Where to stay around Santander?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 393 vacation rentals near Santander. From 195 Condos/Apartments to 168 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santander for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Santander?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santander. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • El Sardinero Stadium: 793 vacation rentals
  • Parque de las Llamas: 795 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Santander and Cantabria: 796 vacation rentals
  • Gran Casino del Sardinero: 802 vacation rentals
  • Bikini Beach: 808 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santander listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Santander?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 195 Condos/Apartments in Santander. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santander include:

  • Studios: 168 rentals available
  • Houses: 66 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 44 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santander?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 72 vacation rentals with pool available in Santander. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Taking Spanish lessons in Santander

    When in Spain, do like the Spanish do. While international visitors flock to the south of the country, Spaniards head north to Santander. And they're not wrong to do so. Once the Spanish royal family's favourite summer getaway, Cantabria's capital is becoming more and more popular with international visitors. Overlooking the Bay Biscay, this charming seaside city is well known for its golden beaches, picturesque promenades, and grand squares and boulevards. Santander vacation rentals will put you in the heart of the action.

    Santander—a beach for all occasions

    You're spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Santander. In San Ramon there's the peaceful Playa de la Virgen del Mar, while in Ribamontan al Mar, you'll find the spectacular Playa de Langre sandwiched between 2 cliffs. Santander's most famous beach is Playa del Sardinero in elegant El Sardinero, which is a popular spot for swimmers, surfers, and those who just want to look good. In the city center, there are many fine museums and galleries to explore, and the Mercado del Este, an indoor market, is worth a visit if you're feeling peckish and want some tapas.

    Learn to live like royalty in Santander

    Sadly, many of Santander's most beautiful buildings were lost in a great fire in 1941. Don't worry though, there are still some pretty spectacular sights to behold. On the Magdalena Peninsula, you'll gaze in wonder at the Magdalena Palace, an incredibly grand mansion that was once the summer residence of the Spanish Royal family. In nearby El Sardinero is the opulent Gran Casino del Sardinero, while in the city center you'll find the medieval Santander Cathedral. And to the north is Parque de Cabo Mayor, which features rugged cliffs and rock formations, plus the imposing Faro de Cabo Mayor, Cantabria's oldest lighthouse.

    Some sunny times in northern climes

    So if you're thinking typical Spanish beach weather, then think again. Santander is in the north of the country, which means it has a milder climate than most other parts of Spain. That said, it's still pretty pleasant most of the year. The summers tend to be warm and dry, and you can expect it to reach the high 70s in July and August. It's still quite nice in September, with average highs in the low 70s. It starts to get cold and wet come mid-October, so if you want a Santander vacation rental outside of the busy summer months, try early fall.

    A close escape in Dunas de Liencras Natural Park

    Even though it's a city of some 180,000 people, Santander's very close to some seriously rugged landscapes. The Dunas de Liencres Natural Park, at the mouth of the Pas River, is only a 25-minute drive from the city center. The park consists of almost 500 acres of coves, beaches, dunes, and sprawling pine forests. If you book your Santander vacation rental in winter, chances are that you'll happen upon lots of migratory waterbirds, which reside in the dense forest, as well as a few other reptiles and mammals.