Destination guide

Head to the historic city of Santillana del Mar

Enjoy the area's history, cathedral and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Santillana del Mar. This city is well-known for its zoo and festivals. Santander Cathedral and Gran Casino del Sardinero are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Santillana del Mar

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Santillana del Mar a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santillana del Mar Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Arnia Beach (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Santa Marina Golf (13 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Plaza de Canadio (15.6 mi / 25 km)
  • Campo Municipal de Golf de La Junquera (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Club de Golf Matelenas (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Santillana del Mar

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Santillana del Mar. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ensenada de Calderón (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Ensenada de Ballota (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Playa de Luana (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Dunas de Liencres (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Comillas Beach (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Sequoias del Monte Cabezon (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)

Traveling to and around Santillana del Mar

The nearest airport is in Santander (SDR), located 13.8 mi (22.2 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Santillana del Mar?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 242 vacation rentals near Santillana del Mar. From 49 Houses to 105 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santillana del Mar for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santillana del Mar?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santillana del Mar:

  • Santander City Centre: 74 vacation rentals
  • Perines: 21 vacation rentals
  • Cuatro Caminos: 16 vacation rentals
  • San Martín: 67 vacation rentals
  • El Sardinero: 61 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • National Museum and Research Center of Altamira: 561 vacation rentals
  • Santillana del Mar Zoo: 559 vacation rentals
  • Caves of Altamira: 552 vacation rentals
  • Regina Coeli Diocesan Museum: 558 vacation rentals
  • Museum of the Inquisition: 560 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santillana del Mar 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 Houses in Santillana del Mar?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 49 Houses in Santillana del Mar. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santillana del Mar include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 105 rentals available
  • Cottages: 50 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 50 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santillana del Mar?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 54 vacation rentals with pool available in Santillana del Mar. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.