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Our home is in the little village of Guriezo, Cantabria, a 5 minute ride to Castro Urdiales, a fishing village believed to be the oldest settlement on the Cantabrian coast. Castro-Urdiales (castro was the Celtiberian word for a fortified village) Our house is also a 5 minutes ride to the beautiful beaches of Oriñon & Sonabia one of best and most spectacular beaches of the province of Cantabria in north Spain. From our home you can easily reach by highway The Basque Country (50 Kms away) and Santander (60 Kms away).
If you like the countryside, then you will love “Green Spain”. The Regions of Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country are home to some of the most valuable and best-conserved ecological areas in Europe. Contrasting landscapes, salt water rivers, endless green… Would you like to discover them by boat, on horseback, or following the route of an old Roman road?
Cantabria faces the ocean from the high, broken coastal plains to the foothills of the mountains. Where the rock is softer, the sea has broken through and caused the collapse of enormous cliffs, forming promontories and islands. Wherever the rock formation and the action of the waves has combined with the effect of the turbulent river waters, nature has built deep inlets and estuaries banked by wetlands.
There is so much to do and so much to see in this area; The journey along the Coast of Cantabria begins on the west coast, fundamentally represented by Santillana del Mar, one of the best preserved historic-artistic sites in Spain and an 11th century medieval hamlet in which medieval, renaissance and baroque buildings mix together. Very close to Santillana are the Altamira Caves, discovered in 1879 and declared World Mankind by UNESCO. They contain coloured wall carvings of bison made by Palaeolithic man. Heading towards Comillas, Cóbreces offers visitors its pretty Cistercian abbey. Once in Comillas, the combination of traditional local architecture stands out, with notable buildings such as the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. Next on the itinerary is San Vicente de la Barquera, a fishing town par excellence with several pretty beaches.
The eastern coast of Cantabria spreads between the bay of Santander and the town of Castro Urdiales. This stretch of coastline is a succession of cliffs and wonderful beaches. Particularly noteworthy are Pedreña, Isla and Noja, tourist centres par excellence, and Santoña and Laredo. Finally, Castro Urdiales, an ancient Roman port, has many monuments of different styles and from various periods, of great decorative wealth.
The Cantabrian sea supplies the region with its most characteristic food: the finest fish and seafood. The turbulent waters provide goose barnacles, all kinds of crab, clams, lobsters, crayfish and king prawns, not to mention squid of the highest quality, also sea bream, scorpion fish, anchovies and roast sardines (traditional in the region) served on a simple wooden dish. These waters also provide some of the most renowned Cantabrian dishes: hake in salsa verde, maganos encebollados, or baked clams.
Beef is the finest Cantabrian meat, in particular the beef of the Tudanca cow. Pork is a key ingredient of the "cocido montañés", which also includes beans, cabbage, rice black pudding and other ingredients.
The desserts are also particularly delicious, especially the "quesadas pasiegas" (cheesecakes). Pastries are also traditionalthere is one thing that defines the geography and appearance of Cantabria it is the variety of landscapes. This variety is due to the concentration of high mountains, deep valleys and a sheer coastline
The curious, sensitive and knowledgeable traveller will find in Cantabria an infinite number of alternatives with which to turn the exploration of this land into an unforgettable personal experience. indsurfing, horse-riding, snowboarding, white-water rafting, walking, diving, sailing, canoeing, guided tours, climbing... Everything your body can handle can be found on offer from the specialist companies. Adventure tourism has combined a growing interest in outdoor holidays, the rapid growth of equipment manufacture and the increased capacity of commercial operators, including clothing and equipment wholesalers, to provide a wide range of "activity" holidays.
Nowadays, adventure tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the tourist industry and has increased its presence and attraction in the world of tourism and international travel. The variety and easy availability of adventure tourism products for a wide range of interests and abilities seems to be limitless.
We propose this heady setting for your adventure of choice: paragliding, hang-gliding, abseiling down a rock face or pot-holing in underground caverns. The heights come courtesy of the Cantabrian landscape, one of the largest protected areas in Europe; all you have to do is bring the adrenalin and chose your form of descent. Just let yourself go.
There are so many places you could visit. It is difficult just to name a few:
Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa: Established in 1995, over an area of 700 km2, it includes ten mountain municipalities in three autonomous communities: Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla-Leon. It is the biggest national park in the country, consisting of three limestone massifs that were formed during the Carboniferous period and includes some of the deepest chasms in the world. It is one of the national parks most frequently visited by tourists, mountaineers and climbers, and offers a wide range of mountain accommodation
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe; a tiny, gemlike hermitage clinging to its rocky promontory over the Bay of Biscay is exactly 231 steps up along a narrow corridor built into the top of a rocky ledge connecting what would otherwise be an island to the mainland. A favorite pilgrimage for Bilbainos on holidays, the Romanesque chapel is said to have been used as a fortress by the Templars in the 14th century
Getxo, an early watering spot for the elite Bilbao industrial classes, has rambling mansions, five beaches, and an ancient fishing port. There you can take the lift to the top of the Puente Bizkaia bridge and admire the view. Surf the waves,. Stroll along the beaches and cliff-tops.
Tapas in San Sebastián: For a sense of well-being, nothing matches San Sebastián's Parte Vieja (old quarter), booming with the laughter of tavern-hoppers.
Art and Architecture in Bilbao: The Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum) and the titanium Guggenheim shimmer where steel mills and shipyards once stood, while verdant pastures loom above. Bilbao's new attractions get more press, but the city's old treasures still quietly line the banks of the rust-color Nervión River. The Casco Viejo (Old Quarter)—also known as Siete Calles (Seven Streets)—is a charming jumble of shops, bars, and restaurants on the river's Right Bank, near the Puente del Arenal bridge. Throughout the old quarter are ancient mansions emblazoned with family coats of arms, noble wooden doors, and fine ironwork balconies. Carefully restored after devastating floods in August 1983, this is an upscale shopping district replete with excellent taverns, restaurants, and nightlife. The most interesting square is the 64-arch Plaza Nueva, where an outdoor market is pitched every Sunday morning.
Navarra's Sweeping Plains: Contrasting with the emerald uplands of northern Navarra, the moonscape-like Bárdenas Reales, southeast of Pamplona, surround the Olite castle and parador.
Rioja's Wine Country: Spain's premier wine-growing region in La Rioja Alta and La Rioja Alavesa is filled with wine-tasting opportunities—and the fine cuisine to go with it.
Santillana del Mar; This stunning ensemble of 15th- to 17th-century stone houses is one of Spain's greatest troves of medieval and Renaissance architecture.
For more information please visit this web pages:
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Some Places to Explore:
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
San Vicente de la Barquera
Santillana del Mar