“A trip to Cantabria, the charming north coast.
Settled on the northern coast of the Iberian peninsula, the small Cantabria offers a totally different view. Still unknown to many foreign travelers – a foreign tourist receives for every four Spaniards – this green and captivating region offers an impressive variety in a relatively small space. Hidden among the lush Cantabrian landscapes are some of the most extraordinary cave paintings in the world, dozens of remote beaches and one of the most spectacular and overlooked mountain ranges in Europe, the Picos de Europa. And at the center of all this is Santander, the resurgent capital of Cantabria […].
The natural attractiveness of Cantabria does not end at the coast. In the southwestern part of the region, only 15 km inland from the Atlantic, the Picos de Europa rise from the sea level, abrupt and imposing, to heights that exceed 2500 meters. These steep limestone peaks -which owe their name to what used to be the first visible sign of the continent- were the reference of the sailors who returned home and today attract outdoor enthusiasts with some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Spain: high altitude lakes, alpine pastures dotted with cows and very deep canyons. “(Lonely Planet: Cantabria, Best in Europe 2018).
Driving through the mountain passes of San Glorio, La Braguía or Estacas de Trueba, whose roads go through magical landscapes will delight drivers and co-drivers alike. Not without reason, several of these roads are considered as the best, not only in Spain, but in the world!