Alfonso XIII Palacio de Magdalena, the Gothic cathedral, and Santander’s charming fishing quarter, Barrio Pesquero, then the rest of your stay is at your leisure. Perhaps wander in to the town of Santoña, take a cable-car up to the snow-dusted peaks of the Picos de Europa or visit medieval Santillana del Mar on optional excursions.



Juan de la Cosa, Playa de Berria, 14 - 39740 Santoña, Cantabria, España


You can look forward to a warm welcome and personal service from owners Felipe and Margot at their comfortable locally rated 4-star hotel. They take special pride in the hotel's restaurant, which has splendid views of the beach and sea as well as delicious dishes.


The hotel has 55 contemporary-furnished rooms.

You can upgrade to a sea-view room for a supplement, subject to availability. Fridges will be available in 2020.

Tea coffee making facilities

Food and Drink

Enjoy delicious home cooked dishes typical of the region: savour buffet-style breakfasts, tasty tapas or snack lunches at the bar or on its terrace and waiter-served dinners in their locally acclaimed à la carte restaurant where seafood is a speciality. Complimentary tea and cake is also available at 4pm daily in the bar.

A delicious demonstration

The hotel prides itself on its food, and during your stay you’ll be able to enjoy an included cookery demonstration – a great way to take a taste of Spain back to your own kitchen. As the chef cooks up a storm, you’ll be able to taste a selection of wine from the area, each carefully selected by the hotel’s owner, Felipe.


During your stay, you can enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Some activities are at an additional charge. Activities may change from time to time.

  • A cookery demonstration with a selection of wines
  • Live music/flamenco dancing
  • A talk on interesting facts and differences between the British and Spanish cultures
  • Mystery tours (extra charge)
  • Table tennis
  • Darts
  • Table football
  • Golf - Available nearby – please ask the resort staff for details
Juan de la Cosa Bedroom
Swimming pool
Juan de la cosa reception


Christmas in Cantabria QQQQ

Santoña, Spain