Eastern Cantabria covers from the bay of Santander to Castro Urdiales (border area with the Basque Country), includes places as majestic as those of Limpias, Ampuero, Laredo, Liendo or Castro Urdiales among others. It is an area of great tourist attraction due to its beaches, cliffs and gastronomy. It has a diversity of activities to do, many of them related to water sports, and with a great cultural, historical and artistic heritage.
WHAT TO SEE IN EASTERN CANTABRIA?
Among many other places, in Eastern Cantabria you can visit:
Castro Urdiales: From its wonderful Cotolino Park you can observe a panoramic view of the entire fishing village, walk through the old town or along its promenade, enjoy its beach or its majestic Church of Santa María de la Asunción (the most important Gothic monument in the region) or visit an exhibition of the Castle-Lighthouse (one of the few castles that are preserved in Cantabria) among many other things.
Oriñón: you can visit the Whale of Oriñón, it receives this name because it is a whale-shaped cape, a place where you can carry out different routes, and of different difficulties, along its coastal path.
Liendo:you will find the Arboretum of Liendo, impressive and quiet forest that houses trees from all over the continent, with its Hermitage of San Roque transformed into an interpretation center.
Laredo: from the Mirador del Risco you will contemplate stunning views of the entire town and its immense Beach La Salvé, considered one of the best beaches in Cantabria. You can walk through its old town, one of the largest in northern Spain, was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1970. Another of the many options offered by the place will be to cross by boat to Santoña or do some active leisure activity.
Santoña: offers you the possibility of knowing one of the most typical products of Cantabria: anchovies, if you wish you can observe first-hand the process of elaboration in one of its canneries. If you like to make routes on foot, you will find the Faro del Caballo, you will love it, about 3 hours of route, with about 700 steps, offers a panoramic view that you should not miss. The guided tour by tourist boat is a very attractive plan for its stunning views. Or the visit to the Marshes of Victoria and Joyel, the most important set of wetlands for waterfowl in northern Spain.
Garlic: Point located further north of Cantabria. It also offers different routes, in some of them you can see a cape painted by the urban artist Okuda San Miguel or some cliffs, which are the best situation in the province for the sighting of cetaceans, as well as seabirds and even jesters.
Ampuero: has the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Bien Aparecida, one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Cantabria. With an old town of narrow streets, it is undoubtedly a place of great charm.
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