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Juan de la Cosa by Air QQQQ

Santoña, Cantabria, Spain

  • Hotel Juan de la Cosa
  • Tasty Spanish cuisine
  • The Juan de la Cosa
  • Discover beautiful beaches in Cantabria
  • Enjoy local wine with lunch and dinner
  • Views from the hotel
  • The wonderful sandy Playa de Berria beach
  • Hotel Juan de la Cosa
  • The hotel’s indoor pool
  • Dine alfresco
  • A comfortable bedroom
  • Relax in this comfortable hotel
  • The hotel has a reputation for its delicious cuisine
  • The lobby
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Panoramic views of San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabrias

Experience Spain's much-loved Cantabria with an added dose of our insider knowledge.

Mountains and sea encircle this Spanish family-run hotel

This hotel was hand-picked for you for its authentic Spanish experience

Santoña’s renowned Playa de Berria beach is a hop, skip and jump away from the small and friendly Juan de la Cosa, a locally rated 4-star hotel run by the Santillana-Astuy family. You’ll quickly feel right at home and may even learn a secret or two about the area from the attentive staff. In fact, exploring this beautiful part of Spain is easy, either independently or on a choice of optional excursions. Plus, Saga is the exclusive all-inclusive tour operator in the UK market.

The very best thing is the Cantabrian food - absolutely excellent, especially the tapas at lunchtime.

George, London

​Here at Juan de la Cosa we really look after our guests. For me, the most important thing is the guests and their holiday experience. Come to this hotel and experience ‘Real Spain

Belen, Saga Host

The cookery demonstration is a highlight of your stay at Hotel Juan de la Cosa. You are treated to an experience with the chef where you learn how to make a traditional Spanish omelette and taste different wines from Rioja, Rueda and Galicia to complement your dish.

Margot, Hotel Owner

If you’re planning a stay at the hotel Juan de la Cosa, do take a few minutes to visit our ‘What to Explore’ and ‘How to Explore’ sections below.


Plus, this hotel features:

  • All breakfasts, tapas/snack lunches and à la carte dinners
  • All inclusive – only available with Saga
  • Two Dedicated Saga Hosts from 2020
  • Option to make packed lunches from the buffet breakfast
  • Free bar 12 hours a day (wide range of spirits)
  • Waiter service
  • Premium drinks from 2020
  • Local wine and water at lunch and dinner
  • Afternoon tea and cake
  • Direct transfers
  • Free local bus tickets to Santoña

Included excursions from April 2020:

  • Santona and Laredo (half day)
  • Lierganes (half day)

and on holidays of 14 nights or longer

  • Santander (half day)
  • Castro Urdiales (half day)


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


Saga's expert... creator, Richard Newsome, shares why he believes Juan de la Cosa is a Saga classic.

“Saga is amidst a renewed drive to provide our guests with great quality, excellent value for money holidays, that offer something truly unique. We’ve chosen to partner with the family-run Juan de la Cosa, as they share our vision for welcoming guests as though they’re our friends and family. Both the hotel owners and the Saga host, Belén, take great pride in embracing the needs of Saga guests and providing the highest levels of service.

It may be clichéd to talk about looking for ‘authenticity’ in a holiday package to Spain, but we believe this is the real deal. Imagine finding a Spanish all-inclusive hotel, where you have the option of relaxing at the bar to eat tapas and ‘pintxos’ for lunch, as if eating at a street cafe in Bilbao’s old town. This authenticity, coupled with a warm welcome from the latest generation of a Spanish family, with over one hundred years’ hospitality experience, makes for a wonderful holiday.

Juan de la Cosa’s unique location is both on the beach and bordering a nature reserve, perfect for birdwatchers and walkers. If you’re in the mood for adventure, spend a day exploring the majestic Picos de Europa mountains; Basque capital of Bilbao; gastronomic San Sebastian; or the city of Santander, where the social scene gravitates around El Sardinero beach.

I’ve been lucky to live in this part of Spain, and the zest for life and friendliness of the locals is contagious. This, coupled with a strong social calendar of fiestas and saint’s days, provide a great excuse for celebrating.”

Juan de la Cosa by Air QQQQ

Santoña, Cantabria, Spain

from £649 per person 7 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
Prices from
£649 per person
7 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required