This third section takes you through the western coast of Cantabria with a mixture of coast walking and inland more hilly country. Leaving Santander you will move inland passing through towns before coming back to the estuary and village of Arce. A hilly day, passing meadows and sleepy villages will have you arrive into Santillana del Mar.
Santander city is surrounded by beautiful nature and best known for its beautiful beaches. The Cathedral de Santander from the 13th Century is not to be missed. If you have extra time to spare, a visit to the Museum of Prehistory and Archeology could be an interesting visit!
Santillana del Mar
Santillana del Mar is a well preserved historic village from the Medieval times with brick buildings and cobblestone roads. The Collegiate Church from the 12th Century with its finely crafted Romanesque works is a must see. Located 2 km from Santillana del Mar, you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage Altamira caves.
Bufones de Arenill
Bufones de Arenilla is a spectacular natural feature with a seawatter eruptions of 20 m high. When the sea is calm, you will hear the sound of the water and the sea splashing below. On the way to Ribadesella you will be passing the ruined Monsaterio de San Antolin with a beach of the same name close by.