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  • Seek out Pintxos in San Sebastian
  • Visit San Sebastian
  • Visit an historic lobster nursery in the Cantabrian Sea
  • Check out the fresh seafood at Santander’s El Mercado de la Esperanza
  • Sample some Sobao cake
  • Enjoy a taste of La Rioja
  • Hotel Juan de la Cosa
  • You’ll enjoy a cooking demonstration during your stay
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Cooking in Cantabria QQQQ

Santoña, Cantabria, Spain

Cooking in Cantabria

Santoña, Cantabria, Spain

Prices from
£1,069 per person
2 passengers
7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
  • A glass of wine All Inclusive

Enjoy a taste of ‘Green Spain’

From anchovies and lobster to cheese and wine, this mouth-watering holiday allows you to feast on the natural bounties of the stunning Cantabria region – an area so lush it is known as ‘Green Spain.’

Look forward to a guided tour of the bustling Santander Food Market and an interesting visit to an anchovy factory in nearby Santoña. Head to San Sebastian’s Old Town to seek out some of the best pintxos, for which the city is renowned. Visit a local cheese factory and try Sobao cake before a trip to La Rioja for wine tastings and a tapas lunch. Another excursion visits a lobster nursery in the Cantabrian Sea.

Combine all this with a stay at the small and friendly Hotel Juan de la Cosa, which is run by the Santillana-Astuy family and is located mere moments from Santoña’s renowned Playa de Berria beach. You’ll quickly feel right at home at this locally rated 4-star hotel, where you can join Head Chef Rodrigo for a tapas preparation class, enjoying the fruits of your labour for lunch of course, and a less hands-on seafood cookery demonstration.


  • Expert Host
  • Saga Host
  • Included themed activities
  • Expert Host Talks
  • Hosted welcome drinks reception
  • Meet and greet with expert host
  • Leisure time
  • 20kg checked-in luggage
  • Free hotel Wi-Fi
  • Hotel porterage
  • Included travel insurance
  • Return flights and transfers

Plus, this hotel features:

  • All breakfasts, tapas/snack lunches and waiter served dinners
  • All inclusive – only available with Saga
  • Option to make packed lunches from the buffet breakfast
  • Free bar 12 hours a day (wide range of spirits)
  • Waiter service
  • Premium drinks
  • Local wine and water at lunch and dinner
  • Afternoon tea and cake
  • Direct transfers
  • Free local bus tickets to Santoña

Included excursions:

  • Six visits
  • Tapas-making experience
  • Cooking demonstration


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 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.

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. 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
  • Table tennis
  • Darts
  • Table football
  • Golf - Available nearby – please ask the resort staff for details

Other Hotel Information

The hotel has a lift to all floors and air-conditioning and central heating.

Juan de la Cosa Bedroom
Swimming pool
Juan de la cosa reception


Cooking in Cantabria

Santoña, Cantabria, Spain

Prices from
£1,069 per person
2 passengers
7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
Cooking in Cantabria QQQQ

Santoña, Cantabria, Spain